The Baltimore City Council advanced two bills yesterday that would significantly change its inclusionary zoning policies.
Owners of rent-stabilized apartments are facing a financial crisis, according to reporting by Bisnow.
In recent years, many states have enacted reforms to boost housing construction as a way to combat the housing crisis.
As Colorado state lawmakers prepare for a special legislative session, city leaders in Denver are urging the legislature to increase funding for rental assistance.
Yesterday, Massachusetts state lawmakers heard hours of testimony for and against several proposals to lift the state’s ban on rent control.
The Baltimore City Council is considering changing its mandatory affordable housing ordinance. Under the new proposal, developers would be required to reserve a larger share of new units for low-income residents at below-market-rate rents.
A Colorado state lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to legalize accessory dwelling units (ADUs) statewide.
For more than three years, Los Angeles housing providers have been barred from raising rents, thanks to an emergency rent freeze implemented at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the City Council is considering whether to end the freeze or to extend it for another six months.
An effort to place a rent control question on the 2024 ballot collapsed, falling far short of the nearly 75,000 signatures needed to proceed. State Rep. Mike Connolly, who led the effort, plans to push to eliminate statewide rent control preemption through legislative channels, though state lawmakers have resisted such an approach in past years. … Continued
At a recent forum, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Jacob Day noted that the state legislature is unlikely to consider rent control. Day said rent control measures might not support the rise of such expenses such as real estate taxes and insurance costs, which could dissuade developers from entering the market. Day … Continued