CITY ATTORNEY MIKE FEUER WINS IMPORTANT COURT VICTORIES IN BATTLE TO PRESERVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING


LOS ANGELES--City Attorney Mike Feuer has won an important victory in his fight to preserve affordable housing and stop its conversion to short term rentals.


"Our victories regarding this property are significant steps in our fight to protect scarce, rent-stabilized apartments from being unlawfully converted to short-term rentals," said City Attorney Mike Feuer. "Throughout Los Angeles, tenants are struggling to pay the rent, while tens of thousands can't afford housing at all. We'll continue to fight to protect the rent-stabilized units we have, and it's imperative that the City does more to preserve and create housing for Angelenos desperate for a decent place to live." 

Last week Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel ruled against the Ellison’s owners, upholding a City administrative determination that the 58-unit apartment complex at 15 East Paloma Avenue could not lawfully be used for short term rentals or as a hotel.

Previously, Feuer won a Preliminary Injunction in the lawsuit his office filed to prohibit short term rental and hotel use at the Ellison.

The Ellison Apartments has been a signal case in the City’s all-important battle against the unlawful conversion of apartments, many rent stabilized, into short term rentals.

Deputy City Attorney Amy Brothers handles the Ellison litigation.


Review the Court Order here.

Review the Preliminary Injunction here.

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