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Tenants Rights

Apartment Complex's Demand That Tenants 'Like' It Backfires

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 05.31.2016 | Weird News

A Utah apartment complex that ordered its tenants to “like” the property on Facebook is now backpedaling as the Internet lashes out against the bi...

The Noxious Origins of NYC Gentrification: Cooking Gas

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2016 | New York
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Keeping landlords honest in New York City - or New York State, for that matter - is not an enviable task, given how common the less-than-honest ones are, but it's a job that nonetheless falls squarely in the laps of city and state officials.

4 Things to Know Before Suing Your Landlord | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

The amount you're suing for will determine which court you'll go to, but in most cases you'll wind up in small claims court. Rules and compensation limits for small claims court vary by state, so ask your small claims clerk about local fees and rules.

Protect Yourself From a Terrible Landlord With These 10 Renter's Rights

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.30.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

According to the city of Chicago's website, more than 60 percent of the city's residents are renters.

Landlord Retracts Outrageous Demands After Letter Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.08.2014 | Business

Following fierce public outcry, a San Francisco landlord is retracting his demand that rent-controlled tenants prove a six-figure salary or move out. ...

Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Long-Term Renters | Posted 03.02.2014 | HuffPost Home

When landlords have great tenants, they are more likely to renew leases and limit rent increases. Stacy Brown, operations manager for Real Property Management, has four golden rules for building a great relationship with your landlord.

California Tenants to Have Lobby Day in Sacramento

Paul Hogarth | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

For the first time in over a decade, dozens of tenants from throughout California will swarm the State Capitol -- meeting with legislators about the security deposit crisis, and demanding change.

Lucia Graves

Florida Grandmother Describes 'Emotional Roller Coaster' Eviction Process | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

On a Thursday evening three years ago, Sandra McCutchen found an eviction notice stuck to the door of her Miami rental apartment. The following day, s...

Tenants' Rights Are Human Rights: A Response to Critics' Misrepresentation of Rent Regulation

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 07.26.2011 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

It should be considered a right to afford to live in the city where you work. There are 2.5 million New Yorkers in danger of losing this ability if the State Senate allows the state's rent regulation laws to lapse.

Espada Photo Bomb: Protestor Embarra

WNYC | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A well-crafted press conference featuring State Sen. Pedro Espada, a Bronx Democrat, nearly was upended by opponents representing tenant rights groups...

The Stuy Town Decision: A Good Reality Check for New York

Elizabeth Donoghue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Elizabeth Donoghue

New York is experiencing what the rest of the country is, too: unemployment and hard times. The Stuy Town decision on rent regulation will help people keep their homes in this uncertain era.

California Tenants Have No Friends in Governor's Race

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Last Friday at 5:00 p.m. (which he's apt to do when releasing bad news), San Francisco Mayor Newsom vetoed three pro-tenant ordinances designed to help renters facing hard times.