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In response to the wildfires raging in Southern California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday declared states of emergency for Los Angeles and Riverside counties, a move that prohibits rent increases over 10%. The limit on rent increases is part of the state’s anti-price gouging law. When activated, Penal Code Section 396 makes it illegal to increase the price of many consumer goods and services, including that of rental housing, by more than 10% above pre-emergency levels. The rent-gouging protections apply to all housing types in the affected areas. Local rent control laws in several jurisdictions in L.A. County also remain… Read More

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This month’s earthquakes in Southern California have prompted new protections against rent-gouging. The protections, which cap rent increases at 10%, are tied to states of emergency declared last week by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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Southern California landlords can soon receive increased rebates for installing high-efficiency toilets in qualifying apartments. The boosted rebates are part of an 18-month pilot program from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The program, which begins Monday, March 18, aims to replace 10,000 toilets in older multifamily housing and significantly increase water conservation in the region’s disadvantaged communities. The district’s rebate will grow from $40 to $250 for premium high-efficiency models. To qualify, the toilets (1.1 gallons per flush or less) must be installed in apartments built before 1994. Pre- and post-inspections required. Metropolitan is also providing $1.5 million… Read More

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In Southern California, a majority of the local candidates supported by the California Apartment Association’s Political Action Committee emerged victorious in the June primary. South Bay —  Long Beach and Torrance In Long Beach, CAAPAC-supported City Council incumbents Stacy Mungo and Roberto Uranga won their primary run-off races for the District 5 and District 7 seats, respectively. Long Beach is not only a priority because of its considerable amount of rental housing, but for its regional significance — being the second largest city in Los Angeles County and the seventh largest city in the state. The city is also fighting… Read More

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Pomona has become the latest Southern California city where tenant activists say they haven’t collected enough signatures to qualify a rent control measure for November’s ballot. Tenant activists in Pomona were unable to collect the 6,256 valid voter signatures needed to qualify their measure for the fall election. Signature drives to place rent control before voters this fall also have come up short in Long Beach and Pasadena, while campaigns remain active in Glendale, Santa Ana, Inglewood and National City. The Pomona Housing Stabilization, Fair Rent, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance threatened to create a rent board and cap annual rent… Read More

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A movement to spread rent control throughout California has now reached the far-eastern portion of Los Angeles County. Tenant activists have begun collecting signatures to place a rent control and “just cause” eviction measure before Ponoma voters this November.

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Tenant activists are again trying to place a rent control measure before voters in Glendale. The Glendale Tenants Union on Tuesday submitted paperwork to place a rent control ordinance on the city’s November 2018 ballot. Before signature gathering begins, the city must issue a title and summary for the initiative. The city has 15 days to do so.

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With the help of the California Apartment Association, landscapers in Palm Springs can continue to use electric and battery-powered leaf blowers in the city — good news for rental property owners wanting to keep their communities looking sharp.

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ONTARIO — More than 130 rental housing professionals and local elected officials gathered Tuesday for the California Apartment Association’s annual economic forecast for the Greater Inland Empire. This year’s event, held at the DoubleTree, featured economist Jay Prag of Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management, and Michael Cobb, market analyst with CoStar Group.

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The California Apartment Association has named Ben J. Benoit as its new vice president of public affairs in the Greater Inland Empire. Benoit, who began Jan. 3, comes to CAA’s Greater Inland Empire office with a history of service to his community. Benoit has served as a council member for the city of Wildomar and has brought a strong voice to many regional boards.

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