We Need Real Rent Control

Sacramento City Council

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Our Sacramento City Council refuses to fix the housing affordability crisis!

Despite rent increases of 45% in seven years our city council is allowing rents to increases 3 times higher than what 47,000 Sacramento voter’s signed in support  for “Real Rent Control”.

Our city council continues to reject building affordable housing in favor of corporate landlords and high end luxury housing. Of the 8,600 housing units built from 2013 to 2018, only two of those units were for extremely low-income families.

Despite millions of dollars directed to ending homelessness, a 2019 count found 1,905 more people living on the streets, in cars or in shelter beds since 2017, raising the estimated number of homeless people in Sacramento County to 5,570.

It has been almost 2 years since residents like you signed a petition to support real rent control. Please sign our petition demanding that our Sacramento City Council immediately pass Real Rent Control as written and signed by 47,000 voters to limit rent increases to the consumer price index (CPI), provide just-cause eviction protections, and oversee rental housing issues through a democratically-elected Rent Board.

To: Sacramento City Council
From: [Your Name]

Dear Sacramento City Council,

I join with my neighbors and many of the 47,000 voters who submitted a petition to you in 2018 to pass Real Rent Control and put the interests of Sacramento residents over the interests of corporate developers and the real estate industry.

We are facing an affordable housing and displacement crisis and it is time for you to fix it!

Your rejection of Real Rent Control and the building of affordable housing while allowing rent increases and luxury housing construction only benefits corporate landlords. Your lack of acton has made Sacramento the 3rd fastest in Rising rents in the nation. Your refusal to protect renters has contributed to a 45 % increase in rents in 7 years and an increase of more than 1,905 people becoming homeless in the last two years.

I join with my neighbors in demanding that you do the following to help address the Sacramento housing crisis:

Immediately pass “Real Rent Control” as written and signed by 47,000 voters to limit rent increases to the consumer price index (CPI), provide just-cause eviction protections, and oversee rental housing issues through a democratically-elected Rent Board.

Signed,