• Dennis P. Block

We Need to Fight Against the "So Called" Affordable Housing Act

Updated: Jun 5, 2018

Below is a sample letter I found, which you might consider sending to your tenants.

Sample Letter

Dear Friends:

A small group of eviction activists and attorneys produced and developed a misleading housing initiative entitled “The Affordable Housing Act”, designed to eliminate and repeal protections afforded to condominiums, single family owners, small family rental units, granny flats, and newly constructed low-income rental units.  It seeks to repeal the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Fair Housing Act.

Rent Control in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, San Francisco, and West Hollywood permits and promotes that when a “rental unit” becomes VACANT, the owner may, at their discretion, “offer” the rental unit for re-rent at “…..prevailing market rates……”

This is the system that has been employed in California for over 20 years.  It allows the new tenant to underwrite and subsidize the operating expenses of the rental property so as to not place an undue “financial burden” upon the existing older TENANTS.  The Federal Government has a Section 8 program that allows “rent burdened” tenants to obtain a subsidy.

A small group of tenant/eviction attorneys wants to eliminate this PROTECTION.  They want all single family homes, condominiums, accessory dwelling units, and new construction to be under a huge, monster bureaucracy known as “Rent Control Bureau.”  This would kill jobs and housing.  VOTE NO: AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACT

Thank you for your consideration,


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