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Does rent control work?

Yes!  Rent control gives tenants relief from runaway housing cost inflation.  In the fifteen California cities that have adopted rent control since the 1970s and 1980s, tenants have been paying rents that are significantly lower than in neighboring communities.  When renters are able to stay put lik...

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What does “rent control” mean today in California?

Measure M is based on a form of rent control that has been carefully designed, developed and tested for decades to counteract market failures and provide real relief for thousands of renters in our city[1]. Modern rent control is not the type of “price ceiling” policy that was used in "First Generat...

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