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The California Apartment Association will hold a seminar next month to help Sacramento property owners comply with the city’s newly approved rent control ordinance. The seminar will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Mack Powell Event Center 2003 Howe Ave., Sacramento.  Learn more

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The debate over a West Hollywood’s one-year lease policy will continue into the fall.   This past Monday, the West Hollywood City Council was scheduled to memorialize a zoning amendment that effectively bans leases of less than one year for new tenants in post-2001 housing.  The council, however, was unable to agree on details of the amendment and will take up the issue again on Oct. 21.   

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The city of Long Beach released a report this week on a potential affordable-housing mandate for new developments. The mandate could come through an inclusionary-housing ordinance. Such ordinances require a portion of units in new developments be priced at below-market levels.

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An overflow crowd gathered outside City Hall during last week’s Westminster City Council meeting. After hearing from the California Apartment Association, the Westminster City Council decided last week to steer clear of rent control policies. The topic of capping rents came up during the city’s Aug. 14 meeting, which included eight hours of testimony from over 100 speakers. The council also received this staff report on rent control, which highlights the legal and administrative risks of the policy for the city of 91,564.

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Lawmakers will decide next week whether a statewide rent control and “just cause” eviction bill will move forward this year. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Friday, Aug. 30, will elect to either move Assembly Bill 1482 to the Senate Floor or leave it on suspense file for the remainder of 2019.

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The California Apartment Association is pleased to announce the honorees from this month’s 16th annual Greater East Bay GEMM Awards. On Aug. 15, more than 500 multifamily professionals gathered at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville to recognize those who have demonstrated exemplary professionalism, leadership, expertise and community impact within the rental housing industry. CAA, along with RHA Serving Southern Alameda County, presented GEMM awards in 15 categories. And the winners are: Category: Rising StarHonoree: Elyse Jacquez, First Point Management Group Category: Leasing Professional of the Year Honoree: Jeankaylyn Ebreo, Greystar Category: Maintenance Service Member of the Year Honoree: Edwin Lopez,… Read More

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Question: What are the reasons that a tenant can legally break a lease agreement? Is relocation due to a job change a legal reason to break the lease?

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The California Apartment Association today published new forms to help landlords comply with updates to Hayward’s rent control law. As of July 25, 2019, Hayward’s 39-year-old Residential Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance has been amended to do the following: Expand the properties subject to the ordinance. Prohibit harassment and retaliation. Prohibit discrimination based on source of income, including Section 8 vouchers. Limit the reasons for which a tenancy may be terminated, and Establish an annual rent limitation of 5% for “covered units” and a mandatory mediation and binding arbitration program for increases above that threshold.  Hayward City Council The… Read More

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The clock is ticking for a number of CAA-backed housing-supply and homelessness bills. After returning from their summer recess this week, lawmakers placed each of the proposals outlined below on suspense file, meaning the legislation has been set aside so it can be considered for its financial impact on the state and may or may not get another hearing before the year is through. The California Apartment Association urges lawmakers to quickly move the following bills out of suspense and back on the path toward Gov. Newsom’s desk. The deadline for legislators to approve bills this year is Sept. 12,… Read More

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Over the objections of CAA, the San Jose City Council this week moved forward with an ordinance that would require landlords to consider prospective tenants bearing Section 8 housing vouchers. The measure would prohibit blanket policies against accepting Section 8 applicants and make it illegal to deny a tenancy based on the tenant’s possession of a voucher.

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