Rent Issues

St. Paul City Council Passes Changes to Rent Ordinance

St. Paul City Council on Wednesday passed a set of amendments that revises the rent stabilization ordinance passed by voters last year. After hearing from more than a dozen residents who all spoke out against the revisions, council members voted 5 to 2 to revise the policy, with council members …

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Cincinnati-area hospital systems now view housing as a community health need

CINCINNATI — For the first time, regional hospital systems are identifying housing as a community health need. Nearly two out of three homes are rentals in the city of Cincinnati. With soaring rents and regular evictions, researchers see links to medical needs. “I’m trying to move into my own apartment, …

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South Korean ministry recommends enactment of special metaverse laws

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) has revealed its intention to move away from imposing traditional video game laws on the metaverse. Instead, the ministry decided to issue new guidelines to encourage the growth of the fledgling ecosystem. South Korea’s interest in collecting Web3 and Metaverse ecosystems is …

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‘I hate being cheap’: With inflation high for 40 years, is it still okay to arrive at a friend’s house for dinner with just one bottle of wine?

By Quentin Fottrell “I’ve thought a lot about the cost of living and how house prices, rents and food prices contribute to how we socialize with friends” Dear Quentin, I’ve thought a lot about the cost of living and how house, rent, and food prices contribute to how we socialize …

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Palo Alto City Council Candidates Address Top Issues at Tuesday Forum | New

The seven candidates vying for three seats on the Palo Alto City Council all want to see the city build a gym, renovate the Cubberley Community Center, pass a business tax and build housing at a higher density. But they have different views on campaign finance reform, rent stabilization and …

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The impact of keeping millions out of poverty during the pandemic • Sacramento News & Review

The Secret to Reducing Economic Inequality: Government Aid Matters By Mark Kreidler, Capital & Main This story is produced by the award-winning journalism association Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. By any measure, the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged Californians and the state as a …

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New housing plans on the Southern Ring Road offer smaller towers, but groups of residents remain

New plans for the Bailey Gibson site. Scheduling app image. Developer Hines applied for planning permission in July to build 345 houses in blocks of two to seven storeys, on land on South Circle Road, which was previously the site of the Bailey Gibson factory. The same promoter had already …

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Better ideas for affordable housing – Southside Pride

BY ELINA KOLSTAD The Minneapolis 2040 plan recently made headlines when a judge suspended the plan in June, siding with groups who said the city should have conducted an environmental review, and then again in July when the same judge allowed the city to continue implementing the plan as it …

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Students in Canada pay more for rent than anyone else and ouch, the numbers hurt

It’s not easy being a student in Canada. Along with studies and extracurricular activities, issues such as inflation, student debt, and changing vaccine and mask guidelines are all things to keep in mind. To add insult to injury, rising rental prices in Canada are another growing concern. According to a …

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Black Diamond Group Limited launches its first Corporate

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black Diamond Group Limited (“Black Diamond“or the”Company” (TSX: BDI), a leading provider of workforce space rental and accommodation, today released its first Corporate Responsibility Report. The report details the company’s commitment to environmental, social and governance issues and is a key part …

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“This is the first step towards expulsion.” Why 20 million American households are struggling to pay their utility bills.

By Barbara Kollmeyer and Zoe Han Low-income families locked in a vicious circle of arrears, says Neada As European governments struggle to contain the fallout from soaring energy costs on their citizens, the United States could also face a looming crisis with around 20 million households struggling to pay their …

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Robodebt Royal Commission Announced; Anthony Albanese open to royal commission for cosmetic surgery; Greens call for rent freeze; The Scott Morrison ministry saga continues;

A new biodiversity credits scheme will pay Australians to repair and maintain habitat on their properties. The scheme, outlined by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at an event in NSW, will work much like the carbon credits scheme. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said biodiversity credits are a unique opportunity. Credit:Dean Sewell …

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Capstone Green Energy continues its success in the EaaS market with several new long-term oil and gas leases totaling 2.2 MW

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Capstone Green Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CGRN), a global leader in onsite resilient green power and carbon reduction solutions, continues to grow in the energy-as-a-service (EaaS) market with new new orders secured totaling approximately 2.2 MW from four US-based oil and gas customers. New orders include: A 1.4 MW …

