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Proposition 10, The Affordable Housing Act
by Posted by Lynda Carson
Monday Aug 13th, 2018 3:00 PM
Please Support the Affordable Housing Act!!!
Photo of Francis Hailman, Eleanor Walden, and Lynda Carson at a Berkeley rally in front of the Old City Hall, teaching renters how to stand up for their rights!
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THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACT


Proposition 10 -- California Ballot -- November 2018

Proposition 10, the Affordable Housing Act needs your support!

The Affordable Housing Act is a ballot initiative to repeal California’s Costa Hawkins state law and return control of rental housing law to local jurisdictions, which will enable cities and counties to legislate as they deem necessary to keep their residents housed.

The Costa Hawkins Housing Act of 1995 was passed after heavy lobbying by apartment owners associations and the real estate industry. Costa Hawkins prohibits local jurisdictions from protecting tenants against unlimited rent increases and involuntary displacement. This law has contributed to sky-high rents and the homelessness epidemic in California, specifically:

· Costa Hawkins prohibits local rent laws from protecting renters against exorbitant rent increases in houses and condominiums, or from forced eviction in apartments due to unaffordable rent. This is particularly problematic for young families who live with the risk of eviction due to huge rent increase with only 60 days notice.

· Costa Hawkins prohibits “vacancy control” … meaning that whenever a rental unit becomes vacant, or when a landlord evicts a tenant, the landlord can raise the rent to whatever the market allows, often resulting in sky-high rents that are far above fair return on investment.

· Costa Hawkins prohibits local rent laws from protecting renters in “new buildings,” which means any buildings built after a city’s original rent control laws were written. In Oakland, this means that rent laws cannot cover buildings built since 1982.

The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment is sponsoring this grassroots effort. Housing is a necessity, essential for health and well-being.

Proposition 10 -- California Ballot -- November 2018

The Affordable Housing Act is a ballot initiative to repeal California’s Costa Hawkins state law and return control of rental housing law to local jurisdictions, which will enable cities and counties to legislate as they deem necessary to keep their residents housed.

The Costa Hawkins Housing Act of 1995 was passed after heavy lobbying by apartment owners associations and the real estate industry. Costa Hawkins prohibits local jurisdictions from protecting renters against unlimited rent increases and involuntary displacement. This law has contributed to sky high rents and the homelessness epidemic in California, specifically:

· Costa Hawkins prohibits local rent laws from protecting renters against exorbitant rent increases in houses and condominiums, or from forced eviction in apartments due to unaffordable rent. This is particularly problematic for young families who live with the risk of eviction due to huge rent increase with only 60 days notice.

· Costa Hawkins prohibits “vacancy control” … meaning that whenever a rental unit becomes vacant, or when a landlord evicts a tenant, the landlord can raise the rent to whatever the market allows, often resulting in sky high rents that are far above fair return on investment.

· Costa Hawkins prohibits local rent laws from protecting renters in “new buildings,” which means any buildings built after a city’s original rent control laws were written. In Oakland, this means that rent laws cannot cover buildings built since 1982.

The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment is sponsoring this grassroots effort. Housing is a necessity and is essential for health and well-being.

Please Support the Affordable Housing Act

East Bay Contact Information: 510-269-4692

ACCE Action in Oakland:

https://www.acceaction.org/oakland

The Affordable Housing Act:

http://www.affordablehousingact.org/

Contribute to Prop 10 Campaign

http://www.affordablehousingact.org/donate/

Volunteer or Endorse Prop 10

http://www.affordablehousingact.org/take-action/

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PROP 10 HAS A BROAD COALITION OF SUPPORT THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA

