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 […]
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.
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
For the third consecutive year, bills have surfaced to modify California’s Ellis Act, the 1985 law that protects a property owner’s right to leave the rental housing business, an important safety valve for property owners in rent controlled jurisdictions.