L.A. Supervisors Make Rent Freeze Permanent
L.A. County Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to make a series of rent stabilization measures permanent in unincorporated parts of the county. The move will affect around 100,000 renters, according to KTLA 5.
The rules impose a 3% cap on annual rent increases and bar evictions without “just cause.” Evicted tenants are also entitled to relocation fees.
The motion was introduced by Sheila Kuehl.
"That's one of the causes of homelessness — rent goes up. You can't pay it. You're kicked out," she said.
It coincides with a bill for statewide rent control that is rapidly advancing through the California Legislature.