In early March I met with one of the leaders of the Alameda Association of Realtors to discuss a recent excessive rent increase that resulted in an elderly couple and their disabled adult daughter having to leave the apartment they had rented for 17 years. We had a productive conversation about this incident, about what constitutes affordable rental rates in Alameda, and how to reconcile the interests of both landlords and tenants if a similar situation arises in the future because, unlike some other Bay Area cities, Alameda doesn't have rent control.
So What Do You Think? Should Alameda have rent control?
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