Monthly Archives: September 2018

Feinstein Maintains Robust Lead in California Race

"Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has seen her advantage in her race against state Sen. Kevin de León chopped in half since July. But she still maintains a commanding, double-digit lead in her bid for a fifth full term, despite being the recent target of bipartisan criticism regarding her handling of sexual assault allegations against Judge [...]

By |2018-09-28T09:52:57-07:00September 28th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Our View: No on Prop. 10 – More Rent Control Really Means Less Housing

Rent control has long been a poster child for the law of unintended consequences. Yes, it holds down rents for one group of tenants, but it tends to raise them for the rest. It gives landlords an incentive to skimp on building maintenance. It discourages mobility, reducing housing availability. By far the most damaging of [...]

By |2018-09-28T09:43:16-07:00September 28th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates|

Can’t Afford the Rent? Then Do Something! Just Don’t Make it Worse

Picture a young adult, mid-20s, hoping to move out (finally) of her parents’ home. She looks around Modesto for a nice, safe, affordable apartment. Here’s what she finds: Making her parents’ mortgage payment would be cheaper than paying rent. What young person can afford $1,150 or $1,200 a month for a one bedroom? This is an outrage! [...]