In the Shadow of a Rising NFL Stadium, a Scramble to Cap Rent Hikes
"Inglewood officials adopted an emergency ordinance Tuesday to limit rent increases and halt evictions temporarily while the city tries to find a permanent solution to address rapidly rising rents spurred in part by construction of a $2.6-billion football stadium and entertainment complex," reports Angel Jennings.
"The measure, which received a unanimous 5-0 vote from the Inglewood City Council, will prevent landlords during a 45-day period from raising rents by more than 5% and evicting tenants for any reasons other than criminal activity or drug use in the rental property," adds Jennings.
The City Council was responding to reports of doubling rents—in a city where two-thirds of the population rents. Local organizations had been pushing for a rent stabilization ordinance, even attempting to get an ordinance placed on the November 2018 ballot, but to no avail until this week.