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December 5, 2017

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The Senate’s version of its tax reform bill will increase the nation’s debt. Their plan as written, increases the deficit by more than $1 trillion. The Senate’s vote on the bill narrowly passed with a 51-49 vote in favor of … Continue reading

December 4, 2017

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the conviction of a Florida resident, Ravindranauth Roopnarine, for his attempt to defraud the government. The Florida man received an approximate sentence of 22 years. Furthermore, he must pay a sum of more than $9 million … Continue reading

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December 1, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Atlanta’s City Council will enact new zoning legislation aimed at increasing the number of rental units near the city’s BeltLine. Developers hoping to take advantage of the new legislation must preserve a percentage of their rental units as affordable. Georgia … Continue reading

November 30, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Jonathan Spader, Shannon Rieger, Christopher Herbert, and Jennifer Molinsky of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies published a paper entitled Fostering Inclusion in American Neighborhoods. The paper analyzed residential segregation and its intersection between income and race. Further the paper … Continue reading

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November 29, 2017

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Rising Sea Levels and Sinking Property Values: The Effects of Hurricane Sandy on New York’s Housing Market, Ortega and Taspinar Real Estate Fund Openings and Cannibalization, Downs Anchoring Under Currency Substitution: A Ratchet Price Mechanism in the Housing Market, Ben-Shahar … Continue reading

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November 28, 2017

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The District of Columbia set aside $10 million dollars to support the capital’s affordable housing needs. The District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will use the funds to preserve, rehabilitate, and purchase additional affordable units. Over … Continue reading

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November 27, 2017

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Jamila Moore

A putative class of plaintiff’s filed a suit against CondoCerts.com. The class alleges the site overcharges customers for their document services. The state of Illinois mandates the use of these documents when homeowners sell their condos; however, the prices the site … Continue reading

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