The rent control ballot measure will only make California’s housing crisis worse.


California already has among the strongest statewide tenant protection laws in the country, providing certainty on rent increases while ensuring critical affordable housing can still be built in our state.

But Michael Weinstein and his multi-million dollar special interest group are pushing their third attempt to impose a flawed rent control measure on Californians.

These same special interests have spent tens of millions of dollars on their flawed proposals—only to have Proposition 21 defeated with a 60% NO vote in 2020 while Proposition 10 was rejected with a 59% NO vote in 2018.

Their rent control initiative is bad for homeowners and renters. 

It will reduce our housing supply and make California’s housing crisis even worse.

Join us in defeating this flawed rent control measure!

  • Undermines California’s New Statewide Rent Control Law
    California already has among the strongest statewide rent control laws in the country. Under the qualified rent control measure, local governments can even give landlords the power to raise rents higher than what’s allowed under California’s statewide renter protections.
  • Allows Regulation of Single-Family Homes
    This deeply flawed initiative allows local governments to impose rent control on apartments and privately-owned single-family homes without a vote of the people. It may even open the door to permanent price controls on private residences, even some single-family homes.
  • Reduces Housing Supply and Drives Up the Cost of Existing Housing
    This initiative will encourage landlords to take rental properties off the market and convert them into condos, further reducing the housing supply and making the housing crisis even worse. It will prevent critical affordable housing development by creating an inconsistent and unpredictable patchwork of local ordinances—driving up rents and housing costs up even higher. This will hit low-income families especially hard.
  • Puts Unelected Bureaucrats in Charge of Housing with the Power to Add Additional Fees
    The flawed rent control measure will give unelected bureaucrats the power to add fees on rental housing without voters’ approval—making rental housing even more expensive and driving up the cost of living. It will put as many as 539 rental boards in charge of rental housing, with bureaucrats deciding what people can or cannot do with their properties. Even worse, it could even lead to unelected bureaucrats charging homeowners a fee for taking their home off the rental market.
  • Adds Tens of Millions in New Costs to Local Governments
    The state’s non-partisan Legislative Analyst Office says this flawed measure would increase costs for local governments by tens of millions of dollars per year and cost the state millions more in lost revenue—diverting funds from other vital state services.