Stop Realtors From Displacing Us!


Since 2013, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) has led on the spending of more than $11 Million to influence State housing policy. 

CAR has become one of the State’s biggest lobbying groups, spending tens of millions of dollars every year to influence state and local politics so they can direct housing policy for their own gain. In 2014 and 2015, they led on efforts to kill the Ellis Act Reform statewide that would have protected renters from speculators. 

We all know that California needs more affordable housing.  We also know that building million dollar condominiums that only the rich can afford is NOT the solution. But that is what is getting built across the state. 

Why? Because that is what the apartment and real estate industry want.

We, the undersigned, call on the California Association of Realtors to stop lobbying against low-to-moderate income homeowners and tenants in the State Capitol and our local City Halls.  Instead of profits for the few and driving up our cost of living, we call on you to support investments in the kinds of affordable housing preservation and construction our diverse communities desperately need!

We also call on our elected officials to refuse and return any contributions from the Realtors Association this election cycle and to commit to affordable housing preservation, real tenant protections, and affordable housing construction for our diverse communities.

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  • Barry Hermanson
    signed 2016-04-16 10:57:17 -0700
  • Martin Horwitz
    signed 2016-04-16 10:52:51 -0700
  • Stephen Bartlett-Ré
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  • Annie Borgenicjt
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  • Lynne Sloan
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  • The Affable Activist
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  • Jennifer Willis
    signed 2016-04-16 10:26:37 -0700
  • John Steponaitis
    signed 2016-04-16 10:25:01 -0700
  • Bob Bustamonte
    signed 2016-04-16 10:24:41 -0700
  • Charlie K
    signed 2016-04-16 10:18:41 -0700
  • Andy Gillis
    signed 2016-04-16 10:18:13 -0700
    Local governments, especially the City of San Francisco, has focused on simply building more and more high end housing which has done nothing to help people with middle to low incomes stay in their homes. This 1950’s, trickle down approach to economics has helped the wealthy, real estate agents and speculators but has also succeeded in pushing out large numbers of people with lower incomes, seniors and those with disabilities. We need new, progressive voices in CIty Hall who have the interests of current city residents at heart, rather than those of young affluent people who may want to move hear and increase tax revenues.


    Andy Gillis
  • Peter Wong
    signed 2016-04-16 10:16:36 -0700
  • Marlyn Murcia
    signed 2016-04-16 10:13:29 -0700
    If you are going to lobby to develop anything in SF, develop green housing. Don’t displace working families. What’s wrong with you people! Stop being sheep Realtors Ass. and lead the way to a sustainable greener Sf.
  • Lew Rothgeb
    signed 2016-04-16 10:10:40 -0700
  • Gina Lyons
    signed 2016-04-16 10:09:36 -0700
    Gina Lyons
  • Timothy Larkin
    signed 2016-04-16 10:08:35 -0700
    I am tired of the corruption in city politics and corrupt politicians whom are only interested in lining their own coffers. We need to fix our broken housing problems now.
  • Elizabeth Bell
    signed 2016-04-16 10:03:40 -0700
  • Michael Keough
    signed 2016-04-16 10:02:59 -0700
  • Erin Stuart-Jennings
    signed 2016-04-16 10:01:54 -0700