| by Kenneth Chase | 6 comments

Rent Control Comes To Sacramento


INTO THE MID-80s. WE HAVE COOLING AND HIGH RECORDS. WE’LL PUT IT TOGETHER FOR YOU. AND THERE’S A NEW CAP FOR RENT. BUT THERE’S STIPULATIONS ON THE MOVE. I DON’T KNOW IF I’M GOING TO HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE OR NOT. I MEAN I’M SCARED. Reporter: REGINA INGABRI AND HER HUSBAND ARE BOTH DISABLED. THEY PAY $500 FOR A RENTAL. SHE IS TELLING ME SHE COULD END UP RAISING OUR RENT. AS A RESULT THEY’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR ANOTHER PLACE. IF THEY HAD SOMETHING I COULD AFFORD IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL. Reporter: SHE WAS HAPPY TO SEE THE COUNCIL PASS A RENTAL CAP WITH A CAP AT 10%. IT ALSO BANS TENANTS FROM BEING EVICTED IF WITHOUT NOTICE IF THEY’VE BEEN LIVING IN THE UNIT FOR MORE THAN A YEAR. OPPONENTS WERE FRUSTRATED. IT’S DEFINITELY NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO KEEP FAMILIES IN THEIR HOMES, LOW INCOME FAMILIES, FAMILIES OF COLOR BEING PUSHED TO THE STREET. Reporter: COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO WERE IN FAVOR OF IT SAY IT’S A START AND THAT SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE GIVEN HOMELESSNESS IS UP 52% IN SACRAMENTO IN THE LAST TWO YEARS. BUT MANY LANDLORD SAY IT’S AN INVASION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHT. I STARTED MY RENTAL PROPERTY WHEN I WAS IN MY 20s BECAUSE I KNEW HOW IT WORKED: I KNEW WHAT I COULD EXPECT WHEN I WAS GOING TO RETIRE. THIS IS A BUNCH OF RULE CHANGING AT THE LAST MINUTE. Reporter: CHRIS AROLA IS PRESIDENT OF THE RENTAL OWNERS ASSOCIATION. HE’S ALSO A PROPERTY MANAGER. HE SAYS LANDLORDS HAVE ENOUGH COSTS WITH REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE AND SHOULD HAVE TO FLIP THE BILL FOR ENFORCEMENT OF THE RENT CONTROL. THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF WHAT MAY BE A VERY LONG BATTLE HERE. Reporter: HE SAYS THE LAW WILL MAKE SACRAMENTO LESS ATTRACTIVE TO INVESTORS IMPACTING THE INTRODUCTION OF EVEN MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING. FOR THOSE LIKE A FIXED INCOME LIKE HER HAVING FIXED RENT IS THE KEY TO KEEPING HER OFF THE STREETS. Reporter: THOUSANDS AT THE MEETING WANT TO PUT A RENT CONTROL MEASURE ON THE BALLOT AGAIN WITH A RENT BOARD AND JUST COST PROTECTION FOR RENTERS. LAST YEAR CALIFORNIANS REJECTED A SIMILAR BALLOT

6 Comments

Rick Gil

Aug 8, 2019, 5:51 am Reply

can't they see the homeless problems call Rent already high they already got it up that's higher than what it should have been they need to bring the rent back down get these investors out of here

Jay Tree

Aug 8, 2019, 6:12 am Reply

Scumlords Be gone … maybe u shouldnt be benefiting off land u dont live on.

Esoteric Mystery

Aug 8, 2019, 6:54 am Reply

Just be glad she wasn't abitrarily asked to move with a 60 day notice for no reason!

Esoteric Mystery

Aug 8, 2019, 6:55 am Reply

This passed??

Esoteric Mystery

Aug 8, 2019, 6:57 am Reply

Investors will be discouraged? Cause that's a good thing! That will help people be able to buy a HOME.

D Lish

Aug 8, 2019, 8:09 pm Reply

The guy at the end is just mad that he can't financially GOUGE his tenants anymore. You started buying rental property in your 20's?? Must be nice. He's set for life. Unlike the people (tenants) at the mercy of their ruthless landlords.

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