The Regressive Road to “Tenant Welfare” – By Nancy Ahlswede

Who would have thought that our homeless population is hopelessly linked to rent control, also known as tenant welfare? Sometimes, the best of intentions end up producing the worst of results as unintended consequences.  Many renters, government officials and city employees think that artificially induced price controls on rent will help community members.  This is…

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Lawsuit Filed to Force City of Berkeley to Correct Misleading Ballot Language – By Berkeley Rental Housing Coalition

 Proposed tax increase on landlords overstates revenue projections and hides exemptions for politically influential real estate developers:  In an extraordinary move, the City of Berkeley has refused to correct official ballot language that overstates revenue estimates from a proposed tax increase and conceals exemptions for politically influential real estate developers and owners of new luxury…

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