Los Angeles Rent Control
The law "has kept cities like Los Angeles from protecting our tenants for too long."
The Los Angeles City Council rejects a proposal to freeze rents at all buildings.
And they’re finding little comfort in measures designed to help them.
"You will not lose your housing during this crisis because you can’t make the rent," says Mayor Eric Garcetti.
"The numbers are astonishing, but they still don’t give the full picture," says a tenant advocate.
Among the choices California voters will make at the ballot box this year: Should the state rollback restrictions that curb rent control?
Rents are growing fastest in the Valley and Southeast LA, says CoStar analyst.
Expert advice on how to deal with slow repairs and weird move-out notices.
It’s designed to guard tenants against the most "egregious" rent hikes.
Rent-controlled apartments in Hyde Park will be razed to make way for a sprawling new complex—and tenants aren’t getting answers about what will happen to them.
Rent-controlled apartments will be demolished to make way for the new complex.
A new report from UCLA says it’s time to rethink how much landlords can hike rents.
"We need to come up with solutions to keep our fellow Angelenos in their homes and stop the flow into homelessness," says councilmember.
Should the city intervene?
The program is temporary and open to qualifying renters.
City leaders are exploring a temporary ordinance. But tenants say they want permanent regulations.
"We simply can’t allow massive rent increases and unjust evictions to happen anymore," councilmember says.
Tenancy in common is a new path to homeownership in LA.
Facing a new round of rent increases, tenants are trying to figure out how Assembly Bill 1482 might help them—if it becomes law.
AB 1482 now has support from Senate and Assembly leadership, but "tenant bills are hard, and it’s still an uphill battle."
Assembly Bill 1482 would cap rent hikes at buildings that are not already covered by LA rent control.
That’s seven units lost per day.
Residents have pushed for renter protections amid a development boom: "We can’t resurrect as a city if everyone is relocated."
A new report implores officials to adopt a permanent rent control measure in LA County.
But a companion bill that would have made it harder to evict tenants did not come up for a vote.
Tenants who move out to avoid big rent hikes will get as much as $4,500.
County officials are still working on a permanent measure.
"Some people have called this tenant welfare... I would call this relief and improvement of quality of life," councilmember says.