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Category: Affordable Housing
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Boulder Planning Board approves car-free senior housing at former Fruehauf’s site 22.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Mandated car-free living is on its way to Boulder.
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Which political party would do the most to tackle growing inequality? 18.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Karl Nerenberg The issue of wealth and income inequality has not been front and centre in the current election campaign.  There has been much talk about affordability, which means rather different things to different people. Some worry about whether or not they can afford a new car or a new smartphone. To others, affordability is more of a life and death affair. They can't afford a safe, clean, decent place to live.   Overall, the fact that wealth in Canada has become more and more concentrated in the hands of a very few , while incomes at the lower end of the scale have stagnated, has not elicited much interest from those charged with reporting on the 2019 campaign. There was not a single question on this issue in any of the televised debates.  NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh did try to put inequality on the agenda, and the Greens' Elizabeth May followed him. Coverage of their campaigns tended to focus elsewhere, however.  Journalists and pundits carried on about Singh's preternatural ability to connect with ...
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Trump Has No Clue About Homelessness. This California Lawmaker Actually Does. 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has escalated his ongoing feud with California, repeatedly turning his attention and Twitter feed to the state’s homelessness crisis. The administration is reportedly planning a crackdown that may involve moving homeless people in the state to government-backed facilities. After visiting last month, Trump claimed—seemingly without basis—that needles and other trash from San Francisco and […]
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Minnesota Attorney General Ellison sues Minneapolis landlord 9.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has sued a Minneapolis landlord, charging the property owner with failing to keep rental units livable, retaliating against tenants contacting housing inspectors and scheming to profit from evictions.
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Landlords say state rent caps may force them to raise rents more frequently 7.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Gov. Gavin Newsom has pledged to sign a statewide rent control bill for buildings older than 15 years. Studies from Los Angeles and San Francisco give insight into how landlords could respond.

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Why Denver Health and other hospitals are getting into the housing business 7.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Hospitals from Baltimore to St. Louis to Sacramento, Calif., are exploring ways to help patients find a home. With recent federal policy changes that encourage hospitals to allocate charity dollars for housing, many hospitals realize it’s cheaper to provide a month of housing than to keep patients for a single night.
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Trump bars immigrants who cannot pay for health care coverage 5.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
President Trump signed a proclamation late Friday barring legal immigrants who cannot prove they will have health care coverage or the means to pay for it within 30 days of their arrival to the United States.
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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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Boulder narrows in on homelessness strategy with 2020 budget talk 2.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
With the planned closure by May 31, of the facility run by Bridge House at 2691 30th St. and the associated loss of 50 overnight shelter beds, Boulder officials dug into an arrangement to relocate the Path to Home services program operated there.
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Walz urges House-Senate negotiations on insulin bills 2.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Gov. Tim Walz called on House Democratic and Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday to negotiate a compromise between their competing insulin affordability proposals so that he can call a special session to resolve one of the big unfinished issues left over from this year's regular session.
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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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Opinion: Rent control is better than nothing, but it can't fix California's housing crisis 27.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California's new statewide rent control measure is better than nothing, but it won't increase the housing supply.

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SNC-Lavalin scandal drowning out housing crisis concerns, Vancouver Granville candidates say 25.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Alex Cosh Believe it or not, some candidates running in Vancouver Granville in this year's federal election wish the media would pay closer attention to the city's housing affordability crisis rather than the political drama following the SNC-Lavalin scandal. The NDP's candidate, Yvonne Hanson, believes the focus on incumbent Jody Wilson-Raybould's ejection from the Liberal caucus earlier this year -- after the former cabinet minister refused to halt corruption charges against engineering giant SNC-Lavalin -- is drowning out the concerns of ordinary voters in the riding. "The media is absolutely, completely distracted," Hanson told rabble.ca. "The average person I talk to doesn't really care about the political drama." Perhaps less surprisingly -- since his party was at the centre of the scandal -- the Liberal party's candidate Taleeb Noormohamed, agrees. "One of the tragedies of all this is the titillating stories from the media have taken away from the issues that really matter in this riding," he ...
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Editorial: President Trump, if you really care about homelessness, help California house homeless people 20.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

No question, California has built far too little housing in recent decades, and that red tape has played a role in that. But Carson's solution to the problem, like President Trump's, is nothing more than slogans. They need to get real.

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Walz to push gun control, insulin affordability in 2020 18.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With summer winding down, Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that he's looking ahead toward the 2020 legislative session, with plans to push proposals for making insulin affordable, reducing gun violence, clean energy and criminal justice reform.
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Airbnb pledges $25 million to support affordable housing and small business 18.9.2019 L.A. Times - Technology News

Amid California's housing crisis, Airbnb pledges $25 million to support affordable housing and small business in the San Francisco Bay Area, L.A. County.

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Trump goes 'behind enemy lines' to raise money in SF Bay area 17.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The president will be attending private fundraisers near Silicon Valley and Beverly Hills. It is his first visit to the San Francisco Bay Area since his election, when he lost California by 30 points.
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Red Lake Nation breaks ground on first-of-its-kind development in Minneapolis 15.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
With prayer, song, and gold shovels emblazoned with Ojibwe floral patterns, the Red Lake Nation broke ground Saturday on a historic 109-unit affordable housing complex in Minneapolis.
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Letters to the Editor: How transit-friendly development is destroying affordable housing in L.A. 12.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Existing homes are being torn down and replaced mostly by high-end apartments and condos. Understandably, some NIMBYs are upset by that.

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California tenants will see cap on rent increases under bill sent to Newsom 12.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign a statewide cap on annual rent increases of 5% plus inflation.

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