For the second time, a bill proposing strict rent controls on single-family homes, condominiums, and apartments in California has been pulled from the hearing calendar.
SB 466, authored by Sen. Aisha Wahab, D-Hayward, was first set to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 28 but was reset for April 11. Now, the proposal has been pulled from the April 11 calendar as well. A new date has not yet been set.
If passed, the proposed legislation would significantly alter the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which is California’s most important rental housing-protection law. Currently, Costa-Hawkins prohibits cities and counties from imposing local rent control ordinances on any type of housing built after 1995, although the cutoff is earlier in some cities with rent control ordinances that pre-date Costa-Hawkins. It also prohibits local rent controls on single-family homes and condos of any age. SB 466 would undo these core elements of Costa-Hawkins.
The California Apartment Association is still encouraging its members to contact their senator and urge them to vote against SB 466 in the Senate. To send a letter, click the button below, which will take you to the CAA’s grassroots government advocacy system.