Los Angeles median income is lower than in other cities, according to LA Rent: Has rent control been successful in Los Angeles? Not only is this city expanding its attraction area, but its not providing its citizens with the paycheck deserved. Many families fear losing their home due to the increase in rents. The rent incremental is a product of the redevelopment project occurring in Downtown Los Angeles.
Low-income families have worked around this issue by renting apartments with several rooms, and renting a room to a stranger. This raises red flags because it affects the family's home dynamic and it becomes a safety issue to the children in the household.
"62-percent of renters in L.A. are paying unaffordable rents as it is.”
Neighborhoods like Echo Park and Korea Town are undergoing gentrification and therefore most of their population are in a process of moving out or have moved out due to the high increases in their rent.