The California Apartment Association has launched a website to educate the public about the Ellis Act, a law that allows landlords to exit the rental housing business.

Passed in 1985, the Ellis Act says no local government can compel a landlord to keep offering his or her housing for rent.

EllisActImageWithout this legal protection, property owners could be forced to continue letting their properties, even if they’re losing money, or want to convert their rentals into housing for their own families.

Some politicians and tenant advocacy groups are bent on repealing the Ellis Act, basing their arguments on inaccurate information. debunks the most common misconceptions about Ellis, explains protections available for tenants and offers ideas for bringing more affordable housing to California.

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