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Rent Control and the Decline of the American City

Rent Control and the Decline of the American City

Wednesday, December 20, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)

Online Only

Event Details

As America experiences chronic housing shortages, officials across the country remain committed to rent controls—policies that have proven time and again incapable of increasing either the supply or quality of housing. Everywhere, these controls disincentivize landlordship, set prices at points unreflective of market realities, and discourage prosperity growth, especially among minority populations. As one economist quipped: “Rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing.” To see a sustained uptick in housing, proponents of growth must convince stakeholders in cities nationwide that rent control will always be a losing bet. Citizen Action Defense Fund Attorney, Sam Spiegelman will discuss the rent-control landscape as it stands in Washington and beyond and discuss strategies for reform.

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