In early 2018 ACCE San Diego worked hard to collect signatures alongside our allies, successfully putting Rent Control, Just Cause and a Rent Board on the ballot in National City as Measure W. While we were heavily outspent by corporate landlords, we lost by an incredibly small margin of just 155 votes. Given the enormous amount of money spent on spreading lies and deception against Measure W, we plan to win next time! In the wake of a global pandemic in 2020, that saw millions of California renters lose jobs and income due to COVID-19, San Diego ACCE members helped win crucial statewide tenant protections and an eviction moratorium. In May 2021, ACCE and allies won one of the strongest eviction moratoriums in the country when the San Diego Board of Supervisors banned most just-cause evictions and passed protections for tenants affected by the pandemic. The contributions of ACCE San Diego members eventually led to winning statewide rent relief for tenants and small landlords affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The San Diego chapter has been driving tenant education and organizing efforts that have led to preventing evictions and winning rental assistance. In collaboration with local legal resources and housing groups, San Diego ACCE is also driving efforts for more tenant counseling and free legal resources. To learn more or get information about our local tenants rights, go to HousingHelpSD.org.