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Endorsement: Yes on Prop. 21. California has a housing crisis and cities should be able to protect tenants 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Cities are on the front lines of the suffering caused by the state's housing crisis, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. They need the flexibility to limit rent increases.

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One in five Coloradans worry about affording food, rent during COVID-19 pandemic, survey finds 10.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Health Foundation commissioned two polling groups, one left-leaning and one right-leaning, to survey more than 2,000 adults living in Colorado about how the pandemic had affected them, their physical and mental health, what other problems they think are most urgent, and what they'd like to see the state do about them.
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Half of Chicago households report serious financial problems during the COVID-19 pandemic, NPR-Harvard poll finds 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Half of Chicago households reported facing serious financial problems, many of them Black and Latino families, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a poll of more than 3,400 respondents in four major U.S. cities published Wednesday.
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“It’s unprecedented”: Congress returns as Coloradans seek help with housing, unemployment 8.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Crushed under the weight of economic shutdowns, many Coloradans expect the federal government to ease the financial burdens this pandemic has caused. For the past several months, their weary eyes have seen nothing but congressional stalemates and inaction.
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The Spot: Lingering state confusion about federal eviction moratorium, and rehashing secession effort 5.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
I was sitting at my desk Tuesday afternoon, streaming the governor's press conference on COVID-19, when I saw a Bloomberg article: White House Says CDC Will Halt Evictions Using Quarantine Rules.
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The Moratorium on Evictions Can’t Fix the Disastrous Housing Crisis 4.9.2020 Mother Jones
The tenants’ rights lawyers at Lone Star Legal Aid in Houston—who represent low income clients across 72 Texas counties and four counties in Arkansas—referred to August 25 as “doomsday.” It marked the end of the 30-day grace period following the July 25 expiration of tenant protections in effect under the CARES Act—the catch-all spending bill […]
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Editorial: Trump's eviction ban will keep the deluge of misery at bay. For now 3.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's ban on evictions is unprecedented, sweeping and desperately needed.

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Eviction court is back. Financially struggling tenants remain protected, for now 3.9.2020 LA Times: Health

California and the Trump administration issued protections this week that keep many tenants from losing their homes

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Trump eviction ban criticized as stall tactic, political ploy. But relieved renter says, ‘Sign me up!’ 3.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Housing advocates say the Trump administration's surprise national moratorium on evictions only delays a wave of crushing debt and homelessness, and an attorney representing landlords questions whether the measure is aimed at voters ahead of the November election.
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Affordable housing loan program aims to boost Chicago’s South and West sides 3.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is set to join an affordable housing lender on Thursday to announce a big loan program designed to improve the city’s stock of inexpensive apartments. The Community Investment Corporation’s launch of its $330 million, five-year loan pool for private landlords to renovate or purchase units comes as the mayor seeks to gain traction for her own ambitious “Invest South/West” commercial program designed to improve struggling neighborhood shopping districts on the South and West sides using city money to jump-start private investment.
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Editorial: A strange and chaotic — and meh — year for California lawmaking 3.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The two-year legislative session that wrapped up Monday was plagued by pandemic challenges but still ended as most sessions do, with vague feeling of dissatisfaction.

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Opinion: Can we leave Nancy Pelosi's hair alone? 3.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Nancy Pelosi shouldnt have gone to a hair salon but her hair sure looks good.

California unemployment agency investigating potential widespread fraud 3.9.2020 LA Times: Business

California lawmakers say there is growing evidence of possible widespread fraud in the state's unemployment benefits system, which is overseen by the Employment Development Department. The news comes as Californians report stalled jobless benefits from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,128 new known COVID-19 cases and 27 additional deaths reported as Pritzker announces further crack down on Metro East region near St. Louis 2.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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CDC halts evictions for some renters due to COVID-19. Here’s who qualifies. 2.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The CDC declared that any landlord shall not evict any “covered person” from any residential property for failure to pay rent.
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CDC order expected to halt evictions in Colorado through end of 2020 2.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado officials and eviction defense advocates expect nearly all evictions in the state will be halted starting this week, following an order Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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L.A. to spend $10 million on eviction defense, $50 million on new programs for poor 2.9.2020 LA Times: Health

L.A. plans to spend nearly $10 million on a program to help tenants threatened with eviction, and $50 million to help poor people amid the pandemic.

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California renters poised to receive COVID-19 eviction protections under plan sent to governor 1.9.2020 LA Times: Health

The Legislature passed a bill that would extend protections against evictions by five months for Californians facing financial hardship because of the pandemic.

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One man dead following shooting at Arcadia house party 31.8.2020 LA Times: Health

The gunfire incident is the latest among a string of shootings at house parties in Los Angeles County.

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Danny McBride asks $1.85 million for Hollywood penthouse 31.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Actor Danny McBride is asking $1.85 million for his scenic one-bedroom penthouse in the Broadway Hollywood building.

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