Renters need anti-gouging law for California’s housing emergency

One need look no further than the town of Paradise, which virtually disappeared from the map a year ago after being in the direct path of the Carr Fire. As hundreds of units were lost over the course of several fateful days, the already tight and expensive housing market was further aggravated by the drop in the number of available units that those displaced can afford.
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By voting against Prop. 10, Californians failed themselves

STATE ISSUES: Blanket rent control policy will never work in this state. In the next election, voters must do better

California is in a serious housing crisis — and yet, California voters failed to pass Proposition 10 to repeal Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and allow for much needed rent control.
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UC Berkeley is in need of more student housing now

Let’s face it. Berkeley has a housing problem. The More Student Housing Now movement was born out of this desperate need for more housing. This resolution, among other things, expands the car-free overlay area on Southside, adds 20 feet in height to existing student housing and creates a pilot density
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