Notice of eviction on a door is shown to illustrate "good cause" eviction policies

Navigating the Tradeoffs of Good Cause Eviction Legislation

April 25, 2024

A recent research brief from the NYU Furman Center examines the potential impacts of “good cause” policy on tenants, landlords, and the housing market. Good cause policies often aim to protect housing stability by limiting evictions, outlawing unexpectedly large rent increases, and requiring landlords to justify not renewing a lease. 

This brief examines the potential benefits and risks of good cause legislation for New York, drawing on an analysis of cities and states across the country. With examples from Seattle, WA; Oregon; and California, the authors identify a range of policy approaches to good cause that can help policymakers balance potential tradeoffs. 

Read the full brief and visit the Furman Center’s blog, The Stoop, for a synopsis of the brief’s takeaways in the context of New York State.

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