Rent control protects tenants from excessive rent increases, and can help prevent displacement. This tool can be used in neighborhoods experiencing gentrification to help maintain affordability, and can lead to enhanced capacity of community members to advocate for appropriate housing policies that encourage diverse neighborhoods. This tool is effective in medium to large urban and suburban areas with high rental density, and requires legal expertise.

This PolicyLink tool can be found here: http://policylink.org/sites/default/files/rent-control.pdf

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