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Boulevard Sentinel: State Loosens Grip on Housing for Homeless and Tightens It on Rent Control

In Northeast Los Angeles, where rising rents and rising homelessness go hand in hand, a pair of bills passed recently in Sacramento attempt to tackle both. Assembly Bill (AB) 1482 would establish statewide rent control. AB 1197 would make it easier for developers to build housing for the homeless in Los Angeles.

Governor Newsom has said he will sign AB 1482 by the signing deadline on October 13. And on September 26, responding to the unanimous support from the legislature for AB 1197 – as well as encouragement from Mayor Eric Garcetti, state and local advocates for the homeless and the Los Angeles Times – he signed AB 1197.