In an effort to relieve pressure on L.A. County renters, the Board of Supervisors approved a temporary measure Tuesday that would limit rent increases to 3% annually and allow landlords to evict tenants only with justification.
The board voted 4 to 1 in favor of an interim ordinance that has been championed by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
“Rent stabilization does help prevent evictions … and homelessness,” Kuehl said at a hearing on the item.
Preempting arguments that such a measure would deter construction of new rental housing or put mom-and-pop landlords out of business, Kuehl said, “the facts don’t back you up.”
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