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The struggle for renters' rights in California

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing California’s affordable housing crisis. Nearly one-third of renters spend more than 50% of their income on housing.

The Democratic-controlled Assembly Housing Committee recently voted down a bill to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act, which prohibits rent control on housing built after 1995. Rent control advocates are working to put a repeal on the November ballot. We’ll speak with tenant and landlord advocates to find out if there’s common ground about how to address this dire situation. 

Guests:

Christina Livingston, executive director of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

Davin Cardenas, co-director of the North Bay Organizing Project

 

Debra Carlton, senior vice president of public affairs for the California Apartment Association

Web Resources:

ACCE

 

California Apartment Association

North Bay Organizing Project

Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act

Housing Now! California

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.