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Rental Housing Oversight Commission

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Rental Housing Oversight Commission

The purpose of the Rental Housing Oversight Commission is to safeguard tenants and mobilehome owners from rent increases that are inconsistent with County Code and to assure that landlords and mobilehome park owners receive fair return on rents consistent with the County’s procedures and guidelines by hearing, making determinations, and resolving appeals of decisions made by the County.

Jennifer Maldonado Commissioner

Commissioner Maldonado was appointed by 1st District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. After four years of youth organizing after college, Maldonado began to work with parents securing permanent rent stabilization in unincorporated areas through Los Angeles County and influencing land use policies with city alliances. In 2019, Jennifer joined the board for the Fidiecomiso Comunitario Tierra Libre landtrust in hopes of supporting policies and developments that are providing dignified, accessible and affordable housing for the communities of Boyle Heights and Unincorporated East L.A.  She now works as the Program Associate for the Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing, ensuring the youth organizing field has the support, resources, and capacity to continue building a youth movement for social change.

Odest T. Riley Jr. Commissioner

Commissioner Odest T. Riley, Jr. was appointed by 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Riley serves as CEO & Principal of WLM Financial, a privately-held, full-service real estate firm where he specializes in consulting and advisory services for education, governmental, and non-profit organizations throughout Southern California. His practice encompasses a broad spectrum of transactional disciplines; including transaction negotiations, tenant buy-outs, relocations, lease restructure and marketing. He is an expert in strategizing market analysis and team building. Riley has spent the last decade providing clients with multifamily real estate consultations and expertise to achieve desired goals. He presently holds the position of Housing advisory Commissioner for his beloved city, Inglewood. 

KeAndra D. Cylear Dodds Commissioner

Commissioner Dodds was appointed by 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. For over a decade, Commissioner Dodds has dedicated her career to the creation and preservation of affordable housing, improving access to transit, healthy environments and economic opportunities, and developing policies that foster social equity. She currently works as the Executive Officer, Equity and Race at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Most recently, she worked as the Manager of Preservation at the Los Angeles County Development Authority, where she oversaw all the county’s affordable housing preservation and homeownership programs and led the development of several county tenant protection ordinances, including the rental housing oversight commission ordinance. She has also served as the Transportation and Housing Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and began her career as a housing attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty in Los Angeles. 

Teri Lyn Harrington Commissioner

Commissioner Harrington was appointed by 4th District Supervisor Janice Hahn.  She began her professional and public service career with the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor as a Deputy Assessor.  After five years with the Assessor’s Office, she became a Senior Property Tax Specialist (agent) with the Law Firm Assessment Counselling Services for 22 years until retirement in December, 2016.  In her career as a Property Tax Agent, Commissioner Harrington has testified before the Assessment Appeals Board in over 1,500 appeals.  She also represented taxpayers before the Los Angeles County Auditor Controller and Tax Collector involving a variety of property tax issues.  Commissioner Harrington is the founder and President of a small non-profit cat rescue, South Bay Cats, that partners with Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control in finding homes for unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. 

RICHARD K. GREEN Commissioner

Commissioner Green was appointed by 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger. Commissioner Green holds the Lusk Chair in Real Estate and is Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business. He was a Senior Advisor for Housing Finance at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as of July 1, 2016 became a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.  Prior to joining the USC faculty, Commissioner Green spent four years as the Chair of Real Estate Finance at The George Washington University School of Business. He also taught real estate finance and economics courses for 12 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was Wangard Faculty Scholar and Chair of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. He has been principal economist and director of financial strategy and policy analysis at Freddie Mac. Commissioner Green is a Weimer Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute, and a member of the faculty of the Selden Institute for Advanced Studies in Real Estate. His research addresses housing markets, housing policy, tax policy, transportation, mortgage finance and urban growth.

JENNIFER MALDONADO Commissioner

Commissioner Maldonado was appointed by 1st District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. After four years of youth organizing after college, Maldonado began to work with parents securing permanent rent stabilization in unincorporated areas through Los Angeles County and influencing land use policies with city alliances. In 2019, Jennifer joined the board for the Fidiecomiso Comunitario Tierra Libre landtrust in hopes of supporting policies and developments that are providing dignified, accessible and affordable housing for the communities of Boyle Heights and Unincorporated East L.A.  She now works as the Program Associate for the Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing, ensuring the youth organizing field has the support, resources, and capacity to continue building a youth movement for social change.

ODEST T. RILEY JR. Commissioner

Commissioner Odest T. Riley, Jr. was appointed by 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Riley serves as CEO & Principal of WLM Financial, a privately-held, full-service real estate firm where he specializes in consulting and advisory services for education, governmental, and non-profit organizations throughout Southern California. His practice encompasses a broad spectrum of transactional disciplines; including transaction negotiations, tenant buy-outs, relocations, lease restructure and marketing. He is an expert in strategizing market analysis and team building. Riley has spent the last decade providing clients with multifamily real estate consultations and expertise to achieve desired goals. He presently holds the position of Housing advisory Commissioner for his beloved city, Inglewood. 

KEANDRA D. CYLEAR DODDS Commissioner

Commissioner Dodds was appointed by 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. For over a decade, Commissioner Dodds has dedicated her career to the creation and preservation of affordable housing, improving access to transit, healthy environments and economic opportunities, and developing policies that foster social equity. She currently works as the Executive Officer, Equity and Race at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Most recently, she worked as the Manager of Preservation at the Los Angeles County Development Authority, where she oversaw all the county’s affordable housing preservation and homeownership programs and led the development of several county tenant protection ordinances, including the rental housing oversight commission ordinance. She has also served as the Transportation and Housing Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and began her career as a housing attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty in Los Angeles. 

TERI LYN HARRINGTON Commissioner

Commissioner Harrington was appointed by 4th District Supervisor Janice Hahn.  She began her professional and public service career with the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor as a Deputy Assessor.  After five years with the Assessor’s Office, she became a Senior Property Tax Specialist (agent) with the Law Firm Assessment Counselling Services for 22 years until retirement in December, 2016.  In her career as a Property Tax Agent, Commissioner Harrington has testified before the Assessment Appeals Board in over 1,500 appeals.  She also represented taxpayers before the Los Angeles County Auditor Controller and Tax Collector involving a variety of property tax issues.  Commissioner Harrington is the founder and President of a small non-profit cat rescue, South Bay Cats, that partners with Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control in finding homes for unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. 

RICHARD K. GREEN Commissioner

Commissioner Green was appointed by 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger. Commissioner Green holds the Lusk Chair in Real Estate and is Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business. He was a Senior Advisor for Housing Finance at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as of July 1, 2016 became a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.  Prior to joining the USC faculty, Commissioner Green spent four years as the Chair of Real Estate Finance at The George Washington University School of Business. He also taught real estate finance and economics courses for 12 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was Wangard Faculty Scholar and Chair of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. He has been principal economist and director of financial strategy and policy analysis at Freddie Mac. Commissioner Green is a Weimer Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute, and a member of the faculty of the Selden Institute for Advanced Studies in Real Estate. His research addresses housing markets, housing policy, tax policy, transportation, mortgage finance and urban growth.

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