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From Colorado to California, housing benefits for military families lag as rents soar

By RJ Rico, The Associated Press When Kristin Martin found out her husband was being transferred to Naval Base San Diego, finding a home for their family of five quickly took over her life. On-base housing was not an option – the waiting list for a four-bedroom home in the …

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Struggling Americans feel in recession

NEW YORK — The CEO of Bank of America said the recent debate over whether or not the U.S. economy is technically in a recession misses the point. What matters is that the current economic conditions are having a negative impact on the most vulnerable people. “Recession is one word. …

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Providence mayoral candidate Cuervo calls for public housing developer and rent stabilization

Cuervo said he worked on a series of housing policy proposals with Reclaim Rhode Island, a progressive group founded by volunteers for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in Rhode Island. His housing plan includes a public developer, a rent stabilization program, a mandatory eviction diversion program and proposed changes to …

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6 questions to ask yourself before moving in with your spouse

Although marriage rates are steadily declining in the United States, the number of people cohabiting continues to trend in the opposite direction. In 2010, 49.2% of adults had cohabited at some point in their life and 47.4% had been married, according to data from the US Census Bureau. Fast forward …

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More than 50 animals adopted in one day to help Horry County Animal Care Center capacity issues

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The community heard the call for help when the Horry County Animal Care Center announced Tuesday that it was overcapacity. The HCACC announced that 55 animals found their forever homes on Wednesday. It was revealed earlier this week that the animal care center was overcapacity …

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Inflation spiral set to break in July, helped by lower energy prices

People shop at a supermarket as inflation hits consumer prices in New York City on June 10, 2022. andrew kelly | Reuters Inflation may finally subside, thanks to falling gasoline prices and the disappearance of supply chain problems. Economists expect July’s consumer price index to have risen 0.2% from 1.3% …

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CYFD and MFA join landlords in helping young adults facing homelessness

Secretary to the Cabinet Barbara J. Vigil CYFD News: SANTA FE – The Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) and the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority are working to provide stable housing for young adults, through an innovative program specifically designed for young adults who have met barriers to housing. …

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Short-term rentals pose local problems along Pine Creek | News, Sports, Jobs

There is no peace in the Pine Creek Valley as a situation that has developed over the past few years has pitted long-time residents against landlords offering short-term rentals, which, in many cases leads to loud parties and traffic jams. What started as the discovery of a basically …

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Pandemic issues continue to plague small businesses, but grants ease pressure

There’s no place like Bay County to do business. That’s the message Bay County business owners sent to Bay County Commissioners and Bay Future Inc. officials this week. Megan Manning, who manages investor relations for Bay Future, invited Bay County commissioners to visit area businesses that were part of the …

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What is hire-purchase? Nationwide invests in fintech Kettel Homes

NOT ationwide has invested in Kettel Homes, a Rent to Buy startup that helps first-time buyers unable to access typical mortgages by saving some of their rent to build up the deposit. The new rent-to-own scheme means some tenants can save a slice of their rent to help build up …

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Views wanted from 137 apartments for rent in Monks Cross

A block of six-storey apartments built for rental can be erected on the edge of York. The 137 one and two bed apartments are offered on Kathryn Avenue in Monks Cross, close to York Community Stadium. The developer is Wetherby-based Oakgate Group, whose York developments include the nearby Vangarde Shopping …

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Investors bought a quarter of homes sold last year, driving up rents

Investors bought nearly a quarter of U.S. single-family homes sold last year, often driving up rents for suburban families. The problem is particularly acute in some Sun Belt states amid evidence that investors can often outbid other buyers, keeping starter homes out of the hands of potential owners, especially black …

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Demand for rental assistance in Maricopa County is on the rise. Can aid keep pace with pre-pandemic evictions?

