AB 1482 Passed the Assembly on Setember 11 and was signed by Governor Newsom.
How It Works:
- Fill out your information on the form on this page.
- Edit the sample letter we’ve included to include a personal explanation of why you support the California Act to Save Lives, or leave the letter as is if it reflects your thoughts.
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Why Is This Important:
Governor Newsom and the leaders in the Assembly and Senate announced a new deal in support of tthe Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (AB 1482). AB 1482 passed in the State Senate on September 10th and needs approval by the Sate Assembly.
The bill most notably caps rent increases at 5% plus the Consumer Price Index and provides protections against unjust evictions.
This is a BIG DEAL, and we only have this week to pass it.
AB 1482 is the active restriction on apartment owners and corporate landlords from gouging families or arbitrarily evicting them for the sake of profit. With homelessness increasing across the state, this is a huge step toward slowing the tide of displacement and keeping families in their homes!
If passed, the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 will protect 7 MILLION more renters that currently have no protections. And while we have more folks jumping on board in support by the day, the opposition is actively ramping up against us and our Senators need to hear from you about why this matters.
Email your Assembly Member NOW to urge them to vote YES on AB 1482 this week by signing this petition.
Impact in Orange County:
Like the rest of the state, Orange County residents are also being severely impacted by the accelerated increase in rents and lack of protections against unjust evictions. Throughout the County, it is not hard to find cases of tenants who are on the brink of homelessness after receiving notification of an excessive rent increase.
In Anaheim the residents of the Casa Grande apartment complex, a primarily working class community, experienced a rent increase of 40%-50%, amounting to approximately $700 more each month in rent. Since their income did not increase in proportion to their rent increase, these residents are currently struggling to find means to comply with the rent increase; for some this rent increase effectively amounts to a notice of eviction.
Had the rent cap in AB 1482 been in effect, the residents of Casa Grande would have been protected against predatory rent increases that are now putting them at risk of losing their home.
Letter Campaign Sponsors: Chispa, The Kennedy Commission