LCHP research team member Alisa Belinkoff Katz Reports on Rent Control Report to LA Affordable Housing Commission

On June 19, 2019, LCHP research team member Alisa Belinkoff Katz reported on the LCHP rent control working paper to the City of Los Angeles’ Affordable Housing Commission. The working paper presents several options that could help ameliorate the economic vulnerability and anxiety of the city’s growing number of rent-burdened residents. Following Belinkoff Katz’s statements, the Affordable Housing Commission approved a motion set forth by Commissioner Larry Fondation, which details the LCHP working paper recommendations and asks the Mayor, City Council, and Rent Adjustment Commission to enact all of them, short of those which require amending Costa-Hawkins, the state law which limits local governments’ ability to enact rent control. To view the motion, click here

The rent control study is the first major publication of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy, which was founded in 2017 with a mission to bring historical perspective to contemporary policy issues.

To read the paper, click here.

Credit: Photographer, Raymond Kwan of the City of Los Angeles Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA)

LCHP Board Member Kelly Lytle Hernandez Installed in Lifka Chair

Kelly Lytle Hernandez is a Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA. She is also the Interim Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. Currently, Professor Lytle Hernandez is the Principal Investigator for the acclaimed Million Dollar Hoods project, which maps how much is spent on incarceration per neighborhood in Los Angeles County. Million Dollar Hoods won the 2018 Freedom Now! Award from the Los Angeles Community Organizing Network.

Watch the installation celebration of Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez as the holder of the Thomas E. Lifka Chair in History here: