• May 22, 10:47 PM | Santa Maria Times

    Affordable Housing Project Approved for Northwest Santa Maria in Split-Vote Decision

    May 22-- May 22--Santa Maria City Council voted narrowly to move forward with an affordable housing project for those with special needs in the northwest part of the city, despite concerns from neighbors about parking issues and the impact on property values. The project -- called Cox Bungalows -- initially called for the construction of 30 residential units and a community center on a ...

  • May 22, 12:05 PM | Telegraph

    'A Place Called Home'--New Apartments Help Address City's Affordable Housing Problems

    May 22--NASHUA -- Renters must cough up about $1,400 per month for a typical apartment in the Nashua area, according to the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority. This statistic is for a two-bedroom unit, including utilities. However, the authority shows rent in Hillsborough County can sometimes approach $3,000 per month for those seeking a home with four bedrooms. Some relief for stressed ...

  • May 20, 06:23 PM | Virginia Gazette

    Planning Commission Approves Rezoning Request for Affordable Apartment Complex

    May 16-- May 16--The city's Planning Commission unanimously approved a request to rezone the Econo Lodge at 216 Parkway Drive at its May 15 meeting, opening the door for the motel to be converted into an affordable apartment complex. Planning Commission Chairwoman Elaine McBeth and member Caleb Rogers were absent from Wednesday's meeting. Ajit Patel, the owner of the Econo Lodge, plans to ...

  • May 16, 06:20 PM | Virginia Gazette

    Planning Commission Approves Rezoning Request for Affordable Apartment Complex

    May 16-- May 16--The city's Planning Commission unanimously approved a request to rezone the Econo Lodge at 216 Parkway Drive at its May 15 meeting, opening the door for the motel to be converted into an affordable apartment complex. Planning Commission Chairwoman Elaine McBeth and member Caleb Rogers were absent from Wednesday's meeting. Ajit Patel, the owner of the Econo Lodge, plans to ...

  • May 15, 02:06 PM | Sacramento Bee

    Sacramento Homeless Shelter Cost $5 million. How Many People Did It Get Off The Streets?

    May 15-- May 15--Ted Rash spent about a year in a north Sacramento homeless shelter, but now finds himself again sleeping in a tent. On April 30, as the only city-run homeless shelter prepared to close its doors, Rash sat on the curb, his Rhodesian Ridgeback named Freya by his side. After months of relative stability, he was trying to figure out where to set up camp. "I'm just gonna tough it ...

  • May 15, 09:07 PM | San Diego Union-Tribune

    Proposal to Boost Affordable Housing Construction in San Diego Takes Key Step

    May 16-- May 16--SAN DIEGO -- A proposal to boost low-income housing construction in San Diego with new requirements and potential penalty fees for developers is heading to the City Council for a scheduled July 29 approval vote. The council's Rules Committee voted 3-2 Wednesday in favor of the proposal, which would toughen the city's inclusionary housing policy for the first time since it was ...

  • May 15, 08:38 PM | Ravalli Republic

    ADUs and Infill: Missoula Unveils Long-Awaited Housing Policy Suggestions

    May 15-- May 15--Tough choices, sacrifices and stark changes loom ahead if Missoulians are serious about confronting the severe affordable housing shortage here. The City of Missoula has finally unveiled its policy proposals aimed at alleviating the problem, and they include recommendations on everything from decreasing height, parking and other requirements on Accessory Dwelling Units to ...

  • May 16, 03:43 AM | Seattle Times

    $15 million gift will help build 'affordable high-rise' for Seattle's chronically homeless

    May 16-- May 16--When people think about public spending on homelessness, they often think of homeless shelters. But that's not the most costly part of King County's response to homelessness. It's permanent supportive housing, which provides wraparound social services and often serves people with disabilities or serious mental illness. It's the most expensive way to house someone, but it's ...

  • May 15, 07:23 AM | Free Press

    3 projects aim to ease Mankato's affordable housing shortage

    May 15-- May 15--MANKATO -- More than 200 units of affordable housing would be constructed or preserved under three proposals competing for a share of federal tax credits to be awarded by a state agency later this year. New construction is proposed near Cub Foods West and adjacent to Rosa Parks Elementary, totaling 131 apartments reserved for lower-middle-class and low-income renters. And the ...

