Nation Oct 30

When missing rent leads to jail time

Arkansas is the only state in the country that allows landlords to file criminal — rather than civil — charges against tenants after they fall behind on rent. Based on a law dating back to 1901, if tenants’ rent is…

Sep 02

Confusion over eviction ban led to selective enforcement

Landlords tried to evict dozens of tenants in at least three states in violation of the federal moratorium. And in most places, renters had almost no legal help in fighting back.