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Category: Affordable Housing
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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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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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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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Editorial: Homes for L.A.'s homeless are finally coming online. Now we just need 10,000 more 12.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It's good that new housing is coming online. L.A. just needs more of it. Lots more.

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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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Walz bonding proposal includes $276 million for affordable housing 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Walz said the housing proposal would be part of a roughly $2 billion borrowing package. Announcements on water infrastructure, higher education and public safety are expected in the coming days.
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For Black Americans, It’s Not a Housing Crisis. It’s a Chronic Condition. 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
Redlining is widely seen as the source of the vast disparities in housing and homeownership between white and Black Americans. Denied access to government-backed mortgages, Black people were consigned to areas of low investment in city centers during boom times in suburbia. It would stand to reason, then, that the end of government-sanctioned redlining, with […]
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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: SB 50 is back. If you care about California's housing crisis, give it a chance this time 8.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Sen. Scott Wiener has attempted to give cities flexibility to address legitimate issues that arise from new housing development. And a deadline to do it.

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Ben Carson Shows He’s Not Actually Interested in Making Cities Affordable 4.1.2020 Mother Jones
Last summer, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson sparked a glimmer of hope among (still-skeptical) housing advocates when he spoke in support of creating federal incentives for local governments to loosen restrictive zoning codes that make housing less affordable. On Friday, he extinguished it. HUD is preparing to release a new rule that […]
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The top moments from a decade that reshaped American politics 1.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A tumultuous decade in politics saw everything from the presidency and reelection of the first black president to the rise of the Tea Party and the improbable election of Donald Trump as president.
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You can buy 'cheap' in L.A. But you won't own your home and may oust a renter 30.12.2019 LA Times: Business

L.A. landlords are turning rent-controlled buildings into condo-like units called tenancy in common.

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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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Make your way through the 101 Best Restaurants list at these affordable places to eat 21.12.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

It isn't difficult to eat well on a budget in Los Angeles.

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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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We're Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation Services—and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities 18.12.2019 WRI Stories
We're Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation Services—and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities Comments|Add Comment|PrintPolluter waterways carry impacts of poor sanitation citywide. Photo by SusanA Secretariat/Flickr In the urban neighborhood known as Kosovo Village in Nairobi, Kenya, 95% of residents defecate in communal or shared facilities where untreated human waste drains directly into a nearby river. During a storm, fetid and polluted waters flood the riverbanks,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Lakewood struggles with new growth-control law 18.12.2019 Denver Post: Business
Lakewood city leaders are wrestling with how to roll out one of Colorado's most contentious slow-growth initiatives in recent memory, just weeks before they're due to begin implementing it.
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RELEASE: Safe, Affordable Sanitation a Pipe Dream for Too Many Households in Global South 18.12.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Safe, Affordable Sanitation a Pipe Dream for Too Many Households in Global South New research finds nearly two-thirds of sewage and human waste in 15 major cities is unsafely managed, worsening urban sanitation crisis WASHINGTON (December 18, 2019)—The number of urban residents who lack safely managed sanitation services has increased from 1.9 billion in 2000 to 2.3 billion in 2015, costing $223 billion a year globally in health costs and lost productivity and wages. According to new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Thinking small to make big difference on homelessness 14.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Smaller, simpler housing units offer a way to house people for less money. Two Twin Cities organizations are looking to implement more creative and much less expensive ways to provide accommodations, with dignity and community support.
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