LA Home Sharing Ordinance Takes Effect

SAVE THE DATE for the next PLUM hearing to consider Appendix A (the platform agreement for sharing data with the City), previously set to be September 10th before it was moved to a later date.  We will provide more details once the hearing time, date and location have been confirmed. Most importantly, enforcement begins November 1 regardless of whether anything else is approved.

Last week, Councilmember Koretz submitted an important motion to the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee (PLUM) that will help protect the City’s rapidly dwindling supply of rent-stabilized housing. You can read the full motion here. Let’s thank Councilmembers Koretz and Martinez and urge PLUM to consider this motion as soon as possible.  If you would like to support this motion, please send a note to clerk.plumcommittee@lacity.org and note the Council File 14-1635-S8. You can also visit the LA city clerk website to add a public comment on the proposed motion.

REMINDER: Enforcement of the Home-Sharing Ordinance will begin on November 1, 2019, regardless of whether Appendix A is passed at the next hearing. Hosts who wish to engage in home-sharing must register with the City and adhere to a set of eligibility requirements. Registration is done entirely online, and hosts can register at any time. The City will begin enforcing the ordinance on November 1, 2019, at which point citations will be issued to anyone not in compliance with the new rules. For additional information, contact planning.home-sharing@lacity.org. You can find the home-sharing registration portal here, along with a video tutorial on how to register and general home-sharing facts.

 

NOTEWORTHY ARTICLES

How do we solve LA’s housing crisis? City Watch LA reports that affordable housing is disappearing at astonishing rates because landlords take on a practice called cash and key evictions – a practice where they “informally pay tenants to disappear from rent-stabilized units and coerce their tenants to exit by allowing their buildings to become unlivable.”

How much does Airbnb really affect rents and housing prices?  Dowell Myers, Professor at USC Price School of Public Policy recently performed a study that found Airbnb units significantly hurt cities like Los Angeles, where there is a high demand for housing and limited rental availability.

Corporate housing companies are taking over rent-controlled apartments to provide temporary, expensive housing for business executives. Councilman Mike Bonin is fighting back. Read more from this LA Times article here.

This Digital Sheriff Helps Cities Wrangle Airbnb Rules - Los Angeles hired this company to help regulate illegal short-term rentals.  NPR tells the story here.

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