INGLEWOOD, CA — The Uplift Inglewood Coalition will mobilize residents at the Inglewood City Council meeting this Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 1:30 PM to ensure that the City passes rent stabilization after a resident received a $1,500 rent increase.
Uplift Inglewood Coalition
Inglewood is the epicenter of displacement challenges facing communities of color in Los Angeles. For the past two years, the Uplift Inglewood Coalition has proposed real solutions to this problem in the form of a rent stabilization charter amendment, for which we collected over 10,000 signatures. Today the Mayor finally acknowledged the need for rent stabilization after an Inglewood resident’s $1,500 rent increase went viral. We call upon the city to adopt it immediately and support our residents. We look forward to working with the city to adopt sound policy before rent increases of 150% become the norm in the city that we call home.
WHAT: The Uplift Inglewood Coalition mobilizes Inglewood residents to pass rent stabilization ordinance after resident’s $1,500 rent increase goes viral.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 1:30 PM. Residents will mobilize at 1:30 PM on the front lawn of Inglewood City Hall and will attend the City Council Meeting on the 9th floor of City Hall at 2:00PM to give public comment.
WHERE: 1 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
PARKING: Parking validation available on 9th Floor of City Hall, across from City Council meeting.
VISUALS: Community members will mobilize and walk together carrying signs and banners into Tuesday’s Inglewood City Council meeting in support of passing a rent stabilization ordinance. Members affected by rising housing costs will provide public comment and will be on hand to provide interviews.
WHY: The Uplift Inglewood Coalition is a group of residents, businesses, faith groups, and community organizations working together to ensure the vision of Inglewood’s future includes and benefits everyone. The coalition is focused on addressing the rising cost of housing in Inglewood. In the last two years, the average cost of rent in Inglewood increased by 16 percent for multifamily units.
The median household income in Inglewood is 20 percent less than the average in Los Angeles County, and 64 percent of residents are renters. Currently, Inglewood landlords can increase rents by any amount. Uplift Inglewood Coalition members have seen rent hikes range from $100 - $1500 with short notice.
Rent stabilization is a tool to prevent the displacement of long-term Inglewood residents in the midst of a statewide housing and homelessness crisis.
ABOUT UPLIFT INGLEWOOD
Founded in 2015, the Uplift Inglewood Coalition was created in response to the rising costs of living and housing. The coalition members are parents, teachers, students, faith leaders, residents, elders, youth, business owners, renters, homeowners, and community members looking to help shape the future of our city so that working families can continue to live in Inglewood and benefit from the city’s resurgence. The purpose of the coalition is bring together Inglewood residents with one voice to educate neighbors and advocate for change. Uplift Inglewood Coalition wants secure housing for working families, safer neighborhoods, and community-centered development and is organizing for sustainable community investment that addresses the rising cost of rent and housing prices.