Florida Tenant Protections Face Alarming Deadline by Kim Miller, Palm Beach Post December 9th, 2014 The federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act will expire at the end of 2014, unless Congress votes to extend the legislation. While California tenants have those protections under state law, many other states have no legislation benefiting tenants in foreclosed properties.
Renters Overlooked Because of Race by Jaclyn Kelley, WWLTV (New Orleans) November 6th, 2014 African American tenants in New Orleans face discrimination in rental housing. Landlords sometimes refuse to rent to them, but also demand more stringent background checks. These are illegal under fair housing laws.
Three Strikes Tenant Law Repealed by Norristown Council by Carl Rotenberg, Times Herald August 6th, 2014 An ACLU lawsuit has led to the repeal of an ordinance in Norristown PA that would have required landlords to evict tenants after the police had been called to the property three times. An early victim of this legislation was a woman who called the police after her abusive ex-boyfriend came to her apartment.