Studio City Patch: County To Explore Renter Protections Amid Affordable Housing Crisis

Studio City Patch: County To Explore Renter Protections Amid Affordable Housing Crisis
May 17, 2017 Joanna Rivas

screen_shot_2017-05-16_at_35053_pm-1494975114-5873The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to explore policies aimed at expanding affordable housing options and protecting renters, calling it part and parcel of the fight against homelessness. Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended the study. “Countless residents in the unincorporated areas of my district have experienced skyrocketing rental rates in their neighborhoods,” she said. “We need more tools to secure housing stability for the most vulnerable county residents.” The work will begin with a survey of rental housing stock; relevant laws and regulations; and best practices designed to protect rental rates, tenant tenure, habitability and freedom from discrimination.

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