Public Health is currently developing a new Rental Housing Habitability Program

Public Health Meeting on January 24th

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Date: Wednesday, January 24th, 2024
Time: 6pm
Via: Zoom

Background

In April 2022, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion directing the Department of Public Health to develop an ordinance to implement a Rental Housing Habitability Program in unincorporated Los Angeles County that is centralized, routine, and proactive. The goal of the Program is to ensure the health and safety of all rental units thereby improving the lives of renters, helping property owners maintain property values, and preserving the housing stock in the unincorporated areas of the County.

Public Health is currently developing a proposed ordinance that creates a rental housing inspection protocol whereby each housing unit in unincorporated County is inspected at least once every 4 years. The Program will contain provisions to rapidly correct habitability violations and include a provision for a Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP).

Frequently Asked Questions

The Rental Housing Habitability Program and Rent Escrow Account Program Draft Ordinances are available for viewing.

Upcoming Community Meetings

Date/Time Event Title Stakeholder(s) Resource(s)
April 16, 2024 Board of Supervisors - Public Hearing Tenants, Tenants' Organizations, and Landlords -

Presentation: Rental Housing Habitability Program (RHH Program) and Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP) Virtual Stakeholder Meeting

Public Health and the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs hosted six virtual stakeholder and community engagement meetings between March 2023 and January 2024, to collect public comments from tenants and landlords, housing stakeholders, and other interested parties. Five of the six meetings were broadcast in both English and Spanish using simultaneous interpretation.

Past RHH Program and REAP Virtual Stakeholder Meeting

Date/Time Event Title Stakeholder(s) Resource(s)
February 28, 2024 Cluster Meeting -
January 24, 2024 Stakeholder Meeting Tenants, Tenants' Organizations, and Landlords
July 10, 2023 Stakeholder Meeting Tenants, Tenants' Organizations, and Landlords -
June 29, 2023 Stakeholder Meeting Tenants, Tenants' Organizations, and Landlords -
June 14, 2023 Stakeholder Meeting Marina Del Rey Lessee Association -
April 25, 2023 Stakeholder Meeting Landlords -
April 20, 2023 Stakeholder Meeting Tenants & Tenants' Organizations -

Next Steps: We want to hear from you!

Please send your feedback and questions to the Environmental Health Division: ehconsultative@ph.lacounty.gov

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for future updates on the Rental Housing Habitability Program (RHH Program).