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Statewide Initiative to Repeal Costa-Hawkins and Expand Rent Control Certified for the November Ballot

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Some 595,000 Signatures Were Collected to Qualify The Affordable Housing Act, the statewide initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and allow for the expansion of rent control in communities across the state, was certified for the November ballot by the California Secretary of State’s office today. Below is a statement from the campaign to expand rent control. “We’re …

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Homeless Students Unite Behind Rent Control Initiative

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Humboldt State’s Homeless Student Advocate Alliance Endorses Statewide Campaign to Repeal Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and Expand Rent Control The Humboldt State University Homeless Student Advocate Alliance, an organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of homeless students not only in Humboldt, but across the state, has endorsed the Affordable Housing Act, a statewide initiative that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins …

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California Tenants Unite Behind Rent Control Expansion Effort

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Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Pasadena, and Glendale Tenants Unions Endorse Statewide Initiative to Repeal Costa-Hawkins Act Some of the largest tenants’ unions in the state, including the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Pasadena and Glendale tenants unions, have endorsed the Affordable Housing Act, a statewide initiative that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act and return power to local communities to …

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Renters Rise Up! Protest Against Apartment Owners Association Anti-Rent Control Seminar

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The Supporters of a Statewide Effort to Expand Rent Control Took Over Promenade N at Ocean Blvd in Long Beach A coalition of housing activists and renters, including a group from the effort to expand rent control statewide, took over Promenade N at Ocean Blvd in Long Beach on Tuesday to protest eviction attorney Dennis Block and his anti-rent control seminar …

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Displaced Mother of Six Fights to Expand Rent Control

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In Pomona, about 30 miles east of Downtown Los Angeles, Gloria Cortez sits next to a small U-Haul trailer with her 2-year-old daughter and eight-month-old son in the parking lot of a faded motel. She and her family have been homeless for nine months, with periodic stays at the motel. Their troubles started, last year, when they couldn’t afford a …

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Californians Submit 595,340 Signatures for the Affordable Housing Act

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On April 23, a statewide movement powered by tenants — and supported by labor, economic justice, civil rights, and faith-based groups — announced that 595,340 voters have signed the Affordable Housing Act petition to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, the harmful anti-rent control law. With such a successful signature drive, Californians and political leaders are showing vigorous approval for a …

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Renters Rise Up! Turn In Signatures To Put Costa-Hawkins Repeal on November Ballot

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Coalition for Affordable Housing Supporters Held Marches at State Capitol, Los Angeles City Hall, and Oakland City Hall. At a series of rallies held throughout California, a coalition of renters, small landlords, labor allies, faith-based organizations, and civil rights leaders came together to place the repeal of the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act on the November 2018 ballot. Repealing the act …

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West Hollywood City Council Endorses Affordable Housing Act

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On Monday, March 5, West Hollywood City Council joined tenant groups, community organizations and unions in endorsing the Affordable Housing Act, unanimously passing a resolution in support of the ballot initiative that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and allow cities to pass more robust rent control measures. With less than two months since signature gathering started, the campaign …

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Repeal Costa-Hawkins Movement Makes Big Impact at California Democratic Convention

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The rallying cry was heard over and over, throughout the San Diego Convention Center, at the California Democratic Party Convention last week: “The rent! The rent! Is too damn high!” Waving signs and banging drums, tenants and activists demanded that Democrats strongly support the repeal of Costa-Hawkins, the anti-rent control law that hurts working people. With Californians struggling under massive affordable-housing and …

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Affordable Housing Act, to Remove State Barriers to Local Rent Control, Launches Signature Gathering Kickoff

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This Saturday, hundreds of member volunteers of tenant groups, community organizations and unions are hosting a united grassroots signature gathering kickoff to support the Affordable Housing Act to repeal the state restriction on rent control, the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act. In less than a month since signature gatherers hit the ground to place the Affordable Housing Act on the …