Joe Biden Could Singlehandedly Lower Rents for the Millions Crushed by Them

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[quote] “Millions of tenants around the US live under the constant threat of eviction and displacement,” says Brandon Weiss, a housing law professor at American University Washington College of Law. “This draft executive order contains a number of common sense provisions that would provide them with some basic legal protections.

“While landlord tenant law has traditionally been addressed under state and local law, there is significant authority and precedent for the federal government to regulate this area as well,” Weiss says. “For example, as the draft executive order proposes, there is ample room for a more expansive approach to how the US Department of Housing and Urban Development interprets the duty to affirmatively further fair housing under the Fair Housing Act.”

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