Tune in to FOX 10 Phoenix for the latest news: MARICOPA COUNTY, Arizona. – Landlords file for eviction in Maricopa County at the rate we saw before the Covid-19 pandemicand now the county is seeing more tenants in need. But, can the dispersal of relief funds keep pace with the …

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Amid financial crisis, WHA makes cuts, streamlines operations

Wilmington Housing Authority director Tyrone Garrett (middle) discusses his new strategies at a board meeting last week, with input from new chief financial officer Kineth Darboe (right). (Port City Daily/Amy Passaretti) WILMINGTON — The humanitarian crisis facing some Wilmington Housing Authority residents, snowballed by the agency’s financial troubles, is executive …

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As rent continues to rise in Denver, tenants compare notes

Our tip line fills with horror stories of tenants with big maintenance issues, big rent increases…and sometimes both. Things have gotten so bad at the Grand that residents of the luxury apartment complex were recently told they would have to leave in thirty days – without any help, financial or …

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New policy protects people with vouchers seeking city-funded housing

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (July 14, 2022) – Charlotte City Council voted Monday to adopt a new city policy that protects potential tenants of City of Charlotte-supported developments from being disqualified from renting a unit because they participate in a housing assistance program. The policy stems from the city’s ongoing …

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Village Considers Fourth Moratorium Waiver Request | News, Sports, Jobs

LAKE PLACID — A fourth person has requested an exception to the Village of Lake Placid’s current moratorium on issuing new short-term vacation rental permits. Justina Deitz is requesting a waiver for her condominium at 12 Harbor Lane. A New Jersey resident, Deitz wrote in her application that …

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Does Connecticut’s Minimum Wage Increase Solve Problems or Create Problems?

Connecticut’s minimum wage was raised on July 1 to $14 an hour following legislation enacted before the 2019 pandemic. In 11 months, the state’s minimum wage will be raised again to $15 dollars. Even before the next raise, Connecticut’s minimum wage is among the highest in the country, surpassed only …

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Sacramento tenants organize after new landlord buys apartments

Members of the new ACCE Harlow Tenants Union speak at a June 29 press conference about their experiences with new property manager Trion Properties Kevin V.Nguyen [email protected] Jessica Barreto thought she had stumbled upon a modest find in an otherwise tough tenant market when she moved into Sacramento’s Harlow apartment …

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Supply and demand issues keep home prices high

According to data released by Florida Atlantic University this week, supply and demand issues are still fueling this ongoing housing crisis. “I feel like I have to basically live in my car,” Palm Beach County renter April Wade told WPTV in May. “It was very difficult to find something. I …

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Alberta Privacy Commissioner Investigating Do Not Rent List Complaint

Breadcrumb Links Local News Rentals are up in Edmonton. Photo by Brendan Miller /Postmedia Content of the article Alberta’s privacy watchdog is investigating a landlord who allegedly posted a tenant’s private information on social media. Advertisement 2 This ad has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Content of …

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Peabody Trust accused of failing to offer tenants suitable alternative accommodation | Lodging

The Peabody Trust, one of the UK’s oldest and best-known housing associations, has been accused of failing to rehouse 19 tenants it plans to evict to make way for a new development. Their plight highlights an acute shortage of affordable housing for low-wage key workers, amid fears that too many …

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In over 30 US cities, your Uber ride can be a Tesla

Uber and Tesla have partnered to rent Tesla electric vehicles to Uber drivers. The deal has now led to more than 40 million electric miles traveled. The timing of this agreement is indeed fortuitous. The pressure to live more carbon responsibly continues to grow. Uber and competing brands like Lyft …

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Title IX: 37 words that changed everything

By Zack Haber Since March of last year, tenants of Embark, an affordable apartment complex for veterans in downtown Oakland, have been demanding companies that oversee and own their buildings address safety and livability issues. and provide residents with respectful, harassment-free management. “It’s such a beautiful building,” said tenant Deidre …

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Third time was no charm as DeSantis vetoes Florida legislature alimony overhaul

Acting on one of the most emotionally charged issues of the 2022 legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday vetoed a measure that would have overhauled the state’s child support laws. DeSantis’ veto marked the third time that supporters of changing the child support system have successfully pushed bills through …

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New York Property Tax Strategies

Posted by Wei Min Tan on Jun 23, 2022 In this article, I interview Tsi Yang Lung, CPA, owner of Tax and accounting center. Tsi has over 16 years of experience in financial reporting and tax services. He founded Center Tax and Accounting in 2017 and currently serves over 800 …

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Office of Planning Regulator refuses to attend Dublin City Council meeting to explain ordinances on build-to-let schemes – The Irish Times

