Rent Issues

Rental fees highlighted as Rochester council approves $ 509.4 million city budget

“We’re talking about a plethora of other fees to be concerned about,” said the owner of Matik Management and president of the Rochester Multi-Housing Association. The city’s $ 509.4 million budget includes fee increases for missing inspection appointments and for re-inspection of properties that fail first check, but Hill said …

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Island of Hawaii wants to cut 3,000 short-term rentals

As Hawaii’s high housing costs and rising property taxes continue to cost struggling residents looking to find and keep their homes, Maui is examining how to create long-term housing opportunities to ensure that local residents remain local. However, some solutions remain complicated. As visitor numbers peaked last year, so did …

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UCSB housing remains in crisis

Long before this year’s public fury against the UCSB-proposed mega-dormitory and Goleta’s lawsuit for the school’s apparent non-compliance with its 2010 Long-Term Development Plan (LRDP), the supervisor of the 3rd District Joan Hartmann and District Representative Gina Fischer sensed a problem. In order to meet its LRDP obligations, the UCSB …

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Tecolotes denies allegations and “wants to stay” in Laredo

The future for Tecolotes Dos Laredos in Laredo looks tired as the franchise is heavily considering leaving Gateway City due to issues with STX Venue Management owner Danny Lopez, who is under contract with the city to manage the Uni-Trade stadium. In response to the allegations against the franchise, the …

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Security deposit requirement prevents tenants from challenging poor living conditions, lawyers say

Latora Thompson has bad memories of the north Minneapolis home she rented from owner Steven Meldahl, who was fined $ 133,500 last week by a Hennepin County judge. She spent a winter at the house on the 300 block of 23rd Avenue. N without oven in operation. The mice entered …

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Does the end of what housing advocates call legal discrimination in Charlotte come in January? | DFA 90.7

After two years of work by Charlotte’s affordable housing advocates, a campaign to end discrimination against renters based on the source of their income is expected to peak within the next two months. In 2019, a group of affordable housing organizations came together to prevent landlords from denying housing to …

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CommonWealth Magazine

FOR MICHELLE WU, when it comes to making room amid his daring plans for the often more prosaic day-to-day life of city government, it’s time to make the donuts. When it is his first episode on GBH radio’s “Ask the Mayor”, Wu decided to bring them. So, with an offer …

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The Coalition’s rental market “fixes” the problem

The latest rent report from Daft.ie once again confirms the crisis in our private rental market. The rents are too high. The supply is too low. And government rent regulations are not working. Much of the public debate has focused on short-term issues. Brexit and Covid have disrupted supply chains, …

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Journalist’s Notepad: An Update on Serrano Apartments

The following appeared earlier this week in the ARLnow Press Club’s Early Morning Notes newsletter. Join the Press Club and help support more local stories in Arlington. This week, County Council received another update from tenant advocates and landlord AHC, Inc. on the work being done to improve the physical …

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