2/19/20 - Rent Control Hearing Scheduled

Housing Providers... 

Last year you made a difference stopping the Rent Control legislation moving forward.  We need your help again.  We need you to contact your legislators and make them understand what a bad policy Rent Control is.  I have the "91 ways..." list you can download as talking points.

91 Ways to Create More Affordable Housing - And Rent Control Isn't One Of Them

There is a hearing schedules for Wednesday, February 19th, 8:32am

We need your help filling out a WITNESS SLIP as an opponent.  These matter.  Please make your voice heard!

Thanks for your support,
Jane Garvey

2020 Rent control threats

The National REIA has been covering the ill-effects of rent-control for some time now.  Recently, the National Multifamily Housing Council issued an analysis of 2019’s housing market as well as looking forward into 2020.  They rightly say that rent-control is an “existential threat to the industry” that needs to be a top priority.  Read the full article

Rent Control Press Conference

Property owners argue against proposals to have rent control imposed,  that would limit landlords from increasing rents on existing tenants.

Chicago's Morning Answer Interview with Jane Garvey

flipping america - interview with jane garvey

A little while back Flipping America did a show on  Chicago and one of the guests was CCIA's President, Jane Garvey. This is an extended interview and focuses some of the time on rent control. Jane thinks they are  not the answer for affordable housing and offers up 91 reasons why they  are not.   Listen Now


Why Rent Control is Bad For Everyone

Dear CCIA Members & Friends,

Recently I was interviewed by Ed Kirch, CEO of Kirch Property Management regarding Rent Control.  

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTDxaSBC5qE&feature=youtu.be
We need your help to make this Issue go Viral!  To get the word out about and help people understand why Rent Control is BAD for Everyone!

  • Watch the video...
  • Post it on your Social Media...
  • Encourage all your friends, family & business acquaintances (even your tenants) to share this video...
    This is an urgent issue and the more we speak out, the better!

Below is the information we previously sent out to OPPOSE Lifting the Ban on Rent Control, and some of the proposed Rent Control bills. This has been a tough fight that will continue.  

Thanks for your support
Jane Garvey


ALL OF THE FOLLOWING PROPOSED BILLS ARE STALLED AT  RULE 19(a) - Meaning they won't be called for consideration until the fall veto session at the earliest:
OPPOSE: HB0255 - Repeal the Rent Control Preemption Act (Repeals the Rent Control Preemption Act)
OPPOSE: HB2192 - Rent Control Tenancy Procedure (Establishes 6 rent control boards - tenant dominated boards set the rents)
OPPOSE: HB3207 - Rent Control Act (Establishes a rent control board in every county - tenant dominated boards set the rents)
OPPOSE: SB0032  - Mobile Home Landlord Tenant (Rent control allowing communities with  less than 1 million population to impose Rent Control on Mobile Home  Parks)
OPPOSE: SB2063 - Rent Control Preemption Act (Repeals the Rent Control Preemption Act)

This is not just a Chicago issue... the entire State of Illinois is at risk.  Rent Control Means:

  • You may no longer set the rent amount for your property. That decision will be decided by a Rent Control Board, primarily made up of tenants and tenant attorneys.
  • You may no longer raise rent without permission of the Rent Control Board
  • You may no longer use the profit of your business as you see fit. 10% of your profit must be escrowed for a repair fund.
  • You may not refuse to renew a lease unless you pay the tenant’s relocation fees amounting to thousands of dollars.
  • Who pays for the Rent Control Board? You do. You must pay an annual tax for each unit that you own. 

Do you want your property rights ripped from you and handed to bureaucrats?


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