Rent Control in L.A
Every safe neighborhood in L.A is kicking out poor people. Foreigner’s coming to America buying up land and reshaping neighborhoods to fulfill their Greed. North Hollywood California has seen 80 percent of the people who lived in the community for a decade or more forced out due to lack of rent control . Just Five years ago a three bedroom apartment was renting for $1400 a month , now you cant find a three bedroom apartment for less than $3500 a month in the NoHo arts district of North Hollywood. People that use to have apartments in the community are now homeless, sleeping in the North Hollywood park. New construction of apartment complexes our popping up on every corner offering studio apartments for $2400 a month. Most agree to offer affordable housing but the companies that manage some of the complexes in the community like Lincoln Property company, has very poor managerial and customer service skills and are very untruthful about the availability of low income and moderate income apartments. Solaris company Another property management company operating in North Hollywood is very deceiving as well. We sent investigators in to apply for a low income or moderate income apartment and was told that the waiting list for a low income apartment was a five year wait and no less then a one year wait for moderate income apartment. So we ended up applying for a regular studio apartment that was renting out for $2200 a month which included an illegal mandatory cable and internet fee of $103.00. Tenants don’t get a choice of internet providers. Solaris management signed a deal with a third party vendor of direct tv and are forcing every tenant that qualifies for an apartment to pay for cable and internet through them. Which I think is illegal because Solaris doesn’t mention anything about the mandatory cable and internet service until you agree to take the apartment then they slap you with the $103.00 monthly charge raising your rent to over $2300 a month for 500 square foot apartment.