“So many people are talking about the potential repeal of Costa-Hawkins (The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act). The main assumption being made is that if we repealed the act then we could create new affordable housing. People constantly talk about the difficulty they face in finding housing that is affordable to their paychecks. Los Angeles County needs more housing built and that lack is what is causing people to being priced out of their homes. The market is the market, it will react to the supply and demand constraints that are imposed on it. When we can’t build, people are forced to move further away from their families, their jobs, and their lives. In coastal cities, we are seeing Millennials and Baby Boomers moving to the urban cities and struggling to keep up with where the cost of housing is.”

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