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Oakland bans tenant criminal background checks

Jan. 22, 2020 1:16 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland City Council on Tuesday moved to approve an ordinance that would prohibit landlords from asking about a potential tenant’s criminal history or rejecting them out of hand for having a record. Council members voted unanimously to pass the Fair Chance Access to...

Ex-Louisiana state senator pleads guilty to federal charge

Jan. 21, 2020 1:01 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana state senator pleaded guilty Tuesday to making false statements to a federal agency about a Hurricane Katrina recovery loan. Wesley Bishop's guilty plea to the single count was expected, according to The Times-Picayune/ The New Orleans Advocate. Bishop, a New Orleans...

Child finds deputy's badge, gun at South Lake Tahoe rental

Jan. 13, 2020 8:45 PM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy is on paid leave after apparently leaving his badge and a loaded gun that were found by a child at a South Lake Tahoe rental home. Josh Segarra, 9, found the gun in a bedroom drawer 10 minutes after arriving at an Airbnb rental near the...

In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 photo, Zachariah Mohammed, left, Pete Mancilla, and their dog Remy pose for a picture in their apartment in New York. Most of the furniture in their apartment, including the couch, the table and chairs, the side table and the bar cart, are rented. Furniture-rental startups and other companies are aiming to rent furniture to millennials who don't want to commit to big purchases or move heavy furniture and are willing to pay for the convenience.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Startups see a market in renting couches by the month

Jan. 13, 2020 4:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Zachariah Mohammed’s living room is filled with stuff he doesn’t own. He pays $200 a month for the sofa, side table, bar cart, dining table and four chairs in his living room. It’s worth it, the 27-year-old New Yorker says. If he needs to move, which he’s done...

In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 photo, Zachariah Mohammed, left, Pete Mancilla, and their dog Remy pose for a picture in their apartment in New York. Most of the furniture in their apartment, including the couch, the table and chairs, the side table and the bar cart, are rented. Furniture-rental startups and other companies are aiming to rent furniture to millennials who don't want to commit to big purchases or move heavy furniture and are willing to pay for the convenience.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Startups see a market in renting couches by the month

Jan. 13, 2020 4:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Zachariah Mohammed’s living room is filled with stuff he doesn’t own. He pays $200 a month for the sofa, side table, bar cart, dining table and four chairs in his living room. It’s worth it, the 27-year-old New Yorker says. If he needs to move, which he’s done...

Rising Tucson rents hitting schools amid housing crisis

Jan. 6, 2020 12:02 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Rising rents in Tucson are pushing families out of apartment complexes and disrupting children's school year, an analysis has found. Mapping by the Arizona Daily Star shows that two school districts — Tucson Unified and Amphitheater Unified — have been hardest hit by...

County in Colorado to crack down on vacation rentals

Jan. 2, 2020 5:55 PM EST

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials have announced plans to ensure visitors renting private homes pay lodging and sales taxes as they would if they stayed in a hotel. Residents in La Plata County must get a Colorado business license for short-term rentals, but not everyone complies with the rules, The...

South Carolina to rent out former Turner family beach house

Dec. 30, 2019 10:36 AM EST

ST. PHILLIPS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Guests will soon be able to rent a beach house that once belonged to billionaire Ted Turner's family on a private South Carolina island, state officials say. South Carolina State Parks is finishing rehabilitation work on the property and expects to open the site for rental...

In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, Aspen Day-Flynn, right, a hair stylist, stands with her boyfriend Travis Tolin, a tattoo artist, in front of their apartment building in Seattle. The pair were considering a move back to her native Seattle this fall when their landlord in Phoenix helped seal their decision. Overnight, the monthly rent on their 986-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bath house jumped 50 percent, from $1,000 to $1,500 as the owner announced his plans for a major renovation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Once affordable, Phoenix rents among fastest rising in US

Dec. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Aspen Day-Flynn and her boyfriend, Travis Tolin, were thinking of moving back to her native Washington state this fall when their Phoenix landlord helped give them the push. The monthly rent on their two-bedroom house jumped from $1,000 to $1,500 because the owner planned to renovate....

Police: 55 shots fired, 1 hurt at Oregon rental house party

Dec. 8, 2019 1:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One person was injured in a shooting at a party at a Portland Airbnb rental, in which police said 55 shots were fired from multiple guns. No other injuries were reported. The woman who was injured was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, the...