Rent Control Talking Points: California

Sacramento Moves Toward Becoming One of 1st U.S. Cities to Eliminate Single-family Zoning

The Associated Press outlines what this development could mean for housing affordability in the region.

Opinion: Newsom Should Continue Working With The Legislature On The Housing Crisis. Prop. 21 Isn’t The Answer

Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton outlines why Prop. 21 isn’t the right answer to California’s housing affordability crisis. 

The Effect Of Rent Control On New Housing Supply: A Bay Area Case Study

Ballot Initiative Activism Is Back In California

For the second election cycle in a row, special interests in California are hoping to persuade voters to repeal portions of the state’s existing rental housing laws.

Coronavirus Will Make California’s Affordable Housing Problems Worse, Experts Say

Liam Dillon with the Los Angeles Times outlines why the coronavirus pandemic will likely make affordable housing problems worse in California. 

Editorial: To Help End Homelessness, Governments Must Set Housing Markets Free

The Washington Post Editorial Board weighs in on California’s housing crisis and homelessness. 

Why Does It Cost $750,000 to Build Affordable Housing in San Francisco?

The New York Times’ Thomas Fuller reports on why affordable housing costs so much more to build in San Francisco.

Opinion: Let’s Quit Fetishizing the Single-Family Home

The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo outlines what SB 50’s defeat in California could mean for housing affordability in the state. 

LA is Encouraging Developers to Put Denser Housing Near Transit. Here’s How.

Biance Barragan reports on a new program that has spurred plans for 20,000 new apartments in Los Angeles. 


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