Why Didn’t the Landlord Lobby Fight California’s New Statewide Rent Control Law?


Why Didn’t the Landlord Lobby Fight California’s New Statewide Rent Control Law?

2019-10-14T14:34:47-07:00October 14th, 2019|Advocacy|

Last week, Gavin Newsom signed one of the strongest tenant protection laws in the country. The Tenant Protection Act of 2019, written by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco), is the biggest reform of the state’s rental-housing industry in decades. More than 2 million tenants statewide who are uncovered by local rent control laws will see a cap placed on the annual increase their landlords may impose.

At a public signing on Tuesday, Newsom said, “Cost of living…is the issue that defines more issues than any other issue in this state.”

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