Amidst Housing Crisis, California Reaches Rent Cap Agreement

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A bicyclist rides by a row of homes in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new deal on Friday that seeks to protect millions of California renters against rent-gouging and evictions. If approved by the state Legislature, the agreement would limit rent increases to 5 percent plus inflation, with a 10 percent maximum increase. Forum discusses what this rent cap might mean for California.


Guy Marzorati, reporter, KQED's California politics and government desk