Why join the BRHC?
Joining the BRHC means standing together to address the challenges posed by Berkeley's current housing policies. Our organization understands property owners' frustrations in navigating the intricate web of regulations, especially with the Berkeley Rent Control and Eviction for Good Cause Ordinance. While acknowledging the existing landscape, we strive for a more balanced and reasonable approach.
Over the past decade, the administration of the ordinance has spiraled out of control, leading us to advocate for a more realistic budget for the Rent Stabilization Board. We firmly believe that refocusing its efforts solely on matters related to the ordinance, eliminating unrelated endeavors, and depoliticizing the board will contribute to a fair and equitable housing environment.
Berkeley boasts numerous commendable causes, yet the solutions proposed often lack thorough vetting, leading to increased city budgets and unintended consequences. The ripple effect of an inflated budget is felt by rental housing providers, who bear a disproportionate tax burden through city fees and direct methods. Additionally, new regulations from the City Council can impede property improvements, further escalating costs for housing providers.
By becoming a part of BRHC, you actively support our Government and Legal Affairs Director and dedicated team in lobbying city council members and rent board commissioners. Your participation extends to attending meetings, engaging in the political process, and collectively working towards drafting new or modified regulations. As an organization, we foster collaboration with like-minded individuals who share our vision for fair and reasonable housing policies.
Join us in making a meaningful impact on Berkeley's housing landscape. Together, we can advocate for change, ensuring a more balanced and sustainable approach that benefits both property owners and the broader community. Your involvement strengthens our collective voice and contributes to the pursuit of housing policies that are not only fair but also reasonable.