Proposition 1: The Veterans and Affordable Housing Act will generate $2 billion in new funds to create and preserve affordable homes, including supportive housing, for veterans, working families, people with disabilities, residents experiencing homelessness and others struggling to find a safe place to call home. Download flyer for more information
Proposition 2: No Place Like Home will help people who are homeless and dealing with serious mental illness by creating stable housing for them and keeping mental health support services in close reach. Download flyer for more information.
Read more about why we support props 1 and 2.
Proposition 10: The Affordable Housing Act will give local communities the power to adopt local rent control measures by repealing the state’s Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Proposition 10 is a critical tool that will give our local cities the ability to provide more housing stability, protect families, and make our communities more affordable. Download flyer for more information.
Read more about why we support prop 10. Read the research on the benefits of rent control below.
Ensuring Opportunity believes that each of these solutions is a critical part of a comprehensive strategy to address the housing and homelessness crisis that is fracturing so many families and communities in Contra Costa. We urge you to vote Yes on Propositions 1, 2, and 10 in November.
What can you do to ensure these three propositions pass?
- Encourage your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to vote yes on Propositions 1, 2, and 10.
- Visit each campaign’s website to sign up to get involved:
Learn more about these propositions:
Check out some of our partners’ Voter Guides to see their analysis on CA propositions:
- East Bay Housing Organizations
- Rubicon Programs
- Non-Profit Housing Association on Northern California (NPH)
Read the research on the benefits of rent control/proposition 10:
- Proposition 10: Estimating the Scale of Expanded Rent Control in the Bay Area , Urban Displacement Project at UC Berkeley (October 2018)
- “People are Simply Unable to Pay the Rent” What history Tells Us About Rent Control in Los Angeles, UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy (October 2018)
- Rent Matters: What are the Impacts of Rent Stabilization Measures? USC Dornsife Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (October 2018)
- Opening the Door for Rent Control: Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Protecting California’s Renters, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (September 2018)
- The Cost of Costa-Hawkins, San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition (July 2018)
- Strengthening Communities Through Rent Control and Just-Cause Evictions: Case Studies from Berkeley, Santa Monica, and Richmond, Urban Habitat (January 2018)