Dear CCIA Members & Friends,
Recently I was interviewed by Ed Kirch, CEO of Kirch Property Management regarding Rent Control.
We need your help to make this Issue go Viral! To get the word out about and help people understand why Rent Control is BAD for Everyone!
Below is the information we previously sent out on OPPOSE Lifting the Ban on Rent Control, and some NEW Rent Control bills. This is going to be a tough fight and we need to be ready.
Thanks for your support
Illinois is one of 37 U.S. states with a ban on rent control. The 1997 Illinois Rent Control Preemption Act prohibits municipalities from enacting, maintaining or enforcing measures that control the amount of rent charged for a residential property. A bill in the Illinois House proposes to repeal the ban; the much-discussed topic was an issue in the last Illinois governor's race, and most recently, among current Chicago mayoral candidates. Crain's Custom Media checked with four local experts to get their views on how lifting the ban and implementing rent control might impact Chicagoland renters, property owners, taxpayers and communities.
Meetings of The Committee of the 100th GENERAL ASSEMBLY Special Committee on Housing are being held. CCIA is actively attempting to keep on top of when these sessions are being held and encouraging EVERYONE to fill out a Witness Slip OPPOSING lifting the ban on Rent Control.
Contact Jane Garvey if you have any questions: 630-858-4663
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Please read these bills. When talking to your representatives, please oppose:
OPPOSE: HB0255 - Repeal the Rent Control Preemption Act (Repeals the Rent Control Preemption Act)
OPPOSE: HB2192 - Rent Control Tenancy Procedure (Establishes 6 rent control boards - tenant dominated boards set the rents)
OPPOSE: HB-2299 - Eviction - Seal & Impound Files
OPPOSE: HB-0926 - Human Rights - Source of Income
OPPOSE: HB3207 - Rent Control Act (Establishes a rent control board in every county - tenant dominated boards set the rents)
OPPOSE: HB2217 - Property Tax-Income Producing Property - It would require income producing property to provide an Income & Expense data sheet annually to the county assessor.
OPPOSE: SB0032 - Mobile Home Landlord Tenant (Rent control allowing communities with less than 1 million population to impose Rent Control on Mobile Home Parks)
OPPOSE: SB2063 - Rent Control Preemption Act (Repeals the Rent Control Preemption Act)
This is not just a Chicago issue... the entire State of Illinois is at risk. Repealing the state-wide ban could mean:
Rent Control Means:
Do you want your property rights ripped from you and handed to bureaucrats?
Property rights are a fundamental value. Capitalism has made our country strong. Encouraging economic growth benefits all the citizens of Illinois. But now these principles are under attack.
Rent control will DISCOURAGE investment and development, thus reducing housing availability and property value.
When do we say enough? What will it take for you to act? The time for action is now!
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?