The mission of the Summit Rent Commission is to promote safe and fair rental practices for tenants and landlords. We serve to educate and support Summit residents, and recommend appropriate methods for settling rental disputes.
City of Summit Rent Commission Board 2021
Dorothy Burger - Chairperson
Leslie Salcedo - Public Representative
Walter Gonzalez - Public Representative
Annemarie Cahill - Landlord Representative
Vacant - Tenant Representative
Danny O'Sullivan - Council Liaison
City of Summit Rent Commission PSA 2021
Click here for the City of Summit Rent Commission PSA 2021.
Fair Chance in Housing Act
On June 18th, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed the Fair Chance in Housing Act, barring landlords in New Jersey from asking about criminal history on housing applications. Landlords will only be able to ask about criminal records on applications if the prospective tenants are a registered sex offender or were convicted of making meth in federally-assisted housing. Otherwise, landlords cannot look into criminal history until after making a conditional offer.