Low-income tenants fighting to remain in their affordable housing complex score a big win at City Hall.
Co-published by the American Prospect
Supporters say vacant-property taxes keep speculators from sitting on properties until they can rent or sell them for more money.
Last month tenants in a large apartment complex were close to an agreement that would have kept their units affordable. Suddenly, they are facing eviction again.
With the death of Senate Bill 50, there are no active bills in Sacramento that tackle housing affordability.
But a county ordinance kicks in too late to help others.