California Democrats Endorse Rollback Of Rent Control RestrictionsThe California Democratic Party Sunday voted overwhelmingly to endorse Proposition 10, the statewide Affordable Housing Act, which would repeal the anti-rent-control Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and return power to regulate rents to local communities.
Oakland Rally Calls For Repeal Of Rent Control LimitsOakland community organizers and politicians will gather on the steps of Frank H. Ogawa plaza Monday afternoon to demand a repeal of the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.
Alameda Family Faces $2,000 Rent IncreaseA family in the East Bay just learned their rent is about to go up by 133 percent: from $1,500 dollars a month to $3,500.
Lawmakers Kill Effort To Expand California Rent ControlAn effort to expand rent control in California died Thursday in a legislative committee after four hours of testimony as hundreds of landlords and renters raucously chanted from the hallway outside.
Deadly San Jose Fire Ignites Debate On Rent Reform, Building Safety, ImmigrationA deadly apartment fire in San Jose is getting political. A city councilman is calling for urgent rent reform because many old buildings are unsafe.
San Jose Council Keeps 5% Increase For Rent-Controlled ApartmentsThe San Jose City Council voted 6-5 on Tuesday night to maintain the current 5 percent annual rent increase for apartments under the city’s Apartment Rent Ordinance without landlords being able to bank any unused percentage points to another year.
Loophole Allows Landlord To Hike Rent For Tenderloin ApartmentsBig changes are in store for people living in an apartment building in San Francisco's Tenderloin District as their landlord uses a legal loophole that could force many tenants out of their homes.
Proposed Law To Expand Rent Control Raises Ire Of LandlordsA housing hearing in San Francisco got heated Friday over a plan that would make it much easier for residents to find a rent-controlled place in California.
Landlord Group Sues To Stop New Mountain View Rent Control LawA group of landlords in Mountain View is making one final push to stop a new rent control law from taking effect Friday.
East Palo Alto Landlord, Son Arrested For Targeting Rent Controlled TenantsAn East Palo Alto landlord and his son are facing charges in connection with an alleged plot targeting tenants in rent controlled units.
Bay Area Housing Crisis Fuels Rent Control Measures In 5 CitiesThe Bay Area housing crisis is causing five cities to consider rent control in this November’s election.
Bay Area Rent Control Propositions Restricted By Existing California LawFive Bay Area cities will be voting on whether to implement rent control in November, but a California law has long-restricted rent control statewide.