Just Cause Eviction

Just Cause Eviction

Under the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (AB 1482), evicting a tenant without “just cause” is forbidden for rent-controlled housing units. This limits the conditions under which a landlord may evict a tenant; typically, permitted reasons include nonpayment...
Housing (In)Accessibility for People With Disabilities

Housing (In)Accessibility for People With Disabilities

People with disabilities are a hugely ignored demographic in many ways, and this includes conversations about the effects of the housing crisis. There tends to be very little awareness or attention around how housing shortages and elevated rent prices affect people...
Right to Counsel

Right to Counsel

Our region’s housing crisis and lack of affordable housing put lower-income tenant households at serious risk of eviction. It is common for unscrupulous landlords to illegally or unfairly evict tenants, and most tenants are unable to fight back. Advocates estimate...
Meet L.A. Countys Biggest NIMBYs

Meet L.A. Countys Biggest NIMBYs

In Los Angeles County, the competition for “most anti-housing city government” is fierce. Beverly Hills’ former mayor believes that legalizing apartment buildings in his city would somehow worsen climate change, and frequently uses social media to deride advocates of...
Guide to Traffic Studies in Los Angeles

Guide to Traffic Studies in Los Angeles

Introduction Why exactly do cities build new housing? The most probable answer to this question is that it is expected that more people are to move in as a result of new opportunities. And in the times before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was expected that...