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LA rent control: Has it been successful?




A man cleans the windows on the outside of Wendell Jones' apartment in West Hollywood where he fought to keep his rent-controlled apartment.
A man cleans the windows on the outside of Wendell Jones' apartment in West Hollywood where he fought to keep his rent-controlled apartment.
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Los Angeles has the dubious distinction of being ranked as the most unaffordable city in America

Yet 80 percent of apartments in the city of LA are covered by rent control - a program designed to make living here affordable. 

KPCC's Ben Bergman looks at whether rent control has been successful.

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