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AHF’S Weinstein Attempts Another Power Grab

"Not content to simply divert precious health care dollars to fight land use battles, Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, has drafted his pet project, Prop. 10, to grant himself autocratic and extraordinary legal powers. Prop. 10, sponsored by AHF, includes a provision that allows cities to impose rent control policies. In [...]

2018-08-30T11:39:23-07:00August 30th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Facing Dozens of Evictions, Palo Alto Passes ‘Emergency’ Renter Protections

"PALO ALTO — When dozens of families living in a downtown apartment building found eviction notices slipped under the doors last June, they reached out to their local elected officials, pleading for help. The response came this week: the City Council pushed through Palo Alto’s strongest ever renters protections, approving an emergency ordinance that forces large landlords to [...]

2018-08-29T15:21:33-07:00August 29th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

NAA / NMHC Team Up to Fight Rent Control

"Four decades ago, the NAA and NMHC came together to overturn onerous and destructive rent control policies in 35 states. Today, for a variety of reasons, rent control is making a comeback, and California is Ground Zero in what is most aptly called an existential battle for our industry. Californians will vote this November on whether or [...]

2018-08-29T08:59:12-07:00August 29th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Costa-Hawkins Repeal’s Impact Muted for Mountain View

"Rent control, a political tempest familiar to Mountain View, is set to be a major statewide issue in this November's election. Proposition 10, a ballot initiative that would end the state's restraints on local rent control policies, has thrust the controversial issue back into the spotlight. Specifically, Proposition 10 would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing [...]

2018-08-24T09:21:07-07:00August 24th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

California Progressives Think That Price Controls Will Fix the State’s Housing Shortage, But It Will Do Immeasurable Damage to the State

"After debating rent control in Santa Monica on Monday with a leader of a liberal community group, I was left thinking about a great quotation from a famous left-wing Californian, author Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” In this case, Santa Monica [...]

2018-08-16T11:22:59-07:00August 16th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

L.A. County Supervisors Approve Temporary Rent Control Ordinance for Mobile Homes

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday moved to impose temporary rent caps on mobile homes. The vote comes amid a broader, controversial push to remove barriers to rent control across California in response to rising housing costs. In a 3-1 vote, supervisors approved temporary caps on so-called space rents — the [...]

2018-08-15T08:37:22-07:00August 15th, 2018|Local Updates|

Why Rent Control Measure Won’t Help Housing Crisis

"California is in the clutches of a housing crisis, one that is making it more difficult for middle-class families to find a safe, affordable place to live. Unfortunately, Proposition 10 — the ballot measure that repeals the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, including protections for tenants and single-family homeowners — could make the housing crisis worse, [...]

2018-08-13T10:57:55-07:00August 13th, 2018|Advocacy, National Updates|

5,000 Signatures Submitted for Rent Control Referendum

"Activists on Monday, August 6, submitted over 5,000 signatures to place in support of a referendum that would ask voters to lift the ban on rent control in the Logan Square, Rogers Park and Uptown neighborhoods which face rapidly increasing rents that are forcing families and longtime residents out of their apartments. Activists say the [...]

2018-08-13T09:15:17-07:00August 13th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates|

Businesses and Veterans Campaign Against Rent Control

California’s war of words continues over Proposition 10 and the possibility of expanding rent control in the state, with business interests and veterans of actual wars coming out against the measure. Proposition 10, which will be up for a vote on California’s November ballot, would eliminate the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and grant California cities broad new authority [...]

2018-08-10T08:55:52-07:00August 10th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates|

Glendale Tenants Union Latest to fail in Collecting Enough Signatures to Get Rent Control on November Ballot

"Another local rent control effort has come up short on the required number of signatures to qualify for the November ballot. On Monday, the Glendale City Clerk deemed 4,000 signatures collected by the Glendale Tenants Union (GTU) “insufficient.” The GTU, which needed 10,529 valid signatures to qualify for the general election, is the latest to [...]

2018-08-09T16:24:57-07:00August 9th, 2018|Advocacy, Glendale|