How property ownership empowered a black community to thrive in the post-Reconstruction By BRITTANY HUNTER

The Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction era were fraught with tumult as the Southern states struggled with economic devastation and ever-mounting racial tensions. With the end of the Civil War came the end of slavery and a burgeoning hope for racial equality. The newly ratified Fourteenth Amendment declared what the laws of nature had long since established:…

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New Research Finds Rent Control and Other Rent Regulation Laws Hurt Renters Seeking Housing Opportunity and Affordability, and Disproportionally Benefit Higher Income Renters

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As communities across the nation continue to face real housing affordability challenges, too many lawmakers are considering policies to regulate rents instead of those that will increase the supply of housing and, therefore, enhance equity and lower housing costs for residents. “This empirical research illustrates that rent regulations not only do nothing to lower…

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Coming Next Month! In-Person Seminar in San Diego: Conflict Resolution Skills for Housing Providers and Seven Predictions for the 2024 Rental Market

You’ll want to remember to mark your calendars for AOA’s FREE in-person seminar: “Conflict Resolution Skills for Housing Providers”, coming in March.  This in-person event will be held on Thursday,  March 14th in the Community Room at the Mission Valley Library! Register online by visiting AOAUSA.COM. Click on the “Seminars” tab and find the event…

Something to Think About #138 – Inflation, Part 2 by Klarise Yahya, Commercial Mortgage Broker – BRE: 00957107 MLO: 249261

Inflation is not going away. The taxing authorities love inflation because it allows them to pay back borrowed money with cheaper dollars. It is built into the budgets of most sovereign nations as a feature, not a bug. Per Wikipedia, one of the earliest documented inflationary periods occurred following Alexander the Great’s victory over the…

Legal Q & A -Dennis Block/Orange County

Below are questions asked by rental property owners regarding California and Orange County rent control laws, followed by answers provided by eviction attorney Dennis Block. Question One: My building is located in Fullerton Oaks. We have a new tenant that has been bothering other residents by playing music at an excessive level. My warnings to…

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Pacific Legal Foundation Joins Landmark Supreme Court Property Rights Case By Pacific Legal Foundation

Washington, DC; November 13, 2023:  Pacific Legal Foundation, in partnership with Paul Beard of FisherBroyles, LLP, filed its opening brief in Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, arguing that legislatures cannot use the permit process to coerce owners into paying exorbitant development fees. “Holding building permits hostage in exchange for exorbitant fees is extortion plain and…