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Apartment Owner Sues Portland over New Rules on Rent Hikes, Evictions
by Andrew TheenThe Oregonian
November 17th, 2015
A Portland OR, landlord is suing to end tenant protections passed by the City Council there.

When Wall Street Owns Main Street
by Dan SmithThe Registry
November 17th, 2015
Tenants Together studies the effect of the landlord investors who purchased properties out of foreclosure.

Sharing, Squatting, Landlord Dodging: The Reality for Tenants
by Dan GriffinIrish Times
November 17th, 2015
Dublin tenants are finding it difficult and expensive to find housing. Tenants there are less organized than in other European countries.

Fresh Off Bay Area Victory, Tech Giant Airbnb May Set Sights on L.A.
by David ZhaniserLos Angeles Times
November 16th, 2015
Community groups are worried that Airbnb will prevent effective regulation in Los Angeles.

Rental Agreements Trap Domestic Violence Victims
by Mike HowellVancouver Courier
November 16th, 2015
Domestic violence victims in Vancouver, B.C., may be allowed to break their leases to move away from the abusers without losing their security deposits or having to pay charges for re-renting their units.

Tension Builds in Alameda over Fast-Rising Rents
by Rachel SwanSan Francisco Chronicle
November 15th, 2015
Tenants in Alameda are being forced from their homes by exorbitant rent increases, and are demanding that the City Council take action. TT Executive Director Dean Preston was interviewed for the article.

Federal Smoking Ban Won't Change Much in Oregon Public Housing
by Kristian Foden-VencilOregon Public Broadcasting
November 13th, 2015
Public housing projects in Oregon already ban smoking in units there.

Get Abused, Call 911, Get Evicted
by Julian SpectorCity Lab
November 13th, 2015
Tenants who call 911 to get help in domestic abuse cases are being threatened with eviction under "nuisance" ordinances being enacted around the country.

Chaos at Alameda Council Meeting on Rents Was Not Surprising
by Brian McGuireSan Jose Mercury News
November 12th, 2015
Before allowing tenants to speak at a public meeting on rising rents in Alameda, the Mayor grilled tenants, demanding to know whether they were current on their rent.

Berlin Just Showed the World How to Keep Housing Affordable
by Feargus O'SullivanCity Lab
November 12th, 2015
Low-income Berliners will pay lower rents under a reform of rent laws there.

Dozens Protest Lack of Affordable Housing in San Jose
by Matt KellerABC 7
November 12th, 2015
Workers in San Jose often have to commute long distances, as there is little affordable housing close to their jobs.

Smoking Ban Proposal a Surprise to Some Public Housing Tenants
by J. David Goodman and Mireya NavarroNew York Times
November 12th, 2015
Some public housing tenants are concerned that a ban on smoking in public housing units will allow police harassment of tenants.

SF Tenant Protections Dodge Bullet at Rent Board
by Julian MarkMIssion Local
November 12th, 2015
The San Francisco Rent Board declined to limit new tenant protections passed by the Board of Supervisors to new leases.

After 39-Year Apartment Ban, Alameda Rent Crisis Boils Over
by Roland LiSan Francisco Business Times
November 11th, 2015
Rental housing is unaffordable in Alameda, and tenants are demanding that the City address the problem.

The New Rent Control Wars
by Randy ShawBeyond Chron
November 9th, 2015
Tenants are demanding rent control and just cause eviction laws as rents skyrocket in California.

Landlord Tory MP Philip Davies Says UK Law Requiring Homes Be Fit for Human Habitation is an Unnecessary Burden
by Jon StoneThe Independent
October 16th, 2015
A Tory MP opposes a law that would require landlords to maintain their properties in habitable condition. The MP owns rental property.

Public Pensions Invest Big in Blackstone's Controversial Rental Properties
by Rebecca BurnsAljazeera America
October 16th, 2015
Public sector pension funds are investing in private equity real estate operations that have been accused of increasing rents and otherwise exploiting tenants. TT Executive Director Dean Preston was interviewed for the article.

Gentrification Pushing Some of the Poorest Members of Society Out of their Homes, Says Study
by Jonathan OwenThe Independent
October 15th, 2015
Poor people are being forced from their homes and neighborhoods in London. Charts are shown on the original website.

Pushing Out Tenants
by David BondGrahamEast Bay Express
October 14th, 2015
Landlords in Oakland are using Costa-Hawkins rent control limitations to evade local laws.

Marin Officials Seek Elusive Affordable Housing Solutions
by Nels JohnsonMarin Independent Journal
October 13th, 2015
As rents skyrocket in Marin County, officials there are scheduling meetings to discuss the problem.

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