Huntington Beach City Council Axes Measure on Mobile-Home Rent Control

Here’s an unusual end to a story about rent control initiatives. In recent years, tenant advocates across the U.S. have been pushing rent control initiatives in response to rising rents and stagnant incomes. But in Huntington Beach, California, an initiative to impose rent controls on mobile-home parks was withdrawn as property owners and tenants appear to working out rental agreements amongst themselves. Members of the Huntington Beach City Council figured out that rent control would only make the situation worse.