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                      by Scott McClallen  Legislation in Lansing aims to dictate whether local governments can ban Michiganders from generating income via short-term rentals (STR). The Michigan Municipal League (MML) opposes the bill backed by GOP lawmakers, Senate Bill 446 and House Bill 4722, which aim to stop governments from banning STRs. A vote is expected...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Financial relief is on the way for some renters in Baltimore. Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced an expansion of Baltimore City’s Eviction Program. The expansion will provide tenants with resources for long-term housing stability. READ MORE: Sinkhole Opens Up Along Guilford Avenue In Baltimore After Rain “All Baltimoreans deserve safe and stable housing. As we emerge from...
    People and students from Worker's Circle of Boston and members of City Life Vida Urbana protest to rally support behind house bill HD3030, which seeks to stop evictions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on March 14, 2021.Jim Davis | Boston Globe | Getty Images Sabrina Floyd doesn't know where she and her 3-year-old...
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    Los Angeles is poised to ban landlords from harassing tenants, under a new law meant to beef up legal protections for renters facing coercion and mistreatment. The ordinance will be drawn up by city lawyers after the Los Angeles City Council backed the plan Wednesday. What exactly is being banned under this law? The L.A. ordinance, as proposed, will define...
    RENTERS struggling to make rent at the end of this month's eviction moratorium to apply for credit to cover their living expenses as new relief pops up for non-homeowners. Thanks to a new stimulus deal worth about $42 billion, renters can contact their local municipal government to gain stimulus credits to pay their rent only if they meet certain requirements...
    COOK COUNTY, Ill. (WLS) -- Following an I-Team report about the property tax debt attached to your home and business, some people said they stopped their search to buy a home.RELATED: IL property tax hikes influenced by government debt; how to look up debt on your home"Definitely preventing me from buying right now that's why I'm renting and happy to...
    RENTERS could receive up to $25,000 in federal stimulus money as cash-strapped Americans fall behind on their bills. It's estimated that around six million people owe approximately $20billion in back rent, according to a University of California, Berkeley study. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 3Renters could receive up to $25,000...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver City Council approved an ordinance Monday evening to provide legal assistance to residents facing eviction. Councilmembers say it is a necessary resource as protections started during the pandemic are going away but advocates for landlords and management companies argue that money could be better spent helping people pay for rent. “This is a problem in...
    Geber86 | E+ | Getty Images After Janell Ivy lost her job at a daycare center because of the pandemic, she fell behind on her $890 rent. The single mother feared that she and her four children, all under the age of 7, would be evicted from their apartment in Houston. She packed up her children's toys and clothes in...
    Siraj Ahmad | iStock | Getty Images More than 10 million Americans, or 14% of U.S. renters, say they aren't caught up with their housing payments, meaning many could be at risk when the national moratorium on evictions expires in under a month. That finding comes from data collected by the Census Bureau between May 12 and 24 and analyzed...
    Newark, New Jersey.Sean Pavone | iStock | Getty Images Since September, most renters across the country have been protected from eviction, thanks to an unprecedented moratorium on the proceedings ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now that ban will expire in less than a month, and millions of Americans could find eviction notices on their front doors....
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    No-Mad | iStock | Getty Images More than 11 million Americans are behind on their rent and many could be pushed from their homes when the national eviction ban expires in June. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's eviction moratorium, which has been in effect since September, will lift on June 30. Although the policy has been far from...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco has announced the city's new rental relief program, which is the latest emergency measure to help ease months of money fears from those suffering most during the COVID-19 pandemic.The city will take the next several months to field applications and distribute more than $90 million in aid, thanks to initial funding from the U.S....
    Two months after the state launched COVID-19 rental assistance programs for low-income tenants, Bay Area cities and counties are opening individual programs aimed at keeping the poorest residents in their homes. San Jose and Santa Clara County last week launched their $60 million program to reach renters teetering toward homelessness. The efforts will focus on delivering aid to adults making...
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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Housing announced $79.8 million in housing rental assistance.The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide up to 15 months of rental assistance for renters and landlords impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns, according to the office of Mayor Lightfoot.According to the statement, Chicago's ERAP as well as other country and state assistance...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Housing announced $79.8 million in housing rental assistance.The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide up to 15 months of rental assistance for renters and landlords impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns, according to the office of Mayor Lightfoot.According to the statement, Chicago's ERAP as well as other country and state assistance...
    Renters Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised state budget, brimming with cash from a booming stock market, has $5.2 billion in new funds to help low-income renters pay back-rent, and $2 billion to help with past-due utility bills.               Dianne Feinstein New poll shows just 35% of California voters — an increasingly younger and liberal...
    Residential buildings in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.James Andrews | iStock | Getty Images The Treasury Department announced on Friday that it's disbursed more than $6 billion to states to help renters and landlords struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic. Between the last two major stimulus packages, Congress has allocated more than $45 billion in...
    Olga Kaya | iStock | Getty Images There are now more than 360 programs across the country providing money to renters who've fallen behind because of the coronavirus pandemic. The funds total more than $45 billion and have been allocated by Congress in the last two major stimulus packages in the hopes of clearing up the country's enormous rental arrears....
    SACRAMENTO — Months after the state approved $2.6 billion to help California tenants pay rent amid hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, advocates say a disappointingly low number of people have applied, as the program has been hampered by a slow start, confusion and bureaucratic red tape. The problems have emerged as Gov. Gavin Newsom last week proposed to double...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Fort Collins are encouraging the owners of homes that are being rented out to help them in the effort to prevent any illegal drug activity from taking place there. The plea comes after a bust at a home in the western part of the city where a renter lived. (credit: CBS) Authorities recently...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Governor JB Pritzker announced Monday a major expansion to the Illinois rental relief program.The Illinois Rental Payment Program will provide relief for 120,000 household. In addition to the $1.5 billion for rental assistance, $400 million will be provided for mortgage assistance.According to the website of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the program is for households that are...
