Stability, security, affordability. Californians should have all three, but today they are out-of-reach for far too many, because of the housing crisis. We need to act now to protect the 17 million Californians who rent, while we also work to preserve existing housing and increase the production of housing that is affordable to California's low-income and working families.
To protect our residents now, and keep more families in their homes, we must address skyrocketing rents and evictions, That's why we have the Keep Families Home bill package that needs to be enacted this year if we hope to reduce the hardship, displacement and homelessness being caused by out-of-control rent increases. AB 36 (Bloom), AB 1481 (Bonta) and AB 1482 (Chiu), together, will make real progress towards our goals of increasing Stability, Security and Affordability, by placing a cap on allowable annual rent increases, returning to local jurisdictions more tools to stabilize rents, and protecting renters from unfair evictions.
The current situation, with over half of California's renters paying well over 30% of their income on rent is unsustainable - for the health and well-being of families, our business climate and the economy, and for our environment. As a state, we cannot afford to wait longer! Join us in making the Keep Families Home Bill Package a reality!
AB 36 Costa Hawkins Reform
This bill provides limited, reasonable updates to the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, allowing local jurisdictions to apply rent stability measures to more units, if they so choose. Specifically, AB 36 will allow local rent controls to apply to:
- Single-family rentals and condos, with an exemption for landlords owning two or less properties.
- Rental units that are more than 10 years old (set on a rolling date).
AB 1482 will protect millions of families who rent by establishing an upper limit, or cap, on allowable annual rent increases. AB 1482 will apply to all rental units in the state, except those covered by a local rent control ordinance, deed-restricted affordable housing, or dormitories.
AB 1481 Just Cause Eviction
AB 1481 will protect people who rent from unfair evictions by requiring landlords to have a "just cause"for any eviction. As with similar local laws, AB 1481 will protect a landlords right to evict tenants for lease violations.
*CLICK TO CALL* these 5 key legislators on the housing committee to urge vote yes on the bills on April 24th by sharing your story and why rent control and tenant protections matter to you:
*CICK TO EMAIL* the same legislators in support!
1. Todd Gloria - San Diego
Capitol: (916) 319-2078
District: (619) 645-3090
|2. Brian Maienschein - San Diego – North County
Capitol: (916) 319-2077
District: (858) 675-0077
|3. Monique Limón - Ventura & Santa Barbara
Capitol: (916) 319-2037
Santa Barbara: (805) 564-1649 Ventura: (805) 641-3700
|4. Sharon Quirk-Silva - Orange County
District: (714) 521-6505
|5. Jesse Gabriel - San Fernando Valley
Capitol: (916) 319-2045
District: (818) 904-3840