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Why Are Rents Going Up?

According to CoreLogic, rents rose 9.3% in August versus a year ago. In addition, all major metropolitan housing markets covered by CoreLogic show positive rent growth. The largest increase is in Miami with a 21% increase. So why are rents going up? Low Supply of Rental Units There has been severe under-investment in housing construction for years in the United

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Do You Know If Your Apartment is Going to Become Unaffordable?

With rents going up, many tenants are wondering if their apartments are going to become unaffordable. Would it be helpful to know if this problem was coming your way? The winning team at the Zillow HBCU Housing Hackathon targets this problem. Morehouse College’s Solution A team of four students from Morehouse College won first place in the Hackathon by creating

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CDC Implementing A New Eviction Moratorium Until Oct. 3

The CDC is implementing a new eviction moratorium until Oct. 3 across most of the country. The moratorium targets areas of the country experiencing “Substantial” and “High” levels of Covid infections. Since most of the country is experiencing a spike, 90% of the tenants behind on their rents are expected to be covered. Community levels can be checked on the

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CDC Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire but Extension Possible

Eviction Notice Covid-19

The CDC eviction moratorium expires on March 31. At present, the American Rescue Plan does not extend the moratorium but does provide an additional $21.5 billion in emergency rental assistance. As the date approaches, many believe the CDC will extend the moratorium. The CDC has sent a proposal to the Office of Management and Budget for regulatory review. This may

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Top 5 Covid-19 Websites for Tenants

There is a lot of information about rent relief and other services related to Covid-19 available to tenants. It is overwhelming.  As a result, we listed the top 5 Covid-19 websites for tenants. These sites answer most questions and provide updated information on services and policies related to tenants. As the policies evolve and change, the sites are accurate resources

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