Monthly Archives: April 2018

Rent Control is NOT the Answer

"State housing activists recently came to Sacramento to celebrate a special achievement of theirs.  They gathered on the steps of the Capitol to announce they had a solution to high housing costs in California:  a repeal of the law which prevents statewide rent control.  With the blessing of voters this Fall, they expressed the [...]

2018-04-30T21:47:02-07:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|

CA Democrats Repeating Rent Control Insanity

"The definition of insanity is to repeat the same mistake over and over again, while hoping for a different, better outcome. Such is the latest case of the predictable Left, turning once again to another failed sociological experiment - capping or regulating rents artificially, more commonly known as Rent Control." Click here to continue [...]

2018-04-26T23:21:08-07:00April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Rent Control Breeds Crime – MIT Research Study

"MIT researchers are adding to the debate on rent control with a new paper on the relationship between rent control and crime. While many people feel rent control keeps people off the streets and away from a life of crime, this study found that by eliminating rent control, the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, experienced substantially [...]

2018-04-26T19:12:38-07:00April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Rent Control is too Damn Likely

"Unfortunately, with rent control fewer property owners will be willing to subsidize other people’s rents. Landlords will be more reluctant to maintain their properties. Fewer developers will be willing to build market-based units unless those projects come with massive taxpayer subsidies. They will build luxury condos instead. Tenants will essentially squat in their below-market [...]

2018-04-26T19:06:21-07:00April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Members from tenants' rights groups will hold rallies in Los Angeles, Berkeley and Oakland announcing that they have obtained enough signatures to put Costa-Hawkins repeal on the November 2018 ballot. If Costa-Hawkins is repealed, it will: Allow local governments to institute vacancy control for rental units. This means that owners would not be able to raise their [...]

2018-04-24T17:34:23-07:00April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|