  • May 15, 07:23 AM | Eagle-Tribune

    Affordable housing project in the works

    May 15-- May 15--SALEM, N.H. -- The planning board approved its first workforce housing project in years. If all goes according to plan, Steven Lewis will get the state funding for his second affordable apartment building with 38 units here on Braemoor Woods Drive. Workforce housing, also known as affordable housing, is typically a federal-funded project that provides housing for people making ...

  • May 14, 11:16 PM | Daily Star-Journal

    New Housing Project Will Cater to Military, Veterans

    May 14-- May 14--WARRENSBURG -- A 60-unit housing complex focused on catering to military personnel and veterans will be built on a 10-acre tract in the Hawthorne Development just north of Warrensburg with construction scheduled to begin in early June. Greg Rodewald, acquisitions manager for Belmont Development Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, said the Missouri Housing Development Commission is ...

  • May 08, 09:45 PM | Star Tribune

    St. Paul's Affordable Housing Efforts Come Into Focus

    May 08--St. Paul's new $10 million housing trust fund will pay for tenant protections, down-payment assistance for home buyers and property-tax breaks for landlords who keep rents low, among other new programs for 2019. Mayor Melvin Carter announced the creation of a housing trust fund last year as part of his first budget. The fund, which the city will boost with an additional $2 million each ...

  • May 07, 05:31 PM | News Herald

    IRONMAN Foundation Donating $100K Toward 3D Printed Houses in Panama City

    May 07-- May 7--PANAMA CITY -- The IRONMAN Foundation announced Tuesday it would be providing a $100,000 humanitarian relief grand to the city of Panama City's Community Development office to help fund 3D concrete printers to "print" affordable housing. "Bay County has a desperate need for safe and affordable housing as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael on October 10, ...

  • May 08, 05:36 AM | News Herald

    $115M in State Budget to Address Housing After Hurricane Michael

    May 07-- May 7--PANAMA CITY -- A $115 million appropriation of housing funding from the state should help people rebuild their homes and kick-start developments in the area, according to Rep. Jay Trumbull. As part of $240.2 million in the state budget for Hurricane Michael relief, the state put aside $65 million from the Local Government Housing Trust Fund, where people can seek help with such ...

  • May 06, 10:08 PM | Miami Herald

    Miami's Housing Affordability Crisis is Dire. A New Report Reveals Possible Solutions.

    May 06-- May 6--A new study shows that Miami's affordable housing crisis is so dire, the city needs at least 50,000 units just to meet the existing need. But the Connect Capital Miami Report, which was released Monday, also reveals a combination of tools and resources that could help alleviate the dearth of housing for cost-burdened residents. According to the report, 71 percent of households ...

  • May 05, 09:21 PM | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    How Upland Shrank Its Homeless Population, Even As San Bernardino County's Has Grown

    May 05-- May 5--In the past four years, Upland's homeless population has dropped by nearly two-thirds, putting it in stark contrast to the situation countywide, where homelessness is increasing, according to a recent report. In 2015, the city of Upland reported 166 persons without a permanent home. This year, according to the annual survey of San Bernardino County's homeless, that number ...

  • May 03, 08:12 PM | Columbia Flier

    Officials Break Ground on Laurel Park Mixed-Use Development

    May 04-- May 4--Officials broke ground Friday on the Laurel Park Station development -- located adjacent to the Laurel Park racetrack -- that is meant to revitalize the Route 1 corridor in Howard County. The 63-acre, mixed-use development will be built out from a new MARC train station and include 1,000 residential units, 127,000 square feet of retail space and 650,000 square feet of ...

  • May 02, 10:43 AM | Arlington Sun Gazette

    Arlington Government to Take Another Crack at Affordable Housing

    Even by its own estimation, the Arlington County government's success rate in stemming the exodus of affordable housing in Arlington has been hit-or-miss, and the local government at times has been viewed as unimaginative and overly bureaucratic by those who want to see more aggressive efforts at building and retaining housing accessible to lower- and middle-income residents. In its latest ...

  • May 01, 09:01 AM | The Beacon-News

    Aurora's Neighborhood Redevelopment Division Honored for Work on Affordable Housing

    May 01-- May 1--A recent statewide conference praised Aurora's Neighborhood Redevelopment Division for its programs involving affordable housing. The division received the 2019 Illinois Community Opportunity and Empowerment Award during this year's Illinois Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing. The award was given in recognition of locally approved plans, programs or projects that ...

