Rent

Rising Rents Threaten Berlin's Diversity, Activists Demand Expropriation

Rising Rents Threaten Berlin’s Diversity, Activists Demand Expropriation

April 11, 2019

Germany is abuzz about a new movement to expropriate 240,000 apartments from large landowners in order to halt rapidly rising rents in Berlin

First Step in New York State Towards Universal Rent Control

First Step in New York State Towards Universal Rent Control

February 18, 2019

State Senator Julia Salazar introduced a bill that would cap annual rent increase by no more than 150% of the consumer price index. We speak to Sen. Salazar about the proposal

Speculators Are Buying Up Vacant Properties With Mixed Results For Cities

February 15, 2014

Bill Black: As private equity and investment firms purchase vacant properties, it’s leading to the restoration of homes and a decline in vacancy, but also causing a decline in tax revenue in some cities

Low-Income New Yorkers Pay Higher Rent – Billionaires Receive Massive Tax Break for Luxury Condos

July 10, 2013

Two decisions by the NY State Legislature and Rent Guidelines Board will deepen gentrification in NYC