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Plan to Demolish Rent-Controlled Units for Affordable Housing in Westlake Sparks Backlash

Housing groups are criticizing a developer’s plan to displace dozens of residents from rent-controlled bungalows in the working-class neighborhood of Westlake to make way for a $64-million affordable housing project. Nonprofit developer Abode Communities is seeking to build a 100-unit affordable housing project on Grand View Street, near MacArthur Park. The developer plans to demolish [...]

2018-08-16T11:34:18+00:00August 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Letter: Disagreeing with Rent Control Proposal Doesn’t Make Us Greedy

"Imagine an elderly couple, with a son at UCSC. They buy a condo he can live in. They spend $20,000 and many hours of their time transforming it from a shabby rental into a lovely home that provides a nurturing environment for young adults. They pay close to $1,500 in monthly property tax and [...]

2018-08-01T15:16:20+00:00August 1st, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates, Uncategorized|

Livable and the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles Enter into Marketing and Sponsorship Agreement

"The agreement makes available to Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles' 10,000 plus members Livable's renowned Utility Billing Platform providing tenant financial accountability for fair communal consumption, while at the same time promoting conservation." Click here to read the entire press release.

2018-05-21T21:07:29+00:00May 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Faced with a housing crisis, California could further restrict supply

“THE rent is too damn high,” read the signs brandished by tenant advocates at rallies held in late April in Oakland (median monthly rent: $2,950), Los Angeles (median monthly rent: $2,700), and Sacramento (median monthly rent: $1,895). The activists gathered, along with local politicians, to announce that they had collected the signatures necessary to [...]

2018-05-17T18:25:26+00:00May 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Chicago wants rent control. State officials? Not so much.

"State Sen. Mattie Hunter, a Democrat from the South Side, is one of several lawmakers who introduced bills aiming to lift the ban on rent control, which would allow the local municipalities to more tightly control how much landlords can increase rents annually. Hunter’s version would establish elected rent control boards in every county [...]

2018-05-16T21:43:10+00:00May 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Garcetti for President Only Makes Sense if You Value Style Over Substance

"Garcetti, having accomplished little in ameliorating the housing crisis in the city, has now thrown his support behind repeal of Costa-Hawkins and suggests he’d consider expanding rent control in Los Angeles. Never mind that the introductory chapters of Econ 101 textbooks make clear why that’s a counterproductive idea, Garcetti is on board. Yeah, that’s just what [...]

2018-05-16T15:13:11+00:00May 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

California Apartment Landlords Dump Properties Ahead of Rent Control Vote

"A push to expand rent control in California is sending a chill through the state’s apartment industry, prompting more investors to sell properties or hold off on buying. Ben Lamson, whose family owned just under 100 apartments in the Inland Empire area in southern California, said he has sold about 70 units and is [...]

2018-05-15T21:45:52+00:00May 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|