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Evictions and domestic violence cases expected to top legal aid programs’ 2023 caseloads

National
Written By: Mollie Bryant (NATIONAL) Evictions and domestic violence cases are expected to again top legal aid programs’ caseloads when data is in for 2023, according to conversations...

A record number of renters couldn’t afford housing in 2022, a new study finds

National
Written By: Mollie Bryant (NATIONAL) A record number of tenants couldn’t afford rent in 2022, according to a new study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard...

Denials after tenant screenings force renters to pay more for worse housing

National
Written By: Mollie Bryant (NATIONAL) As senior managing attorney for the King County Bar Association’s Housing Justice Project in Seattle, Edmund Witter helps renters facing...

Why debt can make it harder to find housing in Oklahoma

Oklahoma
Written By: Mollie Bryant (OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) A third of Oklahomans have a debt in collection, according to a report the Oklahoma Access to Justice Foundation released in...

When subsidized housing isn’t safe, renters struggle to get help from HUD

National
Written By: Mollie Bryant (NATIONAL) Since June, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has inspected at least 1,200 HUD-subsidized properties, agency data shows. But...

Rising rental fees are feeding evictions and homelessness

National
Written By: Mollie Bryant (NATIONAL) Four years ago, Creeks Edge Apartments renters were frustrated by a slew of fees at the complex in Austin, Texas. Read this story on Streetlight...

Housing News How Tulsa band leader Ernie Fields pushed for opportunities for Black musicians

Oklahoma
Written By: Mollie Bryant (TULSA, Okla.) As a jazz fan, I was excited to dig into Carmen Fields’ new book about her father Ernie Fields, a Tulsa band leader who performed in Oklahoma and...

HUD hasn’t inspected some subsidized properties for a decade or longer, agency data says

National
Written By: Mollie Bryant (NATIONAL) Last year, Deshundra Tate, 31, and her 5-year-old daughter, Kendra, died after a gas leak in their apartment at Sunset Village in Cleveland,...

Housing or treatment first? This Oklahoma shelter highlights complexity of reducing homelessness

Oklahoma
Written By: Mollie Bryant (NORMAN, Okla.) Ending homelessness isn’t controversial—but how and where to do that can quickly draw opposition in many communities. Read this story on...

How curfews affect unhoused and runaway kids

National
Written By: Mollie Bryant (NATIONAL) In the past year, a wave of cities and counties have revived youth curfews. Cities like Oklahoma City, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Chicago have...