For more than a year, our coalition has worked hard to have our voice heard by the City of Los Angeles. As the City Council gets closer to adopting a final home sharing ordinance, it is even more important that we weigh in once again. City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who represents parts of Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park and Atwater Village recently sent out a survey for people to respond to. KNF urges every one of our members and partners (no matter where they live) to respond to the survey QUICKLY. The deadline is August 31!
Tell the Councilman that we must protect rent-stabilized housing in Los Angeles and cannot allow home sharing in rent-stabilized housing. And be sure to share that 180 days--or half of the year--is too many days to allow home sharing in our neighborhoods. We need a much lower cap to protect affordable housing and the quality of life in our neighborhoods. In fact, research shows that even a 90-day cap incentives landlords to rent short-term rather than to long-term residents in need of housing.
Please find the survey here.