Half Moon Bay Considers Rent Control

Carina Woudenberg, Half Moon Bay Review, April 5, 2018

"The city of Half Moon Bay is in the early stages of considering some form of rent control that could ease a growing crisis felt by area residents who are forced to double up in homes or move out of the area just to make ends meet.

"At the March 20 City Council meeting, Half Moon Bay resident Joaquin Jimenez spoke about the issue and how it has hit the Latino community on the Coastside particularly hard. Jimenez said he had collected 300 signatures from residents interested in seeing a rent control ordinance appear an upcoming ballot.

"As heard in one of the city’s recent “listening sessions,” many in the community are concerned about sky-rocketing rents and the effects they’ve had on a community that works for wages that have largely remained stagnant."

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