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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Housing
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread unemployment, millions of Americans are facing eviction, or are taking on unsustainable debt, dipping into savings, and cutting food and medications to afford rent. The federal government must make housing policy central to any COVID-19...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Housing
Small residential and commercial rental properties owned by individual landlords are important to the diversity and adaptability of cities as a whole. The owners of small rental properties face challenges, many due to economies of scale, in areas like energy efficiency and building...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source National Low Income Housing Coalition
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Housing
Rents are rising faster than wages, and tenants in many states are burdened by the end of pandemic-era benefits programs that had helped dampen a hostile national housing market. This report examines disparities between wages and rental housing prices across the country and finds...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education, Housing
Public housing agencies (PHAs) can use effective education and outreach strategies to recruit and retain Housing Choice Voucher landlords. This guide outlines best practices for establishing relationships between landlords, tenants and PHAs through education and outreach, and provides...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Power Switch Action
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Housing
Rent stabilization policies are essential to protect tenants from being exploited, displaced, or forced to forgo food, food childcare, or healthcare to cover housing costs. This toolkit outlines how local governments can implement a rent stabilization ordinance that covers as many...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) California
Source California Housing Partnership
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
Racial segregation has blocked access to housing and pathway to homeownership. This report argues that to address this injustice, California must make substantial efforts to distribute funding to mitigate the racial wealth gap, through policy focused on increasing housing choice and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Housing
This report examines market characteristics and barriers to affordable and workforce housing development in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It outlines the extent of affordable housing development in the county over past years, financing approaches, and best practices for increasing the...

Type Executive Order
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Office of the Mayor San Francisco
Policy Areas Housing
An executive order extending Section 1 of the Twelfth Supplement to the Proclamation imposing protections for residential tenants, including a temporary moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent by residential tenants directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and a temporary moratorium...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Housing
Renters are often first and worst hit as housing prices rise, displacement and natural disasters worsen and affordable places to live become scarce. In response to these challenges, cities and advocates are accelerating implementation of tenant and renter protections: policies that...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
A notice to new tenants summarizing key voting information including election dates and registration options....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) California
Source California Housing Partnership
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
Housing in California has been setting record prices for years now. Rental prices have also reached unprecedented levels sparking concerns about living costs. This policy brief highlights the reality of rental cost burdens for Californians who earn less than their county's median...

Type Executive Order
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Housing, Health
An executive order directing City departments to further extend their actions to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to mitigate the impact of the public health emergency on the people of Seattle....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Housing
This guide details relocation payments and assistance available to tenants that are displaced by rehabilitation, demolition, or acquisition of a project that has received federal funding. It highlights assistance options including advisory services, payment for moving expenses, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Public Safety, Public Spaces
Localities should maintain code enforcement programs to improve both housing conditions and residents' wellbeing. This guide outlines the benefits of proactive rental inspection programs and provides an overview of program design. It recommends involving diverse stakeholders and community...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source NYU Furman Center
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Housing
To mitigate the housing shortage, New York City and Albany have studied the process of hotel deconversion to housing in both municipalities. This report provides an overview of the law governing hotel deconversion process and suggests policy implementation to further the process....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Poverty & Race Research Action Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
Since the ratification of the Fair Housing Act, states significant power to shape fair housing policy independently of federal mandates. With renewed federal interest in enforcing fair housing policy this report presents seven initiatives that further State's ability to provide fair...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) California
Source Housing California
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
Decades of inequality have limited access to affordable housing in the state of California, limiting economic equity and harming communities. This report proposes a roadmap for California to address the four main problems with housing: (1) create 1.2 million new affordable homes;...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison City Council
Policy Areas Housing, Democracy & Governance
This ordinance requires landlords to provide new tenants with voter registration forms at the time the tenant begins their residency. This obliges landlords to make new residents to the area as well as new tenants who have previously not registered to vote aware of voter registration...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Flint City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Health
The ordinance prohibits race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, condition of pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental limitation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or actual or perceived HIV status from being factored into the decision...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Philadelphia City Council
Policy Areas Housing, Civil Rights
This ordinance grants housing applicants the right to a written explanation if they are denied tenancy in some housing or apartment complexes. This ordinance requires the lessor or property owner to include an option for applicants to indicate their request of a written denial of...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2006
Level County
State(s) New York
Source Nassau County Legislature
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance prohibits owners, landlords, and management companies from refusing to sell, rent, or lease housing accommodations to any person because of their actual or perceived protected status. It also creates the Commission on Human Rights, which can refer complaints of discrimination...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Housing, Health
This local law would require building owners to provide tenants with water filtration pitchers that are certified to reduce lead concentrations in water, install water filtration or treatment systems that are certified to reduce lead concentrations, or take a sample annually from...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source City of Portland
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
This ordinance requires landlords to provide relocation assistance to tenants who (1) have had their rental agreements terminated without a cause by their landlord, or (2) choose to relocate after their landlord increases rent by 10 percent or more. Specifically, landlords must pay...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source City of Brooklyn Center
Policy Areas Housing
This ordinance requires owners of affordable housing units to provide tenants a written notice at least 30 days prior to filing an eviction action alleging non-payment of rent or material breach of a lease. Additionally, it prohibits owners of affordable housing units from issuing...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source City of Minneapolis
Policy Areas Housing
This ordinance requires landlords to provide tenants a written notice at least 14 days prior to filing an eviction action alleging nonpayment of rent or other unpaid financial obligations in violation of the lease. If the tenant fails to correct the rent delinquency within 14 days...

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