The Economic Implications of Rent Control

Since the housing crisis, the demand for affordable rental housing has skyrocketed as Americans...

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The Future of Multifamily Housing: More 2018 Regulations and Legislation

2017 was undoubtedly a busy year for multifamily legislation. With bills like California’s...

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Trump’s Tax Plan Might Not Be So Bad for the Rental Industry

Congress’s H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” passed on November 16th and it is now up to the...

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Property Managers Fear Trending Rent Control Legislation

If you weren’t aware of rent control legislation, now is the time to be active. Bills proposing...

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Gov. Brown Signs California Multifamily Housing Legislation

With the deadline close, Gov. Brown has finally signed the bulk of the proposed California...

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September 05, 2017

Seattle Outlaws Multifamily Criminal Screening

On August 23rd, 2017 Ed Murray, the Mayor of the City of Seattle, signed into law an ordinance restricting the use of criminal background information for resident screening. Aiming to lower the barriers to housing for applicants who have ‘served their time’, the law holds the same sentiment as the city’s Fair Chance Employment ordinance, but puts the burden on the multifamily industry this time. This law will become effective 30 days after it is expected to be signed, on September 23rd, 2017.

August 22, 2017

California Housing Legislation on the Chopping Block this Fall

California lawmakers reconvened yesterday, on August 21st, from their summer recess and began to tackle  hundreds of pending housing legislation. Since the beginning of 2017, legislation targeting...

August 08, 2017

From Cocaine to Criminal History: New Employment Legislation is Here

From California to Indiana, new employment legislation has passed and is pending. Within the past few months San Francisco has enacted a ban on asking a job applicant what their salary history is,...

July 26, 2017

URGENT : Tenants Rights Activists are Planning Protest Throughout California on July 27th

Tomorrow, on July 27th, several tenants’ rights groups within California will be staging a statewide renters’ protest. According to the organization, Tenant’s Together, hundreds of protesters in...