Who We Are
Pushed by the corporate landlord lobby and signed by Governor Pete Wilson in 1995, the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act (AB 1164; codified in California Civil Code Sections 1954.50) places significant restrictions on the ability of cities and counties in California to implement rent control — or limits on skyrocketing rents.

Costa-Hawkins prohibits local communities from limiting rent increases for any single family home, condominium or apartment constructed after February 1995.