LA's Housing Shortage Pits Tenants against Their Landlords

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Los Angeles is the least affordable housing market in the United States, according to authorities at UCLA. City Council members are calling a state law part of the problem. The Ellis Act allows property owners to evict long-time tenants from rent-controlled units — even if they're elderly, poor, disabled or military veterans. San Francisco officials challenged the real estate lobby in Sacramento and worked some changes. Could LA do the same?

Credits

Guests:
Larry Gross - Coalition for Economic Survival - @la_ces, Beverly Kenworthy - California Apartment Association - @caanet, Randy Shaw - Tenderloin Housing Clinic - @BeyondChron

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christine Detz, Jenny Hamel