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L.A. Mayor Garcetti foresees progress on homelessness via talks with HUD Secretary Ben Carson 24.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hopes to reach a preliminary agreement with the Trump administration on a joint plan to help combat the city's swelling homeless crisis.

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Southern California home prices and sales surged in December 23.1.2020 LA Times: Business

The Southern California median sales price hit a new record of $550,000 last month, a 7.2% increase from the same period a year earlier.

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Bill seeks to increase property taxes on short-term rentals 23.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado property owners who lease short-term rental units on sites like Airbnb and VRBO would see a significant spike in their tax rates under proposed legislation.
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As church shelter closes, Drake Hotel fire survivors move on 23.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some residents of the destroyed Minneapolis apartment building had problems finding places to live before the fire. And those hurdles remain as they move from the temporary shelter at First Covenant Church
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Editorial: Should California force cities to house homeless people? 21.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom's homelessness task force wants to mandate that cities house or shelter homeless people. It might work.

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How will Colorado’s public health insurance option work? 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Last session, Colorado lawmakers directed state agencies to create a plan for a new “state option” for health insurance, but much still needs to happen before you could buy in.
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How to keep tax benefits when renting out your primary residence 19.1.2020 LA Times: Business

But there could be other tax implications you haven't considered. Also, a reader's complicated Social Security claiming plan could spell trouble.

Editorial: NIMBYs beware: California could make it harder to block homeless and affordable housing 19.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Blocking frivolous lawsuits would be a smart way to ensure taxpayer dollars for housing aren't wasted or held up by chicanery.

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Woman accused of luring slain real estate agent to her death 18.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A Fridley woman is accused of luring a real estate agent to a Minnesota house before the agent was kidnapped and killed on New Year's Eve, prosecutors alleged Friday.
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Letters to the Editor: Will SB 50 result in more affordable housing in California, or just more housing? 17.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There is plenty of new construction, but much of it is for high-priced condos and apartments. Simply allowing more of that will not fix homelessness.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Movement Is About a Lot More Than Just Congress 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
For years, tenants in New York’s public housing residences had complained about the black mold breeding on the walls, the brown liquid dripping from the ceilings, and the cold water flowing from the faucets. But the city hadn’t made repairs. One white-skied Saturday this past November, neither New York City Housing Authority head Gregory Russ nor mayor-turned-presidential-candidate […]
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New affordable housing rules aim to protect tenants from mid-lease rent increase 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new Minnesota rule blocks affordable housing owners from increasing rent in the middle of a lease. Housing advocates say it will provide people with precarious incomes some certainty.
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Q&A: Tom Steyer on crushing billionaires like himself and the lie of civility in Washington 11.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with the L.A. Times editorial board about the economy, the political moment and climate change.

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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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Airbnb and similar sites hide fees from customers. People are mad about it 9.1.2020 LA Times: Business

Airbnb hosts are allowed to charge fees that can nearly double your nightly rate. Lawmakers are looking to crack down.

Electric scooter injuries surge along with their popularity 9.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Electric scooter injuries have surged along with their popularity in the United States, nearly tripling over four years, researchers said in a study published Wednesday.
Minn. health officials concerned about radon's threat to renters, low-income people 8.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Department of Health warns renters and residents of low income neighborhoods are more likely to be exposed to radon, an odorless gas that comes from the soil around a building and can lead to lung cancer.
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Opinion: Young offenders don't belong in adult prisons. California has a chance to end the practice 7.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We all want the same thing for youth in trouble with the law: A system that makes them less likely to re-offend.

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Amid death and urban renewal, a rough year for the refugees of Denver’s Street Fraternity 5.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
At least four members of a refugee self-help group called Street Fraternity died from car wrecks and guns in 2019. The Street Frat soccer team got booted from an indoor league. Rising rents and urban renewal raised economic pressure on refugee families.
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Opinion: Are baby boomers ruining the housing market for everybody else? 5.1.2020 LA Times: Commentary

When it comes to predicting future real estate prices, the crystal ball is cloudy.

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