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.
California High Speed Rail Authority
City of Fargo, North Dakota
City of Crystal River
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.