Realtor Patricia Kagan is calling for a complete moratorium on rental housing and is pushing for a national housing policy.
The realtor from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, has become one of the most prominent advocates for an end to a war on renters, and she’s joined the #SaveRenters movement, which was started last year by several prominent landlords.
Here’s what you need to know about the realtor and the movement she’s part of.
(Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post) The Realtor and Rental-Housing War The Real Estate Board of America has made it clear that it’s against the War on Renters.
When the Board announced the results of a survey, it pointed out that only about 10 percent of renters were currently in the process of finding a new home, with an additional 10 percent considering leaving the market altogether.
The Board said the findings are a result of a biased survey that excluded many people who were already in the market, and that it was not a good way to gauge the long-term impact of the War.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Board said: This survey was created in order to assess the effects of the rental housing crisis.
While it’s true that we didn’t conduct this survey to measure the impact of our efforts, we did collect the data and analyzed it to determine whether the effects were real and lasting.
We found that it is the result of bias.
In addition, the Board believes that the rental crisis is driven by a lack of affordable housing and that the best way to help address this issue is to support a federal effort to create affordable housing.
So, Kagan said she and others like her are pushing for an outright moratorium on all new rental housing, and a national policy that recognizes that people who have been in the rental market for a long time are more likely to be able to find a place to stay.
“It’s a war against renters,” Kagan told BuzzFeed News.
Kagan, who has lived in Pittsburgh since 1991, has been involved in the War On Renters for a decade. “
We can’t let this thing go on forever, because if it continues, we’re going to lose a whole generation of young people to the rental system.”
Kagan, who has lived in Pittsburgh since 1991, has been involved in the War On Renters for a decade.
She said that her initial support for the movement was based on her own experience of a rent-controlled apartment, and the idea of a national program that would address the problems of rent control came as a surprise.
“My understanding was that if you were in the industry, you would have seen this coming,” she said.
“I would have known that it would be a problem, and I would have fought it until I got it right.
I just didn’t realize it would take such a long fight.”
After a year of research and writing, Kanny is a member of the Board, but she has yet to sign on as a sponsor.
The idea that the War Against Renters is an entirely political, anti-rent-control effort has been widely debunked.
In fact, she said, she’s always been supportive of it.
“But it’s hard to see how it’s a policy to fight, because it’s about keeping people from living,” she told BuzzFeed.
“You’re not fighting the rent control movement because you want to put landlords out of business.
You’re fighting the War because it hurts people.”
And Kagan’s own experience has been a reminder that there’s an important distinction between the War and the War against Renters: the War was launched to stop a housing crisis, while the War is aimed at making it impossible for new rental units to come on the market.
“When you think about what it’s like to live in a rent controlled apartment, the rent-control movement really is just a big, old-fashioned socialist idea,” she added.
“People were fighting that war for decades, and we have to fight this one for the same reason.”
The War against renters is also a reaction to the housing crisis that began with the financial crisis of 2007.
Many realtorship owners lost their homes to foreclosure, and they faced increasing competition from low-income renters, many of whom were trying to afford to rent.
“What’s really hard to understand is that these renters were people that had been out there since before the Great Depression,” Kann said.
The War Against Rents and the rental shortage caused many of those renters to leave the market and become homeless.
While many of them have since found new housing, others have found themselves struggling to pay the rent.
Many of those who stayed put had little choice.
“There are so many people that lost their job, their home, their car, their bank account, their credit, and everything,” Kanny said.