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) has for the second time refused to attend a meeting of Dublin City Council to explain its ordinances on build-to-let (BTR) schemes in the city. Advisers from all parties and independents said the regulator’s “snub” was “an affront to democracy”. The regulator has …

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New rental price statistics show 20% increase in SA, with Murray Bridge a hotspot

Prices for private rentals have soared 20% over the past two years in South Australia, according to new figures from the SA Housing Authority. Key points: Average private rental prices increased from $350 to $420 per week over two years Murray Bridge has seen one of the biggest increases Renters …

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Equity Residential: Downside protection during recessionary economic cycles (NYSE: EQR)

Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesNews Residential Equity (NYSE: EQR) is a REIT and constituent of the S&P 500 that focuses on the rental of high-quality residential properties located in dynamic cities that attract affluent long-term tenants. The company has interests in more than 300 properties comprised of approximately 80,000 apartments, with an …

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My family owns a house shared between my father and his three siblings. He spent $100,000 on renovations and wants to buy out his siblings. What can he do?

There has been a property in our family for decades. It was actually divided into four equal shares between the original owners, who are now all deceased. Thus, the children of the owners have the rights to the property. They each have 25%. My grandmother and her son (my uncle) …

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NFT rentals are the next big thing in the Blockchain game. Here’s why.

NFT rentals are an interesting idea when it comes to blockchain games, says Anton Link, co-founder and CEO of UNITBOX DAO. Play-to-earn (P2E) video games are still a new phenomenon in both crypto and gaming. That said, the sphere has huge potential for growth, being a potent mix of two …

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Annexation proposal pending – The Daily Reporter

American Homes 4 Rent, a Calabasas, Calif.-based public real estate investment trust, is filing an annexation application to the City of Greenfield for 81 single-family lots at the southwest corner of the Interstate 70 and Blue Road. Image submitted GREENFIELD – A proposal to annex nearly 30 acres on the …

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Hertz Announces Appointment of Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs – Rental Operations

The “wealth of experience” Liz Bower brings to Hertz includes current positions on the board of directors of Human Rights First and the Progressive Policy Institute. Photo: Hertz Hertz announced in a statement that Liz Bowyer has joined the company as executive vice president of corporate affairs, …

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5 things to know today, June 6, in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, June 6, and here are five things to know that are happening in Montgomery County today. 1. (ICYM) June is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, a time intended to raise awareness of issues related to PTSD, reduce …

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The high and rising cost of living in Florida

Gasoline. Races. Lease. Insurance. It has become more expensive to live in Florida – much more expensive. Overall, prices for all kinds of things are up nearly 9% from a year ago. Paychecks do not follow price increases. The inflation is here, and it’s squeezing Floridians, especially the elderly – …

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Unrepentant Tenant – Boulder Weekly

The Unrepentant Tenant last described tenant activism in Boulder in the 1970s, with the Boulder County Tenant’s Organization (BCTO) based on the CU campus and securing county funding, office space and the CU student government support. Unfortunately, the strings attached to these funding sources dampened BCTO’s activism, and by the …

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how to deal with difficult tenants

An online rental agent has posted a list of some essential tips for landlords, ranging from handling disagreements to rent arrears and eviction. British owners often get a bad rap in the media, but it’s no secret that they also have to deal with their fair share of problems. Renting …

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New wrinkle in Wellington City Council’s plan to access high-stakes rent subsidy

It was supposed to be simple: Wellington City Council would place its cash-strapped accommodation in a different ownership model and new tenants would receive a much-needed housing allowance. He worked for Christchurch City Council, which set up a Community Housing Provider (CHP) to manage its accommodation in 2016, and has …

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Boise homelessness experts discuss ways to address issues

Three leaders from Boise’s homeless services sector participated in a forum Thursday, seeking solutions to the growing problem of homelessness in Idaho’s Treasure Valley. Clockwise from top left: Idaho Statesman reporter Rachel Spacek, forum moderator; Stephanie Day, Executive Director of CATCH; Reverend Bill Roscoe, president and CEO of Boise Rescue …

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Los Angeles-Orange County rent inflation sees biggest increase since 1980 – Redlands Daily Facts

“The survey says” examines various rankings and dashboards judging geographic locations while noting that these ratings are best viewed as a mixture of astute interpretation and data. Buzz: The federal government’s leading cost-of-living measure indicates renters in California and across the country are seeing increases in rent inflation not seen …

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7 tips from the pros for an economical and sustainable marriage

JThis year, the number of marriages in the United States is expected to hit a nearly 40-year high. While this surge in nuptials after years of pandemic-fueled cancellations and postponements certainly highlights the love, it also highlights the major financial and environmental cost of hosting such events. Add to that …

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Rents are rising faster than house prices in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — If you’re looking for a place to live, you probably think renting is cheaper than buying a house. But a study shows that might not be true in Nashville. Research from Clever, a real estate data company, found that renting is cheaper than buying a home …

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Down 26%, is Prologis still a buy?

