The Unintended Consequences of Rent Control

California remains in the midst of a serious housing shortage. So, either lots of people need to move out of the State, or we need more housing—maybe both. Last year marked the seventh year in a row that more people moved out of the state than moved in. However, even with this exodus, we still … Read more

If It Walks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck, It’s Probably Rent Control

The City of Healdsburg is trying to bypass the Costa-Hawkins legislation by considering an ordinance related to “just cause for eviction.” In 1995, the California State Legislature enacted the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, preventing local governments from enacting rent controls on single-family homes and on housing built after 1995. Rent controls limit how much landlords … Read more