How California is Redefining Rent Control


In a video for the Wall Street Journal, Professor Nestor Davidson shares his expert opinion on California’s new rent control law — aimed at solving housing issues statewide — and what it could mean for national policy.

So if the question is, what’s the trajectory of this policy? I don’t think we’ve seen it play out fully. I think there’s a lot of energy from local government officials and tenants themselves, and I think that energy is actually going to increase. We’re in a housing crisis across the country. Although rent regulation and tenant protection isn’t the only solution to that crisis I think there’s a growing recognition that this is a policy area that’s garnering increasing support.

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