Looking for a place to lay your weary head in Los Angeles? Well, you probably can't afford a house, and if you're looking for an apartment, you better start six months before your current lease is up. Places to rent are sparse in Los Angeles because L.A. has the highest amount of renters in the country at 52 percent, which means more than half of the city doesn't own property. That's reflective of the whole country (which is only at 35 percent total) as more people have been renting in the last 50 years than ever, but Los Angeles is especially fraught with young people trying to "realize their dreams."