User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-National
Category: Affordable Housing
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Frank Gehry and others imagine a Grand Avenue that is a destination for everyone 22.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
What role in the community should Grand Avenue play in the future? Museum directors, artists, architects and activists have some answers.
Timeline: How Bunker Hill transformed Los Angeles and Grand Avenue 22.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Bunker Hill once bloomed with mansions and services for the wealthy, declined as Angelenos found other places to live - but was eventually rebuilt.
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Making housing less affordable is no way to bolster LAUSD’s finances 15.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: We live in a city with very high housing costs. If the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Measure EE passes, the cost of housing will go up even more — and not just for homeowners, but also renters. (“Vote yes on Measure EE, the parcel tax to increase L.A. schools funding,” endorsement,...

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Report: Cost of housing in Twin Cities region on track to rival Denver, Seattle 15.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A newly-released report from the Family Housing Fund says the cost of housing in the seven-county Twin Cities region is higher than cities like Austin, Nashville and St. Louis.
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SB 50 will destroy neighborhoods without building more affordable homes 14.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: SB 50, a bill in California to allow for higher-density housing, is more peril than promise. It will not solve our housing shortage.

It will override decades of community involvement, upzone hundreds of thousands of properties in Los Angeles alone, and create windfall profits for...

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Stop using California's environmental laws to block homeless housing 14.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Superior Court judges handed down welcome rulings last week in favor of two worthy but embattled housing projects for homeless people in Los Angeles. We hope the rulings send this message: Stop using the California Environmental Quality Act to thwart homeless housing projects simply because you...

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Denver to help homeowners in 9 neighborhoods build low-income “granny flats” 14.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Under a new program, public agencies will partner with Habitat for Humanity to help West Denver homeowners build accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats, on existing residential properties.
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Douglas County approves $10 million for school security following STEM School shooting 14.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Douglas County commissioners agreed to target $10 million toward increasing school security at a special meeting Monday, less than a week after two students at STEM School Highlands Ranch are alleged to have shot nine of their classmates, one fatally.
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Fort Collins picks developer for affordable housing project 14.5.2019 Denver Post: Business
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Fort Collins has selected a developer to design and build about 60 affordable homes on property withdrawn from the city’s land bank program. The Coloradoan reports the city has chosen Indiana-based TWG Development LLC, which specializes in affordable housing projects. The city’s social policy and housing program manager, Sue Beck-Ferkiss, says […]
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Fort Collins picks TWG Development for affordable housing project 14.5.2019 Denver Post: Business
FORT COLLINS -- Fort Collins has selected a developer to design and build about 60 affordable homes on property withdrawn from the city's land bank program.
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Battles erupt over warehouse jobs as the Legislature moves to curb subsidies 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Hundreds of residents packed a church hall in San Bernardino a few weeks ago to hear community leaders rail against a huge new logistics center planned for the town’s airport.

The $200-million air cargo facility, the size of 11 football fields, could eventually generate some 3,800 jobs, garnering...

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L.A. spent $619 million on homelessness last year. Has it made a difference? 11.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles officials are bracing for the release of a report that’s likely to show little or no progress in reining in homelessness, despite the $619 million they spent last year to grapple with the crisis.

The gloomy prognosis on one of Southern California’s top political issues emerged during...

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California's extreme housing crisis calls for extreme measures. That includes SB 50 11.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

By now it should surprise no one to hear that California is in the midst of an extraordinary housing crisis.

For years, rents have increased far faster than incomes, so that more working people are being driven out of their homes. Some are moving away from cities, farther from their jobs, while...

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Newsom wavers on Silicon Valley tech money for affordable housing in California 10.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s push for Silicon Valley tech companies to commit a half-billion dollars this year toward resolving the state’s housing affordability problems appears to have hit a snag.

While announcing his revised spending proposal on Thursday, Newsom said he still wanted the money to come...

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Can high-density housing and historic neighborhoods coexist in Los Angeles? 8.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Dorothy Clark grew up a short stroll from where she now lives, and she looks back fondly on the simple joys of a carefree childhood in Mid-City Los Angeles.

“We used to ride bikes, roller skate and put on plays in the street,” said Clark, who also recalls pedaling over to the landmark Carthay Circle...

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Trump proposes to use a sham inflation rate to throw millions off poverty rolls 8.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

If there’s any field in which the Trump administration excels, it’s in coming up with more ways to disadvantage the already disadvantaged in American society. Undermining the healthcare system, tormenting immigrants, throwing people off Medicaid — the list is almost endless.

This week, the administration...

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Denver’s Elyria-Swansea getting 700-home development, but some residents want to keep it industrial 7.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
On Monday night, Denver City Council considered a rezoning that would allow one of the neighborhood's first major developments.
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Trump administration lawyers are derided for legal attack to void entire healthcare law 4.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Trump administration is urging a conservative U.S. appeals court to cancel Medicaid coverage for 12 million Americans, insurance subsidies for 10 million more and the protections for 133 million people against preexisting conditions.

But it’s the legal rationale being advanced by the administration...

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Denver development politics: Voters’ questions answered 3.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Here are the answers to some of the biggest development questions raised in Denver's 2019 elections.
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How to make insurance affordable under climate change 3.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Climate change could make insurance coverage unaffordable for ordinary people. However, it doesn't have to be that way, one expert says.
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