Prop 10 is Bad for Renters

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 rental housing more expensive and harder to find. 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.

Contrary to what proponents of Prop 10 claim, Prop 10 has no protections for renters, the homeless, seniors or veterans. Prop 10 has no specific provisions to reduce rents. And Prop 10 contains zero funding for affordable housing and no requirements that affordable housing be built.

PROP 10 REPEALS A HOUSING LAW WITH NO SOLUTION

Prop 10 is the wrong approach. It repeals an important California rental housing law with no replacement and no plan to address affordable and middle-class housing or deal with the problem of increasing homelessness on our streets.

PROP 10 REDUCES AFFORDABLE AND MIDDLE-CLASS HOUSING

Independent academic experts from Stanford, U.C. Berkeley and the University of Southern California all agree these policies will discourage new construction and reduce availability of affordable and middle-class housing, and drive up rents for many Californians.

PROP 10 WILL DRIVE UP RENTAL COSTS

Prop 10 will cause property owners to take rental units off the market in favor of vacation listing services like AirBnB, which means more AirBnBs in our communities and less affordable housing for renters – further driving up housing costs.

PROP 10 COULD JEOPARDIZE SOME SECTION 8 TENANT PROTECTIONS IN PLACE TODAY AND MOTIVATE LANDLORDS TO LEAVE THE PROGRAM COMPLETELY.

The Section 8 Housing Voucher program is a major source of housing assistance for people who are chronically homeless and serves as a stepping stone to help individuals and families move on to better opportunities.  Prop 10 could roll back some rent protections that tenants rely on today and further reduce landlord participation in the program. This would also apply to Section 202 supportive housing for the elderly as well as Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities.

PROP 10 IS OPPOSED BY A BROAD, BIPARTISAN COALITION

Prop 10 is opposed by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dept. of CA, CA Council for Affordable Housing, Leading Age California, CA NAACP, both gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox, and dozens of other organizations who agree Prop 10 will make our housing crisis worse.