Rent control


If state and local governments end rent controls, they should provide a transition period during which rent increases would be limited. Rent protections for households with low incomes should be continued. 

Existing rent controls should frequently be reviewed to evaluate their effectiveness, including the extent to which they create disincentives to affordable housing and maintenance. Such controls should also permit a reasonable return to owners, minimize disparities in rent burdens among households, and prevent exploitation of such controls by those who do not need this assistance.