SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento City council passed a rent control measure Tuesday night.
Mayor Steinberg pushed the ordinance as a way to deal with rising rent and a lack of affordable housing in the area that’s causing a homeless crisis.
Renter Rogina Engebretsen was glad to see Sacramento City Council pass the Tenant Protection and Relief Act, which will limit rent increases to no more than six percent each year plus inflation, with a cap at 10%.
The law will be in effect for five years and does not apply to single-family homes.
“I don’t know if I’m going to have a place to live or not. I’m scared,” Engebretsen said.