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Rent control provides tenants with the stability our communities need right now

Rent Control: Safe Homes for All

Rent control is the only way to provide tenants with the stability our communities need right now — not thirty years from now, after construction of massive amounts of new housing that may or may not ever be built.

In the past five years,according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Bay Area cost of living for everything except rent went up only 6 percent, but rents increased by 32 percent. These rising rents have displaced tens of thousands of Bay Area residents from their homes.

We know that stable communities are safer and healthier communities. Rent control is the only way to provide tenants with the stability our communities need right now — not thirty years from now, after construction of massive amounts of new housing that may or may not ever be built.

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