The Committee to Protect Oakland Renters is a broad coalition of organizations and community members who are fighting for the future of Oakland. The Committee includes housing and tenant advocates, labor unions, and other community leaders who recognize that housing displacement and lack of affordable housing has now reached crisis proportions in our City, challenging almost *all* income levels.
- Over 60% of Oakland residents are renters and as many as 1,000 -1,500 tenants are being displaced per month. Larger numbers of long-term, vulnerable residents are impacted by our housing crisis.
- Oakland rents are now the 3rd highest in the country, with one-bedroom apartments costing over $2,500 per month – virtually half the average household income in Oakland.
- We are losing Oakland’s racial and economic diversity. Low-income residents and people of color who have lived and worked in our City for years can’t afford to stay here.
- Our teachers, nurses, restaurant and hotel workers, police officers and firefighters can no longer afford to buy or rent a home in our City. Someone earning the minimum wage would have to work 163 hours a week to afford housing in Oakland.
Now is the time to END skyrocketing rents and illegal evictions.
Vote YES on Measure JJ to :
- Flip the Rent Control petition system so landlords must petition to increase rent over annual inflation.
- Extend Just Cause eviction protection through 12/31/1995 to protect more Oakland Tenants.
- Strengthen the accountability and transparency of the Rent Board.