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Ensuring Affordable Housing & Protecting Renters

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 59th District that is displacing thousands of families and small businesses in the Los Angeles area long before the pandemic. And now, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, millions in California 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 that doesn’t have an easy solution, in the California legislature, Reggie will continue to fight to protect renters’ rights and tackle homelessness, 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 in California 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. 


Incentivizing the Development of Affordable Housing

  • Supported an over $4 billion investment in affordable housing construction.

  • Fought to ensure $500 million in one-time funds to expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit in the 2019-2020 state budget.


Enacting Tenant Protections

  • Fought to protect struggling renters & homeowners during the pandemic by fighting for an eviction moratorium in California for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Supported legislation that prevents landlords from increasing rent by more than 5% annually and provides “just cause” eviction protections to tenants throughout California.

  • Supported a 2020 bill that would have declared state policy that every individual in California has the right to safe, decent, and affordable housing.


Combating Homelessness & Gentrification

  • 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.

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