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Council Acts on Huizar Legislation to Protect Renters and Affordable Housing

The Los Angeles City Council heard a series of motions introduced by Councilmember Huizar to protect renters, including an ordinance proposal to outlaw landlord harassment, track the City’s affordable housing stock, create automatic Council office notifications when Ellis Act proceedings begin, and inform renters about their rent-control rights.

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Arts District Awarded $15 Million in Multi-modal Transpo Funding

In a another step toward creating a more multi-modal Los Angeles, Councilmember José Huizar applauds the recently awarded $15 million in Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding to build sidewalks, enhance intersections and install bike lanes and street lighting in Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District.

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Community, Huizar Kickoff Boyle Heights ‘Know Your Rent-Control Rights’ Campaign

Councilmember José Huizar was joined today by key Boyle Heights community groups and volunteers to begin an extensive outreach effort to inform Boyle Heights’ rent-controlled residents of their rights. Boyle Heights has a high-rate of renters, approximately 75%, and of those, about 88% in approximately 16,000 units are protected against high-rent increases by the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO), which provides rent-control for multi-unit rental housing in the City that was built in 1978 or earlier.

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