Beyond Chron: Next Steps for CA Housing Advocates

Beyond Chron: Next Steps for CA Housing Advocates
October 3, 2017 Peter

At last Friday’s historic housing bill signing ceremony, legislators insisted that 2017 was not a one-time deal. Every speaker said that tackling the housing crisis required further action in 2018, and even Governor Brown concurred—though he asked for fewer than the 15 bills he signed on Friday. So what should be housing advocates’ next steps? And are there really legislative openings in 2018 or will election year politics get in the way? Topping the list for tenant advocates is repealing the 1995 Costa-Hawkins law. This measure prevents cities from imposing rent control on vacant apartments and exempts single-family homes, condos, and post-1979 constructed buildings.

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