Long Beach may be due for changes to its housing regulatory structure and policies, with changes in city leadership.
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
June 2, 2015
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
L.A. and other cities protect tenants from retaliatory evictions and can force owners to make timely repairs. Some cities also track problematic owners or areas with consistently deteriorating conditions.
However, the system still relies on tenants to take the initiative, make a complaint, and go through the bureaucratic process.
“This is part of the business model: Poor, low-income immigrants who won’t complain, who are in dire straits, who are one bad break away from the streets,” said Fernando Gaytan, an attorney at Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.Tags: Housing: Landlord-Tenant