Hundreds of D.C. tenants gathered on July 20 to elect a board for the first city-wide tenant union in years and share organizing strategies to preserve affordable housing.
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A new eviction policy bill aimed at promoting a second chance for tenants with eviction records could decrease mass eviction filings by mandating a 30-day notice from landlords.
IjahQueen Is Peniel is losing her housing voucher following three years of poor living conditions and struggling to pay rent. She believes a paperwork error led her to fall behind on her rent and not have her lease renewed. Now she must try and find new housing without the subsidy from the state.
Three eviction bills, some benefiting landlords and some benefiting tenants, were debated by landlords, tenants and advocates at a Sept. 24 D.C. Council hearing. Councilmember Anita… Read more »
Residents of once-Sanford Capital owned properties are being sued for back pay following divestment of the low-income real estate firm’s assets to a receivership group.
Eviction companies are still illegally paying the homeless below minimum wages to put out other people on the street. Street Sense editor reported his first hand experience on an eviction truck. Reprinted with permission from Washington CityPaper.
District residents facing eviction or shelter termination may soon have access to free legal services in landlord-tenant court
Gregory Squires: Predatory lending is a subset of sub-prime lending that unfairly extracts resources from usually poor and marginalized people. It can have tremendous negative effects on people’s lives and on neighborhoods.