Gimme Shelter

A look into California's housing crisis and how it impacts you.

Why is it so expensive to live in California? And what can the state do about it? CALmatters’ data and housing reporter Matt Levin and Los Angeles Times housing reporter Liam Dillon chat about the latest developments in California housing policy and interview a key housing newsmaker. Listen to this podcast and we promise your rent will drop in half instantly.

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Rent control firebrand has no regrets

Michael Weinstein, rent-control advocate and president of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, had a rough time in Sacramento last week.

Will rent control and other tenant bills get through the Capitol this time?

Please subscribe to the Gimme Shelter podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Google Play, Spotify or Overcast.  Ready for another fight over rent control? Six months after a statewide initiative that could have expanded rent control across California was rejected overwhelmingly at the polls, a group of progressive state lawmakers are back with a suite of pro-tenant legislation […]

Are in-law units the secret solution to the state’s housing shortage?

California lawmakers have pitched dozens of bold, high-profile solutions to California’s affordable housing shortage. But for all the big-picture housing legislation that has actually become law over the past few years, so far the solution that’s proved most immediately effective at providing new housing has been rather small in size: Accessory Dwelling Units, colloquially known as in-law units or granny flats.

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