rental housing

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Other cities take note as New York City tells Airbnb: Fuhgeddaboudit

BY: - December 2, 2023

NEW YORK — As New York City’s busiest tourist season approaches — with travelers visiting holiday attractions across the city and the famed New Year’s Eve ball drop — the options of where to stay are shrinking. For years, it has been illegal for homes in New York City to be rented out for fewer […]

tenant advocates at a rally outside the U.S. capitol

‘Out of control’: Advocates rally in D.C. calling for action on housing crisis

BY: - November 16, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat, joined about 100 tenant advocates at a press event outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to demand action on the housing crisis. Jayapal, who chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, called on the Federal Housing Finance Agency to bolster tenant protections and rent regulations. The People’s […]


Home ownership and the “American Dream” are crushed by Real Estate Investment Trusts

BY: - August 23, 2022

A big economic division between renters and homeowners is apparent when looking at net worth: For homeowners, the median net worth of $231,400 is about 44 times the median net worth of renters, which is $5,200. Dr. Ken Chilton of Tennessee State University has studied the impact of Real Estate Investment Trusts on the housing […]

Billions of dollars in federal rental aid remains stalled in slow-moving states, localities

BY: - September 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — Make it simpler to apply for rental assistance money. Allow landlords to apply on behalf of unresponsive tenants. And consolidate two overlapping federal programs aimed at getting financial help to struggling renters. Those were among the proposals that U.S. House members weighed during a hearing Friday on how to better help states and […]

‘There was no concern for my life’: Families losing homes despite federal eviction moratorium

BY: - July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — The national moratorium on evictions, as well as rental assistance programs, weren’t enough protection to keep Katrina Chism and her family in their suburban Atlanta home when money got tight. Chism was laid off twice during the COVID-19 pandemic, and when she fell behind on rent, she faced an initial eviction notice. She […]

States still lag in getting assistance to struggling renters according to federal data

BY: - July 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — State and local officials disbursed $1.5 billion in rental assistance during June—more than during the entire previous five months—to help households falling behind on rent and utilities, according to U.S. Treasury data released Wednesday. That progress in getting slow-moving federal dollars to struggling renters comes as the Biden administration and housing advocates have […]


Groups representing tenants and landlords agree: NC faces an acute rental housing crisis

BY: - June 22, 2020

In case you missed it over the weekend, be sure to check out an excellent op-ed that ran in the Charlotte Observer/News & Observer twins by a pair of surprising bedfellows. In “A crisis is coming for NC tenants and landlords,” Rick Glazier the executive director of the North Carolina Justice Center (parent organization of NC […]

New report: U.S. affordable rental housing stock is “deeply inadequate”

BY: - March 10, 2020

It comes as no surprise to anyone who’s tried (or has a loved one who’s tried) to rent an apartment in recent years, but a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition makes clear once again that the U.S. has a dire shortage of affordable rental housing. This is from the introduction to […]

North Carolina needs help to meet strategic health objectives by 2020

BY: - July 6, 2018

The State of North Carolina is not doing enough to promote the health of its people. In 2010, the State of North Carolina identified 13 major health focus areas and established 41 decennial health objectives and targets to meet by the year 2020, with the goal of making North Carolina a healthier state. Unfortunately, our […]