‘Gimme Shelter’: The New COVID Normal for California Renters

In Los Angeles, many tenants are still protected from eviction for non-payment of rent and from rent increases. But in many other parts of the state, landlords are legally allowed to raise rents by up to 10%, and the state’s anti-eviction rules have disappeared.

In this episode of “Gimme Shelter: The California Housing Crisis Podcast,” we break down the continued unraveling of California’s patchwork of tenant protections put in place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two and a half years ago. We speak with Ari Chazanas, a landlord in Los Angeles who manages about 1,000 apartments, and Kamilah Miller, a tenant who lives in the Bay Area town of Antioch who continues to struggle to pay her rent.

“Gimme Shelter,” a bi-weekly podcast about why it’s so expensive to live in California and what the state can do about it, features Liam Dillon, who covers housing affordability issues for the Los Angeles Times, and Manuela Tobías, housing reporter for CalMatters.

You can subscribe to “Gimme Shelter” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Soundcloud and Google Podcasts.




Los Angeles Times

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