All Oakland Tenants Deserve Rent Control Protection - Stop Increases of up to 120%
Oakland rents are skyrocketing, with increases up to 120% in the past year. Oakland had the 2nd highest San Francisco/Bay Area and 3rd highest national rent increases in 2014.
The last 32 years of rental development is not protected by Oakland rent control, leaving thousands of young people and families vulnerable to unjustified increases that have no cap.
We the people of Oakland, California are asking Mayor Schaaf and the Oakland City Council to:
(1) Extend rent control protection to all Oakland renters, including those who live in 'new' development built in the past 32 years.
(2) Immediately freeze and investigate all rent increases of more than 10%.
(3) Provide rent control protection to all Oakland renters retroactive to January 2014.
(4) Roll back rents where 2014/15 increases cannot be justified under Oakland rent control laws.
We are proud to support growth in our community, and believe pro-growth does not have to be anti-tenant. Mayor Schaaf, please honor your campaign promise to preserve affordability so Oakland residents don’t get displaced.