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Blowback over LA limits on Airbnb and short-term rentals

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| The city proposes a 180-day cap on rentals listed on Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms, pleasing no one. Airbnb critics want 90 days while hosts want no cap.

In LA, mortgages eat up nearly half your income

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Zillow says Angelenos making the city's median income would have to put 47 percent of their earnings toward monthly mortgage payments to afford a home.`

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Airbnb in LA: Should rental days be capped?

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In Los Angeles, the biggest point of contention over short-term rental regulations is over how many days hosts should be allowed to rent out their properties.

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Bill would increase affordable lodging on California coast

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A bill that aims to increase lower-cost accommodations like cabins and campgrounds along California's coast is working its way through the legislature.

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SF moves to house teachers, but LA knows it's not so easy

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A recent report by Trulia found that teachers in Los Angeles can only afford to buy 17 percent of the homes on the market.

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Echo Park neighbors win landmark nomination battle

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Residents are fighting demolition of old properties by nominating the buildings as historic-cultural landmarks. One effort won City Council support Tuesday.

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LA's affordable housing projects struggle under Trump administration

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Tax credits once sold to investors to help fund affordable housing projects have decreased in value since President Trump's election.

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Outside of LA County cities, tenants want limits on higher rents

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In unincorporated areas like East Los Angeles that are beyond the boundaries of Los Angeles County cities, landlords are buying up properties and raising the rents.

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