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By Laura Barrón-López, Ali Schmitz, Lorna Baldwin, Tess Conciatori, Matt Loffman
Tenants across California are taking to ballot boxes and city councils to demand more safeguards against tenant harassment, shoddy living conditions and unresponsive landlords that are usually faceless corporations.
By Janie Har, Associated Press
The city of Boston faces two enormous problems: Sea level rise in its harbor that is getting worse with climate change and a dearth of affordable housing, pricing out many longtime residents. Solutions to one of the problems may compound…
By Paul Solman, Ryan Connelly Holmes
With 9.5 million Americans, or 17 percent of tenants, in the U.S. still behind on their rent according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Biden administration on Monday extended a federal moratorium on evictions through the end of June. There…
By John Yang, Gretchen Frazee, Lynsey Jeffery
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
By Maya Miller, Ellis Simani, ProPublica
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 Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
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 Anita Snow, Associated Press
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.
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.
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