The California Apartment Association has formed a coalition of housing advocacy groups to defeat a draconian rent control and “just cause” eviction measure proposed for the city of Sacramento. The coalition, Citizens for Affordable Housing, will raise dollars to educate voters on the serious flaws of the proposed Sacramento Renter Protection and Community Stabilization Charter Amendment. In addition, the coalition will work with local housing providers and the city of Sacramento on solutions to increase access to affordable housing for everyone in our community.
On Monday, April 23, signatures were submitted to qualify an initiative for the November 2018 ballot that would hurt owners of rental housing throughout California. The Housing Freeze would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, opening the door for permanent price caps on what owners can charge for rent on their properties. The California Apartment Association encourages its members to sign up today to join the campaign opposed to this initiative. The Housing Freeze’s sponsor, Michael Weinstein, has an extensive history of fighting against new housing and opposing renters. He has spent more than $2 million to put this initiative… Read More
Owners and managers of rental housing can now make contributions to the campaign to prevent the repeal of the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. A statewide ballot measure that would overturn Costa-Hawkins and bring extreme forms of rent control back to California is expected to qualify for the November ballot. Californians for Responsible Housing is accepting campaign contributions to defeat the measure at SaveCostaHawkins.org. Related content: After defeat of AB 1506, tenant groups turn to initiative to overturn Costa-Hawkins (Feb. 2, 2018)
Tenant operatives are now attempting to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act through a statewide ballot measure targeted for the November 2018 election. Signature gathering to qualify the initiative began after the state attorney general issued a title and summary for the measure, which you can find here. Qualifying the ballot measure for the fall became the focus of tenant groups in January after CAA and its allies defeated AB 1506, a bill that would have overturned Costa-Hawkins and brought extreme forms of rent control back to California. The bill fell just one vote shy of advancing to the Assembly… Read More
The California Apartment Association was quoted this week in a number of news stories about efforts to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act via statewide initiative. “Rent control would put a halt on new construction,” Debra Carlton, senior vice president of public affairs for CAA, told Sacramento CBS 13. “It may help an individual at that moment in time, but it will stop construction going forward, and the future of California is in jeopardy.”
Repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act — and bringing extreme forms of rent control back to California — is no longer a legislative priority for the San Jose City Council. On a 9-2 vote Tuesday, the council removed overturning Costa-Hawkins from its legislative to-do list. That decision came after this year’s legislative effort to repeal Costa-Hawkins — Assembly Bill 1506 – died Jan. 11 during its first committee hearing. It was the second straight year that AB 1506 fizzled amid fierce opposition from the California Apartment Association and its allies.
A statewide ballot initiative filed Monday, Oct. 23, seeks to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, landmark legislation that protects property owners and renters from radical, local rent control measures. For over 20 years, the Costa-Hawkins Act has prohibited local governments from regulating the price of rents on rental units built after 1995. Costa-Hawkins also prohibits a local government from regulating rents on single-family homes, individually owned condominiums and townhouses. Moreover, the act also requires all rent control ordinances to allow a rental property owner to set the rent at market rate once a new tenant moves out and a… Read More
Lawmakers have introduced a bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, landmark legislation that exempts new construction and single-family homes from local rent control laws. AB 1506 was introduced Friday, Feb. 17, the last day to propose bills in the California Legislature for 2017. Assemblymen Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica; Rob Bonta, D-Oakland; and David Chiu, D-San Francisco, authored the proposal with Sen. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, as a co-author.