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David Madden
August 09, 2019 - 3:45 pm
SOUTH JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Changes are on the horizon for New Jersey’s controversial tax on shore house rentals. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Friday that would limit the scope of rentals that are subject to the tax. The 11.6 percent tax, which went into effect last year, is similar to...
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North Philadelphia community members took to the streets to protest a number of injustices done by realty groups and renters in their neighborhood.
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Justin Udo
May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Residents in North Philadelphia unite to protest renting practices. Munira Edens has moved five times in the last five years, and the North Philadelphia resident is tired of dealing with "deplorable living conditions." "I've had slum lords. I've moved in houses and I...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 08, 2019 - 9:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym plans to introduce a bill Thursday that would expand legal representation for tenants facing eviction. The bill would grant anyone facing an eviction proceeding the right to a lawyer. It follows the creation of a legal defense...
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New housing in Old City is filling in the gaps around the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
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Steve Tawa
February 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've noticed a lot of cranes and construction crews around Center City, it's because more new housing went up in 2018 than any other year, since the Center City District began tracking the market nearly 20 years ago. The residential downtown boom is driven by...
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Cast of "Rent" on FOX TV
CNN
January 28, 2019 - 10:42 am
By Brian Lowry, CNN (CNN) -- "Rent" got a bad break -- literally -- when one of its key characters broke his foot, forcing Fox to broadcast a dress rehearsal, thus robbing the musical of its "Live!" designation. But given the various shortcomings, it's not clear it would have made enough of a...
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In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo Idina Menzel arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Coco" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.
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January 27, 2019 - 6:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Rent" fans will get an extra treat Sunday night during Fox's live broadcast when stars from the original Broadway musical enjoy cameos, including Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp and Taye Diggs. Fox confirmed Sunday that stars from the 1996 Broadway production would appear alongside the...
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A recent study by the Philadelphia bar association found that the city's high eviction rate could be reduced if tenants had lawyers in eviction proceedings, just as most landlords do.
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Pat Loeb
November 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Landlord-Tenant Court is on the 6th floor of a Center City office building. Each morning and afternoon, a court officer calls a list of several dozen cases. But most of the work happens through a side door that leads to a series of rooms where the...
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Pat Loeb
June 26, 2018 - 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia task force has developed a plan for reducing evictions in the city, an occurrence officials say is at crisis levels. The plan takes the novel approach of considering landlords' struggles as well as tenants. The task force has been meeting since...
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson talks to reporters at the Downtown Women's Center.
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April 26, 2018 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of families living in federally subsidized public housing would pay more for rent under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. The proposal would have to be approved by Congress, where it could touch off a debate over how best...
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