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Los Angeles County Approves Temporary Rent “Freeze”

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed on the approval of a temporary measure on rent increases as an effort to relieve the pressure on Los Angeles County renters. The approval came into effect in early September and limits rent increases in unincorporated...

The Rise and Fall of SB 827

Rising home and rent prices in California are pushing people further away from their jobs resulting in long commutes and heavy congestion of the roads and freeways. Lower income residents are often forced to choose between necessities including rent, food, and...

One Law May Be Preventing Affordable Housing in California

A state ballot initiative to expand rent control options for cities across California has gained enough signatures to qualify for the 2018 November ballot. If Measure 10 passes, it will revoke the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. Removing the Costa-Hawkins Act...

How Rent Control Works in Los Angeles

How Rent Control Works in Los Angeles   The city of Los Angeles has some of the nations highest apartment rents, averaging $2742 in May 2018, an 8.72% jump from the previous year. To make rent more manageable, the city has implemented rent control regulations and...

Solutions to Homelessness and Their Challenges

Challenges of Homelessness Homelessness in Los Angeles has been recognized as a national problem. Many solutions have been presented and put into action yet the problem persists. Many of these solutions also present their own financial and political challenges. Below...

Lack of Affordable Housing Leads to Homelessness in L.A.

Homelessness in Los Angeles has been rapidly increasing in recent years. In a 2017 Los Angeles County And Continuum Of Care report, it was reported that over 55,000 people experience homelessness nightly; this is a 26% increase when compared to 2016’s total of 43,855....

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