- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland City Council has unanimously passed a 90-day emergency moratorium on residential rent hikes.

KNTV reports (https://bit.ly/1qu6l8n) Wednesday that the move came after a marathon meeting where hundreds of vocal residents demanded that city leaders deal with the city’s housing crisis.

The moratorium will not apply to rental units built after 1983, which are protected under state law, the station reported.

In Oakland, more than 1,000 people every month are losing their homes to eviction, and Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan says many are happening illegally.

Rents in Oakland have increased by more than 13 percent in the past year.

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Information from: KNTV-TV.


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