We reported before that the predicted wave of evictions has not yet materialized, but that does not mean there is not a lot of suffering. That suffering is not just confined to tenants who may have a harder time making timely and full rent payments, landlords are suffering as well.
Many people predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic would bring an avalanche of evictions. So far, that has not happened. In an interesting and thoughtful opinion piece by Jay Parsons, the deputy chief economist and vice president of asset optimization for RealPage, that has not turned out to be the case. Parsons’ op-ed appears in Globe… Continue reading The eviction wave that wasn’t
Councilman Steven T. Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights) introduced Intro. 2047-2020, a sweeping proposal that, according to the official summary, “would prohibit housing discrimination in rentals, leases, subleases, or occupancy agreements in New York City, on the basis of arrest or criminal record. Landlords and real estate brokers would be prohibited from inquiring about criminal record information… Continue reading NYC seeks to ban criminal background checks for landlords
CDIA and PBSA have joined forces to support Public Access Software Specifications (PASS). PASS leverages technology to improve the quality, accuracy, and efficiency of public records. In today’s economy, a greater demand for and policy concerning background screening, as well as more precise legal standards, is putting greater demands on public access from the courts.… Continue reading PASS to success
The new Minneapolis Fair Chance ordinance is not Minnesota nice. So un-nice, in fact, that it is the latest city to be challenged in court, following active cases in Seattle and Portland. A few weeks ago, some 40 property owners and management companies filed suit against Minneapolis alleging that the city’s Fair Chance law, Section… Continue reading Next municipal Fair Chance challenge: Minneapolis