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Los Angeles tenants increasingly engaging in rent strikes amid housing crisis

(Wash Post)

In Los Angeles — one of the most expensive rental markets in the country — the housing crisis is getting so severe that tenants are increasingly engaging in rent strikes, a practice from the early 1900s.

By Rob Kuznia

June 2, 2018

 A few dozen tenants from a working-class neighborhood here hopped into their vehicles, creating a caravan that would head to affluent Orange County.

After the hour-long drive in late May, the group converged on the sidewalk in front of a two- ­story house with Spanish-tile roofing belonging to Gina Kim — their landlord’s daughter.

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