Here is our weekly round-up of developments from the world of housing law and health. For the week of August 7-14, 2017:
- HUD released its “Worst Case Housing Needs” report to Congress providing national data and analysis of the problems facing low-income renting families. CityLab offers a summary of the report here.
- Is California’s housing laws making its housing crisis worse? Natalie Delgadillo at Governing analyzes the impact of the 1985 Ellis Act, which allows landlords to mass-evict tenants in order to leave the rental business.
- A new study from University of Hawaii researchers finds homelessness and inadequate housing are major causes of unnecessary hospitalizations. Read more.
- HUD is inviting paper submissions for a symposium on housing and health. Submissions will be accepted through September 30. Full details here.
- A new Colorado law requires landlords to give 21-days notice of rent increases and lease terminations, via HousingWire.
- Amy Clark at the National Housing Conference offers an explanation of YIMBYism — “yes, in my backyard” — via NHC’s Open House blog.