Tell Gov. Brown to Restore the Renters Rebate

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The housing crisis is tough on all of us, but for low income elderly and disabled Californians it has become almost impossible to get by.

In 2008, then-Governor Schwarzenegger used his line-item veto power to eliminate a small tax rebate, just up to $347.50 per household, for elderly, blind and disabled renters making less than $44,096.

Nearly 500,000 households relied on the “Renter’s Rebate” to pay the rent, buy groceries and get crucial medical coverage. With rents skyrocketing all over the state, the lack of such basic assistance is an outrage.

California has its first budget surplus since the program was cut. Governor Brown and the California legislature can immediately restore the Renter’s Rebate by funding it in the new state budget. But they’ll only do it if you demand it. 

Elderly and disabled Californians have been suffering in this housing crisis. Senior and disabled tenants need this basic lifeline back. We need to act right now while the budget is being written and debated in Sacramento.

Tell the state legislature to restore the renters rebate and bring relief to struggling California renters today.

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"I demand you restore full funding California’s renters' rebate for those most vulnerable in the current housing crisis: low-income, senior and disabled Californians."

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  • Janice Murphy
    signed 2019-12-13 10:16:23 -0800
  • Robert Fox
    signed 2019-12-11 17:52:36 -0800
  • Clara Bustos
    signed 2019-12-06 23:42:24 -0800
  • Ian Crouch
    signed 2019-11-18 21:45:00 -0800
  • Samuel Clark
    signed 2019-11-17 20:43:31 -0800
  • Davenicka Rainey
    @DavenickaR tweeted link to this page. 2019-11-16 09:28:06 -0800
    Gov. Brown can restore the #RentersRebate and give critical relief to seniors and the disabled. Take action! https://www.tenantaction.org/renters_rebate?recruiter_id=4515
  • Teresa Smith
    signed 2019-11-08 14:12:08 -0800
  • Shelita Antoine
    signed 2019-11-06 17:56:21 -0800
  • Kathleen Ana Bagley
    signed 2019-11-02 09:46:30 -0700
  • Linda Riesenberg
    signed 2019-10-30 08:17:32 -0700
  • Miss Martin
    signed 2019-10-28 10:47:28 -0700
  • Wanda Lewis
    signed 2019-10-21 06:36:29 -0700
  • Bonnie Gierden
    signed 2019-09-19 15:18:03 -0700
  • Linda Bartlett
    signed 2019-09-15 17:25:53 -0700
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  • Jennifer Webb
    signed 2019-08-23 15:30:51 -0700
  • Dawn Dickinson
    signed 2019-08-12 12:35:27 -0700
  • Rhonda Webb
    signed 2019-07-23 19:41:53 -0700
  • Danielle Griffin
    signed 2019-07-09 20:52:53 -0700
  • Tammy Reaves
    signed 2019-06-28 10:23:25 -0700
  • Jessica Jones
    signed 2019-06-25 19:29:59 -0700
  • Lesley Ranselle
    signed 2019-06-22 14:52:49 -0700
  • Linda Corbin
    signed 2019-06-05 09:22:08 -0700
  • Deborah ferringer
    signed 2019-05-25 14:44:34 -0700
  • William Ross
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