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Costa Hawkins

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This proposition would allow cities to expand their rent control ordinances by repealing the 1995 law known as Costa Hawkins.

 

Liza Veale

In order to stem the tide of displacement in places like the Bay Area, some advocates want to strengthen tenant protections at the state level. One way to do that would be to modify or repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.