While the Fifth Council District includes some of the most affluent neighborhoods in Los Angeles, it also includes great neighborhoods filled with older apartment buildings that provide affordable housing for tens of thousands of working class, senior and youthful residents, amongst many others. Many of these buildings are under economic pressure to be demolished and the property redeveloped for modern, but much more expensive, new residential units. This displacement can place serious financial hardships on the existing residents and some can be faced with having to leave Los Angeles or become homeless if they can’t find affordable places to live in a city that has been described as the “most unaffordable” in the country for renters. Councilmember Koretz is working to find viable ways to address these difficult issues.


Councilmember Koretz speaks out for tenants displaced by illegal short-term rentals.


Councilmember Koretz’s housing initiatives and proposals:


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