Rent control is a tangled web of seemingly boring rules, but it does have real effects. To supporters of the protections, the aim is about keeping things affordable and fair.
“Blueprint for Renters Bill of Rights” applauded by corporate landlords for doing little to rein in unfair rent increases and evictions, a new report by government watchdog Accountable.US.
The lack of housing affordability is the direct result of commodification – the use of residential real estate as an asset for the purposes of financial speculation and capital accumulation.
In New York, the real estate industry and the politicians in its pocket both reign supreme. These tenants have a plan to change that forever.
Planning Commission approves the conversion of units that were supposed to help the housing crisis into very expensive places for short-term use.
The “bromides” to which you refer, reflect a common apathy about the use of surveillance cameras everywhere—the slowly boiling frog approach to an “inevitable” societal slide into a police state. As long as we accept, without question, a surveillance state, the short answer to your question is: no, there isn’t much that can be done.
Cities can’t completely prohibit rental property owners from asking prospective tenants about their criminal history, although they can prohibit owners from excluding all tenants who have criminal records, a divided federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
It’s worse than Davos: A one-sided policy event with no dissenters—and no reporters unless they sign gag orders.
Michelle Mattera has fought three separate eviction attempts by different landlords in her 18 years at the edge of Pacific Heights and the Western Addition.