Rent Control Laws by State


The map below shows states with rent control, with preemptions that prevent rent control policies, without rent control or preemptions and states that have previously been listed as having preemptions, but no statute or case law could be found. NMHC/NAA retain the viewpoint that rent control exacerbates housing shortages, causes existing buildings to deteriorate and disproportionately benefit higher-income households. NMHC/NAA urge lawmakers to reject price controls and pursue alternatives such as voucher-based rental assistance to better address critical affordable housing shortages.


NMHC_Rent_Control_Map_Legend



*Not intended for use as legal advice. Information pulled from publicly available sources.