What effect will this have on homelessness?

High rents, low wages, and the lack of a stable living situation are primary factors that lead to homelessness.  It’s no coincidence that the city of Santa Cruz is the least affordable housing market in the United States[7], and it also has over 1,200 people without homes[8], the majority of whom lived here before they lost their homes.  This law will be a key factor in reducing the number of renters who end up on the streets, by preventing more people from losing their homes due to unaffordability.

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