A Rent Regulation Fight Is Brewing in Albany

After the people of New York swept a blue wave of progressive Democrats into the state senate during the 2018 midterm elections, every newly-elected senator from New York City seemed to be talking about tenants’ rights and reforming the state’s outdated rent-stabilization system. The energized freshman senate crew, which includes Zellnor Myrie, Alessandra Biaggi and [...]

2019-01-17T10:18:46+00:00January 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Prop 10 Defeat Promises Strong Investment Year for L.A. Multifamily

JLL’s new multifamily investment expert Chris Benton is expecting a strong year for Southern California multifamily following to failure of Prop 10. Multifamily investment activity is expected to surge back—not that it really went away—following the defeat of Prop 10 in November. JLL’s Chris Benton, who recently joined the firm as SVP of multifamily investment in the [...]

2019-01-14T16:35:26+00:00January 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Prop 10 Brings Rent Control Debate Boiling To The Surface

"Fannie Morgan shuffled through a folder of rental documents to find the monthly increase notices she unexpectedly received in April. The petite 64-year-old is on a fixed income after a brain aneurysm in 2005 left her unable to work. The incident put her on disability. She now resides in an affordable housing complex in San [...]

2018-10-25T16:31:41+00:00October 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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|