"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 [...]
"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 [...]
"The California Association of REALTORS® understands that, however well-intentioned, rent control is nothing more than a thinly-veiled version of government-mandated price control that doesn't work." Click here to continue reading...
"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 [...]
"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 [...]
"Californians are clearly concerned and frustrated with the increase in homelessness and the difficulty families are having finding a safe, affordable place to live." Click here to continue reading...
"About four years ago, my wife and I decided to sell our single-family home. We had a house on South Roxbury Drive that we lived in for about 13 years. Our daughters had grown up and moved out of the house for college, and my wife and I decided that we wanted to downsize. We [...]
L.A. City's Immigrant Affairs, Civil Rights and Equity Committee propose fines and jail time for owners asking about immigration status. Hear Executive Director, Dan Yukelson's interview with Doug McIntyre on KABC-AM Talk Radio.
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 [...]