housing crisis


Sacramento City Council Approves Rent Control Measure. New Cap on Increases Takes Effect Soon

The Sacramento City Council approved a rent control and tenant protection measure Tuesday – and moved up the date it will take effect in an attempt to prevent landlords from evicting tenants before the new regulations are implemented. After roughly two hours of testimony from tenants groups and landlords, the council voted 7-1 to [...]

2019-08-16T11:15:37-07:00August 16th, 2019|Advocacy|

Los Angeles Apartment Owners Race to Add Luxury Amenities

Culver City approved a temporary rent control measure early Tuesday morning, joining a handful of other Southern California cities that have boosted tenant protections as the state grapples with an affordability crisis. In a 4-1 vote that followed a five-hour discussion, the City Council capped annual increases to 3% in buildings built on or [...]

2019-08-16T10:53:33-07:00August 16th, 2019|Advocacy|

Apartment Industry Blames Rising Rents on Lawmakers for Saying ‘Rent Control’ out Loud

Rents in the Silver State are skyrocketing and the association representing  apartment complex owners suggests state lawmakers who uttered the phrase “rent control” in Carson City are to blame. “Well, there was discussion about rent control, about migrating in that direction, and I don’t know if the industry got a little worried,” says Susy [...]

2019-08-16T10:34:50-07:00August 16th, 2019|Advocacy|

Amid Housing Crisis, Culver City Is the Latest Town to Cap Rents

Culver City approved a temporary rent control measure early Tuesday morning, joining a handful of other Southern California cities that have boosted tenant protections as the state grapples with an affordability crisis. In a 4-1 vote that followed a five-hour discussion, the City Council capped annual increases to 3% in buildings built on or [...]

2019-08-16T10:47:17-07:00August 16th, 2019|Advocacy|

Sacramento City Council Likely to Approve Rent Control Proposal in Tuesday Meeting

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – If you rent a home to a tenant, should you be limited to how much you can increase their rent? That’s the issue to be taken up on Tuesday by the Sacramento city council. Called the “Tenant Protection and Relief Act,” this proposal would cap rent increases for those living in housing built before [...]

2019-08-14T16:57:43-07:00August 14th, 2019|Advocacy|

The Governor Wants Rent Caps

Calling for a rent cap bill for all California, Governor Gavin Newsom said such a measure is long overdue. While Newsom sees this as a temporary solution to the state’s housing crisis, his advocacy for a new law will renew the debate over rent control and set into motion some interesting political machinations. Legislators [...]

2019-08-14T16:55:01-07:00August 14th, 2019|Advocacy|

Letter | Rental Registry a Back Door to Rent Control Measures

The City Council is about to enact a rental registry at the cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars. This will be a fee-funded program that will collect the names of all residents, renters and cosigners and all the rental contracts. The only cities that maintain these databases are those with draconian rent control [...]

2019-08-13T11:09:12-07:00August 13th, 2019|Advocacy|

8 Best Apartment Reits to Buy Now

Apartment REITs offer reliable and growing dividends. Apartment REITs, or real estate investment trusts, offer opportunities to capitalize on strong housing demand while potentially offsetting stock market volatility. “I like multifamily REITs for the diversification of cash flows,” says Roger L. Gainer, owner of Gainer Financial & Insurance Services in San Rafael, California. “Most programs [...]

2019-08-13T10:23:59-07:00August 13th, 2019|Advocacy|

Couple Say They Were Forced from Apartment After Getting Pregnant

No guests, no speaking on cellphones among bizarre rules at complex MIAMI - No talking on the cellphone, no babysitting allowed and no guests! Those are just some of the rules that have been imposed at a South Florida apartment building. Michael Mejias and his wife claim they got kicked out of their home because property [...]

2019-08-13T10:21:49-07:00August 13th, 2019|Advocacy|

City Council Returns to Review Rent Control Urgency Ordinance

A need for the ordinance was decided upon after much debate at the June 24 City Council meeting In response to the skyrocketing rent prices in the city, the Culver City City Council is meeting on Aug. 12 to discuss planned rent control after an urgency ordinance was called for at the June 24 [...]

2019-08-08T14:40:59-07:00August 8th, 2019|Advocacy|