California’s Prop 10: Key to tackling housing affordability crisis

California’s Prop 10: Key to tackling housing affordability crisis

October 4, 2018

As true in every election, powerful special interests put out endless misinformation to confuse the voters and protect their own bottom line. Despite the baseless rhetoric from the corporate landlords opposing Proposition 10, it does not impact homeowners at all. People who own their own homes are not going to be affected by rent control measures when a community decides to move forward with one. Absentee landlords who rent out single-family houses are not “homeowners”. They may own the house, but it’s the tenants who call it home. Homeowners are people who live in their own homes and care about their neighbors, not companies that own and rent out single-family houses by the thousands. As the CA Citizens Initiative Review found, “Prop 10 has no direct impact on homeowners who are not landlords, but does provide the opportunity for safeguarding property values and neighborhoods through stronger local rent control policies.” Prop 10 will make communities stronger and more viable for years to come.

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