Monthly Archives: October 2019

Rent control everywhere

Nationwide rent control

Bernie Sanders, nationwide rent control, every rental unit, PROPOSED, annual cap 3% or 1.5 times inflation, whichever is greater
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Rent control widely debated

Oregon recently passed statewide rent control with 7% annual rent increase limits. California also recently passed statewide rent control, but with lower 5% annual rent increase limits. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently proposed nationwide rent control with still-lower 3% annual … Read More “Rent control widely debated”

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Lest we forget how bad rent control is

25 years of rent control in Cambridge, Massachusetts

A national debate is taking place on whether rent control is an effective housing policy. Yet in 1994, liberal Massachusetts voters rejected rent control in a statewide ballot question initiated by the … Read More “Lest we forget how bad rent control is”

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“Affordable housing” is NOT affordable

“Affordable housing” is a clever code word for those who demand more of it. “Affordable housing” does not refer to any housing in the private rental market that might actually be affordable to its tenants (yes, such affordable privately-owned rental … Read More ““Affordable housing” is NOT affordable”

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Rent strikes: The tenant organizing tactic

Rent StrikeTenant advocacy group City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU) organized rent strikes against two elderly immigrant landlords (Rent Strike # 1) and an African immigrant landlord with a family of five (Rent Strike # 2).

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