SEIU 1021

Rent Control for All. Repeal Costa Hawkins!


The movement for tenants’ rights and housing justice is growing every day in California. A few weeks ago renters met in Alameda for a historic assembly, California Renter Power where over 400 renters, organizers, and advocates met and strategized how to build an unstoppable statewide movement for Housing Justice and against gentrification.

What: The State Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee will be holding an informational hearing on “The Housing Affordability Crisis: Exploring the Effects of Renter Displacement.” This is the first time that state legislators have called for hearing on this subject in Sacramento. We have lived this day in and day out and the legislators need to hear from us.

The chair of the State Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, David Chiu is calling this hearing. Chiu is also a co-author of the bill AB1506 the law can over turn Costa Hawkins. The Costa Hawkins rental housing act of 1995 that weakens rent control by preventing city’s from covering single family homes, condominiums and buildings built after 1995, or having vacancy control.

We Demand Rent Control for All! – Repeal Costa Hawkins NOW!

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10am

Where: State Capitol Room 447

Why: Because evictions and displacement are making us sick! Our legislators must take bold action now! Cities and counties around the state need to pass laws that will truly stabilize communities, keep people in their homes, and preserve the diversity that makes California a great place to live.

Who: Housing Now is a statewide campaign of tenant and community organizations, union members, home owners, landlords, and realtors around the state. Join us on the 24th and become part of Housing Now as we build this unprecedented statewide movement.


Call in Action – Rent Control for All – Repeal Costa Hawkins NOW!

If you can’t make it to Sacramento then Make Calls 

1.) Call each member of the State Assembly Committee on Housing and Community development

Committee members: David Chiu (chair), Monica Limon, Ed Chau, Ash Kahlra, Raul Bocanegra

Authors of AB 1506: Bloom, Chiu, Bonta, and Ben Allen state senate co-sponsor

Hello, may I speak to Assembly member _______. Evictions and displacement are making us sick and we are tired of waiting for the state legislature to pass legislation to help us stay in our homes. We can barely afford to pay the rent. We demand that you prioritize and do everything in your power to make sure that AB1506 passes through your committee and onto the assembly for a floor vote unamended!

We want nothing less than a full repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act and AB 1506 not to be amended! Can the assembly member commit to doing that?

Add your own story about being displaced. If it’s from a single family home, or due to speculation on a rent controlled apartment it’s even better.

2.) email your legislator directly

Authors/sponsors of the Costa Hawkins repeal bill (AB1506) Legislator





David Chiu

Dem – 17 East San Francisco



Richard Bloom

Dem – 50 – Santa Monica

(916) 319-2050


Rob Bonta

Dem – 18 – Alameda and Oakland

(916) 319-2018


SEIU 1021 is a member of the Housing Now coalition