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BERKELEY HOUSING AUTHORITY TENANT LEASE 1. LEASE SUMMARY: Name of Tenant Client No. Head of Household Tenant Co head or Spouse Unit No Number of Bedrooms Address Monthly Rent $ Effective Date 2. PARTIES: This Lease is between the Housing Authority of the City of Berkeley ("BHA") and the Tenant or Tenants listed in Section 1 ("Tenant"). Each of the Tenants is individually, jointly and severally responsible for performance of all obligations under this Lease, including but not limited to payment of Rent. Persons not listed in Section 5 have no tenancy rights. 3. DWELLING UNIT: Pursuant to this Lease, BHA is renting to Tenant the Unit described in Section 1. Except where otherwise indicated, the term "Unit" refers to the apartment unit and adjacent area assigned for Tenant's exclusive use and to the area(s) assigned in paragraph 13.J. of this Lease. The Unit is located in a federally funded public housing development (the "Development") owned by BHA. 4. LEASE TERM AND RENEWAL: The term of this Lease is one (1) year. The Lease will be automatically renewed for the same period unless earlier terminated by BHA or Tenant pursuant to this Lease. 5. HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: Only the following persons may live in the Unit with the named Tenant: 1. Head of Household: Age: Sex: Birthdate SS#: CA I.D.# DRAFT – 2/25/2009 1 Initials ___________ 2. Co-Head of Household or ...

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BERKELEY HOUSING AUTHORITY TENANT LEASE     1. LEASE SUMMARY:  Name of Tenant  Client No.   Head of Household       Tenant     Co head or Spouse       Unit No  Number of Bedrooms      Address      Monthly Rent $   Effective Date        2. PARTIES:  This Lease is between the Housing Authority of the City of Berkeley ("BHA") and the Tenant or Tenants listed in Section 1 ("Tenant"). Each of the Tenants is individually, jointly and severally responsible for performance of all obligations under this Lease, including but not limited to payment of Rent. Persons not listed in Section 5 have no tenancy rights.  3. DWELLING UNIT:  Pursuant to this Lease, BHA is renting to Tenant the Unit described in Section 1. Except where otherwise indicated, the term "Unit" refers to the apartment unit and adjacent area assigned for Tenant's exclusive use and to the area(s) assigned in paragraph 13.J. of this Lease. The Unit is located in a federally funded public housing development (the "Development") owned by BHA.  4. LEASE TERM AND RENEWAL:  The term of this Lease is one (1) year. The Lease will be automatically renewed for the same period unless earlier terminated by BHA or Tenant pursuant to this Lease.  5. HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS:  Only the following persons may live in the Unit with the named Tenant:  1. Head of Household:  Age:  Sex:  Birthdate   SS#:   CA I.D.#    DRAFT 2/25/2009     1   Initials  ___________
 2. Co-Head of Household or Spouse:   Age:  Sex:  Birthdate   SS#:  CA I.D.#   3 Name:   Relationship:   Age:  Sex:  Birthdate:   SS#   CA I.D #   4. Name:   Relationship:   Age  Sex:  Birthdate:   SS#  CA I.D #   5. Name:   Relationship:   Age  Sex:  Birthdate:   SS#  CA I.D #   6. Name:   Relationship:   Age  Sex:  Birthdate:   SS#  CA I.D #   7. Name:   Relationship:   Age  Sex:  Birthdate:   SS#  CA I.D #   8. Name:   Relationship:   Age  Sex:  Birthdate:   SS#  CA I.D #   9. Name:   Relationship:   Age  Sex:  Birthdate:   SS#  CA I.D #   10 Name:   Relationship:   Age  Sex:  Birthdate:   SS#  CA I.D #    6. USE OF UNIT BY MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD ONLY:  No one other than a Household Member listed in Section 5 may stay in the Unit for more than thirty (30) days in any six (6)-month period without the prior written permission of BHA. Tenant shall notify BHA within one (1) day if any guest is a parolee or a probationer, a registered sex offender, or has been convicted of the manufacture or production of methamphetamines. Failure to comply with this provision shall constitute a material violation of this Lease and grounds for eviction.  DRAFT 2/25/2009     2   Initials  ___________
7. ADDITIONS TO AND DELETIONS FROM THE HOUSEHOLD:  A. Any additions to the Household Members listed in this Lease, including live-in aides and foster children, but excluding natural births, adoptions and court awarded custody, require the advance written approval of BHA. When adding a family member by birth, adoption or court-awarded custody of a child, the family must provide BHA with documentation determined by BHA to be sufficient to verify relationship. New Household Members eighteen (18) years or older must meet all BHA's applicable eligibility and screening requirements, including a criminal history check. The household shall not be entitled to any priority or preference to transfer to a new dwelling unit based on a change in household size.  B. Tenant agrees to wait for BHA approval before allowing additional persons to move into the Unit. Failure to comply with this provision of the Lease is a serious and material violation of this Lease and grounds for termination of the Lease and eviction.  