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Rent Control

August 15, 1988

Michael Koss' column "Rent Control Is Missing Its Target" (Op-Ed Page, July 28) and the subsequent letters (Aug. 8) all failed to mention the fact that if rent control were phased out or eliminated it would directly result in countless numbers of more homeless people on our streets. It is a known fact that there are many who have jobs, but on their low wages they are unable to afford the astronomical rents that prevail in this area.

The Reagan Administration's drastic cutbacks in housing funds have certainly made the matter worse. I do not venture to offer a solution, but eliminating rent control certainly is not it!

JOHN SCOTT

Venice

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