Multifamily Legislation

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The Battle Cry of Recent Rent Protections: What You Need to Know

From the battle cries of a rent strike to outright banning evictions, the response to renters’ rights during the pandemic has varied depending on what area your rental property is located. On the extreme end of COVID-19 related housing responses, California legislators have proposed a bill that could reduce rent by 25% and halt evictions

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You Don’t Have to Fear Criminals Released Early

From Ohio to Alaska, several local and state governments have considered releasing non-violent criminals early to avoid catastrophic coronavirus outbreaks in local prisons and jails… and some areas already have. While not every state has fast-tracked releases, with some areas choosing to lower bails for misdemeanors or encourage their police force to ease up on

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What You Need to Know About Prison Home Confinements and Rental Housing

Federal and state prisons are considering granting susceptible inmates early release in an effort to avoid major coronavirus outbreaks – and some already have. While many U.S. states were at the forefront of releasing nonviolent (often older) inmates early, the U.S. Attorney General issued his own order last Friday granting those eligible the option of

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First Come, First Served Rental Housing Spreads to Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon’s massive Fair Access in Renting (FAIR) ordinances have officially gone into effect on March 1st. Passing in June 2019, the FAIR ordinances cover everything from rental application and security deposit procedures to rental listing rules and applicant screening. Buckle up, because you’re not going to believe these intense, uniquely Portlandia laws. Please note

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You Need to Know your Fair Housing Acts to Survive the Industry

Now is the time to discuss everyone’s favorite subject, fair housing law. Such a fun topic, right up there with favorite sports team, latest blockbusting movies, and that funny thing your dog did. Fine, talking law and restrictions is barely fun for the lawyers. That doesn’t mean the conversation can or should be avoided. One

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Cook County Criminal Records Restricted to Just 3 Years

Cook County Criminal Records Restricted to Just 3 Years

Cook County, Illinois has passed a Just Housing Ordinance, restricting the use of criminal records for resident screening. Following the anti-resident screening trend, this new ordinance went into effect on December 21st, 2019 and will have a grace period for non-compliance enforcement until January 31st, 2020. What’s changing? Verify their financial info qualifies with rental

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