Lawmakers in Illinois are pushing to repeal the state’s decades-old ban on rent control. HB 2192, sponsored by State Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-39), would replace the ban with six regional rent control agencies.
Author: Growing Homes Together
As the bill to implement statewide rent control in Oregon moved quickly through the state legislature, Ryan Bourne of the CATO Institute assessed the implications.
Over the past decade, home prices and rents have risen twice as fast as incomes in the Puget Sound Region. For many, this means being priced out of the neighborhoods they grew up in. That could soon change as a result of a $500 million pledge from Microsoft.
The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Kuisto dives into calls for rent control legislation cropping up in statehouses across the country this legislative cycle.
Oakland, CA, is the recipient of the latest commitment of funds by a major U.S. corporation directed towards alleviating the housing affordability crisis.
At the start of the 2019 legislative session, House Speaker Tina Kotek introduced H.B. 2001 which would reintroduce “missing middle” housing.