AFFORDABLE HOUSING & TENANTS' RIGHTS
Reggie believes housing is a human right. That’s why in the Assembly, Reggie’s fought to invest over $4 billion towards affordable housing construction and expanded renters’ protections. But while the State Legislature has passed a number of measures to help address our state’s affordable housing crisis, the cost of living continues to rise sharply. Gentrification has also been a complicated and silent killer in the 10th District that has displaced thousands of families and small businesses in the Los Angeles area. And now, with COVID-19 protections ending, thousands of Angelenos are facing the anxiety of eviction or foreclosure. It’s clear far more needs to be done.
While housing insecurity is a complicated, multifaceted problem, Reggie will be an unrelenting fighter for renters’ rights, including amending Costa-Hawkins to enable city governments to enact rent freezes, heighten protections for renters, and prosecute shady landlords who unjustly evict their tenants.
In order to ensure everyone Angeleno can access affordable housing, Reggie also supports a wide variety of measures to accelerate affordable housing production and slow rising rents by canceling rents during COVID, stopping unjust evictions, financing affordable housing projects for homeless and low-income populations, holding landlords accountable who exploit their tenants, and streamlining permitting and approval processes, and offering a density bonus to 100% of affordable housing developments, as well as:
Supported a $4 billion investment in affordable housing construction, including $1 billion for veterans’ housing.
Supported a 2020 bill to make safe, decent, and affordable housing a right for every Californian.
Fought to secure $500 million to expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit in the 2019-2020 state budget.
Helped secure an eviction moratorium to keep working families in their homes during the COVID-19 crisis.
Supported a 2019 law that prevents landlords from increasing rent by more than 5% annually and provides “just cause” eviction protections to tenants throughout California.
Launched a plan to combat gentrification centered around educating South LA families and small businesses on how to keep their land and homes in the district.