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Inglewood and Haywood are two of the most recent cities in California to adopt rent control ordinances in response to the dearth of affordable housing supply. However, they likely won’t be the last. Cities are responding to resident concerns about the rising cost of rents with new rent control or stabilization policies—in many cases temporary fixes before longer-term solution are implemented—after Prop 10, which would have repealed California’s Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act—failed to pass last year.

“Few people dispute that there is a shortage of affordable housing in California, and many still believe that rent control addresses the issue despite Prop. 10’s demise,” Jennifer A. Bojorquez, a real estate finance attorney at Troutman Sanders, tells GlobeSt.com. “Cities such as Inglewood, which recently adopted a temporary rent control ordinance, have seen an increase in rents of more than 10% in the past two years alone.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Los Angeles Magazine.

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