As another month's rent comes due, appropriated relief is finally making its way to tenants

May 28, 2021
More than 400 programs are in place to distribute nearly $50 billion in aid to tenants who've fallen behind.
After more than a year of this pandemic, many tenants have fallen behind and are struggling to pay rent.
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Texas may soon require landlords to inform renters about flood risk

May 28, 2021
The state requires disclosure of flood risk information to buyers, but not to people who rent their homes. For now.
In the Houston area, nearly half a million renters live in a floodplain. New protections could mean a significant shift for them.
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The CDC extends an eviction ban, but landlords find ways around it

Apr 1, 2021
It can be hard for landlords to pay their bills too. But even tenants with a strong case against eviction rarely fight back.
For renters to really be protected, one expert said, they need access to legal resources.
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Small landlords face a different kind of eviction crisis

Feb 18, 2021
Property owners unable to collect rent are struggling to pay their own bills.
Small landlords are finding themselves on the edge of a financial cliff.
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What's the future of commercial real estate?

Dec 15, 2020
When businesses return to their offices, some won't need the footprint they once had and some workers will spend less time there.
A "For Rent" sign on an empty storefront in Brooklyn, New York. Many businesses may not need as much commercial space as they used in the past.
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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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