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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  • Tammara Bagby
    signed 2017-03-01 17:34:17 -0800
  • Mardlena Tillman
    signed 2017-02-28 12:17:12 -0800
  • Diva Berry
    signed 2017-02-27 11:16:14 -0800
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    signed 2017-02-23 12:38:30 -0800
  • Latosha Young
    signed 2017-02-22 16:39:19 -0800
  • Deborah Pierce
    signed via 2017-02-22 10:25:45 -0800
  • Linda Corbin
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-21 17:59:35 -0800
    Gov. Brown can restore the #RentersRebate and give critical relief to seniors and the disabled. Take action!
  • Linda Corbin
    signed 2017-02-21 17:57:40 -0800
  • Amber Williams
    signed 2017-02-20 13:32:57 -0800
  • Anthony Williams
    signed 2017-02-19 08:39:57 -0800
  • sammie redditt
    signed 2017-02-19 07:53:30 -0800
  • Antavia Doss
    signed 2017-02-16 19:10:33 -0800
  • Johnnie Jones
    signed 2017-02-16 13:00:37 -0800
  • verna stanley
    signed 2017-02-16 11:34:18 -0800
  • Alondra Bolden
    signed 2017-02-16 11:17:17 -0800
  • Joey Wright
    signed 2017-02-13 20:43:53 -0800
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    signed 2017-02-13 14:45:50 -0800
  • Joy Love
    signed 2017-02-05 20:09:25 -0800
  • Louisa Mendez
    signed 2017-02-04 15:12:42 -0800
  • Aaron Johnson
    signed 2017-01-31 01:02:22 -0800
  • Jamie Cox
    signed 2017-01-30 17:59:18 -0800
  • Sharon Watson
    signed 2017-01-30 13:29:45 -0800
  • Danielle Heath
    signed 2017-01-30 11:58:39 -0800
  • Caroline Sadergaski
    signed 2017-01-27 11:11:19 -0800
  • Stacey Taylor
    signed 2017-01-27 10:19:08 -0800
  • Gredda Brown
    signed 2017-01-25 12:02:19 -0800
  • Mickey Anderson
    signed 2017-01-24 22:34:40 -0800
  • SunShine Johnson
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-24 05:22:42 -0800
    Gov. Brown can restore the #RentersRebate and give critical relief to seniors and the disabled. Take action!

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