Rent Control Off the Table in Mountain View—For Now

Mountain View residents at a City Council candidate forum earlier this month in which no one—except residents—supported rent control. (Photo by Harry Who)

Mountain View has no rent control, leaving many long-time residents feeling helpless as housing costs have skyrocketed. While the city has subsidized construction of hundreds of affordable units since 2005, using below-market-rates in lieu of fees from developers, it’s not doing enough to meet the needs of thousands of residents struggling financially, according to housing activists.

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