Tenants Rights

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Colorado Ends Non-Family Occupancy Limits

Local jurisdictions will no longer be able to limit how many unrelated adults can live in a household, a move that supporters say will help lower housing costs and help older adults supplement their incomes and stay in their homes.

May 24, 2024 - Strong Towns

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HUD Proposal Would Soften ‘One-Strike’ Policy

Formerly incarcerated people are often barred from publicly subsidized housing, putting them at higher risk for homelessness and recidivism.

May 20, 2024 - Truthout

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San Francisco Right to Counsel Program Prevents Hundreds of Evictions

A city program that gives at-risk tenants the right to a lawyer helped over 90 percent of participants avoid eviction.

April 30, 2024 - 48 hills

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Maryland Housing Laws Address Housing Shortage, Establish Renter Protections

An ambitious housing package establishes a Renters Bill of Rights and removes barriers to increased housing production.

April 29, 2024 - Office of Governor Wes Moore

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Colorado Bans No-Fault Evictions

In most cases, landlords must provide a just cause for evicting tenants.

April 23, 2024 - Colorado Politics

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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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Kansas City Could Ban Source-of-Income Discrimination

The proposed law would eliminate a significant hurdle for many recipients of federal housing vouchers.

December 12, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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‘Renters Bill of Rights’ One Step Closer to Reality

The Biden administration could strengthen tenant protections on a national scale by leveraging federally backed mortgages to mandate rent stabilization and bar discrimination in rental housing.

November 22, 2023 - Truthout

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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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Tenant-Led Organization Fights Back Against Discriminating Landlords

Although it’s technically illegal for landlords to deny housing voucher recipients, tenants around the country have been rejected or charged exorbitant fees for using vouchers.

October 22, 2023 - Next City

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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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Boise City Council Defers Source-of-Income Discrimination Ban

The council asked for a more detailed policy, expressing concern about the added burden on smaller landlords and the housing supply.

August 22, 2023 - Boise Dev

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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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Tacoma Coalition Calls for ‘Tenants’ Bill of Rights’

The group wants to put more power in the hands of tenants, but the city has its own, competing proposal for addressing the housing crisis.

May 26, 2023 - The Urbanist

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Colorado Rent Control Bill Back in the House

A bill that would allow Colorado cities to enact rent stabilization policies is under discussion again, with some tweaks.

February 21, 2023 - Colorado Public Radio

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Biden’s Renters’ Rights Blueprint: Meaningful or Not?

What should we make of the administration’s tenants' rights announcement?

February 15, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

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NYC Mayor Adams Proposes Ambitious Housing Agenda in State of the City Address

Housing is one of four “pillars” proposed by Mayor Eric Adams in his “Working People’s Agenda.”

January 30, 2023 - NYC Office of the Mayor

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O.C. City To Create Rental Registry to Enforce Rent Control Laws

Santa Ana will require landlords to register their properties and rent increases and is creating a seven-seat board to help enforce rent stabilization and settle disputes.

December 23, 2022 - OC Register

Eviction Crisis

L.A. Ends COVID Eviction Protections

Some of the nation’s longest-lasting eviction protections are set to expire in February, while the future of other renter assistance programs remains uncertain.

December 20, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

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St. Paul Landlords Raising Utility Costs To Circumvent Rent Control

After the city passed a rent stabilization ordinance, landlords are reworking leases to include new utility charges, effectively raising rents by as much as 14 percent.

July 12, 2022 - Minnesota Reformer

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