LB City Council Votes on Ordinance Requiring Landlords to Pay Ousted Tenants

April 04, 2019 - 3:56 pm

(KNX 1070) -- The Long Beach City Council is stepping up efforts to help relieve the pain of rising rents. Wednesday the council passed an ordinance that would require landlords to pay money for relocation to displaced tenants. 

Chancela al-Mansour, executive director of the Housing Rights Center and Fred Sutton, vice president of the California Apartment Association sat down with In-Depth hosts to talk about the controversial policy. 

The new ordinance would obligate property-owners to pay two months' rent to tenants who become displaced to no fault of their own, which includes a rent hike of 10 percent or higher. 

No timeframe has yet been set for when the ruling would take effect, and it will have to return to the council for final approval.