User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-National
Category: Affordable Housing
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Denver attorney Mike Farley, a low-income housing advocate, dies of coronavirus 31.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
His wife of 59 years, Nancy, said he panicked. Not because of the illness but because he hadn’t finished the book he had been reading.
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Who Benefits When Public Housing Is Torn Down? It’s Complicated. 24.3.2020 Mother Jones
Aseelah Muhammad’s new life at East Lake Meadows got off to a good start. It was the mid-1990s, she was 19, and the Atlanta public housing complex was her only real option for a place to live with her husband and three daughters. She knew East Lake’s reputation—people called it “Little Vietnam,” for the violence […]
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Coronavirus will make California's affordable housing problems worse, experts say 23.3.2020 LA Times: Health

A new report says the state faces a shortage of 1.3 million homes for low-income families. And the coronavirus pandemic is expected to make the situation worse.

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For some students, college is their only safe haven. Now they have just days to leave 18.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Pomona College, like others throughout the country, has asked students to leave campus and not expect to return for the remainder of the semester as the school shifts to online classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. That action has left some students feeling anxiety and fear about the future.

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Another group of homeless moms and families is taking over houses — this time in L.A. 14.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Inspired by a similar occupation in Oakland and fear of the coronavirus, homeless residents moved into homes in El Sereno long-owned by Caltrans.

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To protect renters from coronavirus fallout, L.A. and S.F. are pressing for eviction bans 13.3.2020 LA Times: Health

To protect renters who get hit financially during the coronavirus outbreak, members of L.A.'s City Council plan to propose a temporary ban on evictions.

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How we can make Time of Use Pricing work for everyone 9.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How we can make Time of Use Pricing work for everyone
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In a city of mostly renters, St. Paul council considers changes to favor tenants 5.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The city council is considering an ordinance that would limit security deposits to one month’s rent and background checks related to rental, criminal and credit history.
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Editorial: California housing prices are too damn high. Cities can help change that if they want to 28.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Hefty development fees not only raise the cost of a new home in California, but they can also make it so that certain projects don't get built.

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Labor and faith groups tie low wages to the housing crisis 27.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The campaign organizers argue that officials need to ensure that developers who build affordable housing are also compensating workers fairly.
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In the UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike, Class War Meets the California Housing Crisis 22.2.2020 Mother Jones
“This is a marathon, not a sprint,” Sarah Mason, a graduate student in sociology at the University of California Santa Cruz, tells a crowd of several hundred students, wrapping up the fourth day of an unprecedented wildcat strike that has drawn threats of mass dismissal and captured the attention of UC campuses across the state. Using […]
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Op-Ed: Trump's 2021 budget explains Jeff Bezos' monster house deal and L.A.'s homeless crisis 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The most draconian cuts in Trump's proposed 2021 budget represent a White House intent on fueling American inequality.

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Editorial: L.A. needs to preserve affordable housing. Eminent domain isn't the way to do it 18.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

L.A. leaders cannot ignore the serious repercussions of regularly seizing private property for affordable housing.

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Colorado’s housing crunch reaches beyond Front Range, as mountain and plains communities struggle to provide affordable options 16.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
The chronic housing shortages that have put intense pressure on metro Denver residents and clamped down on workers in the state's resort towns in recent years are being felt in distinct and stubborn ways in small Colorado towns from Buena Vista to Limon.
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Trump Isn’t Waging a War on Poverty. He’s Waging a War on Poor People. 14.2.2020 Mother Jones
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on. But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of […]
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Councilman Cedillo, eminent domain isn't the solution to L.A.'s housing crisis 7.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The L.A. City Council has failed to adequately address the affordable housing crisis, and now it is threatening to seize a property to keep rents low.

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The winning 2018 Democratic playbook: avoid talking about 'Medicare for all' 6.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democrats who won House seats in 2018 talked about healthcare, but they focused on fixing the Affordable Care Act, not replacing it.

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St. Paul to offer rent subsidies for families with schoolchildren 5.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Teachers and school staff at seven St. Paul public schools are teaming up to identify students whose families could use help paying rent. Then the city will give those families $300 a month for up to three years. It’s part of St. Paul’s new Families First Housing pilot program.
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SB 50 failed because it was a draconian solution to the state's housing shortage 4.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The state must find a way to increase density in cities without destroying our built environments.

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Advocates eye community land trusts to increase access to home ownership 4.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The 13 nonprofit community land trusts throughout the state collectively have 1,250 homes in their portfolios. One land trust in Minneapolis mostly serves households that make between $25,000 and $50,000 a year.
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