Proposition 10, the affordable housing act, is the biggest statewide measure to protect tenants in decades. It will repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act – an outdated state law passed by the real estate lobby to undermine local tenant protections. Passing Prop 10 will bring us one step closer to having real rent control in San Francisco. Vote Yes on Prop 10!
Passing Prop 10 will do the following:
- Protect tenants and families threatened with
skyrocketing rents, eviction and displacement
- Reduce homelessness caused by stabilizing rents
and keeping people in their homes
- Stop predatory rent gouging
- Lower rents for new tenants by allowing the
implementation of rent control on vacant apartments
- Curb corporate greed by protecting families from
Wall Street landlords
How the Costa-Hawkins undermines local tenant protections:
- It prohibits rent control on any apartment built
after 1995 or the year a city passed a local rent control ordinance – which was
1979 in SF – leaving four decades of our city’s housing completely unprotected.
- It prohibits rent control on single family homes
or condos, which is why evicting renters and converting apartments into condos
is a huge problem in cities with rent stabilization laws.
- It gives landlords incentives to harass and
evict long-time tenants by prohibiting vacancy control – policies that cities
can adopt to stabilize the price of rental units, instead of letting them jump
to market rates after a tenant is forced out or vacates.
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Reports and Research
To learn more about the effect of the Costa Hawkins Act, and why we need rent control here in San Francisco and throughout California, follow these links to read more.