The Rise of Rent Assistance: The Case for Reforming the Welfare State

Rent assistance programs have been a popular part of the federal government’s welfare reform agenda for decades.The Affordable Care Act, which expanded eligibility to include all Americans and extended unemployment benefits to millions of workers, was originally enacted in March 2010 to help reduce poverty and unemployment.Since then, several states and localities have passed rent […]

How to pay rent in New York City

New York, New York – A new study suggests that New Yorkers who live in the most expensive boroughs may be more likely to be poor and stay that way. The study, by the University of Chicago’s Urban Institute and the Urban Institute’s Center for Housing Policy, looked at trends in housing in the New York […]

How to Get a Good Rent (for the Long Term)

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A landlord must not ask tenants for their rent when they rent a penthouse for a fraction of what a regular apartment would cost

Rent controls in the US are being called “ridiculous”, and landlords are “firing people like me”.The New York Times has reported that a landlord in New York has told the tenant she can not ask for rent for the first three months of the tenancy.However, it is understood that the tenant, who lives in the […]