Robbie Sequeira

Robbie Sequeira

Robbie Sequeira is a Stateline staff writer covering housing and social services.

New York City in September began enforcing a new ordinance that requires short-term rental hosts to register with the city. If the city’s approach is successful, policy experts think others elsewhere might follow that lead and model the city’s restrictions. (Photo by Robbie Sequeira/Stateline)

Other cities take note as New York City tells Airbnb: Fuhgeddaboudit

By: - December 5, 2023

NEW YORK — As New York City’s busiest tourist season approaches — with travelers visiting holiday attractions across the city and the famed New Year’s Eve ball drop — the options of where to stay are shrinking. For years, it has been illegal for homes in New York City to be rented out for fewer […]

Day care staff member Caitlyn Hammonds pushes toddlers on a teacup merry-go-round on the playground at Living Water Child Care and Learning Center in Williamson, W.Va., in September. Federal funds to help boost the child care industry during the pandemic expired in September, yet low wages, high turnover and burnout will continue to plague the system. (Photo by Leah Willingham/The Associated Press)

States are trying to prop up the child care industry. It isn’t enough.

By: - October 9, 2023

State efforts to prop up child care might spare some providers from the worst effects of last month’s expiration of pandemic-related aid — at least temporarily. But the unraveling of a system plagued by a lack of affordability and access, low wages, staffing turnover and burnout will continue, experts say. “The basic business model of […]

Kristen Bigogno sits on a curb with her belongings and her pets after being evicted from her home Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in St. Louis. Bigogno is among thousands of Americans facing eviction now that the national moratorium has ended. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Amid rising evictions and rents, states grapple with protections in tenant-landlord laws

By: - September 27, 2023

At 90 years old, Hilda Chavera has found a new purpose in life: tenant organizing. A Minneapolis resident for 50 years, Chavera said she has seen her city change, with many of her neighbors struggling to stay in their homes. “People can’t afford their rent. They are getting kicked out of their homes. They feel […]

Cinderblocks wall off the door and windows of a burned and abandoned rowhouse across the street from First Mt Calvary Baptist Church in the Winchester-Sandtown neighborhood June 15, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Couch, car or curb: Defining which young person is ‘homeless’ affects aid state by state

By: - August 18, 2023

The spectrum of youth homelessness is vast. It includes young children sleeping with their mothers in crowded shelters and families living in tent encampments in public parks. There are teenage runaways who have fled abusive homes to live on the streets and kids who spend their nights hidden in cars or abandoned buildings. But youth […]