Rent increases

Rent Increase Plan Dropped for Los Angeles City-Owned Senior Building

Los Angeles’ housing agency has scrapped a proposal for a 6 percent rent hike at a city-owned, senior apartment building in Eagle Rock.

Following a city hearing last week which drew angry seniors, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles announced Tuesday that rents will rise 3 percent this year instead of 6 percent at Reflections on Yosemite, a 1970s-era building on Yosemite Drive.

Citing “concerns expressed by our residents,” HACLA said rents will rise just 3 percent, in line with allowable increases under the city’s rent control law.

'It's a Catastrophe': Low-Income Workers Get Priced Out of California Beach City

At first, Jamie Kahn tried ignoring the repeated knocks on her front door. It was September 2015, and the 52-year-old Santa Cruz woman had recently faced an unexpected 40% rent increase that she could not afford.

After missing a rent payment, her new landlords in the northern California beach city quickly moved to evict the single mother and her two children. Kahn thought that if she refused to open the door and accept a summons, she could bide some time to fight the increase from $1,400 to $2,000 a month. She was wrong.

City Officials Hope Long-Term Leases May Help Tenants Prepare for Potential Rental Spikes

The Glendale City Council will try to tackle the issue of fast-rising rents by securing tenants longer leases to avoid having to suddenly move because of a rent spike and possibly requiring landlords to pay for moving expenses.

The direction to city staff came Tuesday night during the latest discussion on the topic of rent affordability.

5 Cities Going to November 2016 Ballot for Rent Control

Tenants Together formed in 2008 with the mission to "galvanize a statewide movement for renters' rights." At that time, the California Apartment Association threatened renters' with a ballot initiative to make all rent control in CA illegal. The foreclosure crisis hit and unsuspecting tenants were displaced as landlords defaulted on mortgages. Now the ranks of tenants in California has swelled from 13 million to 16 million and counting, and landlords are taking advantage of a market glut with venture capital and international investors to gouge tenants with unfair rent increases.

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