A California Housing Crisis Mystery: Rents Are Way Up This Decade, But Eviction Filings Are Way Down- By Matt Levin

  Shirley Gibson isn’t quite sure how to feel about these numbers.  As directing attorney of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County — which offers legal services to low-income tenants caught between the preposterously priced southern suburbs of San Francisco and the preposterously priced suburbs of Silicon Valley — she’s seen firsthand how…

Legal Q & A- By Franco Simone

Q: I am renting out an apartment unit. One of the applicants was arrested for assault last month but has not been convicted of the crime. I do not feel comfortable renting to someone who was arrested for assault.  Can I deny his application based on his arrest?  A: No, you may not deny a…

NEWS RELEASE – NMHC and NAA Statement on the HUD’s Emotional Support Animal Guidance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) on the release of new emotional support animal guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: NMHC and NAA are pleased that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released new guidance clarifying the responsibilities…