Rents are down, vacancy rates are up in NYC rental market

Aug 14, 2020
A July report shows landlords are having a harder time finding tenants in the pandemic.
The notoriously pricey rental market is in upheaval.
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As some tenants struggle to pay rent, landlords try to manage mortgage payments

May 29, 2020
Some tenants and landlords are working out payment plans but wonder how long they can hold out.
A sign in an apartment window calling for a rent freeze in early May.
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Distressed retailers play "hot potato" with landlords and suppliers

May 28, 2020
Everyone is trying to pass the economic pan to someone else.
A "closed" sign on the Victoria's Secret shop in Herald Square.
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Rent strike activists seek relief during COVID-19 pandemic

May 1, 2020
Organizers say without more protections, renters face debt or lost housing once eviction bans are lifted. Landlords say they need protections, too.
A demonstrator in Chicago on Thursday calls for rent and mortgage payments to be suspended to help those who have lost their income due to the coronavirus.
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One person on both sides of the landlord-tenant divide

Apr 28, 2020
Sarah Frier collects rent. But she also pays it.
In some cities, tenants are calling for rent strikes because of dire financial circumstances brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
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Renters, landlords seek middle ground as tenants struggle with payments

Apr 17, 2020
With lost income due to the COVID-19 slowdown, many renters can't pay in full.
The percentage of apartment dwellers paying rent is up this week. But many can't pay in full.
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Adventures in Housing: The small-time landlord

Sep 13, 2019
Becoming a landlord helped Beverly Wilcox retire at 54, go back to school and launch a second career.
California landlord Beverly Wilcox laying sod at one of her properties in 2001.
Courtesy of Beverly Wilcox

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Some cities see eviction prevention as a way to reduce homelessness

Sep 26, 2018
In many cities, only a fraction of people facing eviction can actually get legal help.
A homeless woman waits in line to receive groceries and clothing in the skid row section of Los Angeles, California.
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Landlords have the upper hand in many rental markets

Feb 17, 2015
Low apartment vacancy rates mean renters are often at the mercy of landlords