A PIDS study says the Rent Control Law does not benefit tenants, especially those from low-income households. It has caused maintenance issues and the deterioration of rental houses. Poor tenants often pay for substandard housing facilities. PIDS urges the government to consider providing housing allowance to poor households to help them afford rental in better environments. It also suggests undertaking public rental housing programs to be administered by local governments.
Know more about the study “Beyond the Rent: Studying the Unintended Consequences of Housing Rent Control Law in Metro Manila” by downloading the book, Unintended Consequences: The Folly of Uncritical Thinking, here: https://bit.ly/2Kf9GTO.

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