tenants

Federal judge dismisses challenge to “failure to vacate” law after plaintiffs leave Arkansas

BY: - August 25, 2022

A federal lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ criminal eviction statute, the only one of its kind in the nation, was dismissed Monday in light of the plaintiffs’ move to another state. The dismissal upholds a “draconian law” and allows the “discriminatory practice” of eviction for failure to pay rent to continue in Arkansas, according to a news […]

COMMENTARY

Home ownership and the “American Dream” are crushed by Real Estate Investment Trusts

BY: - August 22, 2022

A big economic division between renters and homeowners is apparent when looking at net worth: For homeowners, the median net worth of $231,400 is about 44 times the median net worth of renters, which is $5,200. Dr. Ken Chilton of Tennessee State University has studied the impact of Real Estate Investment Trusts on the housing […]