National urban affairs digital magazine and non-profit organization based in Philadelphia.
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First published in March 2003, the magazine promotes socially, economically and environmentally sustainable practices in urban areas across the country and examines how and why cities are changing. It covers topics such as planning, transportation, urban economies, housing, environmental issues and housing. In 2011, Next City ceased publication of its quarterly print magazine, relaunching in 2012 as a fully digital operation.


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Baltimore May Join Cities Supporting Low-Income Tenants in Eviction Cases

Jared Brey
July 21, 2017
The fund, which would need to be approved by voters as well as city council, is intended to give tenants a better chance of prevailing in eviction proceedings.

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Pricey Traffic Tickets Might Be Costing California $140 Million in Revenue

Kelsey E. Thomas
May 5, 2017
California uses its steep fines as a revenue source.


Can Other U.S. Cities Follow in NYC’s Footsteps to Help Renters?

Alexis Stephens
February 21, 2017
Other cities, including Philadelphia and Boston, are taking cues from New York’s playbook.

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Low-Income Tenants in D.C. May Get Free Legal Help

Oscar Perry Abello
October 18, 2016
In Washington, D.C., the District Council is now considering legislation to provide free legal counsel to low-income tenants in certain housing cases.

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More New Yorkers Facing Eviction Are Getting Lawyers

Oscar Perry Abello
September 13, 2016
According to the first annual impact report from NYC’s brand-new Office of Civil Justice (OCJ), 27 percent of tenants facing an eviction case in court were represented by a lawyer in the past year, compared to only 1 percent in 2013.

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Baltimore Can’t Rely on “Judge Judy” to Protect Renters

Rachel M. Cohen
December 9, 2015
While it’s been all too easy for Baltimore officials to chalk this grim reality up to the wretched effects of poverty, a new report tells a more complete story.


Welcome to the Courtroom That Is Every Renter’s Nightmare

Rachel M. Cohen
September 14, 2015
Originally created to provide a nationwide model of justice, Baltimore’s housing court today serves as little more than a state-run rent collection agency, financed by taxpayers and the beleaguered renters themselves who pay court fees for each judgment ruled against them.

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