Los Angeles County Supervisors Kuehl and Solis are working to place a 3% rent cap moratorium in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The supervisors are trying to rush through this limit at their next meeting on July 17th . There has been no discussion with the rental housing industry or data provided by the county. You can read the proposed ordinance HERE.
Whether you operate in unincorporated county or not, you need to tell the Supervisors this proposal and process is unacceptable. Join us at the upcoming meeting to urge the Supervisors to engage in real solutions and oppose any form of price control. Rent Control is not an affordable mechanism as it is not based on income or a person’s ability to pay. The studies are clear, price controls will make the housing crises worse.
Oppose the proposed ordinance in Los Angeles County immediately and make plans to pack the room on July 3rd! The Supervisors need to hear from us in person!
ATTEND IN PERSON!
TUESDAY, JULY 17th, 2018, 9:00 A.M.
BOARD HEARING ROOM 381B
KENNETH HAHN HALL OF ADMINISTRATION
500 W TEMPLE STREET LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012
*Parking is available at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels*
555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles
Fee: $19 maximum.
*Meet Outside the Chambers*
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
Contact the Board of Supervisors and tell them a rent moratorium is not the solution to Los Angeles County’s affordable housing problem. Feel free to cut and paste the text in the box below and send an e-mail from yourself to the Board or you may wish to personalize the email with your own experiences and thoughts.
Hilda L. Solis, District One
Mark Ridley-Thomas, District Two
Sheila Kuehl, District Three
Janice Hahn, District Four
Kathryn Barger, District Five
Dear Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors,
As an active stakeholder in your community, I support the county’s goal to improve the quantity, diversity, and affordability of housing. However, this cannot be achieved through adopting a rent control policy.
Rent control is a counterproductive housing policy. It will not produce any new affordable housing or address the county’s long-term housing concerns. If adopted, it creates a stagnant market and increases the cost of housing for everyone else while leading to a physical reduction in housing stock and deteriorating quality. The unintended consequence of price controls will not only affect the livelihoods of the tens of thousands of individuals that work, supply and operate communities but will also have a disproportionate impact on the economically disadvantaged.
Instead, I ask that you work with housing providers to find alternative solutions. I urge you to focus on producing more housing and promoting the existing resources and programs for the community’s renters. Continue to look for ways to partner with the community to ensure renters are aware of resources available to them and educate rental owners on fair and ethical management practices.
I appreciate the opportunity to advocate meaningful, long-term solutions to our region’s housing challenges.