Berkeleyside: This new website will help you respond to an eviction notice

Berkeleyside: This new website will help you respond to an eviction notice. “Thousands of California tenants lose their homes every year because they fail to submit that initial answer in court. Failing to check the right box or file a timely response could, indeed, trigger a default judgment against them. A group of tenant advocates and attorneys this month launched a tool they hope will change that.”

UK Government: Naming and shaming failing landlords

UK Government: Naming and shaming failing landlords. “The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities will highlight poor practice by landlords including on its social media platforms. This will include published findings by the Housing Ombudsman of severe maladministration, and judgements of the Regulator of Social Housing that consumer standards have been breached.”

7 News (Australia): Database of Australian renters launched

7 News (Australia): Database of Australian renters launched. “Accessed via the Australian Data Archive, the information generated features descriptions of renting households from around the country. As well as revealing who the nation’s renters are, what they want and what they can afford, it details the diversity of Australia’s housing quality and conditions across the rental market.”

THE CITY: Hochul Signals Aim to Let Eviction Moratorium Expire, Albany Sources Say

THE CITY: Hochul Signals Aim to Let Eviction Moratorium Expire, Albany Sources Say. “Gov. Kathy Hochul is considering letting a pandemic-spurred hold on evictions lapse after it expires on Jan. 15, sources in the state legislature told THE CITY. A pause on evictions has been in place by executive order since the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, then becoming law in June 2020. Hochul extended the stay on evictions during her first days as governor in early September.”

Rising rent: Floridians face pricey dilemma (My News 13)

My News 13: Rising rent: Floridians face pricey dilemma. “Albert Harris-Russell and his partner Logan rent a one-bedroom apartment in downtown Orlando. The professional photographer said their rent is going up so much they now have to consider if they can stay, or if they’re being priced out. ‘Six months ago this apartment was going for $1,500 to $1,600,’ Harris-Russell said. ‘Now it’s jumped to almost $2,000.’”

New York Times: Why These New Yorkers Stopped Paying Rent

New York Times: Why These New Yorkers Stopped Paying Rent. “Across New York, many tenants who lost their jobs after the city went into lockdown are facing millions of dollars in unpaid rent and have been kept in their homes by government aid programs and a state eviction moratorium that expires in January. But the pandemic has also mobilized some tenants to take on landlords who have done little to improve their living conditions and pushed them into a new kind of activism.”

Washington Post: The feared eviction ‘tsunami’ has not yet happened. Experts are conflicted on why.

Washington Post: The feared eviction ‘tsunami’ has not yet happened. Experts are conflicted on why.. “When the Supreme Court decided to strike down a federal ban on evictions in August, lawmakers and housing experts mentioned a slew of devastating metaphors — cliff, tsunami, tidal wave — to describe the national eviction crisis they saw coming. One month later, however, many of those same authorities find themselves wondering: Where is the cliff?”

Route Fifty: Evictions To Impact More Black, Latino Households

Route Fifty: Evictions To Impact More Black, Latino Households. “Nationwide, about 58% of households headed by Black/African American adults rent their homes, as do nearly 52% of Hispanic/Latino adults, according to Pew’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. By contrast, 28% of white households and 40% of Asian households live in rental units. Sixty-six percent of U.S. residents age 35 or younger are more likely to rent than other age groups, according to Pew. About 42% of renters are 35 to 44 years old and 32% are 45 to 54 years old.”