October 8, 2019
Contact: Monika Lee, 916.444.7415
Governor Newsom Signs Strongest Renter Protection Law in Nation
AB 1482 (Chiu) key piece of 2019 Three P’s Coalition Housing Plan for Production, Preservation, and Protection
Sacramento, CA — The Three P’s Coalition for Housing Production, Protection and Preservation released the following statement upon Governor Gavin Newsom signing AB 1482 by Assemblymember Chiu (D- San Francisco) today. This bill will cap rents at 5% plus inflation not to exceed 10%, sunset after 10 years and require landlords to demonstrate just cause for eviction.
“Today our coalition celebrates the passage of the strongest renters’ protections in the nation. We thank Governor Gavin Newsom and Assemblymember David Chiu, as well as equity organizations and businesses who worked tirelessly all year on this effort. As with our coalition, many diverse interests came to the table to pass this historic bill to stand up for renters. The more than 8 million renters in California will no longer be subjected to egregious rent gouging and unjust evictions,” said Monika Lee, a spokesperson for the Three P’s campaign. “We know rent increases and unjust evictions lead to homelessness and instability in the lives of tenants. We know one emergency in someone’s life can mean the difference between paying for rent or paying for other necessary expenses. We know that production, preservation, and protection are intertwined, and to address the severity of the crisis we must use every tool in the toolbox. With these crucial renter protections in place, we must now turn to the need for increased production at all income levels. Building on this success, the Three P’s coalition will be working with stakeholders, the Administration and legislators in the coming months to build consensus and support for our remaining production-focused bills including SB 50 (Wiener), 1484 (Grayson) and ACA 1 (Aguiar Curry) which will jumpstart production of more housing at all income levels. ”
The Three P’s coalition represents a broad and diverse set of organizations from business, labor, housing, environmental justice, local government, and other sectors who have come together to secure California’s housing future.
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