Renter Protections

April 28, 2018, 11am PDT
The measure would repeal the 1996 Costa-Hawkins Act that places limits on rent control ordinances. Repealing the act would allow cities with rent control to consider expanding rent control to provide tenants greater protections.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 22, 2018, 9am PDT
Single-family rentals are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. housing market—and they're not going away anytime soon, a new study suggests.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
April 9, 2018, 10am PDT
A King County Superior Court judge recently struck down the city of Seattle's first-in-time rental regulation, in a decision that will likely be appealed.
The Urbanist
February 28, 2018, 12pm PST
Tenants' rights advocacy groups around the country are gaining steam, and supporters, as more and more renters are experiencing the shocks of an over-priced housing market.
The Nation
October 6, 2017, 12pm PDT
It's still illegal to convert rental units into short-term rentals that act as a hotel business in Washington, D.C. A high-profile legal settlement will thus send a bumper crop of rental units back to the market.
Greater Greater Washington