The National Housing Law Project has put out a report explaining that while many tenants in federally-subsidized housing are protected during the federal shutdown by long-term contracts and leases, those whose contracts or leases expire during this shutdown are vulnerable.
The report does not discuss how a loss of food stamps or other federal subsidies unrelated to housing will affect tenants' ability to pay their rent.
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Extending existing rent protections statewide - not just in counties of 1 million or more, and not just in buildings of 6 units or more.
Ending loopholes that shrink affordable housing, including: repealing vacancy decontrol and vacancy bonuses, ending permanent Major Capital Improvement and Individual Apartment Improvement increases, and basing future rent increases on existing preferential rents.
Extending rent regulation to unregulated tenants, at least by guaranteeing a renewal lease except for behavior that would get any tenant ousted.