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The law included a five-year rent freeze for all units built as recently as 2013, and a rent hike cap based on the property’s age plus 1.3 percent inflation. (iStock)
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Berlin’s rent law was historic. Now it’s history

A German court struck down a transformative Berlin rent law that not only capped rents citywide, but in some...

Berlin’s rent law was historic. Now it’s history
Assemblyman David Chiu and Gov. Gavin Newsom (Credit: Wikipedia and iStock)
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California passes landmark rent control law

California has become the third state in the nation to pass rent control legislation. On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law the sweeping measure, which aims to strike at the heart of...

California passes landmark rent control law
Across the country, tenant campaigns promoting rent caps just cause eviction legislation are gaining momentum. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has unveiled his own proposal for nationwide rent control. Illustration by Paul Dilakian

How rent control battles are playing out across the US

Days before Christmas in 2016, Karen Harvey was making plans for the holiday with her daughter when a piece...

How rent control battles are playing out across the US
Bernie Sanders and Champlain Community Housing Land Trust's affordable housing (Credit: Getty Images and Build a Better Burb)

Inside Bernie Sanders’ $2.5T housing plan

For the first time in decades, a presidential candidate is pushing for nationwide rent control. Democratic contender Bernie Sanders unveiled the key points of his $2.5 trillion housing plan on Saturday, calling for national...

Inside Bernie Sanders’ $2.5T housing plan
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