User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-National
Category: Affordable Housing
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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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Financial snag hits Fort Snelling Upper Post affordable housing project 13.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
About a year ago, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources struck a deal with Plymouth-based Dominium. Now Dominium said it's worried it may not get essential financing through bonds authorized by the federal government and distributed by the state.
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Putting People at the Center of Climate Action 12.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy. In ...
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Here’s Why Neighborhoods With More People of Color Pay Higher Energy Bills 28.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It is well-established that the lower a family’s income, the more that family will pay for lighting and heating the house, running appliances, and keeping the wi-fi on. Such outcomes would suggest that this is a class problem or a function […]
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Chile’s Protests Offer Lessons on Social Inequality and Climate Action 28.11.2019 WRI Stories
Chile’s Protests Offer Lessons on Social Inequality and Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintProtests in Santiago, Chile. Photo by Carlos Figueroa/Wikimedia Commons Chile withdrew as host of this year’s UN climate conference amid widespread unrest, but that doesn’t mean that fighting climate change should be pushed into second place behind addressing social inequality. On the contrary, the situation in Chile shows all countries that the social and climate crises cannot be treated... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Letters to the Editor: Stop dismissing the lovers of old L.A. as NIMBYs 26.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

There are people in Los Angeles who fight the demolition of historic structures to make way for overdevelopment, but they're dismissed as NIMBYs.

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Barack Obama on climate, equity and overconsumption 26.11.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The former president opens up about the urgency of the crisis and what he sees as the disconnect between our stated values and our actions.
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Denver residents find radon in their subsidized apartments – and housing authority won’t do anything about it 22.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
While Denver has done some testing for carcinogenic radon in its public housing, 70 percent of units have yet to be checked. When testing by The Oregonian/OregonLive found high levels in several units, the Denver Housing Authority said it wouldn’t follow up.
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This Was the First Debate in Years That Anyone Asked About Housing 21.11.2019 Mother Jones
Housing is a sleeper issue in the 2020 presidential election. In response to a nationwide affordable housing crisis, candidates have issued robust affordable housing plans, toured homeless encampments, and talked it up on the campaign trail. It’s an issue of particular salience in the current political moment. Donald Trump is the only president to have […]
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Policast: Minneapolis gets closer to an affordable housing requirement 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minneapolis gets closer to an affordable housing requirement
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MPR News AM Update: Minneapolis takes aim at affordable housing 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plus new presidential polling from New Hampshire and another day of impeachment hearings.
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Minneapolis moves toward affordable housing mandate 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Developers would have to include affordable units in most projects.
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Duluth plans to give away land to spur innovative affordable housing projects 16.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The city of Duluth plans to give away vacant lots to encourage the development of more affordable housing, to help put a dent in what Mayor Emily Larson calls a housing “crisis.”
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Minneapolis grants $18M to add lower-cost apartments 14.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Forty percent of the units will be within reach of families making about $30,000 a year. Rent would not be much more than a week's income for them.
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Heating assistance program for low-income Minnesotans gets $105 million in federal funds 14.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program is receiving more than $105 million in federal funding to help low-income residents in the state pay their heating bills this winter. Homeowners and renters who earn less than half of the state’s median income are eligible.
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To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts 13.11.2019 WRI Stories
To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts Comments|Add Comment|PrintOne of the many informal settlements the city of Surabaya, Indonesia has upgraded since the 1960s with participation from residents. Photo by Peter Edelman. Many cities, particularly in the global South, have large areas of informal settlements — poor neighborhoods that grew organically, but which often lack structurally sound buildings and services like running water, sanitation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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To Fix City Slums, Don’t Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts 13.11.2019 THE CITY FIX
Many cities, particularly in the global South, have large areas of informal settlements ‒ poor neighborhoods that grew organically, but which often lack structurally sound buildings and services like running water, sanitation and waste management. The traditional approach to upgrading ...
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Editorial: Veterans are still homeless in Los Angeles. They shouldn't be 11.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Veteran homelessness in L.A. didn't go up since last year. But with all the resources being poured in, shouldn't it have gone down?

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California Could Have Helped Low-Income Residents Weather PG&E Blackouts. But It Didn’t Happen. 10.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Exactly a year ago, as the devastating Camp Fire swept through the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Frank A. Jr. Funes, a disabled 69-year-old Vietnam veteran, woke in the early morning hours to a phone call. It was […]
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Apple pledges $2.5 billion to combat California's housing crisis 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The plan includes $1 billion for a mortgage assistance fund for first-time homebuyers in the state, and $1 billion for an open line of credit to develop "very low- to moderate-income housing."
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