California is in the midst of a housing crisis
and we need to take action.
Proposition 10 will make the crisis worse.
California families are facing a severe housing affordability crisis. Unfortunately, Prop 10 is a deeply flawed measure that will make our housing crisis worse. Seniors, veterans and affordable housing experts all oppose Prop 10 because it will make housing less available and less affordable. Better solutions exist such as the affordable housing bond, which is on the same ballot, that will help working- and middle-class families.
But Prop 10 should be defeated.
Proposition 10 Provides:
NO protections for renters, seniors, veterans, or the disabled.
NO new affordable housing.
NO rent rollbacks.
Better solutions include increasing tax credits for renters, passing new bonds to provide public funding for affordable housing construction, and requiring developers and cities to build more affordable housing across the state.
Veterans, Seniors, Housing Providers, Social Justice Groups, Taxpayer Associations, and Labor Oppose Prop 10
The Chamber has worked collaboratively to address growing trends of homelessness and affordable housing, including advocating for the L.A. City Council’s recently-approved Permanent Supportive Housing Ordinance (PSH) and Interim Motel Conversion Ordinance. The proposed initiative to repeal Costa Hawkins will worsen our housing crisis by halting affordable housing development, hurting existing homeowners, and reducing housing opportunities for all.
California NAACP opposes this initiative because it will make affordable rental housing even more scarce than it is today, widening the gap between our state’s haves and have nots. We need to increase the availability of affordable housing targeted to those most in need – but this initiative is the wrong approach that will only make the problem worse.
In recent years, we have seen new public investment in housing and public transit in South Los Angeles—a trend which stands to benefit African-American communities that have struggled greatly during the current housing crisis. This initiative could slow this outside investment, halting new construction and discouraging developers from building affordable housing in communities with the greatest need.
The CalAsian Chamber is concerned that this measure will bring unintended consequences that will only worsen the housing crisis. It will serve to diminish the availability of rental properties and suppress future investment into affordable housing development. New construction of such housing is necessary, especially for communities with the greatest need, and this measure is the wrong approach.
This ballot measure is a direct threat to California's economic growth. It will chill the construction of affordable housing for the state's middle - class workforce and result in millions of dollars in lost value for properties across the state.
Too many of our veterans come home after their service, and struggle to find a place to live and to make ends meet. This measure would make a bad problem even worse, and make it even more difficult for our service men and women to find an affordable place to live in our state.
The CA NAACP has fought to ensure the African American community has an equal shot at homeownership and an opportunity to build value in their homes. This initiative would devalue single-family homes threatening that equity. It is a step backwards we cannot take.