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Proposition 21 is a statewide initiative on the November 3, 2020 ballot. Prop 21 would repeal portions of the state’s existing rental housing laws (Costa Hawkins) and open the door for extreme forms of rent control to be enacted at the local level. It is nearly identical to 2018’s Prop 10, which voters rejected by nearly 20 points.

Proposition 21 would allow for permanent price caps on all forms of housing, including single family homes and condos.

Prop 21 contains:

No funding for affordable housing or a requirement that it be built

No specific provisions to reduce rent

No specific protections for seniors, veterans, or the disabled

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