Posts Tagged :


Hahn Issues Statement on Rent Stabilization Ordinance Vote 150 150 Hayley Munguia

Hahn Issues Statement on Rent Stabilization Ordinance Vote

Los Angeles, CA – Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn voted against a motion to change the County’s existing rent stabilization ordinance. Instead, Hahn favored moving forward with the previously announced plan to limit rent increases to 4.275% this coming year. The motion passed 3-2.

Hahn issued the following statement regarding her vote:

“LA County has a strong rent control policy in place—and I think it’s important for renters and landlords alike to be able to count on consistency in that policy. That is why I voted to keep our current policy in place and limit rent increases to 4.275% this coming year in unincorporated LA County. Not only do I believe that protects renters and allows landlords to cope with rising costs, it was also the recommendation of our Director of Consumer and Business Affairs.”

Hahn Votes for New Rental Housing Habitability Ordinance 150 150 Hayley Munguia

Hahn Votes for New Rental Housing Habitability Ordinance

Ordinance means county will inspect unincorporated rental units at least every four years

Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement after she voted in favor of a proposed ordinance to ensure the habitability of rental housing in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

“Renters are paying for safe, healthy places to live and we need to ensure they are getting what they paid for,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “The vast majority of landlords are taking care of their units and respond to their tenants’ concerns, but we need to step in when landlords drop the ball and residents need help. I think that this plan is one that is responsive to renters, fair to landlords, and rewards property owners who continue to do the right by their tenants.”

The ordinance will mean that county public health inspectors will inspect housing units in unincorporated areas at least once every four years, allows tenants to request inspections, and will put in place a new process to hold landlords accountable for maintaining habitability including the possibility that rent will be withheld partially or fully until repairs are made.

The board voted unanimously in support of the ordinance but still needs to come back to the board for a second reading and vote in 30 days.

RELEASE: Board of Supervisors Greenlights Combined $62 Million in Bonds for Downey and Santa Fe Springs Affordable Housing Projects 150 150 Hayley Munguia

RELEASE: Board of Supervisors Greenlights Combined $62 Million in Bonds for Downey and Santa Fe Springs Affordable Housing Projects

Projects will deliver total of 144 new units of affordable housing for low-income veterans

Los Angeles, CA – Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) to seek bond financing for two separate affordable housing developments aimed at low-income veterans. The projects, one in Downey and the other in neighboring Santa Fe Springs, will bring a combined 144 new units of affordable housing to the area.

“Our veterans face some of the toughest hurdles to securing stable, safe, affordable housing. These projects are going to be a lifeline for hundreds of those brave men and women who served their country but who now are struggling to make ends meet,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn, who represents Downey and Santa Fe Springs. “This is one more way in which we can honor their service.”

VETERANS COMMONS, Downey. Abode Communities

In Downey, the Veterans Commons Project, located at 11269 Garfield Avenue, will offer 100 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units of new housing as well as amenities such as an outdoor courtyard, a barbeque area, play areas for children, a roof garden, and laundry rooms. Today’s motion authorizes LACDA to use bonds for up to $44,000,000 to finance this project, which will serve unhoused veterans earning between 30% and 50% of the Area Median Income. Once it opens, Metro’s future Southeast Gateway Line from Downtown LA to Artesia will serve the community with a stop less than a quarter of a mile away.

SANTA FE SPRINGS VILLAGE, Santa Fe Springs. Affordable Living for the Aging, Incorporated (ALA)

For the Santa Fe Springs Village Project, located on Broadway Avenue just south of Washington Boulevard, the Board authorized LACDA to seek up to $18,112,500 in bond financing. The multifamily housing project will provide 44 units of new housing, mostly studio units. These units will serve senior veterans earning between 30% to 60% of the Area Median Income.
At both sites, residents will also have access to case managers and supportive services. At the Veterans Commons Project, those services will provided by PATH, while at Santa Fe Springs Village they will be provided by Affordable Living for the Aging, Incorporated (ALA).

