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Category: Affordable Housing
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Only 1 in 20 houses in Denver is affordable for teachers, study finds 19.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A pair of recent analyses showed that teachers struggle to find affordable housing in Denver, but the situation has improved somewhat since 2000 despite skyrocketing real estate prices.
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Minneapolis refines affordable housing requirement 18.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The City Council is working toward finalizing an ordinance requiring that 10 or 20 percent of apartments in many developments be affordable for low-income renters. An interim ordinance is now in effect.
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Rising health insurance deductibles fuel middle-class anger and resentment 17.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Middle-class Americans are bearing the brunt of the rise in health insurance deductibles and medical bills. That's helped widen the country's political divisions.

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Denver Post listening tour: Leadville looks to diversify beyond “scrappy mining town” 14.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Leadville is Colorado’s scrappy mining town that has boomed and busted more than once. Given its isolation, residents are accustomed to figuring out problems on their own, with little of the polarizing conflict that tears apart other communities.
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Trump’s anti-immigration agenda could make L.A.’s homelessness crisis even worse 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

President Trump recently weighed in on the rise in homelessness in cities across the country, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, and warned that the federal government may “do something to get that whole thing cleaned up” — whatever that means.

But the federal government already plays a major...

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Why Autodesk is investing in an urban prefab construction startup 11.7.2019 Small Business |
The software company's strategic investment in Factory OS includes goals for impact metrics such as waste reduction, jobs creation potential and how the collaboration can stimulate the development of more affordable housing.
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Public housing is suffering from a lack of funding, not an overflow of immigrants 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a rule change that would exclude any households with immigrants in the country illegally from living in public housing or using a voucher to help pay for private market rental housing. This rule change could result in the eviction of...

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Taking a roommate can make economic sense for homeowners, tenants 10.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Renting out a room can provide homeowners with extra income, and renters with better accommodations for their money — but the details can bedevil.
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10 questions for Shell's New Energies VP 9.7.2019 Resource Efficiency |
Three years ago, the oil major created a division to invest in electricity, clean energy, electric vehicle charging, alternative fuels and other newer businesses. GreenBiz recently got an update on how all of that's been going.
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2020 Candidates Are Highlighting Housing Affordability Issues. Here Are the Least Affordable Housing Markets 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
74 percent of hundreds of U.S. counties are unaffordable for average wage workers.
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Trump officials tell one court Obamacare is failing and another it’s thriving 8.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As they push a federal court to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Trump administration lawyers are arguing the law is no longer workable because Congress eliminated a penalty on people who don’t have health insurance.

But for months, senior administration officials and lawyers have been making the...

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California just added baby teeth to its housing laws 5.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In January, not even a week into his new job, Gov. Gavin Newsom made a big, bold threat to cities that have stalled or shirked their responsibility to build enough housing to meet their community’s needs.

Don’t build housing? You won’t get state transportation dollars, the governor warned.


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Amazon Sellers Are Bribing Users With Cash and Gift Vouchers for Five-star Reviews, Investigation Reveals 5.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Our investigation shows the lengths that unscrupulous sellers will go to constantly pull the wool over the eyes of shoppers," said Natalie Hitchins, of consumer watchdog Which?
Michael Bennet on why Joe Biden's promise to make America 'normal' again is delusional 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The following is a transcript of Michael Bennet's meeting with the Los Angeles Times' editorial board.

Nicholas Goldberg (editor of the editorial pages): Why don't you just give us a short overview if you want, of five minutes or so. You've got your plenty of questions.

Michael Bennet: Great, I'm...

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One reason for the high cost of housing in California may surprise you — overregulation 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Shocking almost no one, nine of the 15 most expensive metropolitan areas in the United States are in California, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. But one major reason for this may surprise you: The state has an overregulation problem that’s contributing to the housing affordability...

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Slow Housing Construction Reaches 'Unprecedented' Length Making Affordability Issue Even Worse, Says Report 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Although 1.2 million units were built last year, that figure was the lowest since 1982, excluding 2008-2018.
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One year ago, L.A. approved an ambitious housing plan. What’s happened since? Nothing 1.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

One year ago this week, Los Angeles took what appeared to be a significant step towards combating its housing affordability crisis. By a unanimous vote, the L.A. City Council approved the Expo Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan, a set of updates to the city’s zoning code that would make it legal...

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed his first budget. Here’s where the $215 billion will go 28.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a $214.8-billion government spending plan - with significant cash for schools and subsidies for many to purchase health insurance.
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L.A. leaders say Trump proposal would boot thousands of immigrants from public housing 27.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Calling the plan “torture” and “state-sponsored terrorism,” Los Angeles City Council members on Wednesday blasted a proposed rule that would deny federal housing aid to households that include anyone living in the country illegally, even when other members are eligible for such aid as lawful residents...

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Here's Every Plan Elizabeth Warren's Ultra-Millionaire Tax Will Pay For 26.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Elizabeth Warren's tax plan is estimated to bring in $2.75 trillion in revenue over a ten-year period. which could help pay for universal child care, tuition-free college and student loan forgiveness.
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