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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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New web series ‘Gente-fied’ tells the story of gentrification in Boyle Heights

It features an all-Latino cast and crew and counts America Ferrera among its executive producers BY PATRICK LEE@RIPLEYCAL  Gente-fied, a seven-episode web series dealing with the hot topic of gentrification in Boyle Heights, puts a human face on the effects of gentrification on the residents of L.A.’s oldest neighborhood. The bilingual show from Macro Ventures […]

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Intimidacin en desalojos forzados Univision

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Tenant buyouts lead to protests and a crackdown plan by L.A. City Council

 By Andrew Khouri Curtis Jeter recalls fearing for his future when his new landlord told him he must move from his South Los Angeles apartment because the building in the gentrifying neighborhood would no longer be for rent. In early August, when Los Angeles developer CIM Group offered the West Adams resident $8,000 if he left his rent-controlled unit within 30 days, Jeter […]

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