The latest statewide survey from the independent, nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California shows 55% of likely voters support allowing local governments to enact rent control while 43% oppose and only 2% are undecided. Support is higher amongst renters than homeowners (76% to 47%) and varies by political affiliation, but about three in 10 Californians report worrying about the cost of housing for themselves and their family every day or almost every day.
"The PPIC poll shows that the majority of voters agree with the Justice for Renters Act - local communities must be allowed to expand rent control. Many people are working hard to make ends meet and still falling short on making the rent," said Susie Shannon, policy director of Housing is A Human Right.
The Justice for Renters ballot campaign kicked off May 25th in Los Angeles. Advocates needed to collect at least 546,651 valid California voter signatures to qualify the measure. They collected more than 810,000 in total and qualified for the November 2024 ballot in July.