Marin Residents is a group of Marin homeowners, housing providers and renters, organized under the 501c Marin Residents. We promote the education of issues surrounding rent control in Marin. All residents deserve opportunity to thrive in their life, their choice of housing, and how they conduct their business. We believe in a balanced approach in regards to housing, so that housing providers, homeowners and renters can feel that they are being treated with respect. We feel that homeowners and housing providers have been overlooked when it comes to providing protection so that they are secure in their home and actions in dealing with their property. This is a human right and an American right, and we believe this is a fundamental part of our democracy.
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In 2019, California and Gov. Newsom passed statewide ‘rent control’ with limits on causes for eviction and limits on yearly rental increases. The bill, AB 1482, provides renter ‘protections’ against abusive landlords. It does not provide enough protections for housing providers regarding abusive tenants. Whereas there are fundamental issues with this bill, we respect the current law and believe that all housing providers need to be guided by its language.
Municipalities throughout Marin are considering extra rent control measures. The effect the extra rent control that goes beyond AB 1482, is to burden all housing providers and expose them to potential abuse and financial liability from their tenants.
The consequence of these ordinances, is to create a divisive community atmosphere, less rental options and higher initial rents for new renters, severe limitations on the return on investment of housing providers, and a greater limiting of income diversity.
Our belief is that the residents of Marin should be fully informed as to the current and proposed laws regarding housing, and that they should be able to make a decision for themselves, in their communities, as to what kind of regulations they want to live under.
We are funded by you, the residents and businesses of Marin through your donations. We can’t advocate for and educate around rent control without your continued support.