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August 5, 2019, 11am PDT
A potential precedent setting case against rent control is underway in New York. A Next City article takes an in-depth look at the legal argument made by landlords against the state of New York's new rent control law.
Next City
August 1, 2019, 7am PDT
It’s been a tough slog for a bill designed to force landlords to remove lead from all buildings before they can charge tenants for rent.
PlanPhilly
July 21, 2019, 5am PDT
Not since the Great Recession have sales of multi-family residential buildings in New York City slowed to such a standstill. Experts are blaming the state's new rent control regulations.
Bloomberg
July 17, 2019, 5am PDT
The landlord lobby isn't accepting defeat.
The New York Times
April 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Even as the city pursues new affordable housing, lax enforcement of rental regulations is leading to rising costs and evictions.
Crain's New York Business
December 15, 2018, 1pm PST
A law under consideration in San Jose would prohibit landlords from disallowing Section 8 voucher users, though landlords could still turn away renters based on other criteria.
The Mercury News
October 15, 2018, 6am PDT
More landlords are refusing Section 8 vouchers for housing, neither willing to deal with the federal bureaucracy nor to risk missing out on the peak windfall of an expansive rental market.
The New York Times
October 10, 2018, 11am PDT
The bills seek to end landlords' ability to offer rent discounts and then calculate increases based on the original price, rather than on what a tenant was actually paying.
Greater Greater Washington
September 18, 2018, 10am PDT
A new report on eviction data from Kansas City reveals systematic factors related to the housing crisis.
How Housing Matters
September 7, 2018, 5am PDT
Violations of the building code go unenforced in New York City.
Crain's New York Business
July 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
It started in Seattle with the Amazon Tax to pay for transportation and housing needs exacerbated by the city's largest employers. Last month, a Google Tax was placed on the November ballot in Silicon Valley. A landlord tax in Oakland could be next.
Bloomberg News
May 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
The U.S. has become a "landlord nation," says Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. His analysis: fiercely-defended restrictive local zoning laws have cut off supply, dividing those who own from those who rent.
GeekWire
May 14, 2018, 7am PDT
New York City is seeing an adjustment in the rental market as landlords struggle to compete for renters in a suddenly crowded market.
Bloomberg
April 29, 2018, 9am PDT
A ranking system that puts the tenants' rights debate on a spectrum, from renter friendly to landlord friendly.
RentCafé
February 28, 2018, 12pm PST
Tenants' rights advocacy groups around the country are gaining steam, and supporters, as more and more renters are experiencing the shocks of an over-priced housing market.
The Nation
January 4, 2018, 6am PST
Conceived as a stop-gap measure, New York City's cluster site program essentially pays landlords to house homeless people. Now, Mayor de Blasio wants to convert some of those sites directly into affordable units.
The New York Times
November 20, 2017, 5am PST
The political support for an expanded set of tenant protections emerged in response to the program of rezonings underway as part of the de Blasio Administration's housing plan.
Politico
September 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
Mom and Pop Make Way for Institutional Investors in the Landlord Business
The New York Times
September 1, 2017, 6am PDT
Cities, headlined by New York, are finding new ways to support renters facing eviction.
The Nation
June 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
An additional 3,500 units means more money for land owners and more choices apartment seekers in east Harlem.
Crain's New York Business