CNN: “New York’s rent stabilization laws will stand after Supreme Court declines to hear challenges”

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected challenges to New York’s rent stabilization laws.

KRDO: “New bill to incentivize housing near public transit in Colorado”

A new bill (HB24-1313) was introduced on February 20th in the Colorado House of Representatives. It aims to build more homes near public transit hubs, community centers, and other high-demand areas. 

Forbes: “Rent Control Doesn’t Solve Housing Shortages”

Ike Bannon, former senior economist for the U.S. Treasury Dept. and Congress, argues that rent regulations have never had their intended effect of making housing more affordable for low-income renters.

The New York Times: “They’re Starting a New York ‘Housing League.’ NIMBYs Not Allowed.”

Two New York City elected officials – Brooklyn borough president Antonio Reynoso and City Councilmember Erik Bottcher from Manhattan – are forming a new “league” of pro-housing elected officials.

Market Realist: “Landlords are Concerned as Rent Control is Being Adopted Again to Tackle the Housing Crisis”

As many states struggle with housing affordability, some lawmakers are again proposing new or expanded rent control regulations… and it’s backfiring.

KIRO News Radio: “Wash. House passes bill that limits rent increases to 7% annually”

On February 13th, the Washington State House of Representatives passed a “rent stabilization” bill (HB 2114) mere minutes before a legislative deadline.

The Newport Daily News: “Rhode Island’s housing crisis is at a breaking point. How did we get here?”

Recent data ranks Rhode Island 48th in the country for per-capita new home construction, continuing a trend from previous years.

Denver7: “Gov. Polis says housing costs are at a crisis level in CO, more construction could bring back affordability”

Colorado Governor Jared Polis stressed the importance of his housing agenda during the state’s current legislative session, highlighting a recent poll showing that 95% of Coloradans are worried about the cost of renting or buying homes.

Bloomberg: “Why NYC Apartment Buildings Are on Sale Now for 50% Off”

Stricter rent control policy is erasing a reported $75 billion in property value across New York City.

Oregon Live: “Portland City Council approves ‘regulatory relief,’ tax break package to promote housing construction”

The Portland City Council approved several new policies this week aimed at lowering the cost of building new homes.


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