California is facing an affordable housing crisis. So some housing advocates want to give cities a tool to put a legal lid on rents.

In summary

On the November ballot, Californians will vote on Proposition 10, a measure to bring back rent control. Learn about the measure in our minute explainer.

On the November ballot, Californians will vote on Proposition 10, a measure that would allow localities to adopt or expand rent control.

Matt Levin, our data and housing reporter, breaks down the history behind Proposition 10, the original law that banned California cities from expanding rent control, and the arguments for and against the initiative.

Still not sure how you will vote on the rent control measure? Check out some of our other reporting, analysis and commentary on Prop 10:

What about the other 10 ballot measures (oh, and the many candidates running for statewide, legislative and congressional office)? Don’t sweat: We have you covered with our one-stop 2018 California elections voter guide.

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Matt Levin is the data and housing dude for CalMatters. His work entails distilling complex policy topics into easily digestible charts and graphs, finding and writing original stories from data, yelling...

Byrhonda Lyons is a national award-winning video journalist for CalMatters. She creates compelling multimedia stories about how California policy affects people’s everyday lives. From the state’s mental...