Families with children are 33% of the homeless population

California's housing affordability crisis affects everyone, but it is especially devastating for working-class and low-income families. Unhoused children are one of the largest growing groups as more families become housing insecure. Prop 21 is a November ballot initiative that will limit rent increases and preserve affordable housing to help keep California families in their homes.

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Californians Have Had Enough!

Families, renters, and homeowners all face the same dilemma.Year after year, wages in California have remained stagnant, while the cost of living continues to rise. An affordable place to call home is out of reach for many. 

The number of homeless families has dramatically increased in our communities, as families with children are 33% of the homeless population. Up to 36% of emancipated foster care youth will report being homeless at least once. Compared to their peers, children experiencing homelessness and housing instability experience higher rates of mental health problems, developmental delays, poor cognitive outcomes, and depression. 

Prop 21  is urgently needed to prevent families living in cars, crowding in with other family members, and problems with school attendance by providing rent stability to our community.



Median Rents vs Median Wages in California


Housing is at the intersection of everything.
It affects everything and everyone. 

How Does Prop 21 Help?

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.
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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.

help 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.

Will you join the movement for housing justice and help keep families in their homes?

Sign up to learn more and vote YES on Prop 21 on November 3rd!