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Approaching Affordable Housing From All Angles

Housing providers and advocates around the country are combining a variety of strategies to boost the affordable housing supply.

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The State of Housing in California

Homelessness continues to rise, and recent legislation aimed at boosting housing production may be limited in its effect.

December 21, 2023 - CALmatters

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Evictions on the Rise in California

As rent costs continue to grow and eviction protection programs lapse, eviction rates are spiking across the state.

November 20, 2023 - CALmatters

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Quantifying the Impact of Pandemic Housing Assistance

The massive federal injection of funding into housing programs has had major impacts on many Americans’ ability to stay housed and out of debt, but fears loom as the end of some funding sources nears.

October 20, 2023 - Route Fifty

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Pandemic Relief Programs Prevented Homelessness Despite Housing Burden

A new study highlights the important role of emergency relief funding and eviction bans in stemming the rise of homelessness even as more families became housing-insecure.

August 23, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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Evictions Surge as Protections End

With pandemic assistance funding running out, many U.S. renters face the threat of eviction, with families with children at a disproportionately high risk for losing their housing.

July 6, 2023 - The Hill

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Eviction Protections Expire in Los Angeles County as Evictions Rise Around the U.S.

L.A.’s pandemic-era renter protections are credited with stabilizing homelessness in the region, but they ended at the end of March. Meanwhile, evictions are on the upswing around the country, led by L.A.’s neighbor to the east, Las Vegas.

April 11, 2023 - LAist

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Proposed Bill Would Strengthen California’s Renter Protections

The bill would improve on the 2019 Tenant Protection Act by further limiting rent increases and adding more eviction protections for California renters.

March 15, 2023 - KTLA

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How Ownership Structure Impacts Eviction Rates

A new study from Boston reveals that large landlords, who are less likely to live near their tenants, execute far more eviction filings than smaller property owners.

February 5, 2023 - Housing Matters

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How Philadelphia Prevented Mass Evictions

By requiring landlords to enter mediation before filing eviction cases, the city’s eviction diversion program has successfully kept thousands of people at risk for displacement in their homes.

December 28, 2022 - Next City

Arizona

Evictions on the Rise in Phoenix

Landlords in the Arizona metropolis filed the most evictions since 2008 last month.

October 17, 2022 - Arizona Republic

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San Diego No-Fault Eviction Ban Expires

A temporary ban on evictions without cause was lifted on September 30, spurring fears that landlords will aggressively push tenants out of apartment units to raise rents.

October 6, 2022 - Fox 5

COVID-19 Eviction Crisis

Almost 36,000 California Households Got Eviction Notices Last Year

Despite efforts to implement rental assistance programs and eviction moratoriums during the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of thousands of California households were served eviction notices last year, with more falling behind on rent payments.

July 7, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Sacramento Households Hit Hard by Evictions

With pandemic-era renter protections ending and rents rising by close to 20 percent, renters in Sacramento are finding it harder to afford housing in the region.

July 1, 2022 - The Sacramento Bee

Rent Jubilee

Opinion: Californians Need Extended Rent Relief

With the pandemic-era rent relief program ending, many California households are still struggling to pay back their rent debt and find affordable housing.

June 6, 2022 - CALmatters

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Evictions Growing in Texas

The number of evictions in Texas is rising above pre-pandemic levels as renter protections expire.

May 11, 2022 - KHOU 11 Houston

Pandemic Public Health

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.

April 11, 2022 - The Atlantic

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Philadelphia 'Diversion Program' Prevents Evictions Through Mediation

A program that provides mediation between landlords and tenants has helped a majority of applicants avoid eviction, signaling a promising avenue for renter assistance as landlords seek to recoup COVID-era losses.

March 4, 2022 - Next City

Apartment Construction

No Evictions for Less Than $600, Says New D.C. Law

As part of a bill that made many COVID-era tenant protections permanent, the District voted to ban eviction filings for households owing less than $600 in back rent.

March 3, 2022 - DCist

COVID-19 Eviction Crisis

'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.

February 27, 2022 - Maryland Matters

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