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About 25 people in three ragged rows, outdoors under a tree, with houses across the street behind them. They are of mixed ages, genders, and skin tones, and all are smiling. Many hold posterboard signs, some of which read "People Over Profit/Greedy Landlords," "Build Tenant Power," "Support the Bleecker Terrace Tenants Association," and "Capital Crossing/2nd most Code Violations in Albany." Other signs are not legible.
Reported Article

In Upstate New York, the Fight for Good Cause Continues

This week, Ithaca became the latest city to opt into New York’s new Good Cause Eviction Law. What are tenant organizers doing to make the law work better for their communities?

About two dozen people of mixed ages, genders, and skin tones stand on or near the steps of a sandstone city hall, most holding signs, which are advocating for affordable housing. In front of the group are brightly painted cardboard models of houses and apartment towers, forming a miniature cityscape representing Cincinnati.
Reported Article

Strength in Diversity: Crafting an Affordable Housing Coalition in Cincinnati

The city’s longtime champions of housing for low-income residents joined forces with an array of allies to establish a sustainable source of funding for affordable housing.

State & Local Policy

How Policy Can Help Tenants Purchase Their Homes, a Webinar

Laws that give tenants the ability to purchase their own apartments are popping up across the country. In this webinar, a panel of folks who have been reporting on, fighting for, and using these policies offer their perspectives on this powerful anti-displacement tool. 

An eviction sign posted outside of a wooden door.
Reported Article

Mixed Results: How an Eviction Prevention Program Is Going

In 2019, a large affordable housing operator implemented a unique program meant to reduce evictions across its properties. Several years, one pandemic, and an economic downturn later, we check in to see how the landlord—and the tenants—are faring.

Opinion

TOPA Needs Capital to Succeed

TOPA helps prevent displacement and build tenant power in D.C. Affordable capital is critical to its success.

View from the parking lot of two two-story motel-like apartment buildings, painted a sage green with black exterior stairway leading to the second floor apartments. Shrubs in the yard between the buildings include crape myrtle. A dark green minivan is parked in the lot and beyond it, a red sedan. The sky is blue with large cumulus clouds.
Explainers

Rising Property Insurance Costs: The Threat to Affordable Housing

This video and related articles explore a ballooning crisis endangering affordable housing, even as the need for it keeps growing.

Reported Article

This Part of Spain Has Won Rent Regulations U.S. Tenant Activists Can Only Dream Of

In Spain, a new law makes rent control possible—and one region has implemented it. In Catalunya, a rent freeze and rental price index promise to help struggling tenants.

Parking-lot view of an apartment building in the "5 over 1" style, with a gray exterior at the bottom, the third- and fourth-floor exteriors in bright red, and a lighter gray top level, for a horizontal stripe effect. An end unit is all white, and the row of windows is broken by one projecting all-glass section. To the right of the building is a terrace area with umbrellas and a gathering of people.
Opinion

Nonprofit Housing Developers Deserve Better LIHTC Terms

When it comes to LIHTC deals, nonprofit developers don’t get the same advantages big, for-profit developers do. A new fund is setting out to change that.

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Reported Article

Reining in Rising Property Insurance Rates 

There are many proposed ways to mitigate the property insurance cost crisis. They all require federal or state government to act.

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Reported Article

Colorado Wants to Give Tenants Money for Paying Rent

A new statewide program aims to help renters benefit from the value they add to the buildings they live in. Here’s how the program could work, and when it could begin.

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Opinion

Community Development: Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

One of the major questions for the affordable housing world in the next couple of years will be how well its various segments come together.

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Reported Article

Defining Community Development in Order to Fund It

What is a community development corporation? A few state and local governments have created formal definitions or guidelines to help target special tax credit funding to the field.

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