Resources

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Washington Post

Editorial: The economists are right: Rent control is bad

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Chicago Tribune

Commentary: Illinois should resist the rent control temptation

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The Wall Street Journal

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

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New York Post

Rent control critics warn about eventual destruction of New York City

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CoStar News

Following statewide rent cap, Oregon multifamily investment drops 38%

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The Orange County Register

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

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Bisnow

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

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Crain’s Chicago Business

Bill to lift ban on rent control fails in Springfield

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WSIU/NPR

The Evidence against rent control

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Capitol Fax

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

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The Real Deal

Rent control push suffers setback in Springfield

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Chicago Sun-Times

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

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Chicago Tribune

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

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Crain’s Chicago Business

Rent control: stakeholders urge caution on repealing state ban

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Crain’s Chicago Business

A Chicago economist weighs in on rent control

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The San Diego Union Tribune

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

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San Francisco Chronicle

Chronicle recommends: No on Prop 10

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Chicago Sun Times

Letter: Rent control produces dismal results for renters and cities

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Chicago Tribune

Letter: Why rent control is still a bad idea

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Bloomberg

Yup, rent control does more harm than good

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Stanford University

Stanford University economists Rebecca Diamond and Tim McQuade presented important research on rent control in 2019.

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National Apartment Association

No Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: The Destructive Consequences of Rent Control

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POLICYed

No Vacancy: The Consequences of Rent Control

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Freakonomics

Why Rent Control Doesn't Work

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NPR

The Evidence Against Rent Control

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NMHC

The Impacts of Rent Control: A Research Review and Synthesis

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SHAPE Illinois

Rent Control Alternatives

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National Multifamily Housing Council

Rent Control is Causing Declining Investment

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SHAPE Illinois

PRESS RELEASE: Diverse Coalition of Stakeholders Cautioning Against Unintended Consequences of Rent Control

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SHAPE Illinois

How Rent Control Hurts Neighborhoods

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NAA

Issue Fact Sheet - Rent Control

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NMHC

Rent Control

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NAA

Rent Control Position Statement

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SHAPE Illinois

Rent Control Policy Analysis

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SHAPE Illinois

Illinois Housing Shortage Analysis

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NMHC

Rent Control By State

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