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Owners of rental housing in unincorporated Los Angeles County can now access a digital toolkit for help navigating a temporary rent control ordinance approved late last year. This online resource comes from Los Angeles County’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, which is responsible for enforcing the interim ordinance. Visit rent.lacounty.gov to access the toolkit, which contains information for property owners and renters, as well as details about the ordinance and news updates.

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Although Santa Cruz voters rejected a rent control initiative by a wide margin this past fall, the city’s newly elected council has chosen to pass components of the measure anyway. In the Nov. 6 election, CAA helped secure the resounding defeat of Measure M, an initiative that would have brought both rent control and “just cause” eviction policies to the city of Santa Cruz.

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The California Apartment Association is opposing a recommendation from a regional policy committee that the state Legislature impose rent control and “just cause” eviction restrictions across the entire nine-county Bay Area. The entire plan, if adopted by the Legislature, could cost as much as $2 billion per year. CAA this week restated its objections to the recommendation, which is part of a plan promoted by the Committee to House the Bay Area, or CASA, which is sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. CASA spent 18 months developing recommendations for state legislation to address the housing crisis experienced by the Bay… Read More

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Despite opposition from the California Apartment Association, the Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday formally approved a “just cause” for eviction pilot program. The eviction controls are set to take effect Jan. 17, 2019, and will remain in place for up to two years. At that point, the pilot program will be reviewed for possible extension.

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In a victory for the California Apartment Association, the San Jose City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposal to expand the city’s “just cause” eviction policies to include duplexes. Another decision by the council, however, is cause for concern. The council Tuesday also directed staff to draft a “source of income discrimination” policy for rental payments. Such an ordinance could ultimately force landlords to consider renting to Section 8 voucher holders, a decision the association believes should be left to property owners.

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CAA Contra Costa encourages local housing providers to attend the Tuesday, Nov. 27 Concord City Council meeting, where elected officials will likely hear demands for rent control and “just cause” eviction policies.

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The Mountain View city clerk on Thursday certified that a CAA-supported measure that would make important changes to the city’s rent control law has qualified to appear on the ballot in 2020. The measure — the Mountain View Renter, Homeowner, and Taxpayer Protection Act — aims to fix many of the unfair, costly and unworkable provisions of the city’s rent control ordinance, which was adopted as Measure V in 2016.

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Over the objections of CAA, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a temporary rent control ordinance for unincorporated areas of the county. The interim rent control measure affects about 50,000 pre-1995 apartments located in areas outside the 88 city jurisdictions within the county. The ordinance includes: A maximum rent increase amount of 3 percent annually for rental properties in the county’s unincorporated areas, except for those properties that are statutorily exempt from rent control. A term of six months from the date of adoption with options to extend the interim ordinance as necessary. A base rent… Read More

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The Beverly Hills City Council this month voted to immediately expand “just cause” eviction constraints to its entire rent controlled housing stock.

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Proponents of an initiative that would clean up Mountain View’s rent control law have submitted thousands of signatures in hopes of placing the measure before voters in November 2020. On Monday, Oct. 8, a coalition of local homeowners, housing providers and residents filed 7,422 signatures with the Mountain View city clerk. Since Measure V brought rent control to Mountain View in 2016, rental housing owners have responded by taking units off the market, making way for million-dollar condominiums. The proposed initiative would encourage owners to continue providing rental housing and protect Mountain View renters from displacement.

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