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Keeping an Eye on Landlord Tech

The landlord tech industry, while alive and well prior to COVID-19, has ramped up in the past year to develop new ways to accumulate wealth at the expense of tenants.

April 6, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

New York City Homelessness

'The Great Real Estate Reset'

Business as usual in the real estate industry is failing the economy and the political and social cohesion of the United States, according to a new initiative launched by the Brookings Institution.

February 3, 2021 - Brookings

Long Island, New York

Reporters Go Undercover to Identify Housing Discrimination

A three-year investigation of the real estate industry on Long Island reveals rampant discriminatory practices and an industry complicit in the segregation of the communities that comprise the region.

November 20, 2019 - Newsday


The Past, Present, and Future of Proptech

Technology is changing the game of real estate in New York City. The technology behind the revolution, called proptech, is only going to become more critical as cities respond to climate change.

September 7, 2019 - Crain's New York Business

Tenants' Rights

Strong Reactions to New York Rent Control Changes

Rounding up the numerous reactions to a law approved by the New York State Legislature this month making 'landmark' changes to rent control regulations in New York City.

June 24, 2019 - Planetizen


'Landmark' Rent Protections Deal Moving Forward in New York

The New York State Legislature has made a deal paving the way for local governments to approve rent regulations—a degree of local control that was previously impossible in the state.

June 12, 2019 - The New York Times

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Zillow to Start Flipping Homes in California

Tech companies that use algorithms to make rapid offers on a large scale are growing players in the U.S. housing market.

December 19, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

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Californians Could Vote to Expand Prop 13 Property Tax Breaks in November

A biting opinion piece asks why Californians would want to worsen the effects of Proposition 13 by voting yes on Proposition 5.

October 19, 2018 - Los Angeles Times


A Pro-Housing Policy List of Your Wildest YIMBY Dreams

This list is a wishlist of the most ambitious possible YIMBY political platform.

January 14, 2018 - Urbanize LA

Real Estate Industry Executives Brace for Republican Tax Reforms

A proposal by House Republicans to overhaul U.S. tax law is gaining traction, aided by the certainty of the Trump Administration. Included among the proposed reforms are changes that could bring an end to a key benefit of home ownership.

December 28, 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

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