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By Stephanie Lai

Proposition 10 to allow local government rent control on Nov. 6 ballot


Last updated 9/13/2018 at 6:50pm

A 2016 U.S. Census Bureau study showed that California had the second highest median rent in the U.S. – $1,297 per month.

In efforts to repeal a 1995 measure, Proposition 10, or the Local Government Rent Control initiative, aims to allow cities and local governments to enact rent control ordinances. If passed by the voters, Nov. 6, the initiative will become the Affordable Housing Act.

Before the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, California allowed local governments to regulate rent, provided that landlords received just and reasonable returns on their rental properties. The Costa-H...

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