Resources

Click the tabs below to read press clips, examine studies on rent control, or download fact sheets from SHAPE Illinois.
Wall Street Journal

EDITORIAL BOARD: Rent Control Backfires Again in St. Paul

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Twin Cities developers, landlords prepare for the worst as rent control organizers celebrate

Minneapolis Star Tribune

EDITORIAL BOARD: Reject efforts to add rent control

Crains
Crain’s Chicago Business

Here's an affordable housing solution developers actually like

The Daily Line

Rent control and excessive regulation threaten to derail affordable housing agenda

Bloomberg
Bloomberg

Yup, rent control does more harm than good

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Letter: Why rent control is still a bad idea

Chicago Sun Times

Letter: Rent control produces dismal results for renters and cities

San Francisco Chronicle

Chronicle recommends: No on Prop 10

The San Diego Union Tribune

Vote no on rent control, a ‘solution’ that worsens housing crisis.

Crains
Crain’s Chicago Business

A Chicago economist weighs in on rent control

Crains
Crain’s Chicago Business

Rent control: stakeholders urge caution on repealing state ban

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Rent control would benefit some tenants but sap vitality from Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times

EDITORIAL: High rents are a problem. Rent control is not the answer

THE Real Deal
The Real Deal

Rent control push suffers setback in Springfield

Capitol Fax

Two of Rep. Guzzardi’s most progressive bills killed by fellow Dems

WSIU
WSIU/NPR

The Evidence against rent control

Crains
Crain’s Chicago Business

Bill to lift ban on rent control fails in Springfield

Bisnow

Housing experts want more building, less regulation to solve the affordable housing crisis

The Orange County Register

Fallout from state’s rent control debate: More rent hikes

CoStar News

Following statewide rent cap, Oregon multifamily investment drops 38%

New York Post

Rent control critics warn about eventual destruction of New York City

The Wall Street Journal

The Wages of rent control: New York’s latest law, hardly a month old, is already chilling builders

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Commentary: Illinois should resist the rent control temptation

Washington Post

Editorial: The economists are right: Rent control is bad

Washington Post

National rent control cap: Where 2020 Democrats stand

Rental Housing Journal

Rising rent control is slowing development and investment

Crains
Crain's Chicago Business

Renters are king in Chicago right now

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Chicago rents fell 12% in 2020

The Star Tribune

Editorial: Yes, there's a better plan than rent control

Bloomberg
Bloomberg

Opinion: Berlin’s Rent Controls Are Proving to Be a Disaster

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Yes, gentrification is a problem. But rent control isn’t the right remedy

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Commentary: Rent control is not the answer for south suburban communities

The Daily Herald

Letter: Rent controls are dangerous policy