Rent control expands as tenants struggle with the record-high cost of housing


Tenant activists from around the country rally outside the White House on Nov. 16. They want the Biden administration to regulate rent increases on federally-backed housing.

Voters in several cities approved ballot measures to cap rents, part of a larger resurgence of rent control. Economists warn that such caps can actually reduce affordable housing overall.

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