ACLU-CALIFORNIA
ADVANCING JUSTICE - ASIAN LAW CAUCUS
ACTICON
AFFORDABLE HOMELESS HOUSING ALTERNATIVES
AFFORDABLE HOUSING ALLIANCE
AFFORDABLE HOUSING NETWORK OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY
AFSCME CALIFORNIA
AFSCME LOCAL 3299
AFT LOCAL 2121
AFT LOCAL 1521
AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION
ALAMEDA RENTERS COALITION
ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY TRANSIT
ALLIANCE OF CALIFORNIANS FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT-STATE (ACCE ACTION)
ALLIES FOR LIFE
AMERICANS FOR DEMOCRATIC ACTION
AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
ANSWER SF
ANTI-EVICTION MAPPING PROJECT
APAIT (SPECIAL SERVICE FOR GROUPS)
APGA TOUR
API EQUALITY - LA
ARCATA LAZY J HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
ASIAN LAW ALLIANCE
ASIAN PACIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF UC SANTA BARBARA
BAY AREA LABOR COMMITTEE FOR PEACE & JUSTICE
BEND THE ARC - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BERNIE SANDERS BRIGADE
BEVERLY HILLS RENTERS ALLIANCE
BFUU SOCIAL JUSTICE CTTEE
BILL SORRO HOUSING PROGRAM (BISHOP)
BLACK COMMUNITY CLERGY & LABOR ALLIANCE
BLACK WOMEN FOR WELLNESS
BLOCK BY BLOCK ORGANIZING NETWORK
BROTHERHOOD CRUSADE
CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS
CALIFORNIA CALLS
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY
CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION
CALIFORNIA PARTNERSHIP
CALIFORNIA REINVESTMENT COALITION
CALIFORNIA RURAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION
CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
CALIFORNIANS FOR JUSTICE
CAUSA JUSTA / JUST CAUSE
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ACTION & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
CENTRAL COAST ALLIANCE UNITED FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
CHERYL WARD MINISTRIES
CHINATOWN COMMUNITY FOR EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT
CITY OF OAKLAND
CLERGY & LAITY UNITED FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE - LOS ANGELES (CLUE)
COALITION FOR ECONOMIC SURVIVAL
COALITION FOR HUMANE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS LOS ANGELES (CHIRLA)
COMMUNITIES FOR A NEW CALIFORNIA
COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES IN EAST PALO ALTO
CONGREGATIONS ORGANIZED FOR PROPHETIC ENGAGEMENT (COPE)
COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS (CCHO)
COURAGE CAMPAIGN
CREATING FREEDOM MOVEMENTS
CRENSHAW SUBWAY COALITION
DELLUMS INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA, LOS ANGELES
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA, EAST BAY
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA, ORANGE COUNTY
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA, PENINSULA
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA, SACRAMENTO
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA, SAN DIEGO
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA, SAN FRANCISCO
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA, SANTA CRUZ
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA, SILICON VALLEY
DE ROSE GARDENS TENANT ASSOCIATION (DRGTA)
EAST AREA PROGRESSIVE DEMS
EAST BAY HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS
EAST LA COMMUNITY CORPORATION
EMPLOYEE RIGHTS CENTER SAN DIEGO
ENSURING OPPORTUNITY CAMPAIGN TO END POVERTY IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COALITION
EQUITY HOUSING ALLIANCE
ESPERANZA COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION
EVICTION DEFENSE NETWORK
FANNIE LOU HAMMER INSTITUTE
FEEL THE BERN DEMOCRATIC CLUB, LOS ANGELES
GAMALIEL CA
GLENDALE TENANTS UNION
GOLDEN STATE MANUFACTURED-HOME OWNERS LEAGUE
GROUND GAME LA
HARVEY MILK LGBT DEMOCRATIC CLUB
HOLMAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
HOMES FOR ALL
HOMELESS STUDENT ADVOCATE ALLIANCE
HOUSING 4 SACRAMENTO
HOUSING CALIFORNIA
HOUSING LONG BEACH
HOUSING NOW!
HOUSING RIGHTS COMMITTEE SAN FRANCISCO
HUMBOLDT AND DEL NORTE COUNTIES CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL AFL-CIO
HUMBOLDT COUNTY DEMOCRATS
HUNGER ACTION COALITION LOS ANGELES
HYDE PARK ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EMPOWERMENT
INLAND EMPIRE FOR OUR REVOLUTION
INLAND EMPIRE UNITED
INLAND EMPOWERMENT
INNER CITY LAW CENTER LA
INNERCITY STRUGGLE
INSTITUTE OF THE BLACK WORLD 21ST CENTURY
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST ORGANIZATION
