Beverly Hills News – City Names New Head of Rent Stabilization Program
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 – 3:49 PM
The City of Beverly Hills has announced the appointment of Helen Morales to the position of Deputy Director of Rent Stabilization in the Community Development, overseeing the newly created Rent Stabilization Program for thousands of renters and landlords throughout the City.
About 61 percent of the City’s residents live in rental housing, and the program cuts annual rental increases from a whopping 10 percent to 3 percent and adds a relocation fee with the no-cause evictions. Several other issues, including no-cause evictions and habitation standards, are being discussed.
Morales is a veteran of the City of Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department where she managed the Rent Stabilization and Foreclosure Registry programs. She also worked for the Los Angeles Community Development Commission, establishing and managing the public housing integrity and fraud detection program and as an administrative hearing officer.
“Helen’s extensive experience and knowledge of regional housing issues will be invaluable in working with our community to establish this ver important rent stabilization program,” said Director of Community Development Susan Healy Keene.
Morales holds a BA in political science and a Master’s in Public Administration from Cal State LA and is working towards a doctorate in public administration from the University of La Verne, writing her dissertation on affordable housing. She is a member of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) and recently lectured on Collaborative Networks in Local Government at the annual ASPA conference.