Assembly Bill 724: Nation’s First State-Wide Rental Registry On Track to Pass California Committee

Sacramento, CA. — As activists barnstorm California’s Capital this week, advocating for solutions to the state’s housing crisis, Assemblymember Buffy Wicks’ (D – Oakland) proposal collect statewide data on rental trends heads into committee with strong support from tenants rights groups. Assembly Bill 724, will establish California’s first state-wide rental registry to track rent levels and evictions.

With renters struggling, California still needs 1.4 million affordable units, report finds

Despite recent laws and new funding to boost housing construction, California still needs 1.4 million more affordable rental units, according to a report out Thursday. Of more than 2 million very low-income renter households in California, roughly two-thirds are severely cost burdened, meaning they spend more than half their income on rent, according to a report by the California Housing Partnership.