C. If a Household Member qualifies to have a live-in aide, the aide will have no tenancy rights. Live-in aide means a person who resides with an elderly or disabled Household Member who (i) is determined to be essential to the care and well-being of the Household Member; (ii) is not obligated to support the Household Member; and (iii) would not be living in the Unit except to provide the necessary supportive services. The aide may live in the Unit only so long as the Household Member qualifies for the aide's services and must vacate immediately upon termination of employment or death of the Tenant.  D. Tenant shall notify BHA in writing if any Household Member vacates or no longer resides in the Unit within ten (10) days of the occurrence. Tenant shall be fully responsible for the actions of all Household Members until BHA has been notified in writing of the change and the Household Member has been removed from the Lease. BHA will not remove a Household Member from the Lease once a Lease violation has occurred, unless BHA makes a determination as specified in Section 18.D.  8. RENT AND OTHER PAYMENTS DUE UNDER THE LEASE:  A. Rent.  1. The first Rent payment for the period beginning, ,                   and ending    __2.    Is _$ ___________  Dollars. This payment is due at the time this Lease is signed.  3. The monthly Rent as set forth in Section 1, is due on or before the first (1st) of each month beginning ___________, the amount of the monthly Rent is subject to change pursuant to the provisions of Section 9 of this Lease. 4. A Forty-Dollar ($40) late charge, plus a twenty-dollar ($20) processing cost, will be assessed if Rent is not received by the fifth  DRAFT 2/25/2009     3   Initials  ___________
  5.  6.  7.  8. (5th) day of the month. The late charge shall be due and payable fourteen (14) days after BHA gives notice of such charge. Tenant acknowledges that this provision for payment of a late charge does not establish a grace period and that BHA may serve a notice to pay rent or quit the premises at any time after the payment of Rent is due. Tenant shall pay Rent to BHA by mailing checks (personal or cashiers) or money orders, payable to Berkeley Housing Authority, to: Berkeley Housing Authority, 1901 Fairview Street, Berkeley, CA 94703. BHA may change the place for payment of Rent by written notice to Tenant. If Tenant pays rent late more than two (2) times in any twelve (12)-month period, BHA may, in addition to any other remedies under this Lease and at law, require that Tenant participate in a direct payment program. Tenant shall be liable for rent for thirty (30) days after giving written notice of intent to vacate to BHA or until Tenant and all other Household Members have vacated the Unit, or in the absence of written notice, for thirty (30) days after BHA learns that Tenant and all Household Members have vacated the Unit. If the end of this thirty (30)-day period does not coincide with the end of a month, the rent due under this provision shall be prorated at a daily rate.  9. If Tenant is transferring from one BHA dwelling unit to another, all charges due under the previous Lease are due under this Lease.  Utilities.  BHA is responsible for the provision and payment of the full cost of utilities for which BHA is responsible. Tenant is responsible for the provision and payment of the full cost of all utilities used for which Tenant is responsible for paying. Both parties shall maintain the uninterrupted supply of utility services by paying the utility bills promptly to avoid shut-offs. Failure to maintain utility service for any reason is a serious and material violation of this Lease and grounds for termination of the Lease and eviction.  BHA FAMILY Space Heating  X Cooking  X Lighting and minor domestic appliances  X Water Heating  X Water X X Trash Collection X  DRAFT 2/25/2009     4   Initials  ___________
 10.  B. Maintenance and Repair Charges.  Tenant shall pay for the repair of damages which are beyond normal wear and tear to the Unit, Development buildings, facilities or common areas, and for cleaning and extermination made necessary by the action or neglect of Tenant. Such charges shall be those on BHA's Maintenance Charge List, which is available at BHA's office and which may be changed from time to time by BHA.      C. Security Deposit. 1. Amount The security deposit for a 3 bedroom unit is 30% of the then current 3 bedroom Fair Market Rent. The security deposit for a 4 bedroom unit is 30% of the then current Fair Market Rent for a 4 bedroom unit. 2. Payment Method a. Payment of the security deposit is due at move-in.  The family may request to pay the security deposit over a six month period; an initial payment of $250 is required at lease signing and with the first installment being due at the beginning of the second (2nd) month of tenancy.  b. BHA may use the security deposit upon termination of the Lease for any purpose permitted under California law. BHA shall, pursuant to California law, return the security deposit to Tenant, less any deductions permitted by law, after all Household Members have vacated the Unit.  9. RENT REDETERMINATION:  A. Income-based Rent.  If Tenant has elected to pay Rent based on Household income, then, each year, by the date specified by BHA, Tenant shall provide updated information regarding Household income, assets, expenses, and Household composition. BHA shall verify the information supplied by Tenant and use the verified information to establish the amount of Tenant's Rent for the next year. BHA will subtract an allowance for any Tenant-paid utilities when calculating the amount of the Tenant's Rent. Tenant may meet with BHA to discuss any change in Rent resulting from the recertification process. If Tenant does not agree with the new Rent determination, Tenant may request a hearing in accordance with BHA's grievance procedure.  In cases where the Tenant has chosen income-based rent and annual income cannot be projected for a twelve (12)-month period, or if the Tenant reports no income, BHA will DRAFT 2/25/2009        Initials  5___________
