Legislative Analyst’s Office cites flaws with rent control

To help California’s low-income families secure housing, elected officials should focus on encouraging private residential development and less on programs that subsidize construction or impose rent control, the Legislative Analyst’s Office says. Read more

Beacon Economics study criticizes rent control

Evidence that rent control is the wrong approach to solving California’s housing crisis continued to mount in 2016.

Tenant activists, landlords argue for and against rent control before San Diego council committee

Although not on the agenda, arguments over rent control dominated the discussion Wednesday at a San Diego City Council committee meeting. Scores of public speakers – both for and against rent control – appeared before […]

Signature-gathering underway for rent control measure in National City

An effort to place rent control before National City voters this November has entered the signature-gathering phase. The city attorney for National City recently gave petitioners the green light to begin circulating a petition for […]

Rent control ballot initiative filed in Santa Ana

Tenant advocates in Santa Ana have filed preliminary paperwork to place a rent control measure on the November ballot. The city attorney will have 15 business days to put together a title and summary for […]

Papers filed to put rent control on Sacramento city ballot

Tenant advocates have filed preliminary paperwork to place a rent control measure before voters in the city of Sacramento. The initiative would amend the city charter to impose inflation-based rent control and “just cause” eviction […]

Santa Cruz council imposes temporary rent control, just-cause measures

Over the objections of CAA and its members, the Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday imposed interim emergency rent control and just-cause eviction ordinances, effective immediately. Although most attendees objected during public testimony, the council […]

Long Beach city attorney clears signature-gathering for rent control measure

An effort to place rent control and eviction controls before Long Beach voters will soon enter the signature-gathering phase. On Tuesday, the Long Beach city attorney gave petitioners the green light to begin collecting signatures […]

San Jose rejects CPI-based rent control, sticks with 5 percent cap

After hours of debate, the San Jose City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposal to begin basing its annual rent cap on the rate of inflation. At the urging of CAA, the council instead voted […]

Pacifica’s rent control measure defeated in landslide

Pacifica voters on Tuesday, Nov. 7, overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure that would have enacted both rent control and eviction controls on multifamily housing in the city. Measure C went down in defeat, with 62.03 […]

Mountain View tenant advocates dispute start date of rent control law, seek refunds

Tenant advocates are trying to force Mountain View landlords to refund considerable amounts of rent money collected for the period during which a court-ordered postponement of the city’s rent control law was in effect. The […]

Fremont spurns rent control, elects to work on existing mediation program

In a victory for the apartment industry, the Fremont City Council on Tuesday opted against using rent control or just-cause eviction policies to address rising rents. Instead, the council opted to focus on improving its […]