Rent Board

The Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction and Homeowner Protection Ordinance provides for a five-member Rent Board (see Section 11.100.060 of the ordinance for details) whose members will be appointed by the Mayor subject to three additional votes by City Council members.

Richmond Rent Board

Name Appointed  Term Expiration
Nancy Combs  03/21/2017 03/21/2019
Virginia Finlay  03/21/2017 03/21/2019
Emma Gerould  03/21/2017 03/21/2019
David Gray  03/21/2017 03/21/2019
Lauren Maddock  03/21/2017 03/21/2019


To contact the Rent Board or a particular Boardmember, please mail or email correspondence to the City of Richmond Rent Program, Attn: [Boardmember(s)], 440 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 200, Richmond, CA 94804 or


The Richmond Rent Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Access the agenda meeting materials using the links below.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804

Meeting Agenda

Item G-1: APPROVE the minutes of the April 5, 2017, and April 26, 2017, special meetings of the Richmond Rent Board.

Item H-1: (1) RECEIVE and APPROVE the Fiscal Year 2016-17 and Fiscal Year 2017-18 Residential Rental Housing Fee Study; (2) ADOPT amended Fiscal Year 2016-17 and draft Fiscal Year 2017-18 Rent Program Budgets; and (3) DIRECT staff to prepare a resolution, consistent with the Rent Board’s approved Fee Study and adopted FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18 budgets, recommending to the City Council approval of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 and Fiscal Year 2017-18 Residential Rental Housing Fees at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

Item I-1: ADOPT Administrative Regulation 17-01 exempting approximately 1,800 Housing Choice Vouchers (Project-Based and Tenant-Based Section 8) and units owned by the Richmond Housing Authority (Nystrom Village and Nevin Plaza) from the definition of Controlled Rental Units as described in RMC 11.100.030(d)(3).

Item I-2: ADOPT Administrative Regulation 17-02 and DIRECT staff to establish and implement interim guidelines for hearing Rent Adjustment Petitions and Excess Rent Complaints.

Item I-3: APPROVE a contract with Michael Roush in the amount of $30,000 for Legal Services.

Item I-4: DISCUSS the establishment of a regular meeting time of the Rent Board on the third Wednesday of every month and consider recording the meetings on KCRT.