A New Class of Candidates Seeks to Transform L.A.’s Approach to Housing, Justice
After a scandal engulfed some of L.A.’s most powerful politicians, a slate of progressive candidates is running on new approaches for tackling homelessness and mass incarceration.
What New York City’s Next Mayor Can Do to Solve the Homelessness Crisis
Creating a commission and a new deputy mayor of housing will give directly impacted people a much-needed voice in government—and help ensure a right to housing for all.
COVID-19 Is Still Here But Connecticut’s Sympathy for Hardest Hit Renters Has Run Out
The governor has rolled back eviction protections for those struggling most to pay rent.
Federal Funding Charts the Path for Local Eviction Right-To-Counsel Efforts
To all of the state lawmakers wondering how to fund legal representation for tenants facing evictions: follow the federal COVID-19 relief packages.
A Judge Suspended Evictions in Kansas City. Advocates Say That’s Not Enough
The order halts evictions in the city and surrounding area until Jan. 24, but a housing rights group says greater protections are needed for the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cities Are Pressuring Landlords to Evict People Under ‘Crime-Free’ Housing Laws
In Granite City, Illinois, landlords have been penalized for refusing to evict tenants who have criminal records or are simply living with someone who does.
Jamaal Bowman Is Headed To Congress, Pledges To Make Democrats ‘The Party Of Dismantling Mass Incarceration’
Bowman has also advocated for an eviction moratorium and for rental payments to be cancelled for the duration of the pandemic.
A Clash of Housing Philosophies Is At The Heart of a High-Profile California State Senate Race
First-time state Senate candidate Jackie Fielder’s housing plans are geared toward government investment, while incumbent Scott Wiener’s plans have relied on the construction of market rate housing with some affordable units.
In California Rent Control Battle, Controversies Swirl Around Funders on Both Sides
Corporate backers of a group opposed to Proposition 21 don’t match the protective image it portrays. And a nonprofit that has contributed to supporters has been accused of financial improprieties.