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After Seeing Controversial Contract-for-Deed Home Sales Affect Constituents, Minnesota Lawmakers Propose Reforms

The state legislators said the home deals had harmed members of the Somali community in and around the Twin Cities. Some buyers have lost their homes.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Reform Controversial Contract-for-Deed Home Sales

Proposed legislation follows a ProPublica and Sahan Journal report that revealed questionable real estate transactions that left members of Minnesota’s Somali and Hispanic immigrant communities at risk of losing their homes.

The Ugly Truth

“We Buy Ugly Houses” Company Overhauls Policies in the Wake of ProPublica Investigation

HomeVestors franchises will be required to provide prospective home sellers with a disclosure that includes a three-day window to terminate a sales contract.

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After Seeing Controversial Contract-for-Deed Home Sales Affect Constituents, Minnesota Lawmakers Propose Reforms

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Reform Controversial Contract-for-Deed Home Sales

“We Buy Ugly Houses” Company Overhauls Policies in the Wake of ProPublica Investigation

Los Angeles Orders More Residential Hotels to Stop Renting to Tourists

DOJ Backs Tenants in Case Alleging Price-Fixing by Big Landlords and a Real Estate Tech Company

Senators, Regulator Call for More Scrutiny of “We Buy Ugly Houses” Company

The Ugly Truth Behind “We Buy Ugly Houses”

Billionaire Harlan Crow Bought Property From Clarence Thomas. The Justice Didn’t Disclose the Deal.

Senators Had Questions for the Maker of a Rent-Setting Algorithm. The Answers Were “Alarming.”

Are Colorado’s Efforts to Curb HOA Foreclosures Working?

HOA Foreclosures Are a “Lose-Lose” Game for Coloradans, but These Lawyers Win Regardless of the Outcome

Settling With Kushner Companies Was Hard. Getting Money to Former Tenants May Be Harder.

Chicago Claims Its 22-Year “Transformation” Plan Revitalized 25,000 Homes. The Math Doesn't Add Up.

An Exodus Unlike Any Other: Why Half the People in This Community Moved Away After Hurricane Katrina

The Federal Program to Rebuild After Hurricane Katrina Shortchanged the Poor. New Data Proves It.

The Military Pledged to Remove Unexploded Bombs From This Island. Native Hawaiians Are Still Waiting.

Department of Justice Opens Investigation Into Real Estate Tech Company Accused of Collusion with Landlords

Real Estate Investors Sold Somali Families on a Fast Track to Homeownership in Minnesota. The Buyers Risk Losing Everything.

More Senate Democrats Seek Investigation of Tech Firm Accused of Colluding With Landlords to Hike Apartment Rents

Pressure Grows on Real Estate Tech Company Accused of Colluding With Landlords to Jack Up Apartment Rents

Senator Seeks Antitrust Review of Apartment Price-Setting Software

5 Takeaways From Our Investigation Into RealPage’s Rent-Setting Algorithm

Company That Makes Rent-Setting Software for Apartments Accused of Collusion, Lawsuit Says

Rent Going Up? One Company’s Algorithm Could Be Why.

This New Jersey Agency Prioritizes Tourism Over Housing, Pushing Vulnerable Residents Out of Their Homes

The Chicago Housing Authority Keeps Giving Up Valuable Land While HUD Rubber-Stamps the Deals

Kushner Company Agrees to Pay at Least $3.25 Million to Settle Claims of Shoddy Apartments and Rent Abuses

How to Investigate Your Next New York Apartment Like a Reporter

Clean Energy Lender Will Stop Making High-Interest PACE Loans in Missouri

What Private Equity Firms Are and How They Operate

This Land Was Promised for Housing. Instead It’s Going to a Pro Soccer Team Owned by a Billionaire.

Native Hawaiians Are Split Over How to Spend $600 Million to Help Those Who Need Housing

Colorado Legislature Passes HOA Foreclosure Reform Bill

They Faced Foreclosure Not From Their Mortgage Lender, but From Their HOA

How Your Shadow Credit Score Could Decide Whether You Get an Apartment

These Native Hawaiians Waited Years for Homes on Their Ancestral Land. Then the Problems Began.

When Private Equity Becomes Your Landlord

Senate Finance Chair to Billionaire Developers: Explain How Opportunity Zone Tax Break Is Helping the Poor

These Real Estate and Oil Tycoons Avoided Paying Taxes for Years

He Tore Down Motels Where Poor Residents Lived During a Housing Crisis. City Leaders Did Nothing.

Facebook Grew Marketplace to 1 Billion Users. Now Scammers Are Using It to Target People Around the World.

Landlords Use Secret Algorithms to Screen Potential Tenants. Find Out What They’ve Said About You.

Clean-Energy Loans Trapped Black Homeowners in Debt. The Legislature Just Started Trying to Fix the Problem.

Hawaii Officials Promise Changes to Seawall Policies That Have Quickened Beach Destruction

The Government Promised to Return Ancestral Hawaiian Land, Then Never Finished the Job

Disinvested: How Government and Private Industry Let the Main Street of a Black Neighborhood Crumble

Arkansas: My Landlord Is Trying to Kick Me Out. What Can I Do?

To Reclaim Ancestral Land, All Native Hawaiians Need Is a $300,000 Mortgage and to Wait in Line for Decades

How We Found Low-Income Hawaiians Were Left Behind by the Homesteading Program

The Kushners’ Freddie Mac Loan Wasn’t Just Massive. It Came With Unusually Good Terms, Too.