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Why It's Getting Harder to Find an Affordable Apartment
by Megan ElliottCheat Sheet
August 26th, 2015
Apartment construction is largely limited to the luxury market. Few developers are building apartments affordable to low- and middle-income tenants.

L.A. Moves to Regulate Short-Term Rentals
by Josie HuangKPCC
August 26th, 2015
The Los Angeles City Council will hold community hearings over the next few weeks to decide how to regulate Airbnb rentals there.

As Rents Spike, Hard-to-Get Housing Vouchers Become Hard-to-Use
by Rina PaltaKPCC
August 25th, 2015
Tenants with Section 8 vouchers often can't find landlords willing to take them. Even so, thousands of people apply with the eligibility lists are open.

Housing Subsidies Reduce Inequality. But Mortgage Tax Breaks Make It Worse.
by Emily BadgerWashington Post
August 25th, 2015
The US provides the largest housing subsidies to those who don't need them.

San Jose Council to Give Final Nod on Stopping Mobile Home Park Closures
by Ramona GirwargisSan Jose Mercury News
August 25th, 2015
The San Jose City Council will enact a temporary moratorium on mobile home park closures, so that the City can figure out how to protect the parks. At least one park owner wants to sell the land for development.

Petition Circulating to Repeal City's Newly Adopted Rent Control Policy
by Autumn JohnsonPinole-Hercules Patch
August 25th, 2015
An unknown group is circulating petitions to overturn Richmond's recently passed rent control law.

New Map Tool Can Serve as Gentrification Warning System
by Jen KinneyNext City
August 25th, 2015
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a mapping system to track communities at risk for gentrification. They note that rent control and strong tenant protections can protect diversity in gentrifying communities.

Kids Come to Nanny's Rescue
by Bill SilverfarbSan Mateo Daily Journal
August 25th, 2015
The charges of a San Mateo nanny are trying to raise money for her after her new landlord evicted all of the residents of her building to renovate the apartments and increase the rent.

Senate Bill Cuts Housing Vouchers for Poor Families
by Freddie AllenDistrict Chronicles
August 25th, 2015
Eighty-five thousand low-income tenants could lose their housing subsidies if Congress passes legislation to allow state and local governments to shift housing funds to other programs.

Oakland Schools Interested in Building Teacher Housing on 12th Street Remainder Parcel
by David BondGraham and Robert GammonEast Bay Express
August 24th, 2015
The Oakland Unified School District may build affordable teacher housing on a site there. An earlier plan would have built 300 luxury apartments.

Lawsuit Troubles Trigger New Call for Affordable Housing at 16th and Mission
by Jose Rivano BarrosMIssion Local
August 24th, 2015
A legal dispute between the owner and the developer of market rate units in San Francisco's Mission District may create an opening for the development of affordable housing on the site.

BlackRock Said to Start Financing Rental-Home Investors
by Heather PerlbergBloomberg News
August 24th, 2015
BlackRock is joining other private equity firms investing in single-family rental homes.

Banks Get Credit for Helping the Poor--By Financing Their Evictions?
by David DayenThe Intercept
August 24th, 2015
Bank lending in lower income neighborhoods often goes to speculators who evict tenants, sometimes using the Ellis Act.

Petition Launched to Repeal Richmond Rent Control Ordinance and Let Voters Decide on the Policy
Richmond Standard
August 24th, 2015
A petition is being circulated to repeal Richmond's rent control and just cause eviction ordinance.

Banks May Face Duty of Care Over Evictions in Buy-to-Lets
by Kitty HollandIrish Times
August 24th, 2015
The Irish Legislature may provide greater protects to tenants in foreclosures there to prevent tenants becoming homeless.

Fine Gael and Labour Negotiating Over Rent Controls
by Mary MinihanIrish Times
August 24th, 2015
Legislators in Ireland are negotiating to protect security deposits and limit rent increases there. A quarter of Irish households rent their homes in the private market.

Three Santa Monica Council Members Back Moratorium on Ellis Act Evictions
by Hector GonzalezSanta Monica Lookout
August 24th, 2015
Ellis Act evictions in Santa Monica are reducing the number of affordable units there.

San Diego Slumlords on Notice
by Dave RiceSan Diego Reader
August 22nd, 2015
A candidate for City Council in San Diego is calling for more code enforcement there. Many low-income tenants there live in unsafe and dilapidated conditions.

Landlord in Ellis Eviction Files Claim Against Dead Tenant's Estate
by Emily GreenSan Francisco Chronicle
August 21st, 2015
A landlord who inherited a property and sought to evict tenants under the Ellis Act filed a claim against a tenant who died during the eviction fight.

City Helps Tenants Stay Put
by Bill SilverfarbSan Mateo Daily Journal
August 21st, 2015
Tenants at a Pacifica mobile home park who own their mobile homes will not receive rent increases, but those who rent their homes from the park will eventually be forced to move.

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