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‘In for a big battle’: Californians petition to remove limits on rent control

After garnering more than 100,000 signatures within the last month, the initiative to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act — a 1995 state law that limits the scope of local rent control ordinances — is likely to appear on November’s ballot.

The Costa-Hawkins Act prohibits cities from establishing rent control on certain units, including single-family dwellings, condominiums and housing built after 1995.  It also has a “vacancy decontrol” provision that allows rent to increase after a tenant moves out.

The repeal of Costa-Hawkins originally appeared in front of the California State Assembly in January as AB 1506, but it failed to pass through the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development.

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