L.A. Celebration Tonight! Costa-Hawkins Repeal Ballot Measure Certified for November California Ballot

CELEBRATION/RECEPTION: TONIGHT! Monday, June 18, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In April, advocates submitted a total of over 594,000 voter signatures to County Registrars in all 58 California counties in support of ballot initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

On Friday, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla certified signatures for the measure to appear before voters on the November 6, 2018 statewide ballot.

LOS ANGELES--()--The Affordable Housing Act, the statewide initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and allow for the expansion of rent control in communities across the state, was certified for the November 2018 ballot by the California Secretary of State’s office on Friday, June 15th. (LA Times: ‘Californians will make a big decision on rent control in November’ - June 15, 2018, by Liam Dillon).

“The state legislature is holding a hearing on this issue next Thursday, June 21. They've got a chance to do what's right and give our cities the power to address skyrocketing rents. We only go to the ballot if the legislature won't act.”

In April, at a press event on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall with Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mike Bonin (D-11th District)—who both support the ballot initiative—and housing advocates, labor leaders, community activists and fellow elected officials announced their support of, and submission of a total of over 594,000 voter signatures to County Registrars in all 58 California counties in support of the ballot initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act of 1995.

What:

   

CELEBRATION & RECEPTION: Costa-Hawkins Repeal ballot measure CERTIFIED by CA Sec. of State’s Office for November 6th California statewide ballot.

Food truck tacos, friends, and fun!
 

When:

TONIGHT! Monday, June 18th 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Where:

Costa-Hawkins Repeal Ballot Headquarters (AHF Theater & Soundstage)
6500 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
 

Who:

Damien Goodmon, Director of AHF’s Housing is a Human Right project and the Costa Hawkins Repeal ballot measure campaign (aka: The Affordable Housing Act)

Michael Weinstein, President, AHF

Other participants TBD

Media Contacts:

“We’re confident that voters will return power to local communities to expand rent control and give millions of Californians a chance to stay in their homes this November. They need relief. Friday’s certification recognizes the hard work of hundreds of Californians, many of whom are struggling to afford rent and make ends meet, who helped collect the 595,000 signatures needed to place this initiative on the ballot. It recognizes that millions of California residents are struggling to afford their homes and can’t wait any longer for relief. It recognizes that Californians are prepared to take back the power to address the housing affordability crisis. The time for rent gouging by corporate landlords is coming to an end,” said Damien Goodmon, Director of AHF’s Housing is a Human Right project and the Costa Hawkins Repeal ballot measure campaign (aka: The Affordable Housing Act).

Goodmon added, “The state legislature is holding a hearing on this issue next Thursday, June 21. They've got a chance to do what's right and give our cities the power to address skyrocketing rents. We only go to the ballot if the legislature won't act.”

In recognition of campaign staffers’ good work, the campaign will hold a celebration tonight Monday night (June 18, 2018) at the L.A. campaign headquarters at 7 p.m.: 6500 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

About the Affordable Housing Act

The Affordable Housing Act is a statewide ballot measure that, if passed in November, will repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and return to local communities the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis. Costa-Hawkins prevents cities and counties from applying rent control to apartments built after 1995 or to single-family rental units and condos. It also allows landlords to raise the rent as much as they want when a unit becomes vacant. (Costa-Hawkins explained)

Contacts

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Arielle Sallai, +1.925.876.0556
Arielle@housingHumanRight.org
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L.A. Celebration Tonight! Costa-Hawkins Repeal Ballot Measure Certified for November Calif. Ballot; CELEBRATION/RECEPTION: Monday, June 18th 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.