The house where I have rented for almost 10 years was not on the market, but, last fall [before Measure M was in the works], a realtor representing a family looking to invest in income property offered my landlord enough money that he decided to sell. The new owners let me know they planned to […]
In a series of reports, studies, and articles, the claim that building more housing for rich people will bring down prices as been challenged, if not debunked. The new evidence suggests that the only falling rents are at the very top of the scale – for the rest of us, that new housing is not bringing any relief at all.
Studies show that rent control stabilizes neighborhoods and enhances housing stability for low income households.
An economist argues that his colleagues’ opposition to rent control is often based on outdated models that do not take into consideration how new rent control laws differ from earlier “hard” controls in New York and other major European cities.
A detailed study by the Federal Reserve Board debunks the simplistic argument that building more housing will lower rents. Rent control under Measure M is the only way to stop displacement while we work on long-term solutions.
The ballot measure for Santa Cruz Rent Control and Tenant Protection Act now has its letter for the November 6 ballot: Measure M! Join us Sunday, August 12 at 215 Gharkey St. 4-6 pm for our Campaign Kickoff event!
Special Council Meeting called for Anti-Rent Control Lobby: Santa Cruz Mayor David Terrazas has convened a special session of the City Council this Tuesday, August 7, at 6:00pm, to make a final decision on whether to grant special favors to the anti-rent control lobby, which the Mayor has publicly endorsed. After the lobby failed to […]