Oregon’s biggest city is clashing over controversial proposal to upzone

The Portland City Council gave the public two days to comment on plans to change zoning in residential neighborhoods. Residents still showed up hours early to testify.

Teen who lost both parents facing eviction from grandparents’ 55+ community

Collin Clabaugh’s parents both died last year. He subsequently moved into his grandparents’ home in a senior community but is now being told to leave.

Flood risk data to be made publicly available to shed light on housing impacts

First Street Foundation, a non-profit climate research organization, will share flood risk data with both academic researchers and the general public.

Consumer watchdog calls out states for confusing agent disclosures

In a new study, the Consumer Federation of America calls real estate disclosures “confusing,” and calls out agents for not doing enough to explain them.

5 ways to stay on the right side of the law

Compliance might not be a sexy topic, but making sure that you’re following the rules (and keeping the receipts) could save you huge amounts of time and money in the event of any disputes. Here are five best-practice tips to get you thinking like a reg…

NAR president applauds Trump’s planned environmental rule change

Vince Malta applauded the White House’s proposal to “modernize” a rule that governs an array of infrastructure projects, though the move also drew condemnation from the left.

NAR debuts fair housing plan, meets with HUD

The National Association of Realtors’ new action plan will focus on accountability and training for agents and comes amid an industrywide discussion about discrimination.

HUD unveils fair housing proposal, draws condemnation from housing advocates

A proposed rule change is meant to give local officials more flexibility, but critics condemned the proposal as an attempt to “gut” fair housing efforts.

What the 2020 presidential candidates are saying about housing

Housing hasn’t been the focus for the crowded field of Democratic contenders, but that hasn’t stopped some candidates from releasing comprehensive housing plans.

Zillow, Zumper, Move Inc. and Compass face ADA lawsuits

A single plaintiff has sued Zillow, Move Inc. and Zumper in the past six months, alleging the companies’ websites aren’t accessible to visually impaired individuals.