• News & Ideas
  • E
  • News
  • E
  • Spectrum News: Poll suggests young adult renters considering leaving LA due to high cost

Spectrum News: Poll suggests young adult renters considering leaving LA due to high cost

May 9, 2024

LOS ANGELES — Living in Los Angeles was always a dream for Jennifer Eelkana. But Eelkana says the cost of living in the City of Angels is not at all heavenly.

Eelkana, who works as a freelance makeup artist and rents a tiny Koreatown studio apartment for $1,100, faces a lack of work and depends on food stamps to make ends meet.

A new LA Business Council and LA Times poll reports that 75% of renters — particularly those under 35 — have given thought to leaving LA because of high housing costs.

Additionally, the poll found that 40% have had to find additional sources of income in the last five years, 20% have added new roommates or renters to cover housing costs and 6% said they’ve lived in cars or trucks or were homeless.

More Articles in:
Editorial: DWP makes it expensive and time-consuming to build new housing. These new policies could help

Editorial: DWP makes it expensive and time-consuming to build new housing. These new policies could help

LABC Study: Major Reforms Needed to Meet L.A.’s Ambitious Housing Production Goals

LABC Study: Major Reforms Needed to Meet L.A.’s Ambitious Housing Production Goals

582,462 and Counting

582,462 and Counting

For Media Inquiries Please Contact:


Rachel Levy
Communications Director
(310) 226-7839
Email Rachel

Sugerman Communications Group
(310) 974-6680

Share This