Get Abused, Call 911, Get Evicted
by Julian Spector
, City 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.
Is It Time for a Tenants' Union?
by Louisa McGrath
, Dublin Inquirer
September 30th, 2015
Dublin tenants are forming a citywide tenants' union to advocate for reform and assist tenants with their landlord problems. Rental rates have increased nearly 35% since 2011 there.
Turning Houses into Hotels
by David BondGraham
, East Bay Express
September 16th, 2015
Oakland investors are purchasing housing units and turning them into short-term tourist rentals. TT Executive Director Dean Preston was interviewed for the article.
Welcome to the Courtroom That is Every Tenant's Nightmare
by Rachel M. Cohen
, Next City
September 14th, 2015
A Baltimore court that was originally intended to insure that landlords were maintaining their properties has become a fast, easy way for landlords to evict tenants, and does nothing to force landlords to make repairs to their properties.
SF Mission Hacker Hostel Navigates Housing Law
by Laura Wenus
, MIssion Local
September 11th, 2015
Housing is so expensive in San Francisco that interns at the tech companies located here spend $1,900 a month for a bunk in a six-person room. But using apartments in this way may violate occupancy laws. This is the second part of a series.
Suit Filed Against Neighborhood Blitz Program
by Joe Goldeen
, Stockton Record
September 10th, 2015
Tenants in Stockton are suing the City and their landlord over the City's Neighborhood Blitz program, which is advertised as a code enforcement program, but tenants say violates their right to privacy.
What Neighbourhood and Gentrification Mean for Berlin Immigrants
by Defne Kadioglu Polat
, Open Democracy
September 10th, 2015
While tenants in Berlin have more protections than in many other cities, landlords still try to encourage immigrant tenants to move so that their units can be leased to rent-sharing students. Often immigrants who want to remain in familiar communities live in overcrowded housing to do so.
A Summer of Evictions
by Shelby R. King
, Portland Mercury
September 9th, 2015
Portland tenants are facing evictions in large numbers, as landlords evict tenants, make cosmetic repairs, and re-rent the apartments. African American tenants have been particularly victimized.