Prologis (PLD 3.57%) delivered a stellar performance in 2021. The logistics-focused real estate investment trust (REIT) gained almost 70% last year, beating the REIT industry average of around 40%. However, the shares are down 26% from their peak this year. Most of this damage has occurred in the past two …

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To keep tenants in homes, Elmira is offering $10,000 grants for rental repairs

The City of Elmira will provide grants to help landlords address health and safety issues in their properties, as well as support tenants at risk of displacement. (Jillian Forstadt/WSKG) https://wskg.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Elmira-rental-rehab-superspot-WEB.mp3 BINGHAMTON, NY (WSKG) — A few dozen landlords crowded into a room at Elmira City Hall on Wednesday to learn …

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Despite tuition freeze, some students struggle to pay their bills

Herds of dogs frolicked on the Kennesaw State University campus, wagging their tails as groups of students scratched their hairy heads and threw tennis balls at them. This was part of a university initiative to help students relieve stress as they headed to finals, and students across the state are …

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Giving shelter, shelter, mother wins a special day

She won’t have flowers today. No brunch in a trendy restaurant. Celest Laurry will wake up early in the lower half of a bunk bed and see his two teenage daughters, high school honor roll students, nestled in another bunk bed in an adjoining room. The walls are plain white. …

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Michigan seeks to solve state’s affordable housing problem

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rents and housing prices are rising in Michigan as existing housing infrastructure needs updates to improve energy efficiency and eliminate outdated toxic building materials, according to a coalition of groups that last week proposed $1.6 billion in state spending. Members of the Resilient Homes Michigan coalition …

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Solve parking problems at Vasco, say commuters | Goa News

VASCO: The Vasco traffic cell will crack down on taxi hire and bicycles parked all day in spaces marked for public parking. Mormugao City Council (MMC) councilors said they would pursue the matter at the next meeting. Paras, a commuter who regularly visits the city, had to make several turns …

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North Central Florida teacher shortage continues

Robert Béland couldn’t stand the way his statistics teacher taught. He knew he could do a better job of relating topics to students. So Beland, 74, of Keystone Heights, became a teacher. After earning a Ph.D. in Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Maryland in 1980, he taught 20 different …

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Living Rent Castlemilk claim landlord ‘owes £21,000 handed over’

RESIDENTS claim their social landlord owes them £21,000 rebate after charging them for work during the lockdown which was not carried out. Castlemilk tenants from the Home Group housing association will stage a protest in the hope that landlords will start a face-to-face negotiation. They claim they were forced to …

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Review: The Who takes Tampa fans through lots of ups and downs, back to Amalie Arena | Tampa

Photo by Sandra Dohnert The Who performs at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on April 27, 2022. Legendary British rock and roll band The Who are still around, though they carry on with only two original members leading the pack. On the road to America for the umpteenth time since …

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Evicting a Tenant in Michigan: Tips for New Commercial Landlords

There are many opportunities in commercial real estate, but these do not come without challenges, such as dealing with problematic tenants. We advise all new owners of commercial real estate to run their property like a business (see Part 1), and part of that is being prepared to evict tenants. …

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Availability issues drive up rental market prices

With the recent revelation of the federal budget and the election just weeks away, the rising cost of living is in the spotlight as Australians continue to struggle, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian conflict. -Ukrainian. With support and promising initiatives from the federal government for everything …

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Homelessness is up 177% in Hamilton County, 153% in the region since 2021, new data shows

This story was updated at 4:38 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022 with more information. Homelessness in southeast Tennessee is rising for the second straight year, with particularly high jumps in Hamilton and Bradley counties, according to data released Friday by the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition. The data, collected during …

