There’s Only One State Where Falling Behind On Rent Could Mean Jail Time

By Maya Miller, Ellis Simani and Benjamin Hardy, ProPublica. -

Arkansas state Rep. Nicole Clowney, D-Fayetteville, introduced a bill Thursday that would repeal the state’s criminal “failure to vacate” statute. First enacted in 1901, the law allows landlords [...]

Corporate Landlords Have Gotten Government Aid; Tenants Haven’t

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal. -

The federal government has given millions of dollars to corporate landlords accused of inhumane eviction practices, poor maintenance of their buildings, and unfair rent increases.  These [...]

While Pushing Big Oil Bailouts, Trump Slaps Wind And Solar With $50 Million In Old Rent Bills

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

While giving fossil fuel companies access to relief funds ostensibly meant for small businesses struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration on Monday slapped solar and [...]

April 25: National Day Of Car Protests To Cancel The Rents

By Cancel The Rents. -

On Saturday, April 25th cities and towns around the country will mobilize to demand: A national cancellation of all rents, mortgages for homeowners, small landlords, and small businesses, for the [...]

Rolling Protest For Rent Forgiveness

By Staff, Daily News. -

Protesting in a method that aligned with the social distancing urged by the state, county and city, tenant advocates climbed into their vehicles and rolled past the traditional Los Angeles [...]

More Than 400,000 Demand Congress Freeze All Rent, Mortgage, And Utility Payments

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

More than 400,000 people have signed a petition calling on Congress to freeze all rent, mortgage, and utility payments nationwide in order to prevent a looming "housing catastrophe" as millions [...]

New York Took On The Real Estate Industry And Won. Illinois Could Be Next.

By Max Budovitch, -

On June 14, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law new housing legislation that guarantees the “strongest tenant protections in history,” extending rent regulation from New York City and [...]

HUD Plan Would Raise Rents For Poor By 20 Percent

By Juliet Linderman and Larry Fern, -

CHARLESTON, S.C.—Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by [...]

Renter Nation Assemblies 2015

By Staff, -

By Staff of Homes for All - Hundreds gathered and gave direct testimony about the citywide displacement crisis. Grassroots activists also planned strategies and tactics for passing Just Cause [...]

Push For Rent Control Is Taking Root Across America

By Randy Shaw, -

By Randy Shaw for Counterpunch. Activists in cities that have long had rent control laws are pushing for stronger measures. In Los Angeles, activists like Larry Gross, Director of the Coalition [...]

Rent Strike At UCL & SOAS Was Successful!

By David Dahlborn, -

By David Dahlborn in The Student Assembly - If we learn one thing from the recent rent strikes at University College London (UCL) and the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) it should [...]

‘Royally Screwed’: Activists Eviscerate Gov. Cuomo After Rent Laws Deal

By Ross Barkan, -

By Ross Barkan in The Observer - Telling reporters that they were “royally screwed,” tenant activists and a Democratic city councilman blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo today for failing to bolster rent [...]

New York Rent Control Advocates Camp Out Near Capitol

By Nick Muscavage, -

By Nick Muscavage in Legislative GazetteProtesters in support of stronger protections for renters slept in Academy Park in Albany last night with only pillows and sleeping bags. They are planning [...]

Lawmakers Join Tenants In ‘Sleep-In’ Protest Over Rent Laws

By Monica Morales in Pix11, -

By Monica Morales in Pix11 - Tenants, advocates and lawmakers camped out overnight Thursday outside the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo to protest the state letting housing regulation laws [...]