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Developers' new plan: Rental homes
by Courtenay EdelhartThe Bakersfield Californian
June 16th, 2010
"Some land speculators who got stuck with a bunch of property after the real estate market crash have come up with a creative solution to the soft market for new homes."

Rent control activists sue, claiming injuries
The Daily Breeze
June 16th, 2010
"A half-dozen rent control activists filed $100,000 claims today, alleging they sustained physical and emotional injuries at the hands of Los Angeles police when forcibly evicted from the City Council chamber last month."

Kicked Out of Their Homes, Kicking and Screaming
by Steve LitzNBC Miami
June 16th, 2010
"Foreclosure crisis reaches boiling point in Miami's Liberty City"

Sacramento housing agency disputes HUD report of misspending
by Robert LewisThe Sacramento Bee
June 16th, 2010
"A federal watchdog says the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency misused millions of dollars intended to revitalize areas the foreclosure crisis had left as wastelands."

Contact 17 Investigation: Renters' rights
June 16th, 2010
"There's no doubt there's a foreclosure crisis going on across the country and 37-percent of those foreclosures are rentals. Several renters contacted 17 News recently, saying the homes they were living in had been foreclosed on and the investors had tried to force them out."

Court decision could pave way for 19 evictions
by Nick TaborekSanta Monica Daily Press
June 16th, 2010
"CITY HALL — The owners of an apartment and hotel property in the Wilmont district could be allowed to evict 19 tenants under the Ellis Act and turn the units into hotel rooms despite having previously waived their right to do so, a state appellate court ruled this week."

No rent hikes for regulated apts. with 1- and 2-year leases
by Elizabeth GangaLoHud
June 15th, 2010
"WHITE PLAINS - Tenants in regulated apartments in Westchester will see no rent increases for both one- and two-year leases in the coming year under a decision tonight by the Westchester Rent Guidelines Board."

Landlords Balk at Rental Registration Policy
by Dan O'BrienBusiness Journal Daily
June 15th, 2010
"YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Landlords that own multiple housing units for rent already pay a high price to do business in the city, say area real estate investors."

Elena Kagan – Friend of Renters?
by Dean PrestonBeyond Chron
June 15th, 2010
"In 1987, Elena Kagan, as clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, stood up for rent control, characterizing a challenge to its constitutionality as “absurd” and “outrageous.” In the mid-1990s, Kagan, as counsel to President Bill Clinton, authored a memo supporting a landlords’ right to discriminate based on marital status."

City Council moves ahead with expanded protections for SM renters
by Nick TaborekSanta Monica Daily Press
June 14th, 2010
"CITY HALL — A plan that would strengthen rules that protect against evictions and extend protections to tenants who live in non rent-controlled units got the City Council's initial approval last week, a step that could pave the way for the proposals to appear on a citywide ballot in November."

Lopez Bill Would Extend Rent Regulation Laws Seven Years
by Eliot BrownThe New York Observer
June 11th, 2010
"New York's rent regulations, set to expire June 2011, would be extended in their current form by seven years in a bill introduced Thursday in the State Assembly."

Laborers evicted over nitrates in drinking water still living in substandard Pescadero housing
by Julia ScottMercury News
June 11th, 2010
"As many as 60 farm laborers and their families are still living in substandard trailers and barracks in Pescadero, 29 days after they were evicted because of excessive nitrates in their drinking water. The county has no plan to find them new housing or seek a court order requiring the farm owner to make immediate repairs to the most serious health and safety hazards."

Fate of S.F.'s Parkmerced complex in limbo
by Robert Selna, Chronicle Staff WriterThe San Francisco Chronicle
June 11th, 2010
"The owners of San Francisco's massive Parkmerced apartment complex recently made what sounded like a surprising statement. They were in danger of defaulting on a $500 million mortgage, but planned to move forward with a $1.2 billion, multi-decade expansion project on the property."

Rental foreclosures: The new homelessness
by Andy DriscollTwin Cities Daily Planet
June 10th, 2010
"Record-breaking foreclosures continue apace across the country - and in Minnesota, but, despite laws designed to help tenants avoid premature eviction, renters are getting taken for a ride by banks and realtors who want them out of their homes and units so the properties can be turned over for a profit much sooner than the law allows."

New Lease On Life For Failed Condo Conversions
by David SuttaCBS Local
June 9th, 2010
"It appears real estate investors have a new competitor in the condo market. The city of Miami Beach. The city is now purchasing entire buildings and turning them into affordable housing. And wait to you hear how cheap they plan to rent the luxury units."

Measure H, East Palo Alto rent ordinance, passes
East Palo Alto Online
June 9th, 2010
"East Palo Alto's rent stabilization and eviction ordinance, Measure H, was approved in Tuesday's election by a wide margin, according to the San Mateo County Registrar."

East Palo Alto voters approve new rent law
by Jessica Bernstein-Wax and Bonnie EslingerMercury News
June 9th, 2010
"East Palo Alto voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a new rent control law that will strengthen and modernize an existing 22-year-old ordinance."

Another bloody budget
by Rebecca BoweSan Francisco Bay Guardian
June 8th, 2010
"In the days since June 1, when Mayor Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposal for San Francisco's $6.48 billion budget for the next fiscal year, public sector employees and community organizations have been poring over the hefty document to determine how their jobs, services, and programs survived cuts made to close a $483 million shortfall."

Vacant home causing problems? Code enforcement tries to help
by COURTENAY EDELHARTThe Bakersfield Californian
June 8th, 2010
This article assesses the foreclosure crisis in Kern county today and unveils a phenomenon where scam artists pose as landlords to collect rent from tenants for property they don't own.

Does Public Housing Have a Future?
by Peter DreierTalking Points Memo
June 8th, 2010
This post takes a look at the challenges and future direction of our nation's public housing system.

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