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L.A. Celebration Tonight! Costa-Hawkins Repeal Ballot Measure Certified for November California Ballot

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 2018 ballot by the California Secretary of State’s
office on Friday, June 15th. (LA Times: ‘Californians
will make a big decision on rent control in November’ – June 15,
2018, by Liam Dillon).

In April, at a press event on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall with Mayor
Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mike Bonin (D-11th
District)—who both support the ballot initiative—and housing advocates,
labor leaders, community activists and fellow elected officials
announced their support of, and submission of a total of over 594,000
voter signatures to County Registrars in all 58 California counties in
support of the ballot initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental
Housing Act of 1995.

What:

CELEBRATION & RECEPTION: Costa-Hawkins Repeal ballot
measure CERTIFIED by CA Sec. of State’s Office for November
6th California statewide ballot.

When:

TONIGHT! Monday, June 18th 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Where:

Who:

Damien Goodmon, Director of AHF’s Housing is a Human Right
project and the Costa Hawkins Repeal ballot measure campaign (aka:
The Affordable Housing Act)

Michael Weinstein, President, AHF

Media Contacts:

“We’re confident that voters will return power to local communities to
expand rent control and give millions of Californians a chance to stay
in their homes this November. They need relief. Friday’s certification
recognizes the hard work of hundreds of Californians, many of whom are
struggling to afford rent and make ends meet, who helped collect the
595,000 signatures needed to place this initiative on the ballot. It
recognizes that millions of California residents are struggling to
afford their homes and can’t wait any longer for relief. It recognizes
that Californians are prepared to take back the power to address the
housing affordability crisis. The time for rent gouging by corporate
landlords is coming to an end,” said Damien Goodmon, Director of AHF’s
Housing is a Human Right project and the Costa Hawkins Repeal ballot
measure campaign (aka: The Affordable Housing Act).

Goodmon added, “The state legislature is holding a hearing on this issue
next Thursday, June 21. They’ve got a chance to do what’s right and give
our cities the power to address skyrocketing rents. We only go to the
ballot if the legislature won’t act.”

In recognition of campaign staffers’ good work, the campaign will hold a
celebration tonight Monday night (June 18, 2018) at the L.A. campaign
headquarters at 7 p.m.: 6500
Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

About the Affordable Housing Act

The Affordable Housing Act is a statewide ballot measure that, if passed
in November, will repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and return
to local communities the power to adopt rent control necessary to
address the state’s housing affordability crisis. Costa-Hawkins prevents
cities and counties from applying rent control to apartments built after
1995 or to single-family rental units and condos. It also allows
landlords to raise the rent as much as they want when a unit becomes
vacant. (Costa-Hawkins
explained)

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