Pronto Housing draws $2M round in quest to make compliance easier
Verifying property compliance and helping prospective tenants understand application regulations are often behind landlords' hesitancy to work with housing assistance programs
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 4
A statue playing a trumpet
New pop-up informs renters that it's illegal to discriminate by legal source of income in New York and New Jersey
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 19
Keller Williams, EXIT Realty and dozens of others sued for discrimination
The suit alleges 36 real estate companies, agents and landlords illegally refused to accept Section 8 housing vouchers in New York's Westchester County
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 30
Lawsuit accuses 88 landlords and brokerages — including Compass and Corcoran — of discrimination
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan on Monday by watchdog group the Housing Rights Initiative claims the New York City brokerages and landlords in question have discriminated against people with housing vouchers
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 15
'Bring your big damn purse': How women can build wealth through real estate
Women have a lot of catching up to do in the investment space, speakers at Inman Connect said during a panel on Tuesday
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 26
Renters' leases going up in smoke as legislators crack down on cigarettes
Low-income renters are being unjustly evicted as landlords fail to correctly implement HUD's smoke-free policy, according to a Washington Post report
by Marian McPherson Feb 12
FTC slaps duo with $6M fine for defrauding Section 8 renters
Steven and Kevin Shayan defrauded more than 500,000 Section 8 voucher recipients by asking them to pay for access to exclusive listings that didn’t exist
by Marian McPherson Dec 17
Governments mull bans on voucher discrimination
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez introduced the Landlord Accountability Act on Jan. 3, on the first day of the 116th Congress
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 10
Ben Carson
Proposal would increase rent contributions from tenants using the program, which affects some 4.5 million American families
by Patrick Kearns Apr 25
The government pays more to rich homeowners than poor renters
Housing subsidies are going to wealthy homeowners at nearly twice the rate of low income renters
by Patrick Kearns Oct 13
A young woman kicking her legs on the end of a pier
Although decision upholds RESPA’s exemptions for certain affiliated business practices, industry leaders caution that it’s ‘not a green light for MSAs’
by Amy Tankersley Nov 3
CFPB v. PHH, explained
Why are the mortgage and real estate industries watching this case so closely?
by Amy Tankersley May 19
Some feel the bureau’s interpretation of RESPA is overly broad, while others say key questions remain unanswered
by Amy Tankersley Oct 16