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City Council Closes Loophole to Protect Tenants
by Joel ConnellySeattle Post-Intelligencer
October 5th, 2015
The Seattle City Council closed a loophole that allowed landlords to evict low-income tenants without paying the relocation assistance required by law.

Activists Protest What They Call a Housing Crisis in Boston
by Astead W. HerndonBoston Globe
October 4th, 2015
Residents from every neighborhood in Boston protested displacement and called for "just cause" eviction protections. State law prohibits rent control in Massachusetts.

Apartment Market Boom Levels Out, Data Says
by Laura KusistoWall Street Journal
October 2nd, 2015
One analyst believes that rents will level out, as more units are constructed.

Tents Set Up in Rent Protest at Alameda City Hall
by Peter Hegarty with Mike BlaskySan Jose Mercury News
October 2nd, 2015
The Alameda Renters Coalition set up tents in front of City Hall to protest the City's failure to address the housing crisis there.

City Council Approves Plan to Prevent Displacement of Residents, Increase Affordable Housing
by Kyle LudowitzOakland North
October 2nd, 2015
The Oakland City Council is looking at policies that would limit displacement of long-term residents.

Soaring Rents Force More San Francisco Families into Single-Room Residential Hotels
by Bay City News ServiceCBS (San Francisco)
October 2nd, 2015
Increasing numbers of families are being forced into single rooms. In addition to overcrowding, the rooms often have substantial code violations.

Councilman's Proposal Urges Landlords to Play Nice
by Mark NoackMountain View Voice
October 2nd, 2015
The Mountain View City Council will not pass legislation to protect tenants, but may ask landlords to limit rent increases.

Gentrifiers to S.F. Mission Now Fear Eviction
by Laura WenusMIssion Local
October 2nd, 2015
People who have only lived in the Mission District for a few years now fear eviction by a new wave of gentrifiers.

In the Midst of Housing Crisis, Why is D.C. Selling Off Public Housing?
by Martin AustermuhleWAMU
October 2nd, 2015
Scattered site public housing units are being sold into the private market, and some housing activists there are opposed to losing the units, claiming that the Housing Authority is helping to displace the poor.

Oakland City Council Discusses the Housing Crisis, but Action Still Awaits
by David BondGrahamEast Bay Express
October 1st, 2015
After a year of study and discussion, the Oakland City Council has done little to address the housing crisis there.

Alameda Tenants Protest Skyrocketing Rents
by Vince Cestone and Maureen KellyKRON
October 1st, 2015
Alameda tenants are protesting the rising rents that are forcing many from their homes.

Rezoning of Divisadero Sparks Controversy
by Dean PrestonBeyond Chron
October 1st, 2015
A proposed project will not provide any affordable housing for the neighborhood, and is triple the size of the original proposal.

Neighborhood Council Asks City to Crack Down on "Ellis Act" Abuse
by Allison B. Cohen, Ezekial Hernandez & Erin HickeyLos Feliz Ledger
October 1st, 2015
The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council voted to ask the City Council to take action to protect rent-controlled properties from speculators who use the Ellis Act to evict tenants.

South Seattle Tenants' Rents Double as Condition Remains Deplorable
by Natasha ChenKIRO (Seattle)
October 1st, 2015
A Seattle landlord is evading notice requirements, while doubling rents for a building with serious habitability problems.

Renters Rally Against Alleged Landlord Retaliation
by Andie AdamsNBC San Diego
October 1st, 2015
Chula Vista tenants are protesting their landlord's retaliatory eviction after they complained about conditions in their apartments.

Oakland Residents Plead for Action to Address Housing Crisis
by Mike BlaskyContra Costa Times
October 1st, 2015
Oakland residents asked the City Council to take action to address the housing crisis there.

Fixing New York City's Broken Housing Courts
by Michael DillerHuffington Post
September 30th, 2015
Legal representation is essential for tenants who have cases in New York City's housing court. A new program will provide legal help for tenants who are facing eviction.

Councilman Khamis' Housing Proposal on Arrests, Evictions Called a 'Police State' Overreach
by Jennifer WadsworthSan Jose Inside
September 30th, 2015
A San Jose City Councilmember is proposing legislation which would make it easier for landlords to evict tenants who are accused of a crime, whether or not they are convicted.

Years After the Real Estate Crash, Renters are still on the Rise
by Laura KusistoWall Street Journal
September 17th, 2015
The percentage of Americans who rent their homes is still increasing, and many are overpaying for rent.

Legal Challenges Mount against Lafayette Development
by Jennifer ModenessiContra Costa Times
September 17th, 2015
A housing development in Lafayette is being challenged by two groups. One is opposing the development because the project was supposed to provide several hundred affordable housing units.

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