Request re RSO Housing Replacements

Request re RSO Housing Replacements

Proposed by Jane Wishon and Jay Ross/WRAC MTC on February 20, 2023
Motion failed to be adopted by a majority of Councils before the September 2023 deadline

Passed by

  • Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council
  • Palms Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • West LA-Sawtelle Neighborhood Council (modified version)
  • Westside Neighborhood Council
  • Westwood Neighborhood Council (modified version)


The ____ NC/CC requests that the Los Angeles Housing Department presume that 100% of RSO units slated for demolition per the Ellis Act are inhabited by low-income households, and 100% of the replacement units shall be rented at the corresponding low-income rent.

If the Housing Department or the developer wish to lower that standard and require that fewer replacement units are affordable, then they must do the outreach and secure estoppels from the tenant households that demonstrate their income exceeds the low-income requirements (instead of putting the burden on low-income households to prove that they are low-income tenants).

We further request that the Housing Department formulate and implement alternative income verification methods for current tenants who are elderly, disabled or undocumented to be able to qualify for their right of return.


Background information

Contact Jay Ross or Maryam Zar with any questions.


Modified versions:

WLASNC — agenda item 18b passed on 2/22/23, per President Walton Chiu

WWNC — passed and also added following language on 4/12/23, per Secretary Stephen Resnick:  “We further request that the housing dept develop and implement a mechanism for tracking affordable housing citywide and making the information public quarterly.”

Palms NC — See draft minutes of 5/10/23 Special Meeting (Consent Agenda Item J), linked in June 7, 2023 Meeting Agenda.

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