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With eviction filings up, some landlords stoop to illegal tactics push out tenants more quickly

Aug 30, 2023
Eviction is a formal legal process that guarantees tenants some protections, but advocates say not all landlords are willing to follow the law to push a tenant out.
Nicole Hernandez looks at photos of damage to the home she was evicted from Wednesday, July 19, 2023, in Dallas.
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Extreme heat is becoming more common. Should tenants have a right to air conditioning?

Jun 14, 2022
There are many more laws and programs to help low-income people stay warm in the winter than cool in the summer.
Above, temperatures reached 114º F in of El Centro, California on June 12. Much of the South and West have been grappling with a heat wave, underscoring how air conditioning is becoming increasingly necessary.
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As eviction deadline looms, more tenants have access to legal help

Jul 8, 2021
Several cities and states have passed "right to counsel" legislation.
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