LA County to Explore Creating “Senior Safe Home” for Survivors of Elder Abuse 150 150 Hayley Munguia

LA County to Explore Creating “Senior Safe Home” for Survivors of Elder Abuse

Los Angeles, CA—Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal by Supervisor Janice Hahn to explore creating a Senior Safe Home to protect victims of elder abuse.

One in ten seniors have experienced some form of elder abuse which can range from financial, emotional, physical, sexual, or psychological. On average, a tenth of these victims face homelessness due to the abuse. However, no facilities in LA County are dedicated to providing refuge to these survivors, with only one such facility existing west of the Mississippi.

“Victims of elder abuse without any safe place to go will continue to be abused or will fall into homelessness,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “By creating a Senior Safe Home, we can protect survivors of elder abuse from their abusers and get them the help and support they need to enjoy their golden years with dignity and in peace.”

With Supervisor Hahn’s proposal, the LA County Department of Aging and Disabilities will take the lead on developing a roadmap to creating a Senior Safe Home. The model would be similar to a domestic violence shelter, providing a secure location where survivors would be protected from abusers and would have their own rooms with wraparound supportive services.

The Aging & Disabilities Department will work with the Departments of Public Health, Health Services, Mental Health, Public Social Services, CEO Real Estate, Homeless Initiative and community stakeholders to provide a 180-day feasibility report back to the Board of Supervisors. This report back will include substantiated elder abused data from the last 5 years, the development of site-specific criteria, and a pilot project funding model to help establish sustainability.

The idea of an LA County Senior Safe Home would build on the concept brought to Hahn’s office by the Long Beach Senior Citizen Advisory Commission. While the City of Long Beach recently explored how to create a senior safe home, they were unable to provide this resource, showing the need for collaboration and locking arms with the County.

Read full motion here.

Update: RVs on Santa Fe Ave in Walnut Park 150 150 Hayley Munguia

Update: RVs on Santa Fe Ave in Walnut Park

This morning, we brought LA County’s Pathway Home initiative to Walnut Park. My staff was on the ground as County teams arrived and offered services and safe housing to every resident of the RV encampment on Santa Fe Ave between Broadway and Independence Ave, just north of South Gate.

I heard the concerns many of you expressed in person, on the phone, and through our official Walnut Park Instagram account about this RV encampment. No one is safer or better off when people are living in dilapidated RVs. It’s not good for our kids who need safe sidewalks to get to and from school, it’s not safe for drivers or cyclists, and it’s not safe for the people living inside them. No person should be forced to live in a motorhome on the street.

They deserve safe housing, and you deserve safe streets.

The RVs have been removed, and the residents were offered hotel rooms and every service and support that the County family has to offer. Those who accepted moved into those rooms right away. The cleanup of the street is ongoing.

I’ll be sharing more details about this RV encampment resolution in the next few days. Stay tuned to this and other important information on Instagram and, if you haven’t already signed up, through my weekly Janice Journal.

Hahn Urges Local Small Landlords to Apply for Funds 560 315 Hayley Munguia

Hahn Urges Local Small Landlords to Apply for Funds

Los Angeles, CA –Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn is urging local mom-and-pop landlords to apply for grants through the LA County Rent Relief fund which launched this morning.

“The costs of the pandemic policies that kept people housed fell on the shoulders of local mom-and-pop landlords,” said Supervisor Hahn. “This landlord relief fund is long-overdue, and I urge local property owners who need the help to apply and to call my office if they need any assistance.”

The new fund, launched by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs at the direction of the Board of Supervisors, makes $68.6 million available for landlord relief with small landlords eligible to receive up to $120,000 in assistance for past due rent and eligible expenses from April 1, 2022 to present. Eligible property owners must own a rental property in Los Angeles County (properties located in the City of Los Angeles are excluded).

If interested property owners need help completing an online application, they can contact a multilingual call center at (877) 849-0770. Language assistance will be available every day of the week, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST, in all County threshold languages (which include Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Armenian, and others).

In-person one-on-one support is also available through DCBA partners.

More information and a link to complete an application is available at

Skip to content