Mayor Proposes ‘Emergency’ Rent Control Measure for Inglewood

Mayor Proposes ‘Emergency’ Rent Control Measure for Inglewood

2019-03-05T16:54:18-07:00March 5th, 2019|Advocacy|

Inglewood Mayor James Butts is proposing a 45-day moratorium on rent hikes in the city, where a new rail line and $4.9 billion NFL stadium (plus a potential NBA arena) are helping drive up housing costs—and putting pressure on renters.

Under the proposal, many multi-family building owners would be barred from raising rents by more than 5 percent in a one-year period. It would apply to apartment buildings and other types of rental units—except condominiums and single-family homes—constructed before February 1995.

“If a temporary moratorium on residential rent increases were not imposed now, the public health, safety, and welfare of many citizens would be immediately threatened,” Butts writes in his proposal.

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