Which States Are the Most Safe and Secure for Renters?

A recent study examined natural disasters, eviction rates and rental laws to determine where U.S. renters could feel most at home.

#evictions, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

In Bronx Housing Court, Tenants Fight to Stay in Their Homes

Since New York’s eviction moratorium ended in January, tenants and their landlords are returning to housing court.

#bronx-nyc, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #evictions, #landlords, #new-york-city, #public-defenders-and-court-appointed-lawyers-criminal, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil

The Tenants Tried to Stop an Eviction. Now They Could Own the Building

When a new landlord bought their building in the Bronx and threatened to raise rents and kick them out, tenants banded together. They never expected how far they might get: the chance to buy their apartments for $2,500 each.

#evictions, #housing-development-fund-corp, #landlords, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #south-bronx-bronx-ny, #urban-homesteading-assistance-board

New York Evictions Accelerate After a Two-Year Dip

Activity in the city’s housing courts, which used to process more eviction cases than any other city in the nation, is rising after a pandemic moratorium.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #evictions, #landlords, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

First-Time Home Buyers Are Getting Squeezed Out by Investors and Corporations

Investors and corporations are buying up houses and turning them into rental properties. In Charlotte, N.C., that is adding to the hurdles facing would-be buyers navigating a brutal market.

#evictions, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #warren-elizabeth

Horrified by the Killing of Ukrainian Civilians

Readers urge stronger intervention and steep penalties for any war crimes. Also: Politicians, act for us; balloons’ peril; tenant evictions; smashing rackets.

#balloons-toys, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #environment, #evictions, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tennis, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Palestinians Threatened With Eviction Can Stay in Their Homes — for Now

Israel’s high court stayed the eviction of four Palestinian families from their East Jerusalem homes. The eviction threat had stoked tensions that led to war in Gaza.

#east-jerusalem, #evictions, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jerusalem-israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #west-bank

If My Lease Expired but I’m Still Paying Rent, Can I Be Kicked Out?

When leases end but tenants stay, they continue under a month-to-month rental agreement based on the terms of the original lease.

#evictions, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Renters Need All the Help They Can Get

The largest rental assistance effort in U.S. history is fundamentally flawed. Here’s how to fix it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

‘I’m Scared’: Thousands in New York Public Housing Are Behind on Rent

NYCHA is pledging to avoid evictions. But many tenants in arrears are anxious.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #housing-authority-nyc, #legal-aid-society, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing

The Man Who Fought Homelessness and Won (Sort Of)

Steven Banks was the most effective social-services director in New York City history — and when he left office, there were still 45,000 people sleeping in shelters. Is that a success?

#affordable-housing, #banks-steven, #bowery-residentscommittee, #city-council-nyc, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #community-organized-relief-effort-core-nonprofit, #de-blasio-bill, #department-of-social-services, #evictions, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #lippman-jonathan, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Israel Evicts Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah Area of Jerusalem

Israelis evicted an extended family and destroyed their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, where attempted evictions last year helped spark a war with Gaza.

#east-jerusalem, #evictions, #israel, #palestinians

New York’s Ban on Evictions Is Expiring. What Happens Now?

The moratorium’s end presents Gov. Kathy Hochul with a potential challenge as she prepares to run for a full term.

#bronx-defenders, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #princeton-university, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-stabilization-assn, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

It Should Take More Than 10 Minutes to Evict Someone

Eviction prevention and diversion programs should be preserved. 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #national-center-for-state-courts, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Good Cause Eviction Is a Landlord’s Worst Nightmare

The comedian and journalist Jeff Seal takes to the streets to rally support for a little-known bill that would protect millions of New Yorkers from unjust evictions. But a powerful lobby stands in its way.

#evictions, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Federal Rental Assistance Is Running Out, With Tenants Still in Need

An announcement from the Treasury Department on Friday revealed that there was less money available for renters than some states had hoped.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #treasury-department, #united-states

A Tribe’s Bitter Purge Brings an Unusual Request: Federal Intervention

After cutting 306 people from its rolls, the Nooksack tribe is moving to evict those who remain in tribal housing. The dispute has raised questions about individual rights and tribal sovereignty.

