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Rent War Rages in New York City A pitched battle is underway in New York State, as landlord and tenant advocates square off over the expiration of rent regulations this June 15. Republican State Senate majority leader Joseph Bruno has vowed to let rent protections “sunset” if leadership reaches no deal with Assembly Democrats. But […]

Cincinnati Homeless Advocate Murdered

Cincinnati Homeless Advocate MurderedLast November 15th, 46 year old Stanley "Buddy" Gray was shot to death in the office of the Drop-Inn Center he...

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MAYORS, ADVOCATES FEAR CUTS Mayor Edward G. Rendell of Philadelphia is one of the first big-city mayors to cite new state welfare regulations as a...

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The Rich Get Richer Still...The Census Bureau recently found that the gap between incomes of the most affluent Americans and everyone else was wider...

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Public Housing Ordered for Dallas Suburbs On one of many lawsuits filed against HUD, local housing authorities, and cities to reverse decades of ghettoization of...

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NY State Found Guilty of Segregation In the 1960s and 1970s, New York State education officials and the State Legislature actively encouraged the perpetuation of...

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Landlord Tastes Own Medicine Newark landlord George Williams recently suffered a fate similar to that of Joe Pesci's character in the movie The Super, in...

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Landlord Tastes Own Medicine Newark landlord George Williams recently suffered a fate similar to that of Joe Pesci’s character in the movie The Super, in which a judge orders Pesci to serve time in the same decrepit building his tenants must endure daily. On November 22, Municipal Judge Paul R. Daniele ordered Williams to serve […]

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Rent Control Under SiegeBy the time you read this, rent control ordinances throughout Massachusetts will have been saved or abolished depending on the result...

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California tenants save rent control with major grassroots effortIn a major, hard-won victory for tenants, the Senate Judiciary Committee defeated AB 1320 (Costa), the...

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Jury Awards $3.2 Million in Lending Discrimination CaseIn the first jury trial in the United States dealing with mortgage lending discrimination, an individual was...

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ACORN Tenant Union Launched in Public HousingOne of the worst legacies of the Reagan-Bush years is the state of the nation's public housing. While...

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"NEWS" Experiment to Save CommunitiesThe Center for Neighborhood Technology has developed a computer system, the "Neighborhood Early Warning System (NEWS)" for use in a...

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Jury Awards $3.2 Million in Lending Discrimination Case In the first jury trial in the United States dealing with mortgage lending discrimination, an individual was awarded $3.2 million in damages after a jury determined that he was discriminated against when denied a loan by First Gibraltar Bank (now known as First Madison Bank, FSB).  Gordon […]