Ideas We Should Steal: Security Deposit Alternatives
An option for a security deposit insurance program is helping landlords and tenants fill 400,000 apartments nationwide, including some in Philly. Should it become law here, as it is in Cincinnati?
Ideas We Should Steal: A Fairer Evictions Court
Proposed legislation would provide free lawyers for Philly tenants at risk of evictions, similar to how defendants are guaranteed counsel in criminal court. Could it help even the playing field here, as it has in New York City?
Reality Check: How “Good Cause” Fails Renters
WURD’s afternoon host on why City Council members should not be celebrating their tepid attempt to reform tenant protections in Philly
Hire More Lawyers. Save More Money.
A new report raises an unexpected scenario: The city could save taxpayers $45 million a year by providing lawyers for low-income renters at risk of eviction