#bureau-of-indian-affairs, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #evictions, #indigenous-people, #native-americans, #washington-state

In 2021, New York’s Housing Market Made a Stunning Comeback

It’s a trend that will likely continue in 2022, as momentum shifts away from the suburbs and international travel returns — unless new Covid variants interfere.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc

As Pandemic Evictions Rise, Spaniards Declare ‘War’ on Wall Street Landlords

Protesters in Barcelona are pushing back against foreign investment firms that have bought up thousands of homes over the past decade and are forcing out residents who can’t pay the rent.

#barcelona-spain, #cerberus-capital-management, #colau-ada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #foreclosures, #landlords, #private-equity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #squatters

How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Taking a Toll on Housing in the Bronx

In a New York City borough where residents have long struggled to afford their homes, thousands are now threatened with eviction as state pandemic aid dwindles.

#bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

New York to Stop Accepting Applications for Pandemic Rental Aid

Officials said demand for the pandemic relief program was “far outstripping” available funds. Gov. Kathy Hochul has asked the federal government for almost $1 billion more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landlords, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

With Cases Piling Up, an Eviction Crisis Unfolds Step by Step

Evictions are rising nationwide. “We don’t know where the ceiling is,” one expert said.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #evictions, #landlords, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #milwaukee-wis, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #sperling-gene, #st-louis-mo

Palestinian Families Reject Deal in Area That Helped Set Off Gaza Conflict

The threatened evictions of Palestinian residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem led to a war in Gaza last May.

#arab-israeli-war-1948, #arab-israeli-war-1967, #east-jerusalem, #evictions, #gaza-strip, #israeli-settlements, #land-use-policies, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

As Rents Rise, So Do Pressures on People at Risk of Eviction

The end of the federal ban on evictions came amid soaring rents that make it harder for people to find new places to live.

#atlanta-ga, #cobb-county-ga, #evictions, #kc-tenants, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

India Evicts Muslims in Assam, Even Those Living There Legally

Critics say an Indian state’s campaign to expel longtime residents on government land marks the ruling party’s latest campaign against Muslims.

#assam-state-india, #bharatiya-janata-party, #evictions, #india, #modi-narendra

Why Some Tenants In Brooklyn Stopped Paying Rent

The economic crisis caused by the pandemic has placed the city’s housing woes in stark relief. But one group of Brooklyn tenants has been fighting back.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #evictions, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

‘The Moratorium Saved Us. It Really Did.’

With the eviction moratorium over, the road to more opportunity and less inequality runs through affordable housing.

#affordable-housing, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #cleveland-ohio, #evictions, #foreclosures, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Role for State Governments in the Housing Crisis

How to solve the housing crisis (part 3).

#affordable-housing, #city-councils, #evictions, #gentrification, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only, #land-use-policies, #local-government, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #zoning

California’s Housing Crisis Looms Large for Gavin Newsom

Having survived a recall vote, the governor is free to focus on the state’s homeless population and housing shortage. He has more room to maneuver than he did when he first took office.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #california, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #evictions, #homeless-persons, #local-government, #newsom-gavin, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #zoning

Why $46 Billion Couldn’t Prevent an Eviction Crisis

As national eviction protections lapse, much of the rental assistance sits unspent. Aid was slowed by red tape, resistance from landlords and the difficulty of navigating an informal market. Does a lease on a napkin qualify?