schedule special rent reviews every ninety (90) days. Provided, however, Tenant may request a change to the flat rent option before the date of the review if the Tenant Household's circumstances have changed, such as increased child care or medical expenses, such that the flat rent option would be more financially feasible for the Tenant.  B. Flat Rent.  Income reviews will be held every three (3) years if Tenant has elected to pay a flat rent. Tenant will be notified at the appropriate time for this review. Tenant may request to change his/her rent choice option to income-based rent at any time if payment of the flat rent is a financial hardship. The flat rent amount is determined pursuant to BHA's Schedule of Rents.  C. Income and Household Size Information.  As requested by BHA, at the time specified above, Tenant shall provide complete, accurate, written, current, verifiable information to BHA as to:  1. Household composition, including full names, genders, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and copies of California driver's licenses or California identification cards or other verification of legal identity as provided in BHA's Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (the "ACOP") for each person in Tenant's household, plus any additional information required by BHA. The current ACOP is available from BHA, and is incorporated by reference into this Lease.  2. The source and amount of income received by each person in Tenant's household. Current, written verification must be provided within fifteen (15) days of notification to Tenant.  3. Any usual expenses or circumstances which create a financial burden on the Tenant's household.  4. All information must be verified.  Tenant shall comply with all reasonable requests for verification by signing releases for third-party sources, presenting documents for review, or providing other suitable forms of verification.  D. Failure to provide information.  Failure to provide the information required under this Section 9, or to submit incorrect or fraudulent information, is a serious and material violation of this Lease and grounds for termination of the Lease and eviction.  E. Interim Redeterminations.  1. The Rent determined pursuant to the rent redetermination process shall remain in effect between regular redeterminations unless Tenant's Rent should be changed pursuant to the ACOP.  DRAFT 2/25/2009     6   Initials  ___________
2. Tenant may request an interim re-examination if a household has a decrease in income or other change in circumstances.  3. When Tenant reports a change in household circumstances, such as decreases in income or household size, Tenant's Rent shall be redetermined and adjusted pursuant to the ACOP. Tenant is responsible for providing timely written, verifiable proof of such changes to BHA, and is responsible for paying any increase for the time period that Tenant failed to report an increase in income. Any decrease in Rent will not be effective until the month following Tenant's report of change of circumstances in accordance with this provision.  4. If Tenant has reported zero ($0) household income, BHA will conduct an interim re-examination every three (3) months so long as the Tenant continues to report that the household has no income.  F. Change in Rent.  If BHA increases the Rent pursuant to a Rent review, the new monthly Rent shall be effective on the first (1st) day of the second (2nd) month following completion of the review.  If BHA decreases the Rent pursuant to a Rent review, the new monthly Rent shall be effective on the first (1st) day of the month following completion of the Review, provided that all necessary verifications that are within the family’s reasonable control were submitted by the 15th calendar day of the month (or the next working day if the 15th is not a working day); or the first day of the second month in which the change was reported if all the necessary verifications that are within the family’s reasonable control were submitted after the 15th calendar day of the month (or the next working day if the 15th is not a working day).  10. UNIT SIZE; TRANSFERS:  A. BHA has the right to transfer Tenant and the other Household Members to a different BHA dwelling unit if BHA determines:  1. The size of the Unit is no longer appropriate for the household size.  2. A transfer is necessary to protect the health or safety of Tenant or another Household Member or another BHA resident.  3. The Unit is needed as an accessible unit and neither Tenant nor any other Household Member is disabled and needs the accessibility features of the unit.  4. Tenant or another Household Member is disabled and has requested to live in a unit with special features (e.g., disabled access) and the Unit is not reasonably suited for such use. DRAFT 2/25/2009     7   Initials  ___________