By: Joe Ducey
Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 21, 2022
PHOENIX — If you're a renter, you know it's been a tough couple of years.
Valley rents increased by 30% in 2021 and are still on pace for similar increases this year. Is it time to consider limiting what landlords can charge?
Rent control is a divisive topic with very strong opinions on both sides.
State Senator Martin Quezada hopes this year things change. "We proposed a bill that would limit the amount of rent increases," he stated.
Quezada represents the Arizona's Legislative District 29.
While he says his previous rent control bills have gone nowhere, he hopes this year the timing is right.
"I'm having person after person telling me they can't afford their rent and they have no other place to go," Quezada said.