California to get 'good cause' eviction rule, AOC unveils a housing plan, & more

By Jennifer White Karp  |
September 27, 2019 - 11:00AM

California is getting a rent control law that includes a provision requiring landlords to show “good cause” for any eviction, a measure that didn't make it into New York's rent reforms (Curbed)

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a $16.5 billion housing plan aimed at institutional landlords (The Real Deal)

It takes a renter an average of four years to save the upfront costs of buying house in the U.S.’s top 10 largest cities, except in NYC and LA, where it takes 15 years, according to SmartAsset (press release)

A UN report says that by 2050, extreme storms could happen every year, instead of once in 100 years (CityLab)

More than 200 NYC firehouses and EMS stations will open their doors to the public this weekend, offering safety tips and free smoke detectors (press release)

Mayor de Blasio criticized a study that says proximity to a homeless shelter lowers property values (Patch)


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