Cities and Counties Deal With a Rush on Evictions

California communities are witnessing a rush on evictions and rent raises ahead of statewide protections that go into effect Jan. 1.

Examples abound in the Central Valley, PasadenaSan Mateo County, and Arden Arcade where 40 leases in a 54-unit complex are being terminated.

In Los Angeles, Milpitas, Redwood City, and Santa Cruz, emergency measures have been passed to prevent the stampede. Renter advocates in Pasadena and Sacramento County are urging their leaders to do the same.

The no-cause evictions and rent increases are a suspected attempt to get ahead of AB 1482, which was signed by the governor last month. It will cap rent increases at 5% statewide for the next 10 years and prohibit evictions without cause. You can learn more about which buildings will be covered or excluded at Curbed LA