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Venice Councilman Mike Bonin Wants to Change the Narrative Around Homelessness

The outspoken official talks about the homelessness crisis, mental illness, and his own ”brush” with living on the streets of L.A.
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L.A. Will Finally Start Enforcing its Airbnb Rules—Here’s What You Need to Know

The city’s new Home-Sharing Ordinance went into effect in July, but enforcement starts November 1
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L.A.’s Last Artist Colony Appears Set for Displacement on November 1

Santa Fe Art Colony has provided homes and studios to artists for decades. Under a new owner, residents are bracing for rent hikes of up to $3,000 per month.
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When a South L.A. Family Lost Their Footing, Steve Mnuchin’s Bank Gobbled Up Their Slice of the American Dream

A new book examines the "modern-day robber barons" who benefitted from the housing market collapse—Trump and his inner circle included
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Crimes Against the Homeless Have Risen, and Advocates Are Searching for Answers

Several recent incidents have L.A.'s homeless on edge, and recently released LAPD stats appear to justify their anxieties
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Why Didn’t the Landlord Lobby Fight California’s New Statewide Rent Control Law?

The California Apartment Association is anticipating "indirect political benefits" from the tenant protections
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An Audit Lays Out What’s Gone Wrong with L.A.’s Homeless Housing Measure

The city controller’s office examines how voter-approved Proposition HHH became a historic debacle in the making
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Westwood Is the Most Expensive Neighborhood Outside Manhattan

It ranks fourth in the country for average monthly rent. The entire country.
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L.A. Councilmembers Urge the Governor to Declare a State of Emergency on Homelessness

They say the declaration could speed up solutions to the crisis

Protests Over Proposed Sidewalk Sleeping Law Bring City Council Meeting to a Halt

Several councilmembers also voiced misgivings about the recent rewrite of a 1968 ordinance