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Why Does City Hall Let Landlords Turn Housing into Hotels?

HOME SHARING FALLOUT-It’s getting harder and harder to find housing you can afford in Los Angeles. Casey Maddren, July 2, 2018 Every day we see more proof. Families being evicted from their homes. People living on the streets. Low-income workers leaving for other cities because they can’t afford to live here anymore. And of course, the […]

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Huelgas de renta; una tendencia para reclamar viviendas asequibles

Inquilinos de un edificio en Long Beach y de tres en Los Ángeles se declaran en “huelga de rentas” POR: JACQUELINE GARCÍA Cansados de vivir en condiciones infrahumanas en sus propias viviendas, grupos de inquilinos en Los Ángeles y Long Beach han decidido hacer huelgas de renta para que los dueños escuchen sus reclamos. Una tendencia […]

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Rent strikes grow in popularity among tenants as gentrification drives up rents in cities like D.C.

By Marissa J. Lang WASHINGTON – By the time nine residents of this Brightwood Park apartment had decided to stop paying their rent, several of their neighbors had fled – from water that soaked through the first and second floors, fire that burned walls from the inside out and a boiler pipe that tore through two […]

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Westlake apartment residents take landlord to court over rent hikes

WESTLAKE DISTRICT, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Tenants of the Burlington Apartment buildings in the Westlake District went to court against their landlords on Thursday as several of the tenants protested rent hikes and the conditions at their apartment building. The tenants say the landlord charges for repairs and has raised rents considerably in their building. […]

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“Huelga de alquiler” de vecinos de L.A. ante la subida de alquileres

Inquilinos de Westlake piden que el Gobierno intervenga con un control de alquileres que evite la gentrificación POR: EFE  “Hoy se inicia una huelga de renta de inquilinos de tres edificios de la calle Burlington, en el vecindario de Westlake, por el aumento excesivo de alquiler mensual”, dijo Trinidad Ruiz, del Sindicato de Inquilinos de Los […]

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WHY LOCALS IN HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN ARE BRACING FOR GENTRIFICATION

By JENNIFER VELEZ  Arturo Garcia says he felt like a stranger when he first moved to Historic Filipinotown some 20 years ago. Garcia migrated from Manila — more than 7,000 miles away from Los Angeles — but he says the city became easier to adjust thanks to fellow Filipinos in the community. Garcia, who is retired […]

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Decenas de inquilinos de Los Ángeles, indignados por aumento excesivo de la renta

Varios residentes de una comunidad de Los Ángeles, que habitan en tres edificios de unos 286 apartamentos, fueron notificados de que su renta incrementaría por más de 400 dólares. Los denunciantes señalan que además les están cobrando reparaciones de estufas y control de plagas.

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THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Shackled to the market

(Trinidad: 00:00:16 – 00:00:23) (Trinidad: 00:00:50 – 00:01:04) There are lots of ideas out there to address LA’s housing crisis. But many proposed solutions bring their own problems. This week we explore some of the most popular solutions. One big idea: build. Build on small lots, build next to train stations, build skyscrapers and build […]

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Eviction Defense Attorney Accused of Ties to Controversial Landlord

BY HILLEL ARON Danny Bramzon made a name for himself as a brash, bellicose defense lawyer who founded the nonprofit firm BASTA to help low-income tenants facing eviction. His opponents — the landlords’ attorneys — have accused him of purposely gumming up the court system in order to put pressure on landlords. Bramzon has defended […]

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Landlord Files False Address Relocating Renter to Cemetery

BY ERIN HICKEY, LEDGER CONTRIBUTING WRITER The moment 80 year-old Vivian Sosa read the address, she knew something was amiss. It was supposed to be the location of her new home, where she would be temporarily relocated from 240 N Robinson St., her Echo Park home of 41 years, while it was under construction. But […]

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