What is Proposition 21?


 

What is Proposition 21?


Californians Have Had Enough

COVID-19 has made a brewing crisis reach its boiling point as millions of Californians face staggering unemployment and even further housing insecurity. While high rents disproportionally and adversely affect low-income households, people of color, seniors, and families with children, California’s housing affordability crisis has a ripple effect that affects renters, homeowners, middle-income families, and low-income families alike. Housing is at the intersection of everything. It affects everything and all of us.

Californians Have Had Enough

COVID-19 has made a brewing crisis reach its boiling point as millions of Californians face staggering unemployment and even further housing insecurity. While high rents disproportionally and adversely affect low-income households, people of color, seniors, and families with children, California’s housing affordability crisis has a ripple effect that affects renters, homeowners, middle-income families, and low-income families alike. Housing is at the intersection of everything. It affects everything and all of us.


But There Is a Solution


California’s out-of-control housing costs are driven by corporate landlords, the Big Real Estate lobby and outdated rent control laws. Proven solutions are necessary to address California’s housing affordability crisis.

Proposition 21 is a November 2020 state ballot initiative that will allow for the expansion of rent control throughout California. If passed, the measure would give local governments the power to implement tenant-friendly protections that limit annual rent increases, prevent displacement, and make living in California affordable for all.

Rent Control Works. It can be implemented quickly and it can protect millions of renters.

Read The Initiative

How Does Prop 21 Work?

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Modernizes Rent Control
Allows local governments to limit rent increases on buildings older than 15 years, protecting millions of renters while incentivizing the construction of new housing.
Helps Renters (And Homeowners)
Allows rent limits on more rental homes than ever before, while exempting single-family homeowners who own up to two homes.
Preserves Affordable Housing
Slows rent increases across communities by limiting rent hikes on empty units. This will help keep housing costs down for all of us while reducing unjust evictions of seniors, veterans, and families.