National Updates

It is Wrong for Medicare-Supported AIDS Healthcare Foundation to Spend Millions on Political Campaigns Unrelated to Healthcare

"In November, California voters will decide whether to re-write the law regarding home ownership and real estate investment in our state. To me, the most alarming aspect of Prop. 10 is not what it seeks to achieve – wiping out policy that has governed California rental property ownership for more than two decades – but [...]

2018-08-13T16:27:32+00:00August 13th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Rent Control Fuels Costliest Fight on California 2018 Ballot

"A Los Angeles-based healthcare nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures is waging an expensive battle with the real estate industry over rent control in California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has poured more than $12 million into a November initiative it's spearheading to let cities and counties regulate rental fees in buildings that state law [...]

2018-08-13T11:41:41+00:00August 13th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Berkeley Residents to Vote on New Rent Control Exemptions

"Berkeley residents may be able to set some of their own rent control rules if Californians vote to repeal the 1995 Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act in November. Costa Hawkins bars cities from imposing rent control on houses and condominiums as well as “new construction” — any housing built either after 1995 or after a city [...]

2018-08-13T11:11:50+00:00August 13th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Why Rent Control Measure Won’t Help Housing Crisis

"California is in the clutches of a housing crisis, one that is making it more difficult for middle-class families to find a safe, affordable place to live. Unfortunately, Proposition 10 — the ballot measure that repeals the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, including protections for tenants and single-family homeowners — could make the housing crisis worse, [...]

2018-08-13T10:57:55+00:00August 13th, 2018|Advocacy, National Updates|

Non On Prop 10 Committee Launches Aggressive Ethnic Community Outreach Effort

African American, Asian and Latino Community Voters the Focus of Multi-Million Dollar Education and Outreach Program SACRAMENTO, CA – The No on Prop 10 – A Flawed Initiative That Will Make the Housing Crisis Worse committee announced today that it has begun a multi-million-dollar outreach effort aimed at educating Latino, African American and Asian voters about [...]

2018-08-10T13:13:45+00:00August 10th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Costa Hawkins, California’s Rent Control Law, Explained

"Supporters of a state ballot initiative to expand rent control options for cities across California announced Monday they had gathered enough signatures to qualify the measure for the November 2018 ballot. If passed, the measure would repeal the 1995 Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which sets limits on the kind of rent control policies cities are [...]

2018-08-08T08:47:13+00:00August 8th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Will California Be The First State to Repeal Rent Control Limits?

"After nearly a quarter century of trying, tenant activists in California could be on the cusp of repealing the state law that forbids rent control from being applied to new housing units. Overturning limits on rent control will be on the ballot in California this November now that organizers have garnered enough signatures to [...]

2018-08-08T08:42:29+00:00August 8th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Glendale Rent Control Campaign Falls Short for 2020 Election

"Supporters of a Glendale rent control initiative announced Monday, Aug. 6 they gathered less than half the needed signatures needed to get a referendum on the 2020 ballot. The campaign needed to turn in 10,529 signatures by Monday to qualify for the next election after this November's voting. But supporters garnered 4,000, a statement by [...]

2018-08-07T16:35:20+00:00August 7th, 2018|Local Updates, National Updates|

Proposition 10 and the Housing Freeze

"Fasten your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen. The rent control fight of our time is upon us. Only this time, the fight will have lasting effects on residents statewide. After several unsuccessful attempts by the state Legislature to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act — the landmark legislation protecting the rights of property owners against [...]

2018-08-07T14:17:32+00:00August 7th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Rent Control Campaign Increases Funds Sixfold in One Day

"Last Friday, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announced a $10 million donation to the primary yes on Proposition 10 campaign, almost five times as much money as the Coalition for Affordable Housing had previously raised all year. In a press release, AHF President Michael Weinstein said, “We know we will be significantly outspent by [...]

2018-08-07T12:33:44+00:00August 7th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|