| 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 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 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 28, 2014
| 3:00 PM
HARTFORD — When new leaders took control of the beleaguered Jumoke Academy this summer, one of their first reforms was getting former CEO Michael Sharpe to vacate an apartment that he rented at a discount from the charter school group.
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
While many Southern California apartment builders are racing to attract hip, single urbanites with lots of cash, one Los Angeles developer is taking a different tack and pursuing young families of more modest means.
Decron Properties Corp. is buying and...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:35 PM
If we take a cue from movies and TV, being a young professional comes with a large, trendy city apartment complete with exposed brick and furnishings that look straight from a Pier 1 catalog — all of which is within our struggling 20-something...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Journalism is by nature an art – or a craft, depending on your take – of the present, that old cliché about it being the first draft of history. I see it more as snapshots of time, and it’s interesting sometimes to go back through some...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:03 AM
Maryland regulators are still having trouble keeping tabs on how many rental housing units have hazardous lead paint, even as the number of homes and apartments they must oversee to protect children from lead poisoning expands.
A legislative audit...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:31 PM
Los Angeles has a shortage of housing, yet the city has done little over the years to add more low-rent or market-rate units. This is not for a lack of ideas on how to proceed. Rather, it results from a lack of focus and political will. Few elected...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Getting a "roomie" has become an increasingly popular way to share expenses in a region where rents have continued to increase as wages have generally flattened.
More than 36 percent of working-age residents of Metro Orlando share a house, apartment or...
| 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 —...