Boise City Council Defers Source-of-Income Discrimination Ban
The council asked for a more detailed policy, expressing concern about the added burden on smaller landlords and the housing supply.
Boise to Consider Tenant Protections Package
A proposed set of new regulations would call for relocation assistance for displaced renters and ban source of income discrimination.
Opinion: Rent Control Works
A dozen arguments for why rent control is effective and necessary in the current housing crisis.
White House Targets Landlord ‘Junk Fees’
The administration is urging states to more heavily regulate application fees, administrative fees, and other often hidden costs imposed on renters.
‘Predatory’ Buyers Targeting Milwaukee’s Black Neighborhoods
Out-of-state investors now own almost a quarter of rental housing in majority Black wards, new research finds.
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.
San Diego Ponders How to Declare ‘Housing as a Human Right’
Landlords in the city believe housing rights shouldn’t supersede property rights.
Report: California Renter Protections Falling Short
New research reveals that the state’s rent cap law is stymied by a lack of transparency and toothless enforcement.
A Who’s Who of Bay Area Real Estate
An analysis from the San Francisco Chronicle identifies twelve of the biggest and most influential owners of rental properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Richard Florida Explains the Housing Crisis
The urbanist puts the blame for rising housing costs largely on landlords and property owners, arguing that much of the wealth created by modern capitalism is ‘plowed back into dirt.’
Can We Prevent Slumlords From Buying More Buildings?
Why should owners of buildings in illegally poor repair be able to buy more rentals? As Washington, D.C. found, it can be a difficult thing to prevent.
More Research Needed to Understand the Rental Market
Large institutional investors are changing the realities of the U.S. rental housing market, but a lack of information makes it hard for cities to respond.
Unmasking the Property Owners
There’s a reason land ownership is a matter of public record—but at the moment the records we have aren’t actually doing the job.
Study: Tenant Distance From Court Affects Eviction Risk
Renters with longer commutes to eviction courts, often located downtown, face higher eviction rates.
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to L.A. Eviction Moratorium
With the U.S. Supreme Court refusing to hear the latest challenge to the city’s eviction moratorium, eviction protections in Los Angeles remain in place—for now.
How Hidden Property Owners and Bad Landlord Patterns Are Revealed in NYC
New housing tools in New York City demystify building ownership information and identify problematic landlord behavior. What would it take to replicate them?
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.
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.
Houston Council Will Consider Stricter Apartment Inspection Process
The proposal would reform the inspection process to improve coordination between departments and institute a fine for landlords who don't make requested repairs.
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