| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As Los Angeles City Council members launch a push for tougher regulations on short-term rental housing, the industry’s biggest player has begun touting its impact on the city.
Airbnb, a San Francisco firm that helps people rent space in their...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Fair housing groups 21 months ago hailed a rule finalized by the federal government that was intended to clarify federal fair housing protections that have been in place for more than 45 years.
Now, those same groups worry that the codification of the...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Bobby Rush, a Democrat from the South Side, did not pay about $365,000 in rent for longtime use of an office to conduct politics, an ethics report released Monday said.
Acceptance of the South Side office may have violated...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Acting on a neighbor's complaint, a West Hartford official has asked a homeowner to stop renting rooms through Airbnb. That might be the right response for now, but the Airbnb idea is an intriguing one, and local officials should study it more —...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Costa Mesa can, for now, keep enforcing an ordinance restricting long-term stays at motels, despite a legal challenge alleging that the regulations unfairly target low-income residents.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory Lewis denied a request...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Costa Mesa can, for now, keep enforcing an ordinance restricting long-term stays at local motels, despite a legal challenge alleging that the regulations unfairly target low-income residents.
On Tuesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:54 PM
A recently enacted law that limits how long people can stay at motels in Costa Mesa was illegally designed to target low-income residents, a lawsuit filed against the city alleges.
The Public Law Center, a Santa Ana-based pro bono law firm, sued this...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:48 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. — In a decision that will allow thousands of New Yorkers to sue their landlords, the state's top court on Monday ruled that tenants of three Manhattan apartment buildings who claim their rent was illegally raised can proceed with...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 12:49 PM
After 15 years of legal challenges, hard feelings and a housing crash, the 45-story Icon Las Olas is finally happening.
The Related Group of Florida said it will start construction in December or January on the 272-unit complex at 500 E. Las Olas Blvd.,...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:57 AM
The money that special interests pay to help legislators win elections sometimes flows directly to legislators' pockets, campaign reports show.
Sometimes, those reports show the money goes to the legislator's business, to rent office space. Often, it'...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:20 AM
PITTSBURGH Dividing bills, credit and material items between two people is a fairly simple and straightforward task.
But it can often be more complicated to get a fair split when three or more people are involved, which is the whole idea behind a new...