A new report from Tenants Together, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), PICO California, and the Housing NOW! coalition reveals that Wall Street real estate investors are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to lobby California legislators and prevent 17 million California tenants from enjoying commonsense housing protections.
Costa Hawkins Act
Tenants Together and our coalition of members are proud to endorse three ballot measures. Click on each one to learn more, and sign up to volunteer and support!
Yes on Measure C will create rent control and just-cause for eviction in the city of Sacramento.
Yes on Measure RC will create rent control and just-cause in the city of Burbank.
The defeat of a ballot measure that would have allowed for the expansion of rent control across California has buoyed landlords and left tenants pinning their hopes on the state’s new governor for relief.
Proposition 10 failed resoundingly with nearly 62% of voters rejecting the initiative as of results tallied Wednesday. The initiative would have repealed the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which bans cities and counties from implementing more aggressive forms of rent control. The result means those prohibitions remain in place.
Proposition 10, the proposed initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, was stymied at the state ballot Tuesday thanks to an unprecedented $74 million in real estate industry opposition money, but there were also victories for rent control at local ballots across California.
Back in spring, Berkeley’s rent board jumped out in front of San Francisco on a vote that could bring the most significant change to California housing in decades. A grassroots campaign had just announced it had gathered enough signatures for Proposition 10, a statewide November ballot measure to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. The 1995 state law took power from local governments, restricting their ability to enact or expand rent-control laws. In San Francisco, voters could face a similar measure next year.
San Francisco’s YIMBY Action is facing a difficult choice, one that may define the group for years to come.
Will the champions of “build, build, build” endorse Proposition 10, the state ballot prop that would repeal rent control advocate’s most pernicious roadblock, Costa Hawkins?