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Don’t shoot the messenger | Coeur d’Alene Press

AFTER THE FALLS – At the height of the COVID pandemic, citizens received stimulus checks, rent and student loan payments were postponed, unemployment benefits were increased and government spending increased. “All of this amounted to a massive expansion in household purchasing power,” Idaho Department of Labor economist Sam Wolkenhauer said …

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Commissioner is divided on short-term rental policies in the county

After more hours of debate and public comment on Wednesday, Pitkin County commissioners could not find common ground on passing a short-term rental ordinance. The five-member council remained divided on the major question of who should be allowed to obtain a short-term rental license in the unincorporated county of Pitkin …

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South Carolina’s eviction laws create a power imbalance between tenants and landlords

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WBTW) — South Carolina’s low eviction filing fees have created an intense power imbalance between tenants and landlords, housing advocates and organizations say. “Our eviction process in South Carolina is really cheap,” said Adam Protheroe, trial attorney for the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center. “I can’t …

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Owning a pet makes it even harder to find housing in Summit County

Domino, an eight-month-old mixed breed and one of 16 dogs currently housed at Summit County Animal Shelter, stands inside his kennel Friday, April 8 in Frisco. The shelter receives animals for reasons including owners struggling to find housing in Summit County, racial discrimination and learned behavior issues.Jason Connolly/For the Daily …

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Tenants fearing shifting gentrification draw attention from Dallas City Hall – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A group of tenants and affordable housing advocates supporting them went to Dallas City Hall this week over fears of being displaced by renovations to their rental units. Some of the residents of the 515 North Marsalis property said their homes had problems with rats and cockroaches, but their fear …

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Introducing Dwellwell™, the first “check engine light” for residential properties

BETHESDA, Maryland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dwellwell, the first comprehensive data and analytics product that monitors whole-home health, has been launched to transform the maintenance of residential properties. Since its inception in 2018, Dwellwell Analytics, Inc. has raised over $12 million in seed funding from the State of Maryland and leaders in the proptech, …

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North Marin Community Services celebrates 50th anniversary – Marin Independent Journal

Workers distribute groceries at the North Marin Community Services weekly pantry in Novato on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal) When Jessica Real moved from Mexico to Marin, she was pregnant and living on one income. Then she and her husband were offered a lifeline – help with …

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The stages of a self-storage real estate transaction

When you participate in a self-storage real estate transaction, whether as a buyer or a seller, you have a role to play and a process to follow. Although the duration of the negotiation and other details may vary, there are certain main steps that should always be followed. Let’s take …

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Varya lacks patience with terrible tenants

Varya Malina is annoyed by her tenants who don’t want to pay their rent and deposit. The 90 Day Fiancé star speaks to her fans online. Varya Malina from 90 day fiance recently posted a rant about his disrespectful tenants on Instagram. Fans may know that the former reality TV …

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South Florida 100: Brown Jackson hearings, skyrocketing rent, governor signing bills – South Florida Sun Sentinel

Chip LaMarca, Member, Florida House of Representatives Last week: The 2022 legislative session is officially over! This year, 3,735 bills were introduced, 4,324 votes were taken and 285 bills were passed by both houses. We passed a historic budget of $112.1 billion, including $8.9 billion in reserves. This year’s budget …

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As April 1 evictions loom, only 44% of Mission rent relief claims have been paid

A new report reveals that half of the thousands of rent relief requests submitted by San Francisco and Mission residents have yet to even be reviewed. The lag is particularly concerning because the state’s eviction protections expire next week — April 1 — meaning tenants with remaining Covid-19 rent debt …

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Clark County examines impact of short-term rentals amid Las Vegas housing shortage and crisis

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) -Clark County officials are weighing in on concerns that a flood of short-term rentals could potentially impact the housing shortage in the Las Vegas Valley. FOX5 reported on the ongoing challenges for many home buyers and renters. Those ready to buy or rent are struggling with …

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Citizen Feedback Prompts Nevis Council to Rethink Rental Ordinance – Park Rapids Enterprise

Nevis City Council received citizen feedback on March 14 on the Tenancy Ordinance which it approved in July 2021. The discussion began with council members reviewing their Feb. 14 discussion on postponing rental inspections to accommodate a landlord who planned to be out of town. At that time, the city’s …

