The Los Altos-Mountain View Area League is conducting a study on Rent Stabilization. The information below is for study purposes and does not represent a position of the League.
As part of this study, the Rent Stabilization Study Committee researched six jurisdictions with long standing rent stabilization programs and compared them to the rent stabilization program in Mountain View. This research included Berkeley, East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Monica. Click here to view the rent stabilization program comparison research takeaways or view the full research (Excel, PDF).
Primary Reading for Study Consensus:
- Benefits of Rent Stabilization by Stephen Barton, Ph.D.
- Rent Control Needs Retirement, Not a Comeback by Megan McArdle
- Strengthening Communities Through Rent Control and Just-Cause Evictions: Case Studies from Berkeley, Santa Monica and Richmond by Urban Habitat
- Yup, Rent Control Does More Harm Than Good by Noah Smith
- An Analysis of Rent Control Ordinances in California by Beacon Economics
- In Defense of Rent Control by Jake Blumgart
- The Distributional Impact of Restrictive Rent Control Programs in Berkeley and Santa Monica, California by Michael St. John, Ph.D.
- The Effects of Rent Control Expansion on Tenants, Landlords, and Inequality: Evidence from San Francisco by Rebecca Diamond, Tim McQuade, & Franklin Qian
- Land Rent and Housing Policy: A Case Study of the San Francisco Bay Area Rental Housing Market by Stephen E. Barton
- Paul Krugman, You’re Wrong About Rent Control by ainglis
- Reckonings; A Rent Affair by Paul Krugman