  • May 01, 03:55 AM | Metro

    Philly Housing Costs Rising Faster for Poor and Middle-Income Residents Than for the Wealthy

    Housing costs in Philadelphia are rising faster for the poor and middle class than for the wealthy, new research indicates. Costs for Philly households earning less than the national median income grew 8 percent between 2007 and 2018, according to a report by Apartment Life, a San Francisco-based real-estate company. They stayed flat for households earning more than that. The median household ...

  • Apr 29, 05:13 PM | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    Members Only Why Pasadena Struggles to House Its Mentally Ill Homeless

    Stigma, sky-high rent and navigating bureaucracies are among the barriers Pasadena faces in getting homeless people with mental illnesses into housing, according to a new report. The study was conducted by Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc., a Los Angeles-based legal aid organization, which examined the Crown City’s roadblocks. While Pasadena was the focus, many of the struggles could apply ...

  • Apr 30, 02:43 AM | Austin Weekly News

    County Eases Path to Housing for People With Arrest Records

    The Cook County Board of Commissioners recently approved a measure that makes it easier for people with arrest records to secure housing in the county. The board passed the "Just Housing" amendment as a new clause in the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance during a meeting on April 25. The board's two Republican commissioners - Pete Silvestri (9th) and Sean Morrison (17th) - were the only votes ...

  • Apr 30, 02:17 AM | Austin Monitor

    Zoning for Affordable Housing Wins Initial Approval

    With Council Member Greg Casar leading the way, Council voted unanimously Thursday to give first-round approval to rezoning a tract at 916 and 918 Norwood Park Blvd. for 228 affordable housing units in District 4. Members of the Heritage Hills Woodbridge Neighborhood Association were initially opposed to the project, which did not match the vision of a mixed-use property as seen in the ...

  • Apr 24, 02:03 PM | Bradenton Herald

    This Affordable Housing Project Has Been Years in the Making. It May Finally Happen.

    April 24-- Apr. 24--BRADENTON -- The redevelopment of the 1950s-era Love Apartments in east Bradenton at Sixth Street Court East and Ninth Avenue East has been a goal ever since the city's Central Community Redevelopment Agency acquired the units in 2006. The apartment have seen better days and the city has delayed costly renovations, opting for short-term fixes with the goal being to ...

  • Apr 24, 08:13 AM | Idaho Press-Tribune

    Boise Approves $5 Million for Affordable Housing Plan

    BOISE — The city’s affordable housing plan is getting an infusion of $5 million, but officials are still working out the details for how exactly the money will be spent. On Tuesday, Boise City Council approved the one-time transfer from a city reserve fund to the Grow Our Housing initiative, which aims to encourage the growth of affordable housing units citywide. The plan consists of a ...

  • Apr 23, 06:51 PM | Chicago Tribune

    Rents Rise, Supply Drops -- Chicago's Affordable Housing Woes Mount

    April 24-- Apr. 24--Along Milwaukee Avenue around Logan Square, the change is easy to spot: Taquerias and two-flats are giving way to sleek apartment high-rises, ramen bars and boulangeries that serve the urban gentry. Unease over gentrification, which has driven up rents and driven out longtime working-class residents, helped mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot win a landslide victory this month. Now ...

  • Apr 19, 08:16 PM | Mountaineer

    Affordable Housing Project Survives First Round of Cuts

    April 19-- Apr. 19--The effort to redevelop the old hospital property in Waynesville as affordable housing has cleared the first hurdle, but that's happened before, and is nothing to get that excited about. "Everybody goes through an initial first round, and if you don't receive a perfect score then you don't move to the second round," said Haywood County Special Projects Administrator David ...

  • Apr 18, 09:40 AM | Cecil Whig

    Elkton Housing Authority Benefits From HUD Grant

    ELKTON - The Elkton Housing Authority will see an uptick in federal funding this year in a grant program to help it continue the transition from public housing to a rental assistance program. The EHA was awarded $284,845 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) public housing capital fund. The Elkton agency was one of five agencies on the Eastern Shore that received ...

  • Apr 18, 07:00 AM | Wisconsin State Journal

    State Delivers $23.4 Million in Tax Credits for Madison Affordable Housing Projects

    April 18-- Apr. 18--Madison's Affordable Housing Initiative got another multimillion-dollar boost from the state, although just two of four projects seeking critical financial support received it. The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority has awarded $23.4 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to separate projects by Gorman and Co. and Stone House Development that ...

