Repeal of Costa-Hawkins on the November 2024 Ballot: The “Justice for Renters Act”

Why This Proposal Is Terrible For All Rental Housing Owners in California

The Justice for Renters Act has qualified for the November 2024 California ballot. The Proposition still needs to be assigned a ballot number. The measure provides that: “The state may not limit the right of any city, county, or city and county to maintain, enact or expand residential rent control.”

What this Means: It Gives Local Governments the Ability to Impose Extreme Rent Control

• The initiative will allow local governments to impose extreme rent control on all rental housing regardless of the age or size of the building.

• It rescinds the current state law that bans extreme rent control and vacancy control, known as the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

Contribute to the CAA Issues Committee to fight the repeal of Costa-Hawkins. The suggested contribution is $250/apartment unit you own/manage. You can also “phase-in” your contribution over the course of 2024.

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