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Report Finds Homeownership 'Unattainable' for Most Residents in Little Haiti
by Jeffrey PierreMiami Herald
December 31st, 2015
Miami's Little Haiti is facing gentrification, and the present residents may not be able to afford to stay.

Advocates Argue Portland Should Do More to Prevent Gentrification
by Goscia WozniackaThe Columbian
December 16th, 2015
Tenants in Portland are being forced to double up after landlords evict them to raise the rent.

Homeless Struggling to Find Takers for Rent Voucher Program
by Jim HofferABC New York
December 15th, 2015
Landlords in New York City are refusing to accept rent vouchers, forcing homeless tenants to remain in the shelter system.

Pittsburgh Landlord Group Calls Council Actions 'Declaration of War'
by Robert ZulloPittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 15th, 2015
Landlords in Pittsburgh PA are complaining about City Council decisions to bar discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders and requiring landlords to pay a fee to fund rental housing inspections.

Baltimore Evicts Nearly 7,000 People From Their Homes Every Year
by Michelle ChenThe Nation
December 14th, 2015
Tenants in Baltimore's eviction court do not receive the assistance they need to mount a defense, and landlords win cases they shouldn't win.

Activists Rally for 'Rent Court' Reform Amid Thousands of Baltimore Evictions
by Luke BroadwaterBaltimore Sun
December 9th, 2015
Baltimore tenants rallied to demand reform of the rent court there. A recent study found that most tenants evicted for nonpayment of rent had good grounds for withholding rent.

Baltimore Can't Rely on "Judge Judy" to Protect Renters
by Rachel M. CohenNext City
December 9th, 2015
Baltimore tenants are evicted at a very high rate, and many of the evicted are African American single mothers.

Landlords Have an Edge in Eviction Cases
by Jake BlumgartSlate
December 8th, 2015
Tenants often lose good cases in court because they can't afford legal representation.

What It's Like to Fight Eviction in a System Rigged Against Them
by Bryce CovertThink Progress
December 7th, 2015
Tenants are evicted for paying rent one day late, but Baltimore housing court does nothing to protect tenants from uninhabitable conditions.

Baltimore Eviction Rate Among Highest in Country, Study Says
by Luke BroadwaterBaltimore Sun
December 7th, 2015
Baltimore tenants, particularly single mothers, do not receive the legal assistance they need to fight evictions in Baltimore's housing court. A similar study reached the same conclusion ten years ago.

Low-Cost Rental Housing Disappears Across Metro Vancouver
by Kelly SinoskiVancouver Sun
December 5th, 2015
Affordable rentals are being demolished, and the replacement housing is much more expensive.

Vancouver Hopes to Protect Renters with More Stringent Rules
by Kelly SinoskiVancouver Sun
December 4th, 2015
The Vancouver City Council may require landlords to pay relocation benefits when evicting tenants.

Gentrification in a Brooklyn Neighborhood Forces Residents to Move On
by Vivian YeeNew York Times
November 27th, 2015
Landlord are harassing tenants and failing to maintain their properties to force lower-income tenants from their homes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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