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Proposed repeal of Costa-Hawkins Act on hold for 2017

For the remainder of 2017, lawmakers have shelved a bill that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, landmark legislation that’s protected California from extreme forms of rent control for more than 20 years.

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

Expert explains unfair elements of rent control

In a pair of videos, a fellow from the Manhattan Institute explains some of the downsides of rent control. More on how the wealthy and famous benefit from rent control.  

Voters reject rent control in 3 of 5 cities

Lawmakers have introduced a bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, landmark legislation that exempts new construction and single-family homes from local rent control laws.