As the nation’s lawmakers focus on surging gas prices, officials in Florida say people need more affordable housing options. Rent prices across the state are up more than 20% over last year.
Matthew’s Hope in Winter Garden says since the pandemic, they saw a 500% jump in the number of people using their services. Then it all leveled off. Now it’s skyrocketing again all because of the rental crisis.
Developer Mark Vengroff has a plan for what is now Orlando's Ambassador Hotel on Colonial Drive; he hopes to transform the hotel into rent-controlled apartments – mostly studios with rent starting around $750 a month, utilities included.
The U.S. Department of Justice said a Black mother and daughter were denied housing in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, due to their race.
Public housing tenants cannot be evicted for nonpayment without 30 days' notice and information about federal emergency rental assistance under a new HUD rule.
The number of indebted renters has fallen in recent months but still remains high compared to pre-pandemic levels as states work to ease the financial burden.
Sales of new homes fell a bigger-than-expected 5.9% in April, a drop that analysts blamed in part on soaring home prices.
Two fellow Bay Area counties are included among those with the sharpest drop in rents.
Airbnb has officially banned party houses on the platform. The move comes two months after a deadly shooting at a Halloween party hosted at a rental home.
This should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen the average rent skyrocket over the past few years: Florida is one of the least affordable states to live in the entire country, according to a new study by Joblist.com.