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Opinion - February 21, 2020

Measure D undermines rent control

by Pat Showalter

I'm voting against Measure D, here's why you should too: Measure D undermines the CSFRA, our current rent stabilization law. It reduces protections for renters by setting rent increases higher than the existing system and increases returns for landlords by making the standards for rent increase exceptions much broader. Because of the housing crisis and the homelessness epidemic, those renter protections are vital. The most common reason people become homeless is because they can't pay their rent. Even these modest increases will be difficult for seniors living on a fixed income or low wage earners.

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