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. And Prop 10 eliminates protections for homeowners, could impose price controls on those who want to rent even one room of their home, and and will reduce home values for middle-class families at a time when many homeowners are counting on their homes to help finance their retirement.
Vote NO on Prop 10.
No Protections For Renters, Seniors Or Veterans.
Prop 10 has no protections for renters, seniors, veterans, or the disabled.
Prop 10 has no specific provisions to reduce rents.
Prop 10 contains zero funding for affordable housing and contains no requirements that housing be built.
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.