L.A. County board to study tenant-protection policies
On the heels of a pro-rent control march in East Los Angeles, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors this week voted to examine tenant protection policies for the nation’s most populous county.
The board Tuesday directed staff to conduct research that includes an analysis of the rental market, an inventory of local stakeholders and the identification of best practices for tenant safeguards, both in California and elsewhere. Supervisors will then appoint a working group who will have 180 days to make policy recommendations.
Supervisors Hilda Solis and Shiela Kuehl coauthored the motion for the study and working group.
“Countless residents in the unincorporated areas of my district have experienced skyrocketing rental rates in their neighborhoods,” Solis said, as reported in this article from Patch. “We need more tools to secure housing stability for the most vulnerable county residents.”
In the coming weeks and months, the California Apartment Association’s Los Angeles office will remain engaged in this process and oppose any proposals for rent control or other failed housing policies. Such policies would undermine efforts to bring more housing to Southern California, the true solution to the region’s housing crisis.
- L.A. County to explore renter protections amid affordable housing crisis (Patch, May 16)
- County board will consider new protections for renters in East L.A. (LA Weekly, May 15)
- Outside of LA, county tenants want brakes on rising rents (89.3 KPCC, May 11)