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Rent Control

September 13, 2019, 8am PDT
it's been an historic year for rent control on the West Coast, as California joins Oregon as the first states to approve statewide rent control laws.
Los Angeles Times
August 5, 2019, 11am PDT
A potential precedent setting case against rent control is underway in New York. A Next City article takes an in-depth look at the legal argument made by landlords against the state of New York's new rent control law.
Next City
July 30, 2019, 8am PDT
The United States should end homelessness, substantially increase funding for community land trusts, and support local rent control ordinances and inclusionary zoning requirements, according to an op-ed by the presidential candidate.
CNN
July 21, 2019, 5am PDT
Not since the Great Recession have sales of multi-family residential buildings in New York City slowed to such a standstill. Experts are blaming the state's new rent control regulations.
Bloomberg
July 17, 2019, 5am PDT
The landlord lobby isn't accepting defeat.
The New York Times
June 27, 2019, 8am PDT
Culver City is the latest jurisdiction to freeze rents temporarily in the face of skyrocketing housing costs.
LAist
June 24, 2019, 8am PDT
Rounding up the numerous reactions to a law approved by the New York State Legislature this month making 'landmark' changes to rent control regulations in New York City.
Planetizen
June 12, 2019, 11am PDT
The New York State Legislature has made a deal paving the way for local governments to approve rent regulations—a degree of local control that was previously impossible in the state.
The New York Times
May 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The housing crisis isn't the same in every corner of New York State, but new rent control measures in the state legislature could apply solutions intended for the New York City rental market to the entire state.
The Buffalo News
April 30, 2019, 11am PDT
Two proposed bills would roll back a statewide prohibition on rent control in Massachusetts. The city of Cambridge, how of the anti-rent control movement in the state, is now a poster child for the housing crisis.
The Boston Globe
March 21, 2019, 11am PDT
Legislators are trying to chip away at the law that restricts tenant protections around the state.
Los Angeles Times
March 20, 2019, 11am PDT
Cities and states around the country are reconsidering decades-old bans on rent control.
Governing
March 7, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Inglewood is the future home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers, but current residents are worried about their future in the city as rents rise and landlords evict tenants.
Los Angeles Times
March 7, 2019, 9am PST
California could consider an anti-rent gouging bill, a policy with key distinctions from rent control that also inform a more complete understanding of Oregon's recently approved statewide tenant protections bill.
CALmatters
March 5, 2019, 12pm PST
Few in Los Angeles have the opinion that the lack of housing supply is driving the homeless crisis in the city and around the state.
Shelterforce
March 5, 2019, 9am PST
Rent control is gaining popularity in cities and states around the country. Some economists urge caution when considering this form of tenant protection.
Brookings
February 27, 2019, 11am PST
Democratic legislators made short work of a huge shift in housing policy.
KUOW
February 19, 2019, 9am PST
Democratic legislators in Oregon are pushing hard to approve a statewide rent control bill that would be the first of its kind in the United States.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
November 9, 2018, 9am PST
An opinion piece in CityLab reiterates the body of research showing evidence that rent control is not an effective tool in reducing housing costs.
CityLab
November 7, 2018, 10am PST
A City Council decision on short-term rental regulations reverses the decision of the City Planning Commission.
Los Angeles Times