Notice to the Housing and Community Investment Department Industry Professionals

If you are compensated to interact with the Housing and Community Investment Department, City law may require you to register as a lobbyist and report your activity. Any individual may qualify as a lobbyist, regardless of occupation, education, training, or professional title. A lobbyist may hold a position that includes but is not limited to attorney, CEO, consultant, government liaison, business owner, permit applicant, engineer, expediter, land developer, financier, various real estate professional, and others.
More information is available online through the Ethics Commission’s lobbying program and publication pages. For assistance, please contact the Ethics Commission.

 

Housing Department Appointment Scheduler

For Residents and Rental Property Owners

Schedule an *in-person or virtual appointment for LAHD representative assistance. (*For in-person appointments requirements apply).

File the Disclosure Notice and Buyout Agreement

For Rental Property Owners

Submit disclosure notice and buyout agreements via our tenant buyout online system.

Tenant Habitability Program (THP)

Access the online application for the Tenant Habitability Program (THP) that property owners or managers must submit before starting any work related to Seismic Retrofits or Primary Renovation. 

Rent Online Request

Access online cost recovery applications for Capital Improvements, Primary Renovation, Rehabilitation, mandatory Seismic Retrofits, and applications for Just and Reasonable rent increases and Luxury Exemptions.

Rent Registry

To provide the annually required rental amount and tenancy information for a property, please click ‘CONTINUE’. 

Foreclosure Online Registry

Lenders, beneficiaries or trustees who hold or have an interest in a deed of trust of a property in foreclosure must register the property with the City. To use this portal to register / de-register properties in foreclosure, pay related fees, update changes of information or submit monthly inspection reports, click ‘CONTINUE’.

Capital Improvement

For Rental Property Owners

Apply to recover costs from capital improvements made to rental units or common areas of the housing complex.

Just and Reasonable

For Rental Property Owners

The Los Angeles Just and Reasonable guidelines allow an increase in rent when a landlord’s current year’s Net Operating Income (NOI) is less than his/her base year’s NOI adjusted for inflation.

Luxury Exemption

For Rental Property Owners

Apply for a Luxury Exemption Certificate, the property owner needs rental records from 1978 to document the rent charged on or before May 31, 1978, to determine if they exceeded certain levels. 

Primary Renovation Program

For Rental Property Owners

Apply to recover costs from primary renovations made to rental units or common areas of the housing complex

Rehabilitation Program

For Rental Property Owners

Apply to recover costs for rehabilitation work completed on a rental unit or common area to comply with an Order from LAHD, LA Department of Building & Safety, LA Fire Department, or County Health Department due to a change in the Housing Code, or to repair damage from a natural disaster (e.g. fire).

Seismic Retrofit

For Rental Property Owners

Apply to recover costs from mandatory seismic retrofits made to rental units or common areas of the housing complex.

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