Inglewood Passes Temporary Rent Control Ordinance

Projects such as the new Rams Stadium in Inglewood are contributing to the excessive rise in rent costs.
Projects such as the new Rams Stadium in Inglewood are contributing to the excessive rise in rent costs.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Inglewood’s City Council today passed a temporary rent control ordinance limiting rent increases to no more than 5 percent in a single year period.

This temporary rent control ordinance will remain in effect for 45 days and applies only to apartment buildings and other rental units built before 1995. Single-family homes and condominiums are not included in the rent control ordinance. Inglewood City Council and the Inglewood community will use this time to determine a long term rent control plan. The ordinance includes options to extend the expiration date if more time is needed.

Inglewood remains one of the cheapest places to live in Los Angeles County. Despite that, new developments such as the $5 billion Rams Stadium project and the new LAX-Crenshaw Light Rail Line have caused rents to spike in recent years. Rent in Inglewood has increased 10.8 percent since 2016, compared to 7 percent countywide.

Uplift Inglewood, a group advocating for rent control in Inglewood, supports the ordinance. Last year, it tried unsuccessfully to get a rent control measure put on the city’s ballot.

A PDF copy of the ordinance can be viewed on the City of Inglewood Website, located here.