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Housing Leaders Warn of Shutdown’s Impact On Affordable Housing, Communities

Housing leaders are warning that the U.S. Department Of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) shutdown of most operations could be disastrous to Section 8 and other rental assistance programs, according to a release from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities. “Public housing authorities, which are responsible for housing over three million low-income households nationwide, are […]

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Governor Signals Support For State-Wide Rent Limits In Oregon | Apartment Jobs In Demand In The West

Governor Backs Bill To Limit Rent Increases In Oregon Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signaled her support for a rent stabilization bill that would limit Oregon landlords to rent increases of 7 percent per year and eliminate no-cause evictions of long-term tenants, according to reports. Brown believes those ideas “are innovative and will give renters […]

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What to do – and what to avoid – when conducting effective investigations in the #MeToo era.

How to conduct an effective workplace investigation Disputes between co-workers and between employees and their bosses are almost inevitable—which is why every HR professional must know how to gather the necessary facts to find out what’s going on. Whether it is a small inquiry that might only involve a couple of questions, or a weighty […]

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NAHMA HUD Update: Follow-up HUD shutdown information

HUD HQ requested that we share the email below, as this email message was recently sent to O/As with contracts facing immediate funding lapses.  This week, NAHMA, our industry partners, and national media outlets learned that an estimated 1,150 contracts were not renewed prior to government shutdown, despite HUD’s assurances prior to government shutdown. Specifically, HUD was […]

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Lapse In Funding For HUD Multifamily Due To Government Shutdown – Rental Housing Journal

Federal Unpaid Workers Owe $438 Million In Rent And Mortgage Payments This Month The effects of the federal government shutdown on the housing market are wide-ranging and personal — unpaid workers still have to pay their rent or mortgage, while aspiring homeowners might see their loans in limbo, according to research from Zillow. About 800,000 unpaid […]

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Employment Law

How to fire someone fairly … and 8 tips for conducting investigations if you don’tEmployers can protect against employment lawsuits with good investigation records showing that all discipline is based on solid business-related reasons.  But a workplace investigation is no country for amateurs. Attorney Ann Kotlarski lays out what a reasonable one looks like and […]

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Landlords And Tenants Sue Seattle Over Mandatory Rental Inspections

Landlords and tenants in Seattle have filed a class action lawsuit challenging the city’s use of warrantless mandatory rental inspections, according to a release from the Institute for Justice. The lawsuit, which was filed in King County Superior Court, argues that the city’s program is a clear violation of the Washington state constitution’s mandate that “no […]

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