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Jury Rules Carson Violated Mobilehome Park Owner’s Constitutional Rights

A federal court jury ordered the city of Carson to pay $3.3 millon in damages to a mobilehome park owner for violating his constitutional rights when it repeatedly rejected proposed rent increases at his park.

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Rent Control is the Wrong Prescription for California’s Housing Crisis

WMA’s executive director, Sheila Dey writes, “Instead of addressing the root cause, some policymakers are championing rent control, despite the fact that it has never effectively preserved or expanded affordable housing stocks.”

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HUD Warns Against Blanket Bans of Ex-Offenders

Private landlords who have blanket bans on renting to people with criminal records are in violation of the Fair Housing Act and can be sued and face penalties for discrimination, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development said today as they released new guidance on the issue.

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This is how California’s governor wants to make it easier to build affordable housing

For years, Gov. Jerry Brown has resisted efforts to spend more money to build affordable housing. As part of his revised budget released Friday, Brown announced what he said was a better solution: making it easier to build homes for low-income residents. In a new package of legislation, Brown is proposing to streamline the permitting process for developers building affordable homes.

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Walters: Californians see big housing crisis but don’t agree on solutions

Those in California media and politics understand – finally – that there is a housing crisis. However, there’s no agreement on what precisely it is or how it might be addressed.

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Jury rules Carson violated mobile home park owner’s constitutional rights, owes $3.3 million

A federal court jury on Thursday ordered the city of Carson to pay $3.3 million in damages to a mobile home park owner for violating his constitutional rights when it repeatedly rejected proposed rent increases at his park.

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