The Mountain View Tenant Coalition rallied in front of City Hall Sunday, urging city leaders to support a rent stabilization bill that would bring rent control to the area’s housing.
The City Council is slated to consider the policy at its Dec. 1 meeting. Coalition members are hoping that the policy will be accepted and will "reduce the housing insecurity and inhumane practices in the city," according to a news release.
Like other cities in the Bay Area, Mountain View has seen housing and rent prices skyrocket since neighbors like Google moved into the area. The coalition says that official support of the stabilization bill could go a long way in improving conditions for long-time residents who are dealing with the "trauma of displacement," the release said.
The coalition was formed in 2014 to battle issues such as illegal evictions, disproportionate rent increases and threats from property managers.