While education and employment are significant aspects of poverty law in this country, the focus of this paper is on housing in general and the recent development of tenant unions in particular. Specifically, the author proposes as a phase of a nationally developed program of housing for the 1970's the enactment of a federal National Landlord-Tenant Relations Act. Several thorough and thoughtful articles have recently been written' in which the vehicle of tenant unionization has been discussed and analyzed. Part II will briefly set forth the historical background of the tenant union concept. Part III will examine the case for tenant unions and consider the effects which they may have on the housing problem. In Part IV the author will discuss the possible legislative approaches that might be adopted by Congress. The author will conclude, in Part V, by summarizing the virtues of tenant unions and of the proposed National Landlord-Tenant Relations Act.
Froelke, D. Richard
"A National Landlord-Tenant Relations Act: A Legislative Proposal for the 1970's,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
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