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HUD unveils plan to increase rent on millions receiving federal housing assistance 26.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Under HUD Secretary Ben Carson's proposal, some of the poorest families will see their rents triple. About 712,000 households would see rents jump to $150 per month under the proposal.
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Just past Montgomery County border, an oasis of affordability 26.4.2018 Washington Post
Just past Montgomery County border, an oasis of affordability
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Homeownership gap between blacks and whites unchanged in a century, Zillow study says 26.4.2018 Washington Post
Homeownership gap between blacks and whites unchanged in a century, Zillow study says
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Robinson Dairy property sells in central Denver, but don’t worry, the sign will stay up 26.4.2018 Denver Post: Business
If you've driven Sixth Avenue westbound out of downtown Denver, you've seen the Robinson Dairy sign off the north side of the highway, its six white prongs jutting upward above the now defunct brand's white and blue logo.
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Looking to buy a home for $500,000? Here’s what you can expect to find. 26.4.2018 Washington Post
Looking to buy a home for $500,000? Here’s what you can expect to find.
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Happy Hour Roundup 26.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Happy Hour Roundup
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose raising rent for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies 26.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The proposal legislation, which would require congressional approval, would increase the amount some of the lowest-income households are expected to pay for rent by three times, according to the administration’s proposal obtained by The Washington Post.
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HUD’s Carson to propose that low-income Americans receiving housing subsidies work 26.4.2018 Washington Post
The plan, which would require congressional approval, would also increase the amount low-income households are expected to pay for rent by three times, according to the proposal obtained by The Washington Post.
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Her rare disease costs millions to treat. To drug companies, she’s a human jackpot. 25.4.2018 Washington Post
Loukisha Olive-McCoy lives her life as a full-time patient. Her family struggles financially. To afford care, she turned to a nonprofit charity and entered a pocket of the health-care system in which some drug companies fund patient charities — while pushing other costs onto insurance companies.
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Denver-area home prices just won’t stop. Gains accelerate after slowing down last year 25.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Metro Denver home price gains, after running in the 7 percent range since last summer, have defied hopes they would calm down and accelerated back above 8 percent in February, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices.
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Jobs and work support could curtail L.A.'s stubborn homeless crisis, study says 25.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Providing jobs and other aid to Los Angeles County residents soon after they land in the streets could help prevent 2,600 to 5,200 people a year from falling into persistent homelessness, according to a new study from a liberal think tank.

The “Escape Routes” study from the nonprofit Economic Roundtable...

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Aware of disparities, Montgomery County wants to weigh ‘equity’ in making policy decisions 25.4.2018 Washington Post
Aware of disparities, Montgomery County wants to weigh ‘equity’ in making policy decisions
U.S. New Home Sales Rose in March 24.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
U.S. new-home sales rose solidly in March for the second consecutive month, a sign of resilience in one segment of the housing market.
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The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The notion that biomass is carbon neutral is contentious among scientists.
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'Poor but sexy' Berlin now home to soaring rents and rising tensions 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Thirty-two years after moving into her cozy one-bedroom apartment near Berlin’s city center, Brigitte Lustig is about to be evicted — a fate the 61-year-old never imagined in a city renowned for its cheap rents and bohemian spirit.

“I was born just up the street and lived here my whole life,” she...

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Government wants to take blighted property neglected after L.A. riots; owner objects 23.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Ever since the 1992 riots, there have been promises but not changes at the corner of Vermont and Manchester avenues.

Property owner Eli Sasson has over the years proposed a shopping center, a housing development and an entertainment complex for a vacant lot the size of three football fields in...

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A FEMA program has sheltered thousands of Puerto Ricans since Hurricane Maria. But now the evacuees fear its days are numbered 23.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Scores of calls poured in last week. Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria were anxiously contacting lawmakers and advocates, fearful they were about to lose federal assistance that has allowed them to live in hotels since the storm ravaged the island seven months ago.

The government had warned...

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Minneapolis mayor pitching program to increase affordable housing 23.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If property owners are willing to keep rent for 20 percent of their units at what is considered an affordable housing rate for that area, the city will give landlords a 20 percent break on their property taxes.
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Wisconsin is the GOP model for ‘welfare reform.’ But as work requirements grow, so does one family’s desperation. 23.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The Trump administration is using Wisconsin as a model, but hopeful statistics belie the continuing struggles of low-income families trying to meet increasing standards for public assistance.
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People pushed out as communities redevelop metro Denver mobile home parks 22.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Petra Bennett knows she doesn't have much longer in the home she's been paying a mortgage on for the last 17 years.
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