As property values skyrocket, long-term renters — many of whom are elderly — face the very real risk of homelessness.
California and other states plan to build more homes in an effort to fix America’s affordable housing problem. But that’s not the main reason housing remains unaffordable for millions of people.
Studies show that tenants facing eviction who have a lawyer are a lot less likely to lose their home.
A legal scholar explains background on the ruling, what it means and who’s affected.
A federal eviction ban had much less effect than state-specific restrictions, an analysis of eviction data finds.
Residents of Nairobi’s informal settlements use names as a way of voicing the issues that they struggle with every day.
Calls to police and hotlines by domestic violence victims increased during the pandemic. This translates into an expanded number of families that will need help even after the pandemic.
Biden proposed $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief spending to help with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Four economists have a few ideas for him.
Millions of Americans may be at risk of losing their homes in coming months as eviction moratoriums expire and courts resume a process that heavily favors landlords.
A loose patchwork of measures and systems has left millions at risk of slipping through the cracks as the pandemic’s economic downturn hits.
Current measures prohibiting the eviction of tenants and helping them through the financial crisis won’t last forever. A 40-year-old voucher program might be a longer term solution.
Even as Americans are all told to remain at home, millions are now unemployed and must scramble to figure out how to pay for that home.
In 1931, the NSW government passed landmark legislation reducing rents by 22.5% and banning evictions indefinitely. The reforms, however, were short-lived and many people ended up in tent cities.
Housing is our first line of defence against coronavirus, so leaving someone homeless increases the risk for everyone. Australia should follow other countries in imposing a moratorium on evictions.
Housing policy needs to prioritise housing’s function as a home, rather than an asset.
The unresolved compensation of Zimbabwe’s evicted white farmers needs to be settled quickly, as it stands in the way of economic recovery.