Tenants Facing Rent Hike in Central Long Beach Say, ‘Enough.’

Jul. 12, 2018 / By and

Video filmed by Crystal Niebla and  Michael Lozano. Edited by Cornelia Nicholson.


These Long Beach tenants are facing a rent increase. They have decided to go on a rent strike and not pay the increased amount until a sit down with the owners. They are the 5th apartment in Long Beach to go on strike this year.

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Michael Lozano

Michael Lozano

Michael is a 29-year-old journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. As a college student, Michael was very active in campus affairs and graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor. His articles have been syndicated at national sites including Mother Jones, New America Media, and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher.
Crystal Niebla

Crystal Niebla

Crystal was raised in South Los Angeles and is the first college graduate in her family. She is a class of 2016 CSULB graduate who has served as an editor for her campus newspaper and freelanced for the Long Beach Post and Random Length News.