National Updates

Portland Ordinance to Protect Renters May Be a Model for Other Cities. but Landlords Are Fighting Back.

The idea seemed simple enough. Last year, Portland passed a law to ease the pain of renters being forced out of their homes or facing large rent hikes. Officials and housing advocates, in particular, were worried about those facing “no-cause” evictions. Such renters aren’t compelled to relocate because they damage property or fail to pay [...]

2018-11-26T09:09:55-08:00November 26th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Commercial Rent Control Bill Aims to Protect Small Businesses

"The New York City Council proposed a bill aimed at protecting small businesses, which will create a commercial rent control. A common problem many small business owners have is being faced with extreme rent hikes following the expiration of their leases, often forcing them out of business. This policy is the city’s response to soaring [...]

2018-11-13T09:11:26-08:00November 13th, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates, National Updates|

Feinstein Maintains Robust Lead in California Race

"Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has seen her advantage in her race against state Sen. Kevin de León chopped in half since July. But she still maintains a commanding, double-digit lead in her bid for a fifth full term, despite being the recent target of bipartisan criticism regarding her handling of sexual assault allegations against Judge [...]