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Tenant Protections

August 5, 2019, 11am PDT
A potential precedent setting case against rent control is underway in New York. A Next City article takes an in-depth look at the legal argument made by landlords against the state of New York's new rent control law.
Next City
June 27, 2019, 8am PDT
Culver City is the latest jurisdiction to freeze rents temporarily in the face of skyrocketing housing costs.
LAist
June 24, 2019, 8am PDT
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.
Planetizen
June 12, 2019, 11am PDT
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.
The New York Times
June 11, 2019, 10am PDT
Upzoning without addressing speculation and finance could exacerbate the housing crisis for the nation’s most vulnerable communities, a professor of urban planning warns.
The Planning Report
May 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The housing crisis isn't the same in every corner of New York State, but new rent control measures in the state legislature could apply solutions intended for the New York City rental market to the entire state.
The Buffalo News
April 30, 2019, 11am PDT
Two proposed bills would roll back a statewide prohibition on rent control in Massachusetts. The city of Cambridge, how of the anti-rent control movement in the state, is now a poster child for the housing crisis.
The Boston Globe
April 13, 2019, 9am PDT
In the run-up to a municipal primary scheduled for May 21, Philadelphia's City Council has introduced a range of bills to address housing affordability and tenants' rights.
Next City
April 7, 2019, 7am PDT
A law that sets rental protections in New York will expire in June. Negotiations for a replacement law are just beginning.
Spectrum News
March 21, 2019, 11am PDT
Legislators are trying to chip away at the law that restricts tenant protections around the state.
Los Angeles Times
March 20, 2019, 11am PDT
Cities and states around the country are reconsidering decades-old bans on rent control.
Governing
March 7, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Inglewood is the future home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers, but current residents are worried about their future in the city as rents rise and landlords evict tenants.
Los Angeles Times
February 27, 2019, 11am PST
Democratic legislators made short work of a huge shift in housing policy.
KUOW
September 26, 2018, 5am PDT
New York habitually lets property owners begin construction without disclosing that their buildings are rent-stabilized or occupied by tenants.
Politico
August 28, 2018, 6am PDT
In "America's Eviction Badlands," universities are developing web apps to help tenants stay in their homes.
CityLab
July 9, 2018, 7am PDT
A California November 2018 ballot initiative seeking to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act could have unintended consequences, according to Related California's Bill Witte.
The Planning Report
May 21, 2018, 11am PDT
Laws that control rent-stabilized apartments have been weakened over the last 25 years while the surging economy drives many of these units into the free market.
The New York Times
April 29, 2018, 9am PDT
A ranking system that puts the tenants' rights debate on a spectrum, from renter friendly to landlord friendly.
RentCafé
April 22, 2018, 5am PDT
More than half of American tenants are rent-burdened, putting them at risk of displacement. A national collaboration with PolicyLink hopes to help.
Curbed
March 6, 2018, 9am PST
It's time for planners to contend with displacement by transit investment, writes Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal.
Los Angeles Times