Heather Vogell, ProPublica

Heather Vogell, ProPublica

Heather Vogell is a reporter at ProPublica. She is currently investigating the rental housing market. Her 2019 stories on discrepancies between what the Trump Organization told New York City property tax officials and what it reported on loan documents won an award from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. She has also exposed abuse at group homes for the developmentally disabled and high schools that push out low-achievers to goose their graduation rates. Previously, she was a reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where her work on test cheating in the public school system resulted in the indictments of the superintendent and 34 others.

Seattle is one of the college towns where big real estate firms are colluding on rising apartment rents, according to a federal lawsuit. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Real estate tech company faces scrutiny over alleged collusion with landlords on rent

By: - November 15, 2022

A Texas-based real estate tech company is facing a new barrage of questions about whether its software is helping landlords coordinate rental pricing in violation of antitrust laws. Seventeen Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter Monday to the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission asking the agencies to […]