Category: Rent Control

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 […]

Ballot initiative filed to repeal Costa-Hawkins, California’s rent control limitation law

A statewide ballot initiative filed Monday, Oct. 23, seeks to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, landmark legislation that protects property owners and renters from radical, local rent control measures. For over 20 years, the […]

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 […]

Santa Rosa rent control defeated

Facing a strong grassroots opposition campaign, Santa Rosa’s rent control and just-cause eviction measure went down in defeat Tuesday, June 6. The people of Santa Rosa rejected Measure C with 52.5 percent of the vote, compared with […]

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.

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.