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Bay Area News Group Editorializes: Vote No On 21

The Bay Area News Group, publishers of the San Jose Mercury News, the East Bay Times, and more than a dozen community newspapers and news websites with five million readers weekly, today became the latest editorial board to urge readers to vote no on Proposition 21. In an editorial headlined “More rent control won’t solve […]

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER GROUP EDITORIALIZES: VOTE NO ON 21

The 11-newspaper Southern California Newspaper Group today urged readers to vote no on Proposition 21. In an editorial headlined “Proposition 21 will make the housing crisis worse. Vote No,” the newspapers noted that the measure will hurt affordable housing construction, reduce property values, and will result in fewer rental properties available.  Prop. 21 “distorts, and […]

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Leading Senior Groups Announce Opposition to Proposition 21

Congress of California Seniors, California Senior Advocates League Urge “No” Vote The Congress of California Seniors and the California Seniors Advocates League, two of California’s leading senior citizen organizations, today announced their opposition to Proposition 21, the November ballot measure financed by Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that would undermine the strongest statewide […]

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Backers of Prop 21 Sued Over False Arguments in Ballot Argument

Opponents Cite Three “False and Misleading” Statements, Ask Court to Strike Opponents of Proposition 21 today filed suit today in Sacramento Superior Court seeking to strike and revise three different “false and misleading statements” made by the Yes on 21 campaign in its ballot statement. The suit, filed by Los Angeles Realtor Malcolm Bennett against […]

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Study: “Mom and Pop” Landlords Hard Hit by COVID-19 Crisis

Although much is being written by renters impacted by COVID19, there hasn’t been much attention paid to the “mom and pop” owners of the overwhelming majority of rental properties in California that are being hard-hit by COVID19 – the same property owners who will be adversely affected by Proposition 21, the November ballot measure that […]

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LAO: Proposition 21 Would Cost State, Localities “High Tens of Millions Per Year” in Lost Revenue, Result in Less Housing

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Proposition 21, the November ballot measure financed by Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that would undermine the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation, could result in “a potential reduction in state and local revenues in the high tens of millions of dollars per year over time,”according to the […]

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Affordable Housing Groups, Builders Announce Opposition to Proposition 21

Six leading California affordable housing builders and groups today announced their opposition to Proposition 21, the November ballot measure financed by Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that would undermine the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation. The California Council for Affordable Housing, the California Housing Consortium, AMCAL, and the […]

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Proposition 21 Applies to Single-Family Homes

Several news reports on Prop 21 suggest that this year’s version of the measure that was overwhelmingly defeated by California voters two years ago has been “tweaked” to eliminate rent control on single-family homes. That’s what proponents are saying. One problem: it is not true. According to the language of the initiative, the exemption only […]

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Business Groups Announce Opposition to Proposition 21

SACRAMENTO – Twenty major and regional California business groups announced their opposition to Proposition 21, the November ballot measure financed by Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that would undermine the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation. The groups say the measure would damage the state’s economy at a time […]

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Veterans Groups Announce Early Opposition to Weinstein’s Housing Freeze Ballot Measure

SACRAMENTO – Fourteen major California veterans groups today announced their opposition to the November ballot measure financed by Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Health Foundation that would repeal significant portions of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, and undermines the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation. The groups include: American Legion, […]

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More Than 45 Labor Groups Announce Opposition to Weinstein “Housing Freeze” Ballot Initiative

SACRAMENTO, May 28, 2020 – More than 45 labor groups from throughout California today announced their opposition to a measure slated to appear on the November ballot that repeals significant portions of the state’s rental housing law (Costa Hawkins) and undermines the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation. Labor opposition to […]

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Interested Party Memo: Quick Update on Weinstein’s “Housing Freeze” Initiative / Housing Trends

It’s been a few months that AIDS Healthcare Foundation qualified its ballot measure for the November ballot. Here’s an update of the state of the campaign and some housing trends affecting it. Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the only major contributor to the ballot measure. According to the California Secretary of State, this so-called […]

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Roaches and Bedbugs Oh My: Rent Control Ballot Measure Michael Weinstein’s “NonProfit” AIDS Health Foundation Being Sued by Tenants, Called a “Slumlord” by Residents of Property It Owns

Roaches. Bedbugs. “Slum-like” conditions. That’s what the Los Angeles Times found tenants complaining about when it did a deep dive into a property owned by Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Health Foundation, the “nonprofit” that plans another rent control measure for the November ballot. AHF, a de facto drug company that generates $1.4 billion per year in […]

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California AG Declares AIDS Healthcare Foundation “Delinquent”

Non-Profit Status Could Be Suspended for Not Filing Documents Required for Transparency SAN FRANCISCO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has labeled the AIDS Health Foundation “delinquent” in its nonprofit status after the group failed to file documents required to meet the requirements to claim charitable standing in the state. “Once again, it appears that […]

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State Building and Construction Trades Council of California Announces Opposition to “Housing Freeze” Initiative

Sacramento – The State Building and Construction Trades Council of California today announced its opposition to the “housing freeze” ballot initiative financed by anti-housing activist and businessman Michael Weinstein that has qualified for the November 2020 ballot. The initiative would repeal significant portions of the state’s rental housing laws and undermine the strongest statewide rent […]

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In Case You Missed It: AWOL In Sacramento, Housing Freeze Initiative Funder Weinstein Assails Legislative Democrats Work On Passing Landmark Anti-Renting Gouging Bill

At a press conference yesterday in Los Angeles, serial initiative filer Michael Weinstein blasted the work of California’s legislative Democrats in passing a landmark anti-rent gouging legislation that was signed into legislation by Governor Gavin Newsom. The law takes effect on January 1, 2020. “We have an overwhelming majority Democratic legislature and yet not a single, real […]

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Paid for by No on Prop 21: Californians for Responsible Housing, a coalition of seniors, veterans, affordable housing advocates, labor & social justice organizations, sponsored by California Apartment Association. Committee Major Funding from Essex Property Trust and Affiliated Entities; Equity Residential; and AvalonBay Communities.
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