CA Gov. Gavin Newsom signs housing bills, announces additional funding for Homekey project

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 1157 and SB 1190, which expand tenants’ rights, requiring landlords to help lower-income households build credit and broadening the circumstances in which tenants can terminate their leases without penalty.

On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bundle of housing-related bills intended to accelerate development and provide new rights to tenants, and he announced an additional $137 million in funding for the state’s pioneering Homekey project.
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Berkeley Rent and Legislation, From 1978 to Today

Berkeley rent has, in general, increased at a faster rate than the Bay Area Consumer Price Index. The legislation passed through the years appears to have done little to counter or even minimize that, which is especially apparent in the years since Costa Hawkins and reinforced by November 2018’s results,
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