Renters

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How the Rent Crisis Impacts American Children

Roughly 40 percent of people facing evictions each year are children.

February 12, 2024 - KUNC

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Report: Half of U.S. Renters Are Cost-Burdened

A record number of renter households struggle to afford housing costs.

January 29, 2024 - NPR

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How New California Housing Laws Will Impact Renters

Laws going into effect this year will affect regulations around security deposits, credit checks, and even e-scooters.

January 5, 2024 - The Sacramento Bee

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The State of Housing in California

Homelessness continues to rise, and recent legislation aimed at boosting housing production may be limited in its effect.

December 21, 2023 - CALmatters

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Evictions on the Rise in California

As rent costs continue to grow and eviction protection programs lapse, eviction rates are spiking across the state.

November 20, 2023 - CALmatters

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Chicago Looks to Boulder Landlord Registry as a Model for Tenant Protections

Unlike the Colorado city, where code violations in rental housing are quickly identified and fixed, Chicago lacks a robust system of inspection and enforcement.

November 13, 2023 - Next City

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Chicago Mayor Calls for Permanent Rental Assistance

A proposed ordinance would extend a pilot program launched during the pandemic to support struggling renters and prevent evictions.

October 19, 2023 - The Real Deal

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Solo Renters on the Rise Despite High Housing Costs

Between 2016 and 2021, the share of American tenants renting apartments and homes alone grew, with the fastest growth in Salt Lake City.

October 11, 2023 - RentCafé

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Study: Households With Children Face Highest Risk of Eviction

U.S. renter families with children are evicted at a rate twice as high as those without children.

October 10, 2023 - NJ Spotlight

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New Los Angeles Rent Relief Program Targets Pandemic Debt

The program prioritizes the lowest-income tenants who accrued debt during the early part of the pandemic.

September 25, 2023 - LAist

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Texas Law Bars Source of Income Discrimination

The law seeks to address a growing number of HOA regulations that prohibit renting to Section 8 voucher recipients.

September 8, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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Rent Costs Rising Faster in Suburbs Than Urban Cores

In a majority of U.S. metro areas, suburban rent hikes are outpacing urban rent increases.

September 7, 2023 - The Wall Street Journal

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The Housing Crisis Grows in Rural Idaho

The state’s smaller communities are feeling the pressure of sharply rising housing costs, stagnating wages, and an aging population.

August 15, 2023 - Boise Dev

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A Dirty Little Secret: Rising Property Values Are Incompatible With Affordability

Rising property values come with positive community development, but this shift can make neighborhoods inaccessible to low-income renters and fixed-income homeowners.

August 4, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

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Short-Term Rentals Continue to Evade Regulations

City leaders around the world are struggling to control the short-term rental market, which many fear is jeopardizing the housing supply and displacing longtime residents.

August 3, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Houston, Texas

Report: More Than Half of Harris County Households Cost-Burdened

Using a measurement that takes into account more factors in addition to housing costs, a new report from the Kinder Institute for Urban Research sheds light on the true crisis facing Houston-area renters.

July 31, 2023 - Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge

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State Databases Target Affordable Housing

Housing search websites collect information about income-restricted housing in an effort to assist renters in finding and accessing affordable housing.

July 25, 2023 - Route Fifty

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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.

July 24, 2023 - BoiseDev

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Growing Numbers of Ohio Renters at Risk of Eviction

Data released by the state shows a growing number of Ohio households are spending ore than half of their income on housing.

July 24, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

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Opinion: Rent Control Works

A dozen arguments for why rent control is effective and necessary in the current housing crisis.

July 23, 2023 - Jacobin

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