Rent control advocates chant outside hearing at California State Capitol
This Thursday, Sacramento’s new rent-control ordinance becomes effective.
The ordinance, approved just three weeks ago by the City Council, applies to people who live in multi-unit housing built prior to Feb. 1, 1995. It caps the amount that landlords can increase rent each year at 6 percent plus inflation, prohibits landlords from evicting tenants without a reason, and creates a process where tenants can report landlords who violate the act.
The Sacramento Bee, for its Tipping Point series, is writing about rents, homelessness, and eviction. The city’s homeless population is rapidly rising. So are housing costs, and the stock of affordable and low-income units are low. Many homeless men and women have told Bee reporters that an eviction caused their homelessness.
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