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Housing Authority not prioritizing Section 8 homes
by Erin SherbertThe Examiner
September 12th, 2010
The San Francisco Housing Authority has not properly inspected Section 8 rental housing units, resulting in hazardous living conditions. This article quotes Sarah Shortt, executive director of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, who believes the Housing Authority is setting a "horrifying precedent."

Rent control law might be hard to sell
by Damian MannThe Mail Tribune
September 10th, 2010
Oregon mobile home industry would oppose rent control, but might favor mediation

A Dastardly Clever Scheme
by Greg Mankiw Greg Mankiw's Blog
September 10th, 2010
A Harvard economist explains how New York universities make money off the city's rent control ordinance.

Santa Monica Extends No Smoking Zone
by Jonathan LloydNBCLosAngeles.com
Opponents to the code say it pits non-smoker's rights against renters' rights.

Impact of Foreclosures Goes Far Beyond Economic Damage
by Caitlin VegaCalifornia Progress Report
September 8th, 2010
A report put out by the Alameda Country Health Department in partnership with Causa Justa::Just Cause shows how people undergoing foreclosure are suffering higher rates of stress and other medical problems. This article touches on the importance of protecting families during these times.

California Bill To Ban Landlords From Declawing In Final Stages
by Daphne ReidPet Peoples Place
September 8th, 2010
AB 2743, which would impose a fine for each instance of declawing or devocalization of animals as a result of a rental agreement, was passed to Governor Schwarzenegger for his signature.

Landlord troubles needn't hurt you
by Kevin TurnerThe Florida Times-Union
September 8th, 2010
The number of foreclosures in Jacksonville is increasing. April Charney, a foreclosure expert with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, helps tenants understand their options if the landlord is going through a foreclosure proceeding.

Rent collection harder than it sounds
by John CoteThe San Francisco Chronicle
September 7th, 2010
The San Francisco Housing Authority failed to collect more than $2 million in rent from tenants and is currently working to reverse that error. Sara Shortt of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco comments on the housing authority's lack of preparation as a computer glitch further complicates the process.

Widespread Real Estate Scam Hits San Diego
by Lindsay Hood and Gene CubbisonNBC San Diego
September 7th, 2010
Two brothers have been charged with more than 100 felonies for participating in a real estate fraud ring in California and Nevada. The two men created false deeds and rented out foreclosed homes that they did not own.

Merced residents stick to renting
by Jonah Owen LambThe Sacramento Bee
September 7th, 2010
Nearly 60 percent of the population of Merced rent their homes, creating a rental market with more demand than supply.

Hope for a Bronx Tower of Hip-Hop Lore
by Sam DolnickThe New York Times
September 6th, 2010
A building in the Bronx was sold to Workforce Housing Advisors, who pledged to address violations and improve conditions. The building, located at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, is known as the birthplace of hip hop. Senator Schumer recently referred to it as the birthplace of predatory equity. The building represents what is happening to hundreds of buildings across the country.

Indoor marijuana grows in rentals put landlords, tenants in a tight spot
by Jennifer SquiresSanta Cruz Sentinel
September 5th, 2010
Santa Cruz tenant discovers that some landlords don't want even legal marijuana plants in their buildings.

Leases go to pot as L.A. closes Valley medical-marijuana collectives
by Dana BartholomewPasadena Star-News
Landlords decry the city-forced eviction of model tenants paying premium rent.

Wall of Shame
The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC
September 3rd, 2010
NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his latest initiative to expose the city's worst landlords on the Brian Lehrer Show.

Foreclosures can make you sick, report says
by Victoria ColliverSan Francisco Chronicle
September 2nd, 2010
A report by the Alameda County Public Health Department and Causa Justa/Just Cause shows how people undergoing foreclosure are suffering higher rates of stress and other medical problems.

Oceanside Council denies mobile home subdivision request
by Aaron BurginSan Diego Union-Tribune
September 1st, 2010
Council majority found the move to be an attempt to circumvent the city's rent-control ordinance

Law requires New York landlords to tell tenants about bedbugs
by Jesse SolomonCNN
August 30th, 2010
The "right to know" measure would offer some protection to renters before moving into a new apartment against the pesky plague.

Tacoma group pushing for smoke-free apartments
by Rob CarsonThe News Tribune
August 30th, 2010
Tacoma is poised to follow eight California cities that have outlawed smoking in multi-unit apartment buildings.

When Your Landlord Fights a Foreclosure Sale
by Jennifer Saranow SchultzThe New York Times
August 26th, 2010
Author of Nolo's the Foreclosure Survival Guide, Stephen Elias, provides helpful tips about what to do when your landlord fights a foreclosure sale.

When Your Landlord Fights a Foreclosure Sale
by Jennifer Saranow SchultzThe New York Times
August 26th, 2010
Advice for New York renters when their buildings go into foreclosure.

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