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White House calls on states to prevent evictions

Aug. 02, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House moved Monday to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend, potentially pushing millions of Americans out of their homes. In a statement on...

San Francisco tenants get 6-figure buyout to leave luxe unit

Jul. 30, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wealthy San Francisco couple notched a record nearly half-million-dollar buyout to vacate their luxury apartment of three decades, an indication of what some landlords are willing to pay for tenants to give up their longtime home in a city with strict rent control and...

EXPLAINER: How Illinois hopes to avoid summer eviction surge

Jul. 30, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September has been the only...

Illinois law boosts affordable housing construction, rehab

Jul. 29, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday signed into law measures to increase affordable housing and to expand access to a state energy program for low-income residents. The Democrat's action included creating a grant program to encourage construction...

South Dakota housing frenzy has some worried about crash

Jul. 24, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Real estate and home sales are setting records in Sioux Falls and across the country. From cash offers to low mortgage rates to hundreds more real estate agents hoping to jump in the market and help buyers compete for homes, right now might feel...

NH tenants facing eviction struggle as few rentals available

Jul. 22, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The new owners of a small rental building are asking their long-term tenants to leave so they can renovate, but the lack of affordable housing in the New Hampshire is making it hard for those tenants to find another place to live. The new landlords...

Higher pay package set for new Louisiana legislative auditor

Jul. 18, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's new legislative auditor, whose office reviews the financial books of state and local government agencies, is getting a higher pay package than his predecessor, under a salary agreement negotiated with lawmakers behind closed doors. ...

7-year-old boy dies in North Carolina home elevator accident

Jul. 13, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — A boy from Ohio died after he became trapped between an elevator car and the elevator shaft inside a vacation rental home on North Carolina's Outer Banks, emergency workers said. Currituck Fire-EMS Chief Ralph Melton said emergency workers were...

Millennials face challenging landscape amid housing crunch

Jul. 11, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Standing inside a bucket he purchased last fall, Alex Eherenman bathed in his work bathroom. Water pooled at his feet as he splashed himself from the sink faucet, but at least he wasn’t leaving behind a puddle. “That was a pretty low point for me,”...

US judge upholds Seattle renter protections

Jul. 06, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has upheld renter protections passed by the Seattle City Council in 2017, finding that they are a reasonable approach for reducing housing discrimination. The protections, enshrined in the Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, prohibit most...