Rent Control

Silicon Valley

How Rent Control Helped Create East Palo Alto

The story of East Palo Alto’s incorporation is one marked by great contention among local stakeholders, but also provides valuable lessons for organizers in forging and mobilizing local coalitions.

March 31, 2022 - Shelterforce Magazine

Williamsburg Brooklyn

NYC Rents Rising at Twice the National Rate

New York renters are being squeezed out as landlords raise rents by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars.

March 8, 2022 - The New York Times

Colorado State Capitol Building

Denver Debates Inclusionary Housing Plan

Atlanta's inclusionary housing program, which closely reflects the proposed Denver plan, could serve as a bellwether for Denver's own future.

March 1, 2022 - The Denver Post

Downtown Tampa skyline

Tampa Rejects Rent Control, Citing Legal Concerns

The city council failed to move on a proposal that would have implemented rent stabilization, opting instead to explore other avenues for preventing evictions and improving the cost of housing.

March 1, 2022 - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

 The Young Apartments — 1621 South Grand Avenue, at the southern end of Downtown Los Angeles.

L.A. Tenants Hit With Sudden Rent Hikes Under 'Discounted Rent' Loophole

A legal loophole has allowed some Los Angeles landlords to sharply raise rents on apartments that would otherwise fall under the city's rent stabilization ordinance and pandemic-related rent freeze.

February 18, 2022 - LAist

The Colorado River is flooded with brown water with the skyline of Austin, Texas in the background.

Rising Rental Costs in Texas Prompt Rent Control Discussion

Rent control is a political non-starter in the Lone Star State, but as rental prices continue to increase dramatically, advocates are looking for solutions.

February 6, 2022 - Texas Tribune

 The Young Apartments — 1621 South Grand Avenue, at the southern end of Downtown Los Angeles.

L.A.'s Pandemic Rent Cap to Stay in Place Until 2023

Landlords have been unable to raise rents on rent stabilized apartments in Los Angeles since March 2020. Unlike in other large cities with similar rules, Los Angeles won't be removing the rent cap anytime soon.

January 6, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

Mississippi River, Downtown Minneapolis

Minneapolis, St. Paul Voters Say ‘Yes’ to Rent Stabilization

Despite an all-out effort by the housing industry to stop them, two rent stabilization initiatives were given the green light following this month’s election.

November 29, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

St. Paul Minnesota

Aggressive Rent Control Measure Approved by St. Paul Voters

One of the nation's most aggressive rent stabilization measures, which caps rent increases at 3 percent regardless of inflation or the age of the building, will become the law in St. Paul.

November 3, 2021 - Pioneer Press

Basement Apartment

Rent Control Debate Heats Up As Renters Continue To Struggle

While some economists argue that rent control restricts new construction and encourages poor maintenance, proponents of the policy say it's necessary to mitigating skyrocketing rental costs that are putting more households on the brink of eviction.

November 2, 2021 - Governing

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