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LA County board of supervisors consider cap rents, bridge housing in downtown, a new FAFSA app to make financial aid easier




The first homeless shelter under Mayor Eric Garcetti's
The first homeless shelter under Mayor Eric Garcetti's "A Bridge Home" initiative opened Monday, Sept. 10.
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We look at a new proposal the L.A. County Board of Supervisors is considering to cap rents in some unincorporated parts of Los Angeles. Plus, we check in with some of the homeless people who spent the night in Mayor Garcetti's first bridge housing project in downtown L.A. And, the U.S. Department of Education is introducing a mobile version of its FAFSA financial aid form.

Rent Control

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How many times have we heard that the rent “is too damn high?” Well that may be changing, at least for some Angelenos. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is voting Tuesday on a rent cap for apartments built before 1995 in some unincorporated areas. The proposal would limit annual rent increases to three percent for the next six months.

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Community activist Elizabeth Blaney stands in front of the apartment block where, with no rent control due to the year it was built, the landlord has increased some rentals by as much as $800, August 3, 2017 in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Pending gentrification and increasing rent is sparking concern among longtime residents and community aid groups.



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Community activist Elizabeth Blaney stands in front of the apartment block where, with no rent control due to the year it was built, the landlord has increased some rentals by as much as $800, August 3, 2017 in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Pending gentrification and increasing rent is sparking concern among longtime residents and community aid groups. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Veronique DUPONT, US-Art-Protest-Minorities-Housing (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bridge Housing

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The first homeless shelter in Mayor Eric Garcetti's new program to construct temporary shelters in each L.A. City Council district was expected to open Monday. We hear how the first night of giving people accommodations went.

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Santa Ana Homeless

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In Orange County, the cities of Santa Ana and Anaheim both promised to create 400 new homeless shelter beds by the end of this year just in time for the winter rainy season. It's the latest movement for an area that's also gripping with a homelessness problem. There's one big difference — a U.S. Federal Judge, David Carter, has been closely watching to make sure the communities there do their parts to help. Or else.

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Renewable Energy

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The Global Climate Action Summit kicks off this Thursday in San Francisco, and Governor Jerry Brown is co-chairing. He started things off early yesterday, though, by signing a bill into law that requires California's electricity to be fossil-fuel free by 2045. So what does that mean for the state’s energy in the near future?

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California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during the fourth annual Water, Energy and Smart Technology Summit and Showcase at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field on May 23, 2013 in Mountain View, California.  The governor joined more than 500 world-renowned researchers and scientists who are calling for action on climate change and other global threats.
California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during the fourth annual Water, Energy and Smart Technology Summit and Showcase at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field on May 23, 2013 in Mountain View, California. The governor joined more than 500 world-renowned researchers and scientists who are calling for action on climate change and other global threats.
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Attn SoCal Edison customers: Your bill may be about to go up to prevent wildfires

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Your power bill will go up next year if Southern California Edison gets permission from state regulators to spend nearly $600 million to make its equipment less likely to start wildfires. Some of that work is already underway.

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FAFSA App

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The U.S. Department of Education is launching a mobile version of the FAFSA app aimed at making financial aid applications much easier.

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Tuesday Reviewsday

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It's Tuesday, which means we have some new music picks to share in our weekly segment to help give your playlist a refresh.