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Blogs : Displaying 21-40 of 69


Is Chase Bank a Slumlord?
by Mary C. JonesWe The People
July 31st, 2010
Foreclosed properties across Chicago are deteriorating, with banks that have taken over the properties paying them little to no attention. Tenants of a building owned by Chase Bank rallied to demand assistance with relocation after the City ordered them to vacate the building.

Rent may no longer be a four letter word
by Jenny BSan Francisco Chronicle
July 26th, 2010
This blog post discusses the pros and cons of owning a home and renting in today's market.

For Bakersfield Builder, Rentals Are ‘Cutting-Edge’ Solution
by Dawn WotapkaThe Wall Street Journal
July 22nd, 2010
A WSJ blog post addresses the effect that the housing crash has had on a development in Kern County.

Kagan: Cal ruling on religious landlady 'outrageous'
by Bob EgelkoThe San Francisco Chronicle
June 26th, 2010
"When the California Supreme Court ruled in 1996 that a landlady had to rent an apartment to an unwed couple despite her religious objections to non-marital sex, civil rights groups and gay-rights advocates applauded the court's commitment to anti-discriminaiton laws. But a number of religious organizations, mostly conservative, saw the ruling as a threat to individual freedom and backed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court."

El Diario Editorial on Dawnay Day Properties Features Community Voices Heard
News From Melissa
June 24th, 2010
"An editorial by El Diario yesterday on predatory equity features the work of El Barrio/East Harlem group Community Voices Heard (CVH) in trying to bring in a non-profit entity to preserve the troubled Dawnay Day properties as affordable for current residents."

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.

Rent Control Preserves Affordabilty
by John PetroThe Huffington Post
June 3rd, 2010
"When Governor Paterson proposed changes to the city's rent regulation laws, criticism poured in from both tenants' groups and landlords."

Higher Threshold Urged for Rent Destabilization
by CARA BUCKLEYThe New York Times
May 26th, 2010
Gov. David A. Paterson today released a package of proposed changes to New York rent laws today, including a measure that would make it harder for landlords to remove apartments from rent stabilization.

Parkmerced in default
by Andrew S. RossThe San Francisco Chronicle
May 25th, 2010
The commercial real estate meltdown has caught up with one of the largest apartment complexes in the country -- San Francisco's Parkmerced.

Will the Vacancy Control Provisions in Goleta's Rent Control Ordinance for Mobile Home Parks be Upheld in the Latest Court Battle?
by Dawn McIntoshThe Public Blawg
May 25th, 2010
The Ninth Circuit is poised to reconsider its controversial decision that a vacancy control provision in a rent control ordinance for mobile home parks in the City of Goleta caused a taking of private property under the Fifth Amendment.

2009: Sacramento foreclosures touch nearly 20,000 renters
by Jim WassermanThe Sacramento Bee
May 18th, 2010
A new report says residential foreclosures touched the lives - and leases - of 19,791 Sacramento-area renters last year. They were among more than 200,000 renters statewide who had to move out after three months or at the end of their leases, according to a report by Tenants Together, a statewide renters' rights group.

Fannie’s Lawyers Falsely Certify Compliance With PTAF in eviction context
by Robert Doggett, Texas RioGrande Legal AidForeclosureBuzz.org
February 28th, 2010
This article is another detailing Fannie Mae’s refusal to adequately implement the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act.

Tenant Buyouts: Strategy for Success
by Dave CrowCrow & Rose Blog
February 2nd, 2010
Tenant Attorney Dave Crow explains how tenants can get the best deal from a landlords buying them out of their lease.

So Your Landlord's Got a Knife. Well, Get in Line and Take a Number.
by Joe EskenaziSF Weekly
January 28th, 2010
San Francisco Tenant Union director, Ted Gullickson, shares some of his most extreme bad-landlord stories.

Renters shouldn't vote, and other pearls of wisdom
by Anna Marie Hibble SF Gate
January 26th, 2010
Commenters on the San Francisco Chronicle's online version, SFGate, who are notorious for offensive remarks, have given rise to the debate on whether renters have as much stake in a community as homeowners.

Tenant Buyouts: Your Absolute Bottom Line
by Dave CrowCrow and Rose Blog
January 25th, 2010
Attorney Dave Crow explains a San Franciscan rent-controlled tenant's rights regarding statutory relocation payments.

Tenant Buyouts
by Dave CrowCrow and Rose Blog
January 18th, 2010
A San Francisco tenant lawyer explains what tenant buyouts are, when a tenant can expect them, and how to respond to a buyout offer.

Tenants' Rights Flashcards
TED Fellows
December 2nd, 2009
A TED fellow collaborates with Tenants & Neighbors in NYC to develop and design a boxed set of 30 flash cards on tenants' rights.

The Donald Sterling Rule: All Bad Deeds Go Unpunished
by Jon WeinbachFanhouse
November 25th, 2009
Despite a long history of bad behavior including what the U.S. Department of Justice called "willful" mistreatment of African American and Latino tenants, the National Basketball Association has refused to discipline or comment on team owner Donald Sterling's misdeeds.

The Benefits of Rent Control
by Staff WriterOh My Apartment
November 18th, 2009
This post a brief overview of rent control laws and the protections they can provide.


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