Sacramento Environmental Justice Coalition




Sacramento tenant advocates say bill capping security deposits could make it easier to access housing

Advocates for affordable housing say it’s not just the monthly rent that makes it expensive to live in Sacramento. It’s also the many upfront costs — like hefty security deposits required by landlords.  

That’s why advocates like Herman Barahona with the Sacramento Environmental Justice Coalition support Assembly Bill 12, a proposal that would cap deposits at a maximum of one month’s rent. The bill is making its way through the California Legislature


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