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Renter’s Day LA
April 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ELACC is part of the Renter’s Rights Movement in LA and we are advocating for policy to protect and expand rent control. Please join us this Wednesday, April 25 to ask City Council’s Housing Committee to support the Repeal of Costa-Hawkins at the state level.
What is Costa-Hawkins?
The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (AB 1164; codified in California Civil Code Sections 1954.50) places significant limits on the ability of cities in California to implement rent control.
- Costa-Hawkins prohibits cities from implementing rent control for any single family home or condominium, and any apartment constructed after February 1995.
- Costa-Hawkins prohibits cities that established rent control laws prior to the Act’s passage in 1995 from expanding rent control. L.A. – the largest city in the state – cannot place rent control on apartments built after 1978. San Francisco cannot place rent control on apartments built after 1979.
- Costa-Hawkins prohibits cities from implementing “strict” rent control, known as “vacancy control.” Landlords can raise the rental price to any amount following a tenant vacancy.
What does this mean for renters in LA?
- No rent control expansion.
- No safety net for long term tenants meaning, landlords pressure long time tenants to move out and raise rent for new tenants.
What ELACC is doing?
Repealing Costa-Hawkins gives us the opportunity to create new rent control regulations in LA, further protecting thousands of families from displacement.
Over 500,000 signatures have been collected to add the repeal of Costa-Hawkins in the California ballot in November, we want the city of LA to support the repeal of Costa-Hawkins and help sustain our communities.
What YOU can do?
Show up and support on Wednesday, April 25, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at City Hall, share your story of being a renter in the city of LA and join the movement. Follow #RentersDayLA and updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.