August 14, 2022

Trevor Noah at WHCA Dinner–Under Joe Biden Everything Is Looking Up: Gas, Food, and Rent

Comedian Trevor Noah spoke at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, making some mild jokes at President Joe Biden’s expense, who attended the event. “Ever since you’ve come into office, things are really looking up,” Noah began. “Gas is up, rent is up, food is up! Everything!” Biden was caught on camera laughing and…

Report: 1-Bedroom Average Rent Rose 12.3 Percent Nationally in One Year

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The national median prices for one-bedroom and two-bedroom rental units have skyrocketed as rent climbs sharply in cities across the country amid inflation, according to a report. Rental platform Zumper has released its February National Rent Index report, which found the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the United States is…

LA County Offers Rent Relief Grants of Up to $40,000 to Small Businesses

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County announced Nov. 15 rent relief grants of up to $40,000 for small-business tenants in unincorporated areas who have fallen behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Supervisor Holly Mitchell hosted a virtual news conference Monday to announce the program, which is funded with federal coronavirus aid dollars…

Anti-Eviction Activists Urge ‘Rent Strike’ in New York During COVID-19 Pandemic

An anti-eviction activist group is promoting a “rent strike” in New York state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group claims the strikers will “cancel rent” in the state because they “cannot pay,” or are “in solidarity with those who cannot pay.” The group, Truthout.org, reports there are 57 properties in New York City where tenants…

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