Monthly Archives: August 2019

Renters with Disabilities Sue Oakland for Housing Discrimination

Many of Ian Smith’s neighbors in Oakland go to bed each evening confident in the knowledge that while they may pay some of the highest rents in the country, those monthly bills aren’t going to skyrocket overnight. Smith, who works as a software engineer in San Francisco, isn’t so lucky. The 32-year-old uses a [...]

By |2019-08-28T16:32:48-07:00August 28th, 2019|Advocacy|

Reed Robertson: Bad Policy on Rent Control

An open letter to Assemblymember Grayson: I ask that you pull your sponsorship and support of both AB 1481 Just Cause and AB 1482 rent control. While the housing crisis is dire, the consequences of these bills would compound the problem. The negative effects of these bills is too lengthy to list here, one [...]

By |2019-08-28T16:24:57-07:00August 28th, 2019|Advocacy|

Rent Control Critics Warn About Eventual Destruction of New York City

If you have a rent-controlled apartment in New York City, it may come at a higher price than you realize. As Swedish economist, Assar Lindbeck once wrote, “In many cases, rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city — except for bombing.” NYC rent-control laws, expanded earlier [...]

By |2019-08-26T11:43:25-07:00August 26th, 2019|Advocacy|