With the support of the California Apartment Association, a group of landlords and two rental property owner associations have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case challenging New York City’s strict rent control and eviction laws, contending they are unconstitutional.

The dispute stems from changes to the city’s rent control law in 2019, which were recently upheld by a federal appeals court in New York. The landlords argue these alterations infringe on property rights as protected by the Fifth Amendment’s Taking Clause.  

Several entities advocating for private property rights, including the California Apartment Association, National Multifamily Housing Council, National Apartment Association, Cato Institute, and Pacific Legal Foundation, have filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting the landlords’ challenges in the appeals court. 

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