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Finally, Momentum for Greater Density and More Affordable Housing in Seattle
by Ansel HerzThe Stranger
July 22nd, 2015
Seattle's Housing Commission proposes higher density and more affordable housing construction, but none of the policies will have any effect for several years. Rent control was not considered, as real estate developers opposed it.

Tenants Share Landlord Horror Stories at Town-Hall Meeting
by Amanda WoodsThe Brooklyn Paper
July 22nd, 2015
Rent-stabilized tenants in New York shared their stories of their landlords' attempts to force them from their homes.

The Brooklyn Tenants Union That's Fighting Gentrification Through Collective Action
by Ethan CoreyIn These Times
July 22nd, 2015
The Crown Heights Tenants Union is using collective bargaining tactics to limit gentrification in their neighborhood.

Rent Control Proposed for Seattle's Affordable Housing Crisis
by Joel MorenoKOMO
July 21st, 2015
While rent control is banned by law in Washington State, Seattle is looking at rent control there, as rents have increased as much as 145% in some buildings there.

Blackstone Selling 1,300 Atlanta Houses in Strategy Shift
by Heather Perlberg and John GittelsohnBloomberg News
July 13th, 2015
Blackstone has started to sell some of the houses they acquired during the housing crisis, concentrating on lower-priced properties.

What We Can Learn From Berlin's New Rent Control Law
by Rowley AmatoCurbed New York
July 12th, 2015
Berlin's new rent control law may be a model for large cities in the United States, but the efficacy of many local laws are limited by State Legislatures.

The Power of Persistence in New York City's Fight for Affordable Housing
by Rebecca NathansonTruthout
July 10th, 2015
Renewing New York City's rent control protections required the work of tenants throughout the City.

Berlin's New Rent Control Laws Are Already Working
by Feargus O'SullivanCity Lab
July 9th, 2015
Berlin's new rent control laws are already limiting rent increases. Tenants in Germany also have other rights that protect them from eviction without just cause and steep rent increases.

NA Puts Brakes on Rent Hikes
by Taing VidaPhnom Penh Post
July 7th, 2015
Cambodia's National Assembly voted to limit rent increases for low-income workers and students.

Groups Work To Preserve Affordable Housing as Development Pressures Grow in Detroit
by Dennis ArchambaultModel D
June 30th, 2015
Development in Detroit's urban core is pushing out lower-income residents.

New York Bans 'Poor Doors' in Win for Low Income Tenants
by Jana KasperkevicGuardian U.K.
June 29th, 2015
New York City developers will not be allowed to have separate entrances for rich and poor tenants in housing projects there.

Grassroots Push Law To Ease Berlin Housing Crisis
by Stuart BraunDeutsche Welle
June 28th, 2015
A grassroots' group in Berlin is seeking to force the government there to increase the supply of affordable housing.

Rent Law Heads to Assembly
by Sarah Taguiam and Chhay ChannydaPhnom Penh Post
June 19th, 2015
Legislation to protect low-income tenants in Phnom Penh will go before the Legislature there this month.

Uncertainty Mounting as Little Progress Is Seen in Albany on Rent Regulations
by Mireya Navarro with Susanne Craig and Thomas KaplanNew York Times
June 19th, 2015
The New York State Legislature has still not passed enabling legislation for New York City's rent regulations, which expired last week. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo has been of little help on the issue.

Longtime Tenants in Manhattan See an Effort to Push Them Out
by Corey KilgannonNew York Times
June 18th, 2015
The Orbach Group is pressuring rent-controlled tenants to move from their Manhattan apartments so that the units can be marketed to Columbia University students.

Brooklyn Landlord is Arrested in Tenant Harassment Inquiry
by Associated PressNew York Times
June 17th, 2015
A Brooklyn landlord has been arrested for harassing his rent-controlled tenants. In addition to illegal construction, he turned off the heat during the winter months.

Out of Control: Why Rent Control Could Help Portland
by Shelby R. KingPortland Mercury
June 17th, 2015
Two economists argue that rent control can benefit communities where rents are out of control.

Bill de Blasio to Propose Sweeping Changes to Rein In NYC Rents
by Juan GonzalezNew York Daily News
May 5th, 2015
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking the State Legislature there to allow the City to end vacancy decontrol for rent-stabilized properties there.

Tenant Protection Bill Weakened, But Passes
by Kim MillerPalm Beach Post
April 27th, 2015
Tenants in Florida will have 30 days to move after a landlord's foreclosure with the passage of legislation there. Previously tenants faced immediate eviction after a foreclosure.

Despite 'Troubling' Fair-Housing Results, Portland to Cut Back on Testing
by Brad SchmidtThe Oregonian
April 21st, 2015
Portland's City Council will cut back on promised yearly fair housing testing, even though substantial discrimination in rental housing was discovered in previous testing.

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