Inglewood Passes Rent Control Measures, Temporarily Halts Evictions Amid New Development

Construction of the Rams-Chargers Complex is seen behind the Renaissance Homes in Inglewood on Feb. 20. (Credit: Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

Construction of the Rams-Chargers Complex is seen behind the Renaissance Homes in Inglewood on Feb. 20. (Credit: Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

Inglewood officials adopted an emergency ordinance Tuesday to limit rent increases and halt evictions temporarily while the city tries to find a permanent solution to address rapidly rising rents spurred in part by construction of a $2.6-billion football stadium and entertainment complex.

The measure, which received a unanimous 5-0 vote from the Inglewood City Council, will prevent landlords during a 45-day period from raising rents by more than 5% and evicting tenants for any reasons other than criminal activity or drug use in the rental property.

The ordinance excludes units built after 1995, single-family homes and condominiums, as well as short-term housing such as hotels. The council has the option to extend the ordinance for up to one year.

It will take effect immediately.

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