New CPI data for all counties released 

The California Apartment Association today updated its members-only tool for calculating maximum allowable rent increases under California’s statewide rent cap law.

Under AB 1482, rent increases within a 12-month period are capped at 5% plus the percentage change in the cost of living (CPI) or 10%, whichever is lower, to covered properties. The law applies the April CPI (or March CPI if April’s is unavailable) to rent increases effective on or after Aug. 1 each year. The CPI percentage must be rounded to the nearest one-tenth of a percent. Consequently, the applicable CPI depends on whether the rent increase takes effect before or on/after Aug. 1 of any given year, so the rates below are effective Aug. 1, 2024, through July 31, 2025.

This equates to the following max allowable increases for the various local metro areas:

Sacramento – 8.8%
Placer – 8.8%
Yolo – 8.8%
El Dorado – 8.8%