- Alex Gillis
It has already been five years since the housing market began its downward spiral. But far from a recovery, prices continue to fall in many markets and foreclosure rates remain high. But it is not only homeowners that are suffering. Renters are also feeling the pain of the crisis.
On May 26, three Republican senators in Wisconsin introduced a bill to prohibit local governments from legislating rules to protect tenants from landlord abuse and discrimination. The bill, SB107, is basically aimed at the city of Madison, which so far has the best local laws protecting tenants’ rights throughout Wisconsin.