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Archive for December, 2019

Call It Like It Is: “Tenant Welfare”!

Posted on 01. Dec, 2019 by .

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And to make it more accurate, we should use the full, clear, most descriptive, revealing interpretation: “Tenant Welfare for the Rich” or “Tenant Welfare Paid for Only by Housing Providers!”

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Another Crazy Idea to Punish Housing Providers!

Posted on 01. Nov, 2019 by .

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Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mike Bonin, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Paul Koretz and David Ryu are all backing a plan for an “empty-home penalty” or “vacancy tax”.  This is another disastrous idea that is spreading throughout the whole state.   They seem to think that this is “an important tool for addressing one of the root causes […]

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The High Cost of Rent Control – Part II By the National Multifamily Housing Council

Posted on 01. Nov, 2019 by .

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In addition to the substantial economic costs associated with rent control, [from Part I] the decision whether to regulate rents raises difficult questions of social policy. Social Implications of Rent Control …

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Letters to the Editor…

Posted on 01. Dec, 2018 by .

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Lack of Housing Dear Dan: Al Jacobs and others fail to express a concern for the people who can afford the higher rents.   As I see it, there are insufficient units available for rent in Los Angeles County regardless of the amount of rent being charged. For example, say all units are rented to tenants who lack […]

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Beware: Is Housing Considered a Human Right? – by Clifford A. Hockley, President of Bluestone and Hockley

Posted on 01. Aug, 2018 by .

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[AOA:  Do you think your city is going to be any different in the future than what the city below is proposing?  Folks, this is the future that the renters and politicians have envisioned for you and me and their first step is Prop. 10!  Then, their next step will be statewide “tenant welfare” (rent […]

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