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Apartment buildings in San Diego, California

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.

September 29, 2022 - Terner Center for Housing Innovation

San Francisco Apartments

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.

September 22, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

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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.’

September 13, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Dense, run-down apartment buildings in New York City

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.

September 11, 2022 - Shelterforce Magazine

Two-story apartment building behind black iron fence in Pacoima, California

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.

September 7, 2022 - Urban Institute

San Francisco Apartments

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.

September 1, 2022 - Shelterforce Magazine

Eviction notice posted on gate

Study: Tenant Distance From Court Affects Eviction Risk

Renters with longer commutes to eviction courts, often located downtown, face higher eviction rates.

June 13, 2022 - Marketplace

Tenants' rights rally in front of Los Angeles City Hall, June 2021

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.

April 19, 2022 - LAist

A block of the Bowery in New York City seen from high above, with taxis and other cars passing on the street in front of the buildings.

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?

March 31, 2022 - Shelterforce Magazine

On-Street Parking

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

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