In several western states, state-owned trust lands were created to support schools and other community benefits.
Some leases plainly contradict state law or include questionable, punitive, or egregiously anti-tenant clauses.
"Fair market rents" are set by HUD and used to determine how much federal assistance programs will pay toward rent. But with rental costs rising so rapidly, they aren't keeping up.
Vy Le’s perseverance as an immigrant, unbeknownst to her, was preparation for a later fight to remove barriers for others facing similar challenges.