New polling shows broad support for rent and mortgage cancellation

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A new report authored by District 9 Supervisor Hilary Ronen and NJ law professor Rachel Godsil shows new polling data revealing that a broad majority of California voters from both parties would support measures to cancel rent and mortgage payments throughout the extent of the crisis. Specifically:

  • 74% percent of likely California voters, including 65 percent of Republicans, would support a “suspend and forgive” rent program, under which the state, not a renter, would compensate landlords for lost rental income for as long as there remains a state of emergency in California. 
  • 75% percent of likely California voters, including 69 percent of Republicans, would support a “suspend and forgive” mortgage program, under which the state, not a homeowner, would compensate a mortgage provider for missed payments for as long as there remains a state of emergency in California.

Read the entire report here: California Housing Precarity in the Context of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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