INQUILINOS UNIDOS
ISLA VISTA TENANTS UNION
JOBS WITH JUSTICE SAN FRANCISCO
JUSTICE HOUSE
KENWOOD OAKLAND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION
KOREATOWN IMMIGRANT WORKERS ALLIANCE
LA CENTER FOR COMMUNITY LAW & ACTION
LA FORWARD
LATINO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER
LATINO EQUALITY ALLIANCE
LA VOICE (PICO AFFILIATE)
LAW FOUNDATION OF SILICON VALLEY
LEADERSHIP COUNSEL FOR JUSTICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY CENTRAL VALLEY
LIBRE (LONG BEACH RESIDENTS EMPOWERED)
LOS ANGELES ALLIANCE FOR A NEW ECONOMY
LOS ANGELES BLACK WORKER CENTER
LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK
LOS ANGELES TENANTS UNION
LOS ANGELES URBAN LEAGUE
MANUFACTURED HOUSING ACTION
MILLION VOTER PROJECT
MISSION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
MISSION NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS, INC.
MLK COALITION OF GREATER LA
MOBILIZE THE IMMIGRANT VOTE
NAPA COUNTY GREEN PARTY
NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK - LOS ANGELES
NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE
NON-PROFIT HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (NPH)
NORTH BAY ORGANIZING PROJECT
OAKLAND COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
OAKLAND EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (OEA)
OAKLAND TENANTS UNION
ORANGE COUNTY CIVIC ENGAGEMENT TABLE
ORGANIZE SACRAMENTO
PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES 36
PAJARO VALLEY FEDERATION OF TEACHERS RETIREES
PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION - SF
PASADENA TENANTS UNION
PASADENANS ORGANIZING FOR PROGRESS
PEOPLE ACTING IN COMMUNITY TOGETHER - PACT SAN JOSE (PICO AFFILIATE)
PEOPLE OF COLOR SUSTAINABLE HOUSING NETWORK
PEOPLE FOR MOBILITY JUSTICE
PEOPLE ORGANIZED FOR WESTSIDE RENEWAL
PICO CALIFORNIA
PLACES IN THE CITY
POLICYLINK
POMONA ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY CENTER
PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE (SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY)
PROGRESSIVE ASIAN NETWORK FOR ACTION
PROPERTY OWNERS FOR FAIR AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
PUBLIC ADVOCATES
PUBLIC BANK LA/REVOLUTION LA/DIVEST LA
PUBLIC COUNSEL
RAMPART NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (LOS ANGELES)
RENTERS OF MORENO VALLEY
RICHMOND PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE
RUBICON
RYSE YOUTH CENTER
SACRAMENTO TENANTS UNION
SACRED HEART COMMUNITY CENTER
SAN BERNARDINO YOUNG DEMOCRATS
SAN DIEGO CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY OF CA
SAN DIEGO COUNTY PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY
SAN FRANCISCO ANTI-DISPLACEMENT COALITION
SAN FRANCISCO TENANTS UNION
SANTA MONICANS FOR RENTERS RIGHTS (SMRR)
SCOPE
SEIU CALIFORNIA
SENIOR AND DISABILITY ACTION
SERO PROJECT
SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE (SURJ) BAY AREA
SIERRA FOOTHILLS AIDS FOUNDATION
SILICON VALLEY DE-BUG
SOCIAL SECURITY WORKS
SOJOURNER TRUTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
SOLIDARITY - BAY AREA
SOLIDARITYINFOSERVICE
SONOMA COUNTY MANUFACTURED-HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION
SONOMA VALLEY HOUSING GROUP
SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
STRATEGIC ACTIONS FOR A JUST ECONOMY
STRATEGIC CONCEPTS IN ORGANIZING AND POLICY EDUCATION (SCOPE)
TENANTS TOGETHER
THAI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
THE EAST OAKLAND COLLECTIVE
THE GREEN SCENE TV
THE HAYWARD COLLECTIVE
THE PUBLIC INTEREST LAW PROJECT
THE SIDEWALK PROJECT
TRUST SOUTH LA
UC BERKELEY YOUNG DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA (YDSA)
UC STUDENT-WORKERS UNION UAW 2865
UFCW 770
UNION DE VECINOS
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FAITH IN ACTION COMMITTEE
UNITE HERE 11
UNITE HERE 2850
UNITED FOR HOUSING JUSTICE (SF)
UNITED TEACHERS OF LOS ANGELES (UTLA)
UPLIFT INGLEWOOD
URBAN HABITAT
URBAN LEAGUE OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY
URBAN TILTH
VENICE COMMUNITY HOUSING CORPORATION
WAREHOUSE WORKER RESOURCE CENTER
WELLSTONE DEMOCRATIC RENEWAL CLUB
WESTERN CENTER ON LAW AND POVERTY
WILSHIRE CENTER KOREATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (LOS ANGELES)
WOMEN ORGANIZED TO RESPOND TO LIFE-THREATENING DISEASES (WORLD)
XOCHIPILLI LATINO MEN'S CIRCLE
Y VOTE
Partial List as of 8/10/18

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