A New ‘Holy Grail’ in the Housing Crisis: Statewide Rent Caps

February 23, 2024

When states get involved in the issue, it has often been to prevent local jurisdictions from enacting rent regulations. The state of Washington blocked local rent regulations in 1981, when Republicans last controlled the governor’s office and legislature. “The holy grail of holy grails is rent control,” said State Representative Andrew Barkis, a Republican who represents a district east of Olympia. Originally from Montclair, N.J., one of about 100 New Jersey municipalities with rent regulations, Mr. The post A New ‘Holy Grail’ in the Housing Crisis: Statewide Rent Caps appeared first on New York Times.