Capital Public Radio: A Bill To Expand Rent Control Fails To Pass Housing Committee

Capital Public Radio: A Bill To Expand Rent Control Fails To Pass Housing Committee
January 9, 2018 Peter

Sally Schilling/Capital Public RadioHundreds of tenants and landlords came to the Capitol Thursday to voice their stance on a bill that would have expanded rent control in California. The proposal, which would have repealed a law called Costa-Hawkins, which prohibits rent control on properties that were built after 1995, failed to pass a vote by the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee. Tenants’ rights advocates say repealing Costa-Hawkins would help protect tenants from rapidly rising rents. “Costa-Hawkins incentivizes landlords in rent-controlled cities to kick out affordably housed tenants so they can realize unlimited rent increases for the new tenant,” said Dean Preston, with Tenants Together.

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