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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Rent Control is a Lazy Solution with Drastic Unintended Consequences for California’s Housing Crisis

"The basic economic principle of supply and demand means that rent control decreases housing supplies." Click here to continue reading...

2018-05-14T16:08:41+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates, Stories, Uncategorized|

This Late Actress had the BEST Rent Deal in NYC

"When Patricia O’Grady moved into the top floor of a Greenwich Village walk-up in 1955, she and her three roommates helped sweep the hallway in exchange for a discounted rent of $16 a month. The unit was bare, no more than floor and walls, so the girls, all aspiring actresses, slowly improved it themselves, [...]

2018-05-11T17:20:37+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|