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■  Ellis Act Eviction Reports

■  Owner Move-In Eviction Reports



■  January 2019 article by Stephen Barton titled "The Economics of Residential Rent Control: A Not-So-Simple Matter of Supply and Demand," published in the January/February 2019 Issue of Dollars & Sense.

■  2013 Report on Rent Stabilization and the Berkeley Rental Housing Market after Vacancy Decontrol  

■  2012 Vacancy Decontrol and Reinvestment Report (Revised 1/28/13)    

■  2011 Report on Seismic Improvements for Soft Story Properties

■  2012 Customer Service Survey Results (Property Owners & Managers)

■  2010 Economic Study

■  October 2018 study by the USC Dornsife Program for Environmental and Regional Equity by Manuel Pastor, Ph.D, et al. titled, "Rent Matters: What are the Impacts of Rent Stabilization Measures?"

■  October 2018 study by the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy by Alisa Belinkoff Katz, et al. titled, "People are Simply Unable to Pay the Rent – What History Tells us About Rent Control in Los Angeles"

■  September 2018 study by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society by Nicole Montojo, Stephen Barton and Eli Moore, titled "Opening the Door for Rent Control: Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Protecting California’s Renters"

■  June 16, 2018 paper by Stephen Barton, titled "Why California Tenants Need Rent Control"

■  June 13, 2018 analysis published by Moody’s Analytics, by Andres Carbacho-Burgos, titled "A Dissent: The Economic Consequences of Unrestricted Rent in California"

■  May 11, 2018 study prepared for the City and County of San Francisco Planning Department by Emily Alter, Emma Fernandez, Sam Finn and Veronica Cummings, titled Anti-Displacement and Community Stabilization Strategy for San Francisco: Affordability Protection Through Eviction Regulation and Rent Control"

■  March 13, 2018 article published by 48 Hills, by Tim Redmond, titled "The Flaws in Stanford’s Anti-Rent Control Study"

■  March 12, 2018 article published by Tenants Together, titled "Rent Control Works: A Response to Business School Professors’ Misguided Attacks"

■  January 2018 paper by National Bureau of Economic Research, by Rebecca Diamond, Timothy McQuade and Franklin Qian, titled "The Effects of Rent Control Expansion on Tenants, Landlords, and Inequality: Evidence from San Francisco"

■  January 2018 study from Urban Habitat, titled "Strengthening Communities Through Rent Control and Just-Cause Evictions: Case Studies from Berkeley, Santa Monica and Richmond"

■  May 9, 2016 report by UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy, by Taylor Smiley Wolfe, titled "California’s Affordability and Displacement Crisis: The Role of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act"

■  January 1, 2016 article in the Apartment Owners Association of California home page, by Michael St. John, titled "The Impact of Vacancy Decontrol"

■  January 28, 2013 staff report to the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, titled, "Rent Stabilization and the Berkeley Rental Housing Market 15 Years after Vacancy Decontrol"

■  January 28, 2013 staff report to the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, titled "Vacancy Decontrol and Reinvestment in Berkeley Rental Housing"

■  March 15, 2010 staff report to the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, titled "The Effects of Rent Stabilization and Vacancy Decontrol on Rents, Rental Property Values and Rent Burdens in Berkeley, California"

■  2008 article published in UC Berkeley Department of City and Regional Planning - Berkeley Planning Journal 21, by Lauren Lambie-Hanson, titled "Effects of Vacancy Decontrol on Berkeley Rental Housing"

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■  2009 Berkeley Tenants Survey Results

■  1998 Berkeley Tenants Survey Results 

■  1984 Berkeley Tenant and Landlord Survey

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■  Rent Stabilization in the 21st Century (2012)

■  1995 Berkeley Rent Increase Standards Report

■  Rent Control in the City of Berkeley, 1978 to 1994 (file size: 18.6 MB)

■  1982 Berkeley General Adjustment of Rent Ceilings Report

■  1973 Berkeley Housing Survey Report

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