Tag Archives | Rent Control

  • New York City tenant organizers at a protest. Find more at the Interference Archive.

    The National fight for rent control

    Rent control has been around for as long as the landlord. Since antiquity it has served as a tool for limiting land speculation, especially during economic shocks. In Rome, beginning in 40 B.C.E., in the wake of civil war, a debt crisis, and political turmoil, the government instituted a temporary rent cap and a cancellation of rent for one year.