Rent Control Toolkit

Rent control is an effective policy solution to curb rising rents and displacement. 12 cities in California already have these protections. Our toolkit draws from experience and lessons learned in these cities.

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Including facts, policy analysis, a model rent control ordinance, tools to talk to your city council, and spread the word in media.


The toolkit contents draw from the combined expertise of Tenants Together staff, volunteers, interns, members, and member organizations. Special thanks to Rhonda Smith and Zachary Zaharoff, Legal and Policy Interns, for help and with research and drafting, and Lining Wang, Online Organizing intern for graphic design. Contributing staff were Leah Simon-Weisberg (Legal Director), Dan Harper (Organizing Director), and Aimee Inglis (Program Manager).

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