Tag: landlord-tenant relations
Tenant organizing in Baltimore today is building on a rich legacy of tenant resistance in the city where residential redlining made its debut.
Over generations, residents of the Cooper Park Houses in Brooklyn have created a blueprint for successful housing organizing.
A participatory theatrical arts group takes on tenant and landlord woes, and brings the audience into the action.
Access to counsel in evictions is now funded statewide, and several other tenant protections have passed, but the Maryland effort shows that solidifying tenant protections can be a multiyear process.
Responding to tenants’ top concerns, organizers pivoted from affordability issues to landlord accountability and won a package of new tenant protections.
Some leases plainly contradict state law or include questionable, punitive, or egregiously anti-tenant clauses.
Landlord-tenant relations are governed by a mix of laws at all levels of government and can vary a lot.
In "Tenant Power Returns," Shelterforce examines how the energy and focus in the housing world is returning to tenant organizing.
Residents of two LIHTC developments in Northern Virginia were informed that their rent would be increasing in 30 days, even if their leases weren’t ending for months. Is this part of a larger problem?
Housing tools in New York City demystify building ownership information and help renters, policymakers, and housing advocates spot and address problematic landlord behavior. Could tech-savvy groups outside The Big Apple replicate these tools in their communities?
When landlords name minor children in eviction filings, the negative effects could haunt them years later.