#affordable-housing, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #house-financial-services-committee, #landlords, #local-government, #poverty, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #section-8-housing, #sperling-gene, #states-us

New York Passes Bill Extending Eviction Moratorium to January

New York is the first state to pass a new measure to protect struggling renters since the Supreme Court whittled away at existing shields against eviction.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

N.Y. Legislature Expected to Extend Freeze on Evictions in Rare Special Session

The moratorium, which was to expire on Aug. 31, is part of the state’s effort to help tenants struggling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #state-legislatures

N.Y. Legislature Expected to Extend Freeze on Evictions

The moratorium, which was to expire on Aug. 31, is part of the state’s effort to help tenants struggling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landlords, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #state-legislatures

America’s Homelessness Crisis Is About to Get a Lot Worse

Congress allocated enough money to stave off a wave of evictions, but it’s not being sent to renters fast enough.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #evictions, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court’s Decision Opens Door to Millions of Evictions

The ruling late Thursday ending a new moratorium leaves the White House with few options to help renters at risk of losing their homes.

#evictions, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Ends Biden’s Eviction Moratorium

The ruling followed political and legal maneuvering by the administration to retain protections for tenants. It puts hundreds of thousands at risk of being put out of their homes.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #law-and-legislation, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Most Rental Assistant Funds Not Yet Distributed, Figures Show

Just $1.7 billion in funds intended to prevent eviction were disbursed in July as the White House braces for a Supreme Court decision that could strike down its eviction moratorium.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #evictions, #landlords, #local-government, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Court Allows Biden Evictions Ban to Remain in Place for Now

The policy is now headed to the Supreme Court, where it is expected to face a tough reception.

#appeals-courts-us, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #evictions, #landlords, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

What to Know About Evictions and Rent Relief in New York

After the Supreme Court blocked the central component of New York’s eviction moratorium, pressure is building on the state to dole out pandemic rent relief.

#evictions, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landlords, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Want to Solve the Housing Crisis? Take Over Hotels.

A discussion on the escalating problem of unaffordability.

#affordable-housing, #eminent-domain, #evictions, #homeless-persons, #landlords, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #zoning

How Many People Are at Risk of Losing Their Homes in Your Neighborhood?

Evictions are returning, and more than six million households are behind on rent.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

A Covid Epicenter Hustles Back to Life: ‘What You See, It’s Survival’

The neighborhoods in Queens that reeled during the pandemic are buzzing. But recovery feels very far away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #evictions, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment

Supreme Court Rejects Request to Lift Federal Ban on Evictions

The C.D.C. had imposed an eviction moratorium, saying it was needed to address the coronavirus pandemic.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #law-and-legislation, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Unauthorized Settlement Creates Stress Test for Israel’s New Government

The outpost of Evyatar is illegal under Israeli law. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will anger one wing of his coalition if he evicts the settlers, and another if he lets them stay.

#bennett-naftali, #evictions, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #lapid-yair, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #west-bank

Mobile Home Owners Fear Evictions as Pandemic Protections End

Many who have struggled to keep up with mortgage payments are at the whims of a few financing firms that dominate lending in this market.

#berkshire-hathaway-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #foreclosures, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

How the Candidates for N.Y.C. Mayor Would Tackle Homelessness

In the Democratic primary’s last days, and with New York’s economy starting to regain its footing, a chronic problem gains new urgency.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #evictions, #garcia-kathryn, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #mcguire-raymond-j, #mental-health-and-disorders, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

Rising Housing Costs Leave Homebuyers Struggling

A moratorium on evictions did little to address the bigger problem: The country is running out of affordable places for people to live.

#affordable-housing, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #joint-center-for-housing-studies, #landlords, #national-low-income-housing-coalition, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

The End of the C.D.C. Eviction Moratorium Means Trouble

We need more time for rental assistance to reach tenants.

#evictions, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-politics-and-government

Low-Income Renters Who Fell Behind Face Staggering Debts

An analysis of New York renters in affordable housing found that the share of households owing more than $10,000 in arrears more than doubled, a year after the pandemic.

#affordable-housing, #black-people, #evictions, #landlords, #new-york-university, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #unemployment

Philadelphia Is Preventing Evictions Without a Moratorium

Philadelphia is demonstrating how cities can help tenants and landlords.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #landlords, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate