Supreme Court upholds San Rafael rent control

January 14, 2014 10:23:36 PM PST
The United State Supreme Court has affirmed a major victory for California mobile home owners protected by rent control.

ABC7 News has been following this case closely for the past five years, focusing on the Contempo Marin mobile home park in San Rafael. The park owner, Equity Lifestyle Properties, sued the city of San Rafael, claiming its rent control law for mobile homes was unconstitutional.

After a long legal battle, the Supreme Court has now refused to hear an appeal in the case. That means San Rafael's rent control stands.

The decision is expected to protect mobile home residents in about 100 California cities and counties with similar rent control laws.

Written and produced by Jennifer Olney


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