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Mpls. mayor wants to go big on spending for housing 16.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's proposed 2019 budget calls for $40 million for affordable housing.
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Prosecutors expected to rest Friday after scrutiny of Paul Manafort's finances 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The jury got a granular look at Manafort's alleged use of offshore bank accounts and multiple loan applications on which prosecutors say he lied.
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A Better Minimum Wage 8.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
It makes no sense to insist that workers in Midtown Manhattan and Selma, Ala., be paid the same.
Freddie Mac to Lower Finance Costs for Owners Who Cap Rent Rises 7.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Freddie Mac, the country’s largest backer of apartment loans, is rolling out a new program that will offer lower-cost financing to owners who agree to cap rent increases for the life of their loans.
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The new housing crisis: Shut out of the market 6.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Ten years after a housing collapse during the Great Recession, home values have rebounded but there are too few homes on the market. Buyers face intense competition, and that means higher prices.
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Charlotte Rae, who played Mrs. Garrett on 80s sitcom 'Facts of Life,' dies at 92 6.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Emmy- and Tony-nominated actor was most famous for her sitcom roles, which also included "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Car 54, Where Are You?" Rae was diagnosed with bone cancer last year.
Taking on Class and Racial Discrimination in Housing 2.8.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Senator Cory Booker on Capitol Hill Zoning laws are not usually the stuff of which presidential campaigns are made. But Senator Cory A. Booker, who is often talked about as a presidential contender, says bad zoning laws are making housing more segregated and less affordable, and he has just introduced legislation to do something about it.  Booker was born in Washington, D.C., one year after the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. That legislation, which outlawed racial discrimination in the sale and rental of housing, helped make it possible for Booker’s parents, African American executives, to become the first black family to reside in Harrington Park, New Jersey, an affluent white community outside of Newark with strong public schools. Those schools helped launch Booker to Stanford, Oxford, Yale Law and beyond. But as a child Booker quickly became aware that a single law couldn’t wipe out entrenched inequalities of housing opportunity.  He visited relatives living in ...
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Rochester construction is booming, but affordable housing lags 23.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A Rochester city survey of residents shows that a strong majority is worried there isn't enough affordable housing for people working in the city's growing service industries.
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Counties Cancel ICE Detention Contracts 18.7.2018 American Prospect
David Bacon Zen Buddhists from Green Gulch Farm lead people walking in a circle outside the West County Detention Center, as part of the monthly vigil Most Latina teenagers celebrate their a quinceañera, or 15th birthday, with parties and dances. Sometimes their families even rent a hall and hire a band. On June 9, Alexa Lopez, dressed in a pink tulle gown, held her quinceañera outside the West County Detention Center in Richmond, California. Her father, Raul, had been locked inside for a year and a half. The celebration, organized with the help of the Interfaith Movement 4 Human Integrity (IM4HI), was in part an effort to help Alexa feel that, despite her family’s separation, she was surrounded by a community that understood the importance of that day. But it was also a way to show to the larger world the terrible cost of immigration detention and family separation. Perhaps that was one element convincing Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston to announce, a month later, that he was canceling the ...
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Section Wait: Federal housing vouchers hard to get, hard to use 18.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Snagging a federal Section 8 housing voucher can be a godsend for low-income people in a tight Twin Cities rental market, but it's a difficult road. In Dakota County this week, 5,000 people are expected to enter a lottery to get on the waitlist.
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Report: Affordable housing is a problem statewide 13.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minnesota Housing Partnership report found that someone who's working full time and earning minimum wage can't afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment in any of Minnesota's counties.
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Lone theater in north Minneapolis plans big expansion 12.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A $10 million plan to expand north Minneapolis' only theater -- the Capri Theater -- will increase space and arts offerings.
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Truck fire in southbound lanes of I-25 shuts down highway south of Arapahoe Road 11.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
The southbound lanes of Interstate 25 have been shut down at Arapahoe Road by a semi-truck fire.
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House fire doused in Adams County, woman taken to local hospital 11.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A woman was taken to a local hospital Tuesday after fleeing a house fire in Adams County.
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Denver’s dockless scooter pilot program prompts permit applications from 7 companies 11.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Soon there may be more than just the green and red scooters of Lime and Bird buzzing around Denver's streets.
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Denver rent “buy-down” program that will subsidize market-rate apartments receives green light from council 10.7.2018 Denver Post: Business
The Denver City Council signed off Monday on an unusual pilot program that will subsidize the rent for 125 households so that they can afford to live in market-rate apartments and other rental housing.
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Rents Are Too Damn High and the World Is Too Damn Hot. Both Are About to Make Gentrification Worse. 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s no surprise that a list of places most at risk from climate change and sea-level rise reads like a Who’s Who of global cities, since historically, many great cities have developed near oceans, natural harbors, or other bodies of water. Miami […]
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How Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Could Lead to an Increase in Housing Discrimination 6.7.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Evan Vucci Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, from left, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor in 2016 trickle-downers_54.jpg Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has pushed a number of significant issues to the forefront of discussion, since his more right-wing replacement could join the rest of the conservatives on the court to overturn such landmark decisions as Roe v. Wade and Obergefell v. Hodges.  One case of particular importance on which Kennedy provided the swing vote involves curbing discrimination—even if it’s subtle discrimination—in housing policy. 2015’s Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. confirmed that the government can use “ disparate impact ” as means to prove discrimination in housing, which is how the Fair Housing Act had been interpreted since its inception in 1968. Disparate impact is the idea that discrimination can occur ...
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Los Angeles Artists Reinvent Their Roles in Gentrifying Communities 4.7.2018 American Prospect
John Tapia Urquiza/sin turistas Arturo Romo and members of Northeast Los Angeles Alliance at local train station after an anti-gentrification march In March, artist Laura Owens surprised the Los Angeles art world, announcing that she would be shutting down her gallery 356 Mission in Boyle Heights on LA’s rapidly gentrifying Eastside, after more than a year of protests by local activists. Since Owens’s announcement, three more galleries have moved out. Boyle Heights, a predominantly poor and working-class Latino neighborhood, first gained attention in 2016 with its very public fight against an LGBTQ-centered art space called PSSST that closed its doors last year.  In the escalating battle against gentrification in Los Angeles, artists and activists appear to stand on opposite sides. As Los Angeles extends its reach as a global art center, its economic disparities have spread as well. The city’s current housing crisis has uprooted thousands of families and accelerated homelessness. According to the Los ...
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Families Who Fled Hurricane Maria Could Lose Their Homes. Again. 3.7.2018 Mother Jones
Nearly 2,000 families who fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria could once again find themselves without a place to live if a federal court allows the US government to cut off housing subsidies for people displaced by the storm. One of those families is led by Betzaida Crespo. Betsy, as she’s known, left Dorado, Puerto […]
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