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Housing Is A Human Right Opposes Scott Wiener’s SB 50

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With this week’s re-introduction of California State Sen. Scott Wiener’s SB 50, Housing Is A Human Right continues to oppose the trickle-down housing bill that fuels gentrification.

“SB 50 still doesn’t address our key concerns,” says Housing Is A Human Right Director René Christian Moya. “Its inclusionary housing requirements are insufficient; the demolition protections are insufficient; and the so-called ‘sensitive communities’ designation is still problematic.”

Housing Is A Human Right has been a leading organization in the fight to stop SB 50 and its predecessor, SB 827. We believe that we need community-based solutions that urgently, and directly, address California’s housing affordability crisis.

We urge state legislators to do away with failed trickle-down, Reaganomics policies and instead take up the “3 Ps”:

  1. Protect tenants: prevent gentrification and homelessness by keeping rents under control and discouraging evictions;
  2. Preserve communities: support progressive, sustainable land-use policies that maintain neighborhood integrity and allow working- and middle-class families to stay in their communities;
  3. Produce housing: produce truly affordable housing through adaptive reuse and cost-effective new construction.

We need solutions that put people over Big Real Estate’s profits.

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