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NYC Gives the Green Light to the Building of Apartments with a 'Poor Door' for Tenants Living in Affordable Housing
by Kirk MaltaisDaily Mail
July 20th, 2014
A developer in New York City has been allowed to establish a separate alley entrance for tenants in the building's affordable units. NYC allowed the developer additional market rate units in exchange for constructing the affordable housing.

Sequester a 'Tight Squeeze' for Section 8 Housing Residents
by Matthew TaubBrooklyn Eagle
July 18th, 2014
Section 8 tenants in New York City face higher rents or smaller quarters, as the federal budget sequester forces cuts in subsidized housing.

As New York Landlords Push for Buyouts, Tenants Stand their Ground
by Mireya NavarroNew York Times
July 9th, 2014
Rent-stabilized tenants in New York City are often resistant accepting a buyout, as the money isn't sufficient to pay rent for more than a short period of time.

'Just Cause' Eviction Legislation Becomes Law in Rhode Island
NBC News Rhode Island
July 9th, 2014
Rhode Island has passed legislation to protect tenants in foreclosed properties from eviction without just cause.

Goldman Sachs is my Landlord
by Carmen Perez-Lanzac and Elisa SilioEl Pais
July 4th, 2014
Spain's government is requiring that local authorities sell off public housing there, and the investment groups purchasing them are taking action to maximize their profits.

The Law on Renting Needs Changing: It's Far Too Easy for Landlords to Evict
by Patrick CollinsonGuardian U.K.
July 4th, 2014
Revenge evictions have become much more frequent in Britain, as landlords evict tenants for asking for repairs. Tenants who fight these evictions lose, and face difficulty in obtaining replacement housing.

Devastated Families Face Eviction after Britain's Richest MP Buys Housing Estate and Hikes Up Rent
by Nick SommerladDaily Mirror
June 29th, 2014
Tory MP Richard Benyon's family trust has purchased a housing estate and is planning to evict the tenants, even though some of the tenants have lived on the estate for more than 50 years. The local government will not help the tenants until they've been formally evicted.

High-Tech, Airline-Style Pricing is Pushing New York Rents to New Altitudes
by Katherine ClarkeNew York Daily News
June 27th, 2014
Real estate investor groups are using computer models to raise asking rents for their units on a daily basis.

Panel Backs Increase of One Percent
by Mireya NavarroNew York Times
June 23rd, 2014
New York City's Rent Board allowed a rent increase of one percent for rent-stabilized units, even though the Board's own analysis showed that previous rent increases had allowed landlords excess profits for several years.

New York Rent Hearings Grow Rancorous with Freeze under Consideration
by Tina SusmanLos Angeles Times
June 22nd, 2014
New York's rent-stabilized tenants are asking for a rent freeze this year.

Facing Pressure from Tenant Groups, Board is Set to Vote on Rent Freeze
by Mireya NavarroNew York Times
June 22nd, 2014
Tenants in New York City are demanding a zero percent rent increase for stabilized tenants there. Because landlord profits have increased for the last eight year, tenants argue that a rent increase is not justified.

Can a Rent Freeze Beat Back New York's Predatory Landlords
by John LightMoyers and Company
June 21st, 2014
Tenants in New York City are calling for a rent freeze to help stop speculators from buying properties there and forcing rent-stabilized tenants out.

Eviction Rates for Black Women on Par with Incarcerations for Black Men
by Erin C. J. RobertsonThe Root
June 19th, 2014
A study found that African American women are more likely to be evicted from their homes, and that eviction destabilizes their households. The study recommends emergency rent assistance and the development of affordable housing options.

Judge Nixes Airbnb Subletter's Eviction
by Julia Marsh and Kevin FasickNew York Post
June 18th, 2014
A New York City judge has ruled that a tenant has not committed an incurable breach of the lease by renting to Airbnb guests. However, the landlord can demand that she stop doing so in the future.

Post-Foreclosure Evictions Haunt Some Renters
by Mary Ellen PodmolikChicago Tribune
June 15th, 2014
Some tenants who were evicted after their landlords faced foreclosure have difficulty finding new housing, as an eviction shows on their credit record. Many states have laws that require that records of those tenant evictions be sealed, but often this does not happen.

What the Foreclosure Crisis Looks Like in Urban Neighborhoods with Few Single-Family Homes
by Emily BadgerWashington Post
June 11th, 2014
The foreclosure crisis in multi-unit properties may result in a permanent loss of affordable housing. The maps are reproduced only in the source publication.

Eviction by 'Rent-a-Cop'
by Rebecca BurnsBeyond Chron
June 3rd, 2014
Illinois legislation would allow tenants to be evicted from their homes by private 'rent-a-cop' services, and would allow evictions during extremely cold weather.

In Newark, Landlords Face Tighter Regulations to Raise Rents
by Naomi NixStar-Ledger
May 25th, 2014
The Newark NJ City Council has passed legislation tightening that city's rent control law.

London Falling Short on Affordable Housing Amid Boom
by Neil CallananBloomberg News
May 13th, 2014
Developers in London are producing a substantial number of market rate units, but little affordable housing, even for those who earn middle-class incomes.

Stuyvesant Town, Bastion of Affordable Housing, Is on Way Back to Auction
by Charles V. BagliNew York Times
May 13th, 2014
Thousands of units of affordable housing in New York City are threatened because of the machinations of investors.

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