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 an editor and multimedia journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. For the past 6 years, his mentorship has provided youth opportunities to share their stories online, on NPR, KCET, the Long Beach Post, and other national websites. His articles have been syndicated and translated into multiple languages via New America Media and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher. He was recently a fellow with UCLA's Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies. Michael graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor.
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.