Monthly Archives: July 2019

How the New Rent Laws Will Slam NYC’s Housing Market

New York’s new rent regulation law makes dramatic changes to housing rules — limiting rent increases after owners make major improvements and even after units become vacant and the rents have not been raised for years. The law will likely lead to lower values for buildings with rent-stabilized units, potentially weakening the city’s tax base. Ironically, [...]

2019-07-26T14:45:10-07:00July 26th, 2019|Advocacy|

NIMBYs Beware: Latest Bold SF Plan Asks Every Neighborhood to House the Homeless

How many times have we heard our fellow San Franciscans gripe about the city’s worsening homeless crisis and then reject a proposal to help if it’s too close to their comfortable homes? You know, the ones with warm beds and stocked refrigerators and functioning bathrooms? We really want to help, they say. It’s just that our neighborhood isn’t [...]

2019-07-26T14:36:44-07:00July 26th, 2019|Advocacy|

657 Rent-Controlled Apartments Stripped from La’s Rental Market in Three Months

In the last three months, property owners in the city of Los Angeles filed applications to remove rent control from 657 apartments. “We’ve seen a huge increase this round,” says Larry Gross, who’s been tracking Ellis Act evictions for nearly two decades as the head of the Coalition for Economic Survival. “It’s the equivalent of [...]

2019-07-26T13:25:40-07:00July 26th, 2019|Advocacy|