Rent control polls well among Californians, but statewide and local initiatives were no match for an avalanche of real estate industry cash.
“Plain folks” in ads warn against rent control – but a corporate-funded campaign by the real estate industry raises pay-to-play questions.
When Silicon Valley rents came north, Santa Rosa passed a rent control ordinance. Then the real estate industry went to war.
The real estate industry is a powerhouse opponent of rent control in California politics. But tenant activists are upping their electoral game.
Despite California’s epic affordable housing crisis, many state legislators from the dominant party are beholden to real estate interests.
The first of the month has come to strike terror in renters, while homeownership seems like a fantasy to the young. How did this happen?
A November initiative is the latest battle in a long war that has driven housing costs in the Golden State exorbitantly high.