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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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source City of Boston
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The City of Boston provided a concise guide and checklist for small business owners to navigate the permitting process and the Boston Business Hub. It covers various permitting and licensing requirements for different business types, including zoning, building, fire, health, and entertainment...

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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This technical information release outlines how Massachusetts homeowners or renters over 65 can claim tax credits against their personal income taxes. These "circuit breaker" credits are based on real estate taxes or rent paid by applicants who meet the specified income threshold...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
This ordinance guarantees the right to legal counsel, free of charge, for any residential renter in Seattle responding to an unlawful detainer suit....

Type Ordinance
Year 1990
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Housing
This ordinance established the status of residential hotel units by regulating the demolition and conversion of residential hotel units to other uses. Its purpose is to minimize the adverse impact on the housing supply and on displaces low income, elderly, and disabled persons resulting...

Type Ordinance
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
Year -
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source Beacon City Council
Policy Areas Housing
This local law prohibits landlords from evicting tenants without a good cause. Legal grounds for eviction include nonpayment of rent, violation of the law, chronic nuisance, the landlord's desire to personally occupy the housing accommodation, and more. It also requires landlords...

Type Ordinance
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Louisiana
Source City of New Orleans
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance outlines use and design standards for both rental and owner-occupied affordable housing. It requires that at least 10% of units in new developments within eligible zones are made affordable and ensures that these units will incorporate the same design features and have...

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 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing
The Amani Housing Pilot aims to take a comprehensive and community-engaged approach to improve housing on one block in Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood. This report outlines the pilot's objectives, funding mechanisms, and partnerships; analyzes where the project has met its objectives...

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 Ordinance
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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Housing, Public Safety
Solar hasn’t been available to everyone. The majority of Angelenos, who are renters, have been excluded from the solar market and resulting savings. LADWP historically has lacked renter oriented solar programs. These barriers have resulted in disparities in who has access to solar...

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 2020
Level City or Town, National
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Housing
Across the United States, subsidized and affordably priced homes for rental and homeownership are disappearing. This report analyzes the factors that caused the nation's housing crisis, provides case studies of cities spearheading innovative housing policies, and outlines recommendations...

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source The Common Council of the City of Madison
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
In response to hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this proposal waives the ten dollar Rent Abatement Application Fee for all tenants who apply for rent abatement prior to June 30, 2021....

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 2021
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) Connecticut
Source The Center for Popular Democracy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing, Health
Connecticut’s Latinx and immigrant communities are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Make the Road Connecticut (MRCT) launched an impact survey to more fully understand key issues facing people of color and immigrants related to employment, housing, health,...

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 Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source City Council of the City of St. Louis Park
Policy Areas Housing
This ordinance requires landlords to provide tenants a written notice at least 7 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 7 days of...

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 Ordinance
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...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
Nonprofit and private organizations are playing an important role in combating Milwaukee's housing challenges. Through a series of surveys and interviews, this report outlines which organizations are most active in efforts to maintain and increase affordable housing supply and access;...

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