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Column One: The apartment was ready in February. Four months later, the homeless man moved in. 24.7.2020 LA Times: Health

One homeless man's four-month wait for an apartment, while it lay vacant, reflects a persistent failing of L.A.'s countywide system to get homeless people into housing — an especially critical need during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus and financial hurdles are delaying projects to build homeless housing 1.7.2020 LA Times: Health

More than six months after Mayor Eric Garcetti predicted that a new housing project for homeless people would open every three weeks, there has been only one other opening to celebrate. The coronavirus pandemic is one reason for the delay -- but only one.

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Q&A: Amy Klobuchar on the difference between talking a good game and getting things done 29.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Los Angeles Times editorial board talks with Amy Klobuchar about her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Changes to the ‘public charge’ rule: 8 key questions, answered 25.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Starting this week, the federal government is expanding the scope of its “public charge” rule, a move that will make it tougher for some immigrants to access public aid. Here’s what you need to know.
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Tapped to lead Minneapolis housing system, Warsame makes history again 30.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Abdi Warsame made history in 2013 when he became the first Somali in Minnesota elected to the Minneapolis City Council. His latest is another first, and puts a City Council seat in play.
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Some Section 8 voucher holders will have more options to use the subsidies 29.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The federal government has authorized the two agencies to cut through traditional bureaucratic barriers to enable an initial pool of Section 8 voucher holders to use them in communities outside those usually included in the agencies' operations.
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How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out 10.1.2020 Mother Jones
This article was produced in partnership with The Connecticut Mirror, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On a sweltering Saturday afternoon last June, Crystal Carter took a deep […]
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Letters to the Editor: Government should get out of the way of housing construction 25.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

If the solution to reducing homelessness is increasing the supply of housing, then the permitting and approval process for new construction should be eased.

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Opinion: If you want to be president, you must address the housing crisis 20.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

At a minimum, Section 8 vouchers should be doubled nationwide and the program should be funded to match rising rents in cities such as Los Angeles.

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Here’s Why Neighborhoods With More People of Color Pay Higher Energy Bills 28.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It is well-established that the lower a family’s income, the more that family will pay for lighting and heating the house, running appliances, and keeping the wi-fi on. Such outcomes would suggest that this is a class problem or a function […]
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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of Sept. 30 – Oct. 6 6.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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Mpls. council panel favors study of rent-controlled housing in the city 3.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rent control ordinances have long been on the books in places such as New York and San Francisco. The idea is gaining traction in smaller cities as high demand for rental housing squeezes the supply, but supporters of rent control face some big obstacles.
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“Not the golden ticket”: Colorado Democrats may change Section 8 voucher rules 30.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Landlords in Colorado have no obligation to accept housing vouchers, which makes it difficult to use the benefit. Colorado Democrats are considering changes.
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Trump’s anti-immigration agenda could make L.A.’s homelessness crisis even worse 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

President Trump recently weighed in on the rise in homelessness in cities across the country, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, and warned that the federal government may “do something to get that whole thing cleaned up” — whatever that means.

But the federal government already plays a major...

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Evictions loom for Chinatown residents who can’t find affordable housing 22.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“Hi, Thelma,” Shao Zhao said Wednesday evening to her longtime neighbor, Thelma Caseres, who was strolling through the courtyard of the Hillside Villa apartments in Chinatown.

Zhao is 23 and was born in China. Caseres is 61 and from El Salvador. But they have something in common: They both are...

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Section 8 demand in Twin Cities overwhelms available waitlist spots 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Twin Cities housing authorities and the Metropolitan Council opened their waiting lists simultaneously for the first time this month. And they received more than 45,000 applications for just 7,500 spots on the voucher waiting lists.
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Are rent controls the solution to the affordable housing shortage? 20.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Do rent controls help address housing inequality and affordability? Some political leaders in New York and Oregon and some presidential candidates think so.
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L.A. City Council votes to ban low-income Section 8 rental discrimination 19.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that bars landlords from refusing to consider tenants who pay rent through Section 8, the federal subsidy program for low-income households.

In California, it’s already illegal to deny housing based on someone’s source of income, though...

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Southern California cities are rejecting the state’s push for more housing 18.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As the state continues to face an affordable housing crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom and local governments in Southern California are heading toward a clash over just how much the region will grow in the next decade.

While Newsom has called for a building boom to alleviate a shortage of available homes...

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Julian Castro calls for surge in federal spending to end homelessness 18.6.2019 LA Times: Nation

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro called for a sharp rise in federal spending on housing for millions of Americans who are living on the street or struggling to pay rent.

Castro, who was secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, on Monday proposed a federal...

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