Mass rent-controlled evictions doubled in Los Angeles last year

According to Gross, affected areas “span from Venice, cut through Hollywood and Koreatown, and encompass parts of Silver Lake and Echo Park”; over in the Valley, there’s a “hotspot” in Sherman Oaks, Studio City, and Valley Village that seems to be affecting people who work in entertainment—notably members of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists—in numbers that Gross says he hasn’t seen before. Incidentally, those areas track closely with the neighborhoods that have the vast majority of short-term Airbnb units in Los Angeles; a recent study examined how the rash of vacation rental is affecting the regular rental market in those places. (Meanwhile, in neighboring Santa Monica, the number of Ellis Act evictionsnearly tripled between 2013 and 2014.) Read full article. 

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