The City of Los Angeles has COVID-19 Renter Protections in place. Effective March 30, 2020, rent increases are prohibited for rental units subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) until 1 year after the expiration of the Local Emergency Period. See Ordinance #186607 and the Mayor’s Public Order Under City of Los Angeles Emergency Authority issued on March 30, 2020 (as of December 2021, these orders are still in effect).

To find out if you live in an RSO unit, go to Or, text the letters "RSO" to: 1(855) 880-7368 and follow the instructions (use the lowest number address on the property, for example, building includes addresses 1722, 1724, 1726, 1728 No. Main Street, use 1722 N Main St.)

For non-RSO properties, please contact the Housing Department about allowable rent increases at: 1-866-557-7368 or submit an inquiry 24/7 at Ask-Housing (, choose "rent increase" from drop down menu.


Percent of Annual Allowable Rent Increase:


Please enter your current rent amount before rent increase:*
(Amount should not include any surcharges such as SCEP $2.83, etc.)

Does the landlord pay the electricity? *

(If the tenant has their own DWP bill then select No)

Does the landlord pay the gas? *

(If the tenant has their own Gas Company bill then the answer is No. The gas does not include the payment for a common furnace boiler or hot water heater)

Plus Monthly RSO Surcharge Added to Rent


Plus Monthly SCEP Surcharge Added to Rent

Calculation :
Total New Monthly Rent Payment with Allowable Rent Increase and Surcharges:

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