Prop 21 has too many flaws and will make the housing crisis worse.

California just passed the toughest-in-the-nation statewide tenant protection law that provides certainty on rent increases while ensuring critical affordable housing is still built in our state.

But Michael Weinstein and his multi-million dollar special interest group are pushing Prop 21 on the November 3, 2020 statewide ballot, a measure that would undermine this new critically important law.

These are the same special interests who spent more than $25 million on the flawed rent control measure, Proposition 10 in 2018, which voters rejected overwhelmingly with a 59% NO vote. Don’t be misled.

Prop 21 is even more flawed than their last proposition. It’s bad for homeowners and renters – and will make California’s housing crisis even worse.

  • Undermines California’s New Statewide Rent Control Law
    Governor Newsom just signed new statewide rent control into law and Prop 21 would go into effect before we even have a chance to see the benefits of the new law.
  • Allows Regulation of Single-Family Homes
    This deeply flawed proposition allows local governments to impose rent control on apartments and privately-owned single-family homes without a vote of the people. Prop 21 could even lead to bureaucrats charging homeowners a fee for taking their home off the rental market.
  • Reduces Housing Supply and Drives Up the Cost of Existing Housing
    By creating an inconsistent and unpredictable patchwork of local ordinances, Prop 21 will prevent critical affordable housing development and drive rents and housing costs up even higher. It will also encourage landlords to take rental properties off the market and convert them into condos and townhomes, further reducing the rental housing supply and making the housing crisis even worse.
  • Puts Bureaucrats in Charge of Housing with the Power to Add Additional Fees
    Prop 21 would put as many as 539 rental boards in charge of housing, with bureaucrats deciding what people can or cannot do with their properties, and would give the rent boards unlimited power to add fees on housing, which will ultimately be passed on to tenants in the form of higher rents.
  • Adds Tens of Millions in New Costs to Local Governments
    The state’s non-partisan Legislative Analyst says Prop 21 would increase costs for local governments by tens of millions of dollars per year and cost the state millions more in lost revenue, which would mean diverting funds from other vital state services.