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Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) Releases Fiscal 2022 Revenue Forecast

Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII – Get Rating) updated its earnings guidance for fiscal 2022 on Wednesday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4,500 to $5,000 for the period, versus Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $7,040. The company released a revenue forecast of $4.45 billion to $4.60 billion, …

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Cities impose regulations on short-term rentals

GREENSBORO, NC — Whether for business or leisure, Airbnb has captured the attention and funds of travelers since the company was founded in 2007. What do you want to know Justin Miller owns a dozen rental properties that are for rent on Airbnb, and 10 of those properties are in …

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Section 227 – The High Court cannot pursue factual issues as an appellate body: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, in a judgment delivered on February 23, ruled that the High Court, while exercising the powers of a supervisory court under Section 227 of the Constitution of India, cannot act in as an appellate body to reassess the evidence. The High Court, under Section 227, can only …

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My wife and I have $750,000 in savings and earn over $144,000 a year. Can we afford to spend $5,000 a month on housing?

Financial advisors recommend spending no more than 30% of take-home pay on housing. I have always followed this rule and now have $750,000 in cash savings. But now I have to take a big step. Are there ever exceptions to this that make sense? My wife and I have just …

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Most Oregonians see homelessness as a major issue

PORTLAND, Ore. (PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP) – When Oregon’s legislative leaders unveiled a plan to tackle homelessness last month, they emphasized that it was not just a Portland problem, nor even an “urban” problem. “Those who are homeless and homeless are as diverse as our community itself,” said Rep. Jason Kropf, …

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Utah among states hardest hit by inflation

SALT LAKE CITY — A new congressional study report released this week found that Utah and the Mountain West are hardest hit by recent inflation. Inflation rates jumped 7% in the past year, the biggest increase since 1982. The Congressional Joint Economic Committee study shows that, on average, Utah families …

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Outrage over rising rents in Ancoats apartment building as tenants face anti-inflation increases

Tenants living in an apartment building in Ancoats have been reduced to tears by proposed rent increases to fight inflation. One said increases “over 13%” had been emailed to “several” Flint Glass Wharf residents, saying the highest they had seen was over 15%. An adviser who met with tenants about …

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With help from Zillow, this nonprofit wants to be a game changer for high-risk tenants

Shkëlqim Kelmendi, Executive Director at Housing Connector. (Photo of housing connector) It’s no secret that there is a housing crisis in the Seattle area. Bidding wars abound. Rents have increased by almost 30% compared to last year. And only New York and Los Angeles have higher homelessness rates. Seattle’s nonprofit …

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Conservatives Push ‘Culture War’ Issues

ORLANDO — As Republicans rallied in “the Free State of Florida” after Joe Biden’s first year as president, speakers at the Conservative Action Policy Conference hammered home the message of an all-out struggle for culture American, saying conservatives need to “take our country back” from the “radical left,” who want …

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Carter takes on crime and rent control

In his first State of the City address since his re-election in November, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter offered a smart list of recommended uses for federal pandemic relief funds. Carter wisely wants to focus on hiring more police, distributing gun safes, recovering from the pandemic, and working out a …

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Rents falling in Lincoln? Skeptical housing advocate

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska Examiner) — As the average rent in most states was up this time of year compared to last year, rent in a slice of major cities — including Lincoln — is believed to have fallen. That’s according to Rent.com’s latest national analysis. In its February rent report, …

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Connecticut’s lagging residential construction is hurting affordable housing supply, experts say

Shaurice Bacon feels stuck in her home, an apartment with not enough space for her family. She lived in public housing in Bridgeport for two decades. She researched other low-cost apartments, applied to housing choice voucher programs, and explored rent-to-own options. She expanded her search to include Hartford, New Haven, …

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City Council Discusses Rental Permit Program and Agrees to Form Committee | News

At the previous Titusville City Council meeting, Councilman Jason Drake requested that the Titusville Rental Licensing Program be added to the agenda. At Tuesday night’s meeting, the call to discuss the program was well-directed, as landlords and tenants who support and oppose the program were on hand to share their …

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Desperate renters, high prices and low inventory, a recipe for rental scams – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

