Rent Control

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Feds Cap Rent Raises on Subsidized Housing

Owners of affordable housing developments that take advantage of federal tax incentives will be barred from raising rents more than 10 percent per year.

April 3, 2024 - Reuters

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How the Rent Crisis Impacts American Children

Roughly 40 percent of people facing evictions each year are children.

February 12, 2024 - KUNC

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‘Renters Bill of Rights’ One Step Closer to Reality

The Biden administration could strengthen tenant protections on a national scale by leveraging federally backed mortgages to mandate rent stabilization and bar discrimination in rental housing.

November 22, 2023 - Truthout

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Opinion: After Rent Stabilization, More Action Needed to Make Housing Affordable

Montgomery County just passed a slew of regulatory and legislative changes aimed at improving affordable housing. One writer suggests several more.

September 28, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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Rent Control Approved for Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Council has approved a new law that sets limits on how much landlords can raise rents from year to year.

August 1, 2023 - DCist

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Opinion: Rent Control Works

A dozen arguments for why rent control is effective and necessary in the current housing crisis.

July 23, 2023 - Jacobin

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No Relief in Sight for Tampa Bay Renters

The region’s rents are rising sharply, while experts expect multi-family construction to slow down.

June 18, 2023 - Tampa Bay Times

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In Defense of Rent Control

Rent control policies, widely panned by economists, have been shown to slow displacement and keep housing affordable.

May 17, 2023 - The American Prospect

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St. Paul Apartment Construction Slows; Rent Control Under Scrutiny

Apartment permits declined by 48 percent in the past year in St. Paul. The city’s voters approved one of the nation’s most aggressive rent stabilization ordinances in November 2021.

April 25, 2023 - Pioneer Press

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Florida Law Bans Rent Control Statewide

The DeSantis administration has a signature housing bill. Florida has $711 million in funding for housing programs. Local governments have less power over zoning.

April 6, 2023 - Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

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Proposed Bill Would Strengthen California’s Renter Protections

The bill would improve on the 2019 Tenant Protection Act by further limiting rent increases and adding more eviction protections for California renters.

March 15, 2023 - KTLA

Tenant Protections

What Is Rent Control?

Rent control, also known as rent stabilization, is a controversial policy tool used by the government to limit rent increases by landlords.

March 1, 2023 - James Brasuell

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Colorado Rent Control Bill Back in the House

A bill that would allow Colorado cities to enact rent stabilization policies is under discussion again, with some tweaks.

February 21, 2023 - Colorado Public Radio

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Appeals Court Decision Favors New York City Tenants

The court ruled against landlords challenging the city’s rent stabilization laws as unconstitutional. The landlords plan to take their case to the Supreme Court.

February 9, 2023 - Bloomberg Law

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Boston Mayor Fights for Rent Control

Mayor Wu says putting a rent control policy in place is just one of several ways the city plans to improve housing affordability and prevent evictions, but the proposal requires state approval.

January 24, 2023 - The Boston Globe

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O.C. City To Create Rental Registry to Enforce Rent Control Laws

Santa Ana will require landlords to register their properties and rent increases and is creating a seven-seat board to help enforce rent stabilization and settle disputes.

December 23, 2022 - OC Register

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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.

December 16, 2022 - Globe St.

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St. Paul Revises Rent Stabilization Ordinance

The city is pulling back on some provisions in the rent stabilization ordinance passed by voters last fall.

September 20, 2022 - MinnPost

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Connecticut Legislator Pushing for Statewide Rent Control

Extreme price hikes in the for-sale and rental markets are pushing the state of Connecticut to consider statewide rent controls like those adopted by Oregon and California in 2019.

August 26, 2022 - Connecticut Post

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Two L.A. County Cities Approved Rent Control in August

Bell Gardens and Pomona booth voted to approve rent caps of 4 percent this month in Southern California.

August 25, 2022 - LAist

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