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Tenants Rights

July 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
The two leading figures of the Democratic Party in Washington, D.C. released the "Fair Chance at Housing Act."
The Hill
April 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
Inglewood had fallen on hard times, but then plans for a massive sports and entertainment complex came along. While the city’s future is poised to change dramatically, the development is also displacing residents.
Los Angeles Times
February 19, 2019, 9am PST
Democratic legislators in Oregon are pushing hard to approve a statewide rent control bill that would be the first of its kind in the United States.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
September 18, 2018, 10am PDT
A new report on eviction data from Kansas City reveals systematic factors related to the housing crisis.
How Housing Matters
April 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
Pittsburgh will continue its pursuit of a "source of income" law to protect against housing discrimination.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 14, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of San Jose, California is crafting regulations to give renters and low-income residents more rights and access to fair housing.
The Mercury News
February 26, 2017, 11am PST
In Seattle, about 54 percent of the households rent their homes, but they have few places to collectively voice their opinions on critical matters like rent control, move-in fees, and transit. Some city councilmembers hope to change that, however.
The Seattle Times
December 21, 2016, 6am PST
A new citywide tenants union, designed to provide an umbrella for smaller organizations and new levels of education and access to renters, is taking shape in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Keystone Crossroads
June 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
Renters have new protections in a quickly growing city with more and more pressure on rental prices.
Crosscut
June 1, 2016, 11am PDT
Now that tech companies have "discovered" Portland, Oregon, longtime residents question whether the progressive city has done enough to protect them from displacement. Sound familiar?
The Atlantic
December 26, 2014, 7am PST
Seattle tenants win in rejecting public housing's proposal to quadruple rent.
Rooflines
January 8, 2012, 9am PST
An innovative tenants-rights organization in Boston combines community activism and financial backing to force banks to sell foreclosed homes back to the previous owners.
Shelterforce
December 20, 2009, 9am PST
These two posts from <em>BLDGBLOG</em> look at an innovative project that visually explains the convoluted policies and rules of New York City tenant rights and street vending regulations.
BLDGBLOG