State-wide rent control: Who wins, who loses?

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A "no vacancy" sign in Palms, Los Angeles. It's tough finding affordable housing in LA. Photo by Amy Ta.

California has become the third state this year - after New York and Oregon - to make advancements on statewide rent control. Affordable housing is a big problem here, resulting in growing homelessness, citizens opting to leave the state, or costs Californians are struggling to afford. 

On Thursday, the state legislature passed a bill that would cap rent increases for many buildings across the state at 5% annually. Governor Newsom is expected to sign it into law. But there's debate on whether the state is doing itself a favor or shooting itself in the foot. 

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Credits

Guests:
Daniel Yukelson - Executive director, Apartment Association of Greater LA, Cynthia Strathmann - Executive director, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy

Host:
Jarrett Hill

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Kathryn Barnes