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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  • James Findlay
    signed 2015-01-15 13:10:22 -0800
  • Mary Pendergest
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  • Judy Branfman
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  • William Christiansen
    signed 2015-01-15 11:10:17 -0800
  • @johnkawakami tweeted link to this page. 2015-01-15 10:39:16 -0800
    Gov. Brown can restore the #RentersRebate and give critical relief to seniors and the disabled. Take action! http://www.tenantaction.org/renters_rebate?recruiter_id=2357
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-15 10:39:16 -0800
    Gov. Brown can restore the #RentersRebate and give critical relief to seniors and the disabled. Take action!
  • John Kawakami
    signed 2015-01-15 10:38:55 -0800
  • Joel Montano
    signed 2015-01-15 09:41:38 -0800
  • Anette Zielinski
    signed 2015-01-14 02:47:15 -0800
  • Daniel Olsen
    signed 2015-01-13 13:26:43 -0800
  • Carol Beck
    signed 2015-01-13 09:32:31 -0800
  • Joe Fitzpatrick
    signed via 2015-01-12 23:17:10 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-12 21:28:05 -0800
    Gov. Brown can restore the #RentersRebate and give critical relief to seniors and the disabled. Take action!
  • Ernest Oliver
    signed 2015-01-12 21:27:30 -0800
  • Mark Simon
    signed 2015-01-11 12:34:49 -0800
  • Eileen Bill
    signed 2015-01-11 09:46:49 -0800
  • madeline coren
    signed via 2015-01-10 18:11:23 -0800
  • Susan Schacher
    signed 2015-01-10 15:35:35 -0800
  • Jill Ballard
    signed 2015-01-09 18:30:33 -0800
  • Julia Cato
    signed 2015-01-09 15:36:34 -0800
  • Theodora Kerry
    signed 2015-01-09 12:37:11 -0800
  • Sandra Terry
    signed 2015-01-09 09:19:30 -0800
  • Camilla Cracchiolo
    signed 2015-01-09 02:25:14 -0800
  • Barbara Quinn
    signed 2015-01-08 17:44:19 -0800
  • Janet Housden
    signed 2015-01-08 17:42:47 -0800
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-08 15:59:50 -0800
    Gov. Brown can restore the #RentersRebate and give critical relief to seniors and the disabled. Take action!
  • Susan McCall Carrasco
    signed 2015-01-08 15:58:49 -0800
  • sally parker
    signed 2015-01-08 15:46:53 -0800

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