Advocacy

AACSC continually fights to maintain private property rights of owners.

Membership provides free advocacy to represent owners at city, county, state and federal levels.
Through our lobbying activities in Sacramento, AACSC has saved owners thousands of dollars in proposed legislative and regulatory processes and fees. In 2002 alone, our members saved $100 million from proposed legislation. In 2001 our efforts stopped $30 million in costs from being assessed to our owners. Last year, savings to the rental housing industry were incalculable.
On the local level, we defeated rent control in Huntington Park and opened the trash hauling process in Hawthorne, reducing fees for property owners by 30 percent. AACSC was also involved in stopping Pasadena rent control initiatives and supported Santa Monica rental housing owners with a letter brief to the California Supreme Court.
Owner input is reflected in new relocation ordinances and efforts to stop mandatory inclusionary zoning.

AACSC continually fights to maintain private property rights of owners.

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AACSC continually fights to maintain private property rights of owners.

Membership provides free advocacy to represent owners at city, county, state and federal levels.

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United Way LA- Homes for Heroes

In June 2015, national and local leaders joined United Way's Home For Good in kicking off Homes For Heroes, an effort to identify 1,000 landlords to house veterans in need. As shared by Jim Perley a property owner with Western America Properties, “landlords are literally the last leg on the way home for our Veterans.” This has never been so true as today when over 500 Veterans with vouchers-in-hand, that provide both rental subsidy and supportive services, have no place to go at night. Significant resources have been invested in L.A. towards the goal of ending Veteran homelessness in 2015 and providers are working together to efficiently identify Veterans and their needs, but the critical link to housing through landlords and housing developers is what will get us over the finish line.

The Problem: Los Angeles County is home to 4,618 homeless Veterans. The good news is that there are now enough rental subsidies and supportive services to house all of LA's homeless Veterans by the end of 2015. All that is missing are landlords willing to rent to them.

The Solution: Homes For Heroes. Landlords rent vacant units to a homeless Veteran and receive fair market rent and the support of a network of services providers.

Benefits of Participating in this Effort

 

  • GUARANTEED RENT: Paid through direct deposit (tenants are responsible for a small portion of the rent).
  • CONTROL OF TENANT SELECTION: Landlords can screen and select tenants to confirm compatibility.
  • SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT: With a case manager for timely response to tenant and landlord concerns.
  • PARTNERSHIP: Program provides support to both landlord and tenants to ensure a successful placement.

 

Are you a landlord, interested in renting vacant units to a Veteran? Do so here: SIGN UP UNITS!

Don't own units? Here's what you can do:

 

  • Talk to your landlord and other property owners you know about dedicating units to Veterans with housing vouchers.
  • Share our flyer and help spread the word with your friends via your social networks. DOWNLOAD FLYER
  • Donate to move-in costs for Veterans.

 

Have additional questions? Contact Tina Estedabadi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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AACSC- PAC

Apartment Association, California Southern Cities Political Action Committee [AACSC-PAC]

purpose is to finance political efforts supporting California legislative and constitutional officeholders and candidates (but not Federal officeholders, candidates or committees) that benefit the public by improving and protecting Apartment Owners for all the people of California.

 

What Is P.A.C.?

A P.A.C. (political action committee) is a group of like-minded individuals who come together to achieve political goals.  Simply put, P.A.C.s raise money to help elect or defeat candidates running for political office.  At the Association, we have our own P.A.C. – Investment Property Owners Political Action Committee (I.P.P.A.C.).

 

Actions by the city, county and state officials can result in laws that limit your ability to operate your rental housing business, challenge your private property rights and diminish your ability to provide housing for your community.

 

P.A.C. money is also used to defeat issues that affect your business.  For example: rent control, property tax increases and split roll taxes.  Nearly half of all apartment units in California are subject to local ordinances controlling rents.

 

 

Will Your Units Be Next on the Rent Control Hit List?

 

What Can I Do?

Contribute generously to AACSC-PAC

We must elect (or reelect) candidates who understand the importance of private property rights, a free market economy and elimination of government interference in our rental housing business.  We must be able to stop emerging adverse ordinances from becoming law.

 

But, California elections are expensive and many cities will elect new officials each election cycle.  We need your help.  Please dig deep and give as much as you can afford.  Isn’t at least $49 bargain price to protect your investments?

 

State Senate

All of the available contact information for each California State Senator is listed here.

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Apartment Association,

California Southern Cities
333 W. Broadway St., Suite 101
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 426-8341

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