Increasing Housing Stability for Renters

Mayor Garcetti continues to aggressively address the affordability crisis by strengthening the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance, signing a new law that helps prevent displacement, expanding relocation services, and requiring landlords who tear down rent controlled units to replace them one-for-one with affordable units.

To turn the tide of displacement, Mayor Garcetti announced a new program that will provide free legal representation to low-income Angelenos who are in danger of losing their homes.

Even though the Rent Stabilization Ordinance protects nearly 75% of all renting households from illegal evictions and rent increases, many renters aren’t aware of their rights — and many landlords don’t understand their obligations. That’s why the Mayor’s Office also launched a comprehensive RSO Awareness Campaign, HomeForLARenters.org, which targets L.A.’s most vulnerable neighborhoods to make detailed information more accessible, resulting in a 30% increase in support for tenant complaint cases and a 151% increase in relocation assistance.