Fewer People Experiencing Homelessness in San Francisco
In a first since 2015, the number of people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco declined from the year prior, according to preliminary analysis of the city’s most recent Point-in-Time count.
Rural States Refusing Federal Housing Aid
Rural states like Nebraska, Montana, and West Virginia have refused federal funding to aid vulnerable renters during the economic shocks of the pandemic, and that money is now headed to other parts of the country.
Concerns Mount as Pandemic Eviction Protections Expire
With eviction protections in Virginia set to expire at the end of June, advocates warn that an “eviction tsunami” could still sweep up the state’s renters.
The 'Eviction Tsunami' and Other Pandemic Projections
The ups and downs of the pandemic have been extremely hard to predict, so the consequences of the pandemic have been just as unforeseeable—despite the efforts of a nation of armchair prognosticators.
San Diego Moving Forward With No-Fault Eviction Moratorium
Unlike the no-fault eviction protections being considered in other states and cities, San Diego's new eviction moratorium is timed to coincide with the ongoing economic and public health emergency presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.
'Just Cause' Eviction Laws Gaining Traction Around the U.S.
The Maryland General Assembly is the latest state legislature to consider a new "just cause" eviction law.
Rental Market Leaving More Americans Behind, Says Harvard Housing Report
The narratives of 1921, 2008, and 2020 are still in full effect after two years of pandemic disruption in the housing market. All the threats of eviction, homelessness, and systemic racism are still present, with the potential to worsen, in 2022.
Map of Pandemic Real Estate Risk Focuses on New Jersey, Illinois, California
A new study evaluates county-level foreclosure risk, underwater home values, and more real estate market data after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States.
New York's 'Good Cause Eviction' Bill, Explained
Here's a slightly humorous approach to a serious topic: the Good Cause Eviction law making its way through the New York State Legislature.
L.A.'s Pandemic Rent Cap to Stay in Place Until 2023
Landlords have been unable to raise rents on rent stabilized apartments in Los Angeles since March 2020. Unlike in other large cities with similar rules, Los Angeles won't be removing the rent cap anytime soon.
Year in Review: Urban Planning in 2021
Part one of two of Planetizen's review of 2021—re-assessing failed predictions and daylighting the biggest planning stories of the year.
Dissecting the Eviction Crisis
Attention to the human and economic costs of evictions predate the pandemic, but the economic disruption of the past two years has increased the need for better tools to measure and respond to evictions.
D.C. Inspector General: District 'Misspent' $82 Million in Affordable Housing Funds in 2020
A new report accuses the District of misusing funds and failing to properly monitor projects aimed at creating housing for 'extremely low-income' households.
Eviction Moratorium Spurs Passionate Debate in Seattle
Renter protections are a contentious issue, but that only increases the need for honest and transparent debate.
More Insight Into the Effects of the Pandemic for Rental Property Landlords
A pair of recent surveys attempt to shed light on the changing business and property management practices of landlords during the pandemic.
750,000 Evictions Predicted as Moratoria End
Analysts from Goldman Sachs predict a wave of evictions as eviction moratoriums end with millions of households still behind on rent.
White House Announces Plans for 100,000 Affordable Homes
The Biden administration has proposed a suite of policy and funding programs designed to create and protect 100,000 affordable housing units. If successful, the program will still fall well short of the need.
Landlords, Investors Lining Up to Evict Non-Paying Tenants
Rental housing is booming business, and some landlords and their investors see additional dollar signs in the potential to evict tenants protected by eviction moratoria up until this point in the pandemic.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Eviction Moratorium
The majority opinion claims the CDC overstepped its authority and calls for congressional approval of any further eviction moratoriums.
U.S. Rent Debt Estimated at More Than $21 Billion
The National Equity Atlas has been tracking national rent debt, which takes on new meaning since the federal eviction moratorium expired at the end of July.
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