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Voters in St. Paul, Minnesota, to decide on strict rent control proposal

Oct 27, 2021
If enacted, the proposal would be one of the most aggressive rent control policies in the country, applying to new construction.
St. Paul resident Emily Lynch says the rent on her single-family home is going up by $400 per month in January, an increase of more than 30%. She’s now looking for a more affordable place to live.
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Will rent control help alleviate a housing crisis?

Sep 12, 2019
California lawmakers on Wednesday passed the statewide rent control measure.
A sign advertising apartments for rent is displayed in front of an apartment complex in San Francisco, California.
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The push for rent control grows beyond big cities

Jun 13, 2019
More than half of renters around the country pay more for housing than what's considered affordable.
Lawmakers in New York state are expected to approve a package of rent reforms before existing regulations expire on Saturday.
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Rent strikes make a comeback in tight housing markets

Oct 1, 2018
In cities where a housing shortage is driving up rents, some residents are withholding theirs to protest poor conditions.
Striking Westlake tenants march through their neighborhood in late July.
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California will be a battleground for the rent control debate this November

Jul 10, 2018
According to a poll, 60 percent of California voters favor limits on how much landlords can charge.
A "For Rent" sign is seen on a building Hollywood, California, May 11, 2016.
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