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.
The State of Housing in California
Homelessness continues to rise, and recent legislation aimed at boosting housing production may be limited in its effect.
Evictions on the Rise in California
As rent costs continue to grow and eviction protection programs lapse, eviction rates are spiking across the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evictions on the Rise in Phoenix
Landlords in the Arizona metropolis filed the most evictions since 2008 last month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evictions Growing in Texas
The number of evictions in Texas is rising above pre-pandemic levels as renter protections expire.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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