It’s the epitome of adding insult to injury: potential tenants were not only tricked out of a place to stay, but were ripped off with the money they saved up to even make the move. Just ask Elizabeth, Olivia and a third woman who asked not to show her face. …

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Viewing Florida’s housing crisis as a social issue • St Pete Catalyst

Welcome to the Catalyst Community Voices platform. We’ve organized community leaders and thinkers from all parts of our great city to talk about issues that affect us all. Visit our Community Voices page for more details. As a community organizer, I have had the opportunity to hear many stories from …

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Senate, rent control and amending the constitution

the The cardinal duty of the legislator is to make laws that will contribute to the good governance of a country, among others. As one of the three branches of government, the legislature decides on legislation, for the most part, in addition to other functions. Such laws could arise from …

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British Columbia’s Landlord-Tenant Dispute Resolution System Deemed Inadequate

Sale of a Fairfield property blocked by a tenant who took advantage of the system for all the rent-free time he was able to obtain, according to the owner A Victoria landlord says it’s time to review the dispute resolution process for landlords and tenants after battling for weeks to …

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Idaho House passes bill banning Boise rental fee regulation

Idaho House on Monday passed a bill banning caps on rental fees. Darin Oswald [email protected] The Idaho House on Monday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would prevent local governments from restricting rental fees. The bill, sponsored by Representative Joe Palmer, a Republican from Meridian, would prevent local governments from creating …

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10 Best Video Games That Deal With Social Issues

While the majority of people still view video games as a form of childish entertainment, some developers are slowly changing that mindset by creating thought-provoking games. Like other forms of media such as movies or TV shows, games can address important societal issues and influence a player’s worldview. RELATED: 10 …

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Council considers new protections for tenants

Friday, February 4, 2022 by Jonathan Lee City council on Thursday passed two resolutions aimed at protecting tenants from eviction and giving them more rights to organize. “With the escalating housing costs we are seeing and the daily emergencies we know so many families face, it is clear to me …

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Vacation Rental Pre-emption Bill Authorizes Another Senate Committee

The Senate’s latest attempt to create a statewide vacation home licensing system and anticipate local controls authorized its second committee on Wednesday. republican senator Danny Burgess Invoice (SB 512) cringed before the Senate Community Affairs Committee, in part over the belief expressed by committee members that he would improve the …

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Why is the rent so high? It has increased by more than 35% in these cities

Over the past year, rents in some US cities have soared 35%, according to a recent Redfin report, fueled in part by rising house prices that have forced potential buyers into the rental market, increasing demand and leading to higher rates. While Utah often leads the United States in terms …

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‘Forgotten Island’: Apartment complex resident frustrated with payment system, lack of management – Reuters

SALISBURY — When Anna Jenkins moved into Villas at Hope Crest in 2016, she was filled with gratitude and optimism. The veteran and his beloved service dog were homeless before a community agency task force helped him find a unit at the compound at 1314 Lincolnton Road. The Villas at …

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Placer County officials cap short-term rentals

Short-term rental permits in Placer County will be capped at 3,900.Elizabeth White Placer County supervisors will cap the number of short-term rental permits and require a business license application for any new permits. The total number of residential short-term rental unit permits issued will be capped at 3,900. The changes …

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Santa Ana Park Welcome Program to provide rent-free housing in Thornton Park

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — Four dozen candidates are being considered to be the person or family to live rent-free in a 5th-wheel RV at a Santa Ana park. The city’s parks hospitality program will begin with a trial at Thornton Park. Lisa Rudloff, executive director of parks and recreation …

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Idaho leaders ignore ‘kitchen table’ issues | Opinion

This editorial was published by the Idaho Press of Nampa Now that the 2022 legislative session is heating up in Boise, we’ve noticed a deep disconnect between the kinds of issues that concern the majority of regular Idahoers and the topics that the Governor and Legislature have been proposing so …

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“Luxury” apartment in Denver requiring a non-disparagement agreement

DENVER — Renters have flocked to the Grand Apartments in downtown Denver amid several major issues and repairs that have made their stay anything but grand. The property bills itself as upscale and luxurious, but instances of flooding and black mold in multiple units, health code violations, and tenant complaints …

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Government revises NOC guidelines on sale, rental of international roaming SIM cards, global calling cards from foreign carriers – makes all such services mandatory

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