Predatory Landlords Use Halloween Fright Tactics to Lie About Proposition 10

Oct 31, 2018

Predatory corporate landlords and Wall Street firms behind the No on 10 campaign have engaged in persistent scare tactics to misinform voters. Their lies are more horrifying than Frankenstein’s monster. Voters have the power on Tuesday, November 6, to empower local communities by allowing them to place reasonable limits on rent increases and tackle the housing affordability crisis.

The No on 10 financiers falsely claim that Prop 10 will make the housing crisis worse. The idea that returning authority to local officials on this issue will increase rents is about as real as goblins and zombies.

While No on 10 spins webs of deceit in an attempt to tangle up voters’ decisions, voters recognize that Prop 10 is endorsed by more than 500 community stakeholders across the state. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the California Democratic Party, League of Women Voters, SEIU, and hundreds of others have pointed out how Prop 10 can help confront California’s high rate of homelessness. Meanwhile, No on 10 misrepresents the issue to protect their profits at every turn:

Even on Halloween, these scare tactics fall flat. Like ghosts, goblins and zombies, the predatory landlords’ fear-mongering isn’t real or based on facts. The No on 10 campaign can no longer separate fact from fiction, but thankfully Prop 10 is the opportunity voters need to get housing costs under control.

ABOUT PROPOSITION 10: Proposition 10 is a key step towards solving California’s housing-affordability crisis because it will protect California’s renters and guarantee landlords a fair rate of return, all while laying the foundation for stronger communities. By empowering local communities to limit rent increases and curtail predatory housing practices, cities and counties will be able to create thoughtful laws to address their local housing situations.

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