L.A. County Approves Temporary Rent Freeze

Los Angeles County supervisors directed county staff to draft an interim ordinance Tuesday mandating a 3% cap on annual rent increases in unincorporated areas. The new rent stabilization ordinance would remain in effect for a period of six months while county leaders work to develop a permanent solution for skyrocketing rents in L.A. County.

The effort was spearheaded by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Rapidly rising rents have contributed to unnecessary evictions and homelessness, she said. The new ordinance will also make it more difficult for landlords to evict tenants without cause.

Tuesday’s vote was 4 to 1. Supervisor Kathryn Barger, the lone dissenter, had offered to support the ordinance with some amendments, but her proposed adjustments were rejected.

County staff has 60 days to draft the legislation.


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