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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.

Chief Justice Advocates for More Access to Legal Help
by Mark LaneDaytona Beach News-Journal
April 18th, 2015
The Chief Justice of Florida's State Supreme Court is advocating for legal help for Floridians in civil cases, including landlord-tenant.

Tenants Are Left Out in the Cold with the End of a Law That Protected Them from Eviction
by Jackie CallawayWFTS
April 16th, 2015
A Florida mother faces a 3-days' eviction notice after her landlord's foreclosure, as tenants there are no longer protected by the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, and the State Legislature there has failed to act to protect tenants.

Aldermen Make Changes to Chicago Foreclosure Ordinance
by Hal DardickChicago Tribune
April 13th, 2015
Chicago's City Council will discuss changes to foreclosure legislation there to protect tenants' rights in foreclosed properties.

Renters Near Golf Course Evicted before US Open
by Jack BroomSeattle Times
April 8th, 2015
Tenants who aren't protected by "just cause" eviction laws can be evicted for any reason or no reason at all, including the landlord's decision to rent the place out for the US Open.

Florida Tenants Face Swift Eviction after Legal Lapse
by Kim MillerPalm Beach Post
April 2nd, 2015
With the expiration of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act at the end of 2014, tenants in Florida face 24-hour eviction after a foreclosure. And Florida has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the US.

Dorchester Residents Fighting Fannie's Foreclosure Evictions
by Eliza DeweyBay State Banner
March 26th, 2015
Dorchester homeowners and tenants are fighting evictions in their community.

Tenant Advocates Push City Council, Mayor to Call Housing Loss a Crisis
by Rianna HidalgoReal Change
March 25th, 2015
Tenant advocates in Seattle are calling on local officials to declare a housing emergency to address the rapid increases in rents there.

Tenants: Preserve Rent-Regulated Housing
by Michael Gould-WartofskyHuffington Post
March 23rd, 2015
Rent-regulated tenants in New York City are demanding that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) ensure decent housing conditions.

Child Homelessness in New York City Hit an All-Time High. Here's How It Can Be Fixed
by Eleanor GoldbergHuffington Post
March 23rd, 2015
New York City needs to develop more affordable housing, as there are 25,000 homeless children there.

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