    After a banner year for illegal firework displays, San Jose leaders are once again cracking down on the irksome explosions. Under a newly amended ordinance advanced by the San Jose City Council on Tuesday, tenants and property owners could face hefty fines for firework displays that are set off on their land, regardless of whether or not they discharged the...
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    CHICAGO (CBS) — One person already fell for it, another almost did. Someone posing as a landlord is trying to trick potential renters into paying holding fees in a south suburb. It’s the kind of scam CBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas has been investigating for months. READ MORE: Despite Promise To Stop Parking In Public Spaces After Nearby Construction...
    Maricopa County, Arizona, constable Darlene Martinez signs an eviction order on Oct. 7, 2020 in Phoenix.John Moore | Getty Images News | Getty Images Renters who are financially struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic got some scary news yesterday when a federal judge overturned the national eviction moratorium two months earlier than expected. In a 20-page ruling, U.S. District Court...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A federal judge ruled Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control have no authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium, saying the public health agency doesn’t have the constitutional right to stop evictions. In a 20-page ruling, Judge Dabney Friedrich wrote, “Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a...
    Congress has passed $46 billion in emergency rental assistance as part of COVID-19 relief, yet millions of renters could face eviction when a federal eviction moratorium expires on June 30—or much sooner, if more courts uphold a judge's decision striking down the moratorium Wednesday. While the federal government has gotten most of the money to the states, state and local governments are...
    Reuters May 5, 2021 0 Comments A federal judge on Wednesday threw out the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s nationwide moratorium on evictions, delivering a setback to Americans hit hard financially by the coronavirus pandemic. Washington-based U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich said the “plain language” of a federal law called the Public Health Service Act, which governs...
    An eviction notice in Los Angeles.Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Federal Judge Dabney Friedrich struck down on Wednesday the national eviction moratorium, potentially leaving millions of Americans at risk of losing their homes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has banned most evictions across the country since September. President Joe Biden extended that protection to renters until July. Some 1...
    RIVER FOREST, Ill. (WLS) -- The I-Team investigated a growing number of local renters who say they're being illegally kicked out of their homes during the pandemic, despite moratoriums on evictions.People have lost their jobs, gotten sick and fallen on hard financial times during the pandemic, so Illinois' moratorium on rental evictions remains in effect. But the I-Team has learned...
    REDWOOD CITY (BCN) – Dozens of advocates and residents on Tuesday urged San Mateo County supervisors to extend renter protections after the statewide eviction moratorium expires at the end of June. California renters who cannot afford to pay rent due to the pandemic cannot be evicted once they pay 25 percent of their rent. These protections expire June 30 and...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The I-Team investigates the growing number of local renters who say they're being illegally evicted during the pandemic, Tuesday at 10 p.m.
    With two months to go before a statewide eviction moratorium expired in January, lawmakers, lobbyists and the governor’s staff were already deep into negotiations on an extension. They reached it just days before the deadline, providing six more months of a ban on eviction. Now, with two months left before that extension itself expires on June 30, there is no...
    As apartment rents rise across the U.S., so, too, have the security deposits tenants must pay when signing a new lease. The upfront cash most landlords require has gotten so high that one Midwestern city hopes to eliminate the need for security deposits altogether.  Under a proposed bill, Cincinnati would free renters from having to hand over a large lump sum...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio Ana Martinez from CASA speaks in Spanish about the need for rental assistance in Montgomery County. More money is now available for Montgomery County, Maryland, renters hit hard in the wallet by the COVID-19 crisis. In its first two phases, the county’s COVID-19 Rent Relief program provided more than $16...
    MinnPost photo by Corey AndersonDecades of disinvestment, racially discriminatory housing policy, and exclusionary practices have created a crisis for renters in St. Paul, and it’s only become worse because of the pandemic. But this spring, the city enacted much-needed local laws for rental housing that protect renters and will help reverse this trend. These new renter protections, called, S.A.F.E. (Stable,...
    Matthew Turner (on the right) and his husband, Gerard.Photo: Matthew Turner Since Matthew Turner was laid off in October, he estimates he's applied to close to 600 jobs, with no luck. Nearly as difficult has been his hunt for rental assistance. Turner's contacted many local organizations in North Carolina where he lives, but has been denied or left on waitlists...
    Los Angeles could soon usher in a new law that would ban landlords from harassing renters, more than four years after such a measure was first proposed at City Hall. The proposed ordinance, which advanced through a key committee on Wednesday, would prohibit landlords from targeting renters in a range of ways, including threatening tenants with physical harm, telling...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The pandemic has caused a lot of what is called renter migration: Renters moving to other locations en masse. According to a new study from Apartment List, Denver is one of the most-searched cities by people thinking of relocating. (credit: iStock/Getty Images) Over 29% of people looking to move in the last year have searched Denver as a...
    DENVER (CBS4) — The pandemic has caused a lot of what is called renter migration: Renters moving to other locations en masse. And while many are looking to move out of urban areas, don’t expect to see rentals in Denver stay vacant for long. According to a new study from Apartment List, Denver is one of the most-searched cities. (credit:...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Council has passed a bill, giving people more options when it comes to paying their security deposit. Rather than paying the lump sum at one time, renters can now pay it in installments or get insurance for it.  Opponets worry the bill could actually cost families more if they chose the insurance option. It now heads...
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