Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?

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Apartment managers accused of hiding Facebook ads from older renters

The lawsuit claims seven apartment management companies hid ads from older renters in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Tax on Uber, Lyft in Seattle would fund affordable housing projects

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has proposed a 51 cent tax on Uber and Lyft rides to fund 500 affordable housing projects over the next five years.

California governor signs gig economy bill into law

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB5 into law on Wednesday, ending a nearly one-year process to address the state’s long-standing issue with workers being misclassified as independent contractors.

NAR calls for improvements to the qualified mortgage rule

The National Association of Realtors is calling on the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau to improve the qualified mortgage definition and government-sponsored entity patch as well as support an extension before figuring out the long-term solution.

Trump Administration cites housing regulations as major source of homelessness crisis

A new White House report on homelessness says that overregulation and other factors have led to hundreds of thousands of people living on the street.

Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?

The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman’s real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week.

Real estate biz leaders join call for gun reform

Nearly 150 business leaders signed a letter that was sent to the U.S. Senate Thursday calling on the governing body to pass a national background check law for all gun sales and a national extreme risk law — or “red flag law.”

Housing nonprofit sues California city for violating garage conversion law

Californians for Homeownership, a nonprofit housing organization sponsored by the California Association of Realtors, announced Thursday that it’s suing the city of Whittier, California, over its accessory dwelling unit regulations. 

California gig economy bill passes Senate with real estate exemption

California is set to remake the so-called “gig-economy,” passing legislation Tuesday evening that would codify the “ABC” test, set forth to determine whether a worker is an employee or can be classified as an independent contractor. But fears that the …