California Rent Control Update - Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

February 6, 2018

Rent control: As the leading property rights activist group in California, HJTA strongly opposes rent-control and any policy that would make affordable housing more difficult to construct in California. Rent control also makes it more difficult for units to be modernized, and it discourages new construction. Assembly Bill 1506 would have removed legal protections for property owners and allowed cities to impose drastic rent control on any type of residential housing, including single-family homes. This brazen attempt to inhibit the free market was defeated in the Assembly Housing Committee.

Your support and advocacy were a key part of these victories. But the fight isn’t over.

The supporters of rent control are coming back with a proposed November ballot initiative that would repeal the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, the state law that says rent control can’t apply to housing built after 1995, single-family homes, condos and duplexes. If this initiative makes it to the ballot and passes, cities could pass radical new rent-control laws that worsen the housing crisis and make it even harder for young people and new residents to find housing.

As you know, HJTA's tax status does not allow us to fight ballot measures, but our "No New Taxes" Committee can defeat this measure and others circulating that will increase your taxes and lower your property values.

Thank you for all you do to help protect Californians and ensure a better future for our state.

David Wolfe
Legislative Director
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

P.S. You can help by donating to our “No New Taxes” Committee today. Click here to help protect California’s housing market and property owners from being devastated by reckless rent-control laws and tax grabs.



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