Landlord/Tenant Disputes in the City of LA
This dashboard shows 911 calls to the Los Angeles Police Department that are related to landlord/tenant disputes, which can be used as a proxy for informal evictions. Such data includes tenants calling the police on their landlords for things like utility shut-offs, window and door removal, illegal changes of locks, removal of parking, and other instances of landlords harassing, abusing, or informally evicting tenants. These calls can also include landlords calling the police on tenants, which may be another form of harassment itself, particularly in communities of color where police are often seen as a threat. This dashboard was prepared for the Right to Counsel Coalition to support their advocacy on a tenant anti-harassment ordinance in the City of Los Angeles. Read the data story here.