Relocation benefits typically include various forms of assistance to tenants displaced if their building is to be torn down or converted from apartments to condominiums. If public funds are being used for the new development, then federal and/or state guidelines are triggered. In situations where a private developer is evicting tenants in order to build a new project, Mountain View (through its Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance) currently requires the developer to pay  all households being displaced three months of rent at the current median rent for a similar-sized apartment in Mountain View if their income does not exceed 120% AMI plus $5,000, with an additional $8,000 required for tenants with special circumstances, spelled out in the ordinance.

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