Khanoisseur 🐶🤦🏻‍♂️🌎 @Khanoisseur Nonpartisan fact-checks + analysis of news (+ 🐶 pics). *Turn notifications on* (Podcast coming). Stuff for @Google @Twitter @Uber @Facebook @Tesla May. 23, 2019 1 min read

1. This is a tragically muddled piece. A big reason rent has become unaffordable in California is due to Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, passed in 1996, which bans rent control for single-family homes, allowing home owners (Republicans and Democrats) to charge exorbitant rents.

2. On October 23, 2017, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) filed papers to repeal Costa Hawkins via a ballot measure - Prop 10 - which was defeated as many feared this would’ve opened the door to government regulation of rents on single-family homes.

3. Nearly 40% of the rental housing stock nationwide consists of single-family homes, predominantly owned by private individuals (Dems and Republicans) and in many cities, these people are concerned about price controls; they benefit from killing measures that reduce the rent.

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