How Rent Control Fared on the November Ballot

Rent control measures largely failed to get traction in state legislatures, but are expected to make a comeback in 2023.

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December 16, 2022, 5:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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Writing in Globe St., Paul Bergeron tracks the successes and—mostly—failures of rent control measures in the recent midterm elections. Despite lackluster performance this year, experts expect similar measures to continue reappearing on state ballots.

Among the results: Colorado efforts at passing rent control continue to fail, while Florida continues to ban rent control statewide. In Massachusetts, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s push to revoke statewide preemption may get a boost from newly elected Governor Maura Healey.

See the source article for a full list of the 23 states where rent control was in play.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 in Globe St.

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