Rent Control Resources – New City Staff Bolster Support

In an effort to help Culver City residential tenants, landlords and property owners navigate local Rent Control and Tenant Protections laws, the City of Culver City created two new positions, rent stabilization analyst and rent stabilization coordinator, in the City’s Housing Division. These two positions have been filled and are dedicated to all matters rent control in Culver City.

Candice Tutt joined the City as rent stabilization analyst on April 11, 2022, and Shannon Louis joined as rent stabilization coordinator on February 28, 2022.

In their roles, Candice and Shannon will provide support to the community spanning rent stabilization and housing matters, such as responding to landlord and tenant requests; processing applications for harassment; researching and analyzing statistics and calculating legal rents; performing inspections for rent increase and decrease hearings; conducting research and submitting findings related to valuation guidelines; researching and recommending changes to rent stabilization regulations and much more.

Both Candice and Shannon join the City with experience in managing rent stabilization and tenant protection programs for other agencies in the region.

Candice has about 4 years of experience in rent stabilization, most recently with the City of Beverly Hills. She has a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Shannon has worked on rent stabilization and tenant protection efforts for over three years, and most recently was with the County of Los Angeles. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy.

Candice, Shannon and the rest of the Housing Division are available to help the community understand their rights and responsibilities through the City’s permanent rent control and tenant protections. Contact them via email at [email protected], via phone at (310) 253-5790 or by visiting the Housing Division Office on the second floor of City Hall at 9770 Culver Boulevard.

The City Council adopted a permanent Rent Control Ordinance and a permanent Tenant Protections Ordinance on September 29, 2020. Both went into effect on October 30, 2020. Culver City’s Rent Control and Tenant Protections ordinances provide tenants with housing rights, including opportunities for relocation assistance if evicted, buyout agreements in the face of uninhabitable conditions and much more. Learn more about these ordinances and read the full Rent Control & Tenant Protections Summary on the City’s permanent rent control and tenant protections webpage.

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