California lawmakers have agreed to use $2.6 billion in federal stimulus money to pay up to 80 percent of some tenants' unpaid rent. But that applies only if landlords agree to forgive the rest of their debt.
By Adam Beam, Don Thompson, Associated Press
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…
By Maya Miller, Ellis Simani, ProPublica
The first of May marked the second rent day since coronavirus shutdowns began. With more than 30 million people filing for unemployment benefits in recent weeks, tenant groups across the country on Friday called for a rent strike until the…
By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
Rent comes due again for more than 30 million people around the U.S. who have sought unemployment benefits amid shutdowns caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
By Anita Snow, Associated Press
With more than 30 million Americans losing jobs or businesses and others forced to take pay cuts, making monthly rent and mortgage payments has become increasingly difficult. Viewers share their challenges, and John Yang talks to the National Consumer Law…
By Kamala Kelkar
After New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Friday imposing costly fines onto people who advertise illegal rentals online, Airbnb sued.
By Laura Santhanam, Megan Crigger
About one quarter of all renters spend at least half of their paychecks just to keep roofs over their heads, and those numbers will only grow in the next 10 years, new research suggests.
As more people across the country are living alone, the costs of rent and real estate are soaring in many urban areas. Cities like New York and Vancouver are trying to get the most out of available apartment space by…
Stand-up economist Yoram Bauman explores the possibility of a Beijing housing bubble.
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