Robbie Sequeira

Robbie Sequeira

Robbie Sequeira is a staff writer covering housing and social services for Stateline.

New York City in September began enforcing a new ordinance that requires short-term rental hosts to register with the city. If the city’s approach is successful, policy experts think others elsewhere might follow that lead and model the city’s restrictions. (Robbie Sequeira/Stateline)

Other cities take note as New York City tells Airbnb: Fuhgeddaboudit

By: - December 4, 2023

NEW YORK — As New York City’s busiest tourist season approaches — with travelers visiting holiday attractions across the city and the famed New Year’s Eve ball drop — the options of where to stay are shrinking. For years, it has been illegal for homes in New York City to be rented out for fewer […]

In some real estate deeds, U.S. homeowners are finding language forbidding the sale of their home and land to non-whites. While no longer enforceable, racist language in real estate deeds are forcing homeowners to grapple with a history of discriminatory housing policy. (Jessica Hill/The Associated Press)

States grapple with racist language in real estate deeds

By: - November 17, 2023

Lisa Boccetti is horrified by the restrictive covenant that is in the deed to her 1950s ranch house in Raleigh, North Carolina: It states that the land cannot be sold or occupied by Black people. The property “shall not be sold to negroes or to any person or persons of negro blood, and said premises shall […]

Campus food pantries are seeing greater demand — and more state dollars

By: - September 4, 2023

SOUTH BRONX, New York City — In the South Bronx, one of the nation’s poorest communities, Hostos Community College has long positioned itself as an educational pathway out of poverty. But to make that journey, many Hostos students must contend with more than their schoolwork. Without the school’s child care center, students who are single […]