Monthly Archives: February 2019

Anna Eskamani, Victor Torres Push to Allow Rent Controls

Democratic state Rep. Anna Eskamani and Democratic state Sen. Victor Torres want Florida to lift a statewide preemption and allow local cities and counties more freedom to consider implementing long-term rent control. Eskamani is characterizing her proposal as a tool for local communities such as Orlando to address shortages of affordable housing, a crisis in some places where rents [...]

By |2019-02-27T15:52:04-08:00February 27th, 2019|Advocacy, Florida|

Oregon to Become First State to Impose Statewide Rent Control

Oregon is poised to become the first state in the nation to impose statewide limits on how much landlords can raise rents after state lawmakers passed a sweeping measure on Tuesday. The legislation would generally limit rent increases to 7 percent annually plus the change in the Consumer Price Index, a measure of inflation. Some smaller and [...]

By |2019-02-27T15:45:13-08:00February 27th, 2019|Advocacy|

California Legislators Propose Bill Package to Address State Housing Crisis

State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland, is proposing and co-authoring a package of bills that plans to address the housing crisis in California by protecting renters, promoting affordable housing and developing sustainable living for all income levels. Wicks, who was elected to the state Assembly in November 2018, authored AB 724, which, if passed, would create [...]