Proposition 98

PROP 98 RESOUNDINGLY DEFEATED!

Proposition 98 on the June 3, 2008 ballot would have prohibited rent control and jeopardized other renter protections.  Landlords and organizations that represent landlords provided over 80% of the funding behind this measure.

For details on the housing impacts that this failed measure would have had, see this pre-election analysis of Prop. 98 by the Western Center on Law and Poverty.

Tenants Together, and all other tenant organization across the state, opposed Prop. 98.  We were joined by a remarkably broad coalition of individuals and organizations who opposed this landlord special interest measure.

The measure was defeated by a margin of 61-39%, a stinging defeat for California landlords who sought to abolish rent control and other renter protections. 

Tenants Together predicts that the defeat of Prop. 98 will usher in a new era for tenant rights in California. The fight to save rent control and other tenant protections has reinvigorated a grassroots movement for tenant rights across the state.

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