  • Apr 17, 01:24 PM | Post-Bulletin

    TIF Approval Lends a Hand to Affordable Housing Project

    April 17-- Apr. 17--Nearly $1.6 million in tax-increment financing benefits were committed this week with the hope of building 204 apartments deemed affordable. The added housing is set to bring the county closer to the estimated 2,567 units a 2014 study suggested be built by 2020. "We are about 42 percent of what the five years should be," said Steve Borchardt, coalition housing director with ...

  • Apr 16, 04:22 PM | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    Affordable Housing Developer Wants to Preserve this Historic Church for Apartments

    April 16-- Apr. 16--FORT WORTH -- If you've ever wanted to live in a refurbished church, you might soon get the chance. Saigebrook Development, an Austin-based affordable housing developer, is in the process of buying Riverside Baptist Church at 3101 Race St. and turning it into multi-family housing. Saigebrook plans on renovating and preserving the existing sanctuary and adding to it to have ...

  • Apr 16, 08:46 AM | Columbus Dispatch

    Members Only Columbus City Council Approves $5.6 Million to Provide Affordable Housing

    April 16-- Apr. 16--The Affordable Housing Trust of Columbus and Franklin County will work with the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio to award grants for building homes for needy families using $5.6 million the Columbus City Council awarded Monday. That money, originally earmarked in the 2018 capital budget, will be used to help transform the Motel 6 and Knights Inn on West Broad ...

  • Apr 15, 10:49 AM | The Herald-Tribune

    Pending Manatee Developments to Offer Affordable Apartments and Homes

    April 15-- Apr. 15--MANATEE COUNTY -- With rents and home prices continuing to rise, two workforce housing developments are getting a favorable reception from Manatee County government. On May 2, the County Commission will consider plans for Oaks at Creekside, an apartment complex, and Maple Ridge, a subdivision of single-family homes. The Planning Commission and county planning staff ...

  • Apr 14, 01:44 PM | Crisfield Times

    Housing Authority Gets $703K in Federal HUD Funding

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $1.8 million in federal funding for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing developments and for management improvements on the Eastern Shore. This grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. Among the earmarks is ...

  • Apr 13, 01:15 AM | The Washington Post (Print)

    Members Only Affordable Housing Fund Gets $4 Million

    Loan program helps communities fill gaps in projects' financing A $4 million investment is a drop in the bucket in the world of affordable housing costs, as it's less than 1 percent of the cost of a typical project that the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development usually subsidizes. But the $4 million that Virginia lawmakers added to the commonwealth's affordable housing trust ...

  • Apr 13, 12:46 PM | The Jamestown Sun

    North Dakota receives housing grants

    April 13-- Apr. 13--Community housing agencies in North Dakota have been awarded $15.6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. The grants are intended to support quality housing in the state. Local agencies receiving grants include the Barnes County Housing Authority with a grant of $92,770 and the McIntosh County ...

  • Apr 11, 09:08 PM | San Diego Union-Tribune

    Housing Commission Supports More Low-Income Housing, Reunification Project

    April 12-- Apr. 12--Three nonprofits will subsidize temporary homes for 120 homeless families, an apartment building will have 159 affordable units for 55 years and more homeless families may be reunited with family members under plans recommended Thursday by the San Diego Housing Commission. In a move aimed at helping homeless families transition into permanent housing, commissioners ...

  • Apr 11, 09:37 PM | Bradenton Herald

    New Affordable Housing Complex in Bradenton Gets Green Light

    April 11-- Apr. 11--MANATEE -- An affordable housing complex along State Road 70 earned its first green light in the Manatee County approval process Thursday. Planning Commissioners voted unanimously to recommend that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Oaks at Creekside project, which would bring 96 affordable units to the 3500 block of S.R. 70. While Manatee County staff can only ...

  • Apr 08, 09:49 PM | Salem News

    Affordable housing gets OK from WenhamTown Meeting

    April 09-- Apr. 9--WENHAM -- Town Meeting on Saturday overwhelmingly approved funding to help create 45 affordable apartments for seniors. The Maple Woods development was proposed by Harborlight Community Partners, a Beverly-based nonprofit, six years ago. The approval will not only provide affordable senior housing, it will push the town over the threshold of 10-percent of its housing deemed ...

  • Apr 08, 12:26 PM | The Northwest Herald

    Cary has need for affordable housing catering to seniors, mayor says

    Work on a 62-unit affordable housing development for seniors is moving forward, and the complex is set to open this fall, Cary Mayor Mark Kownick said. "It's what we need," Kownick said. "I have seniors aging in place in their homes, but they're aging in place at the wrong place. They want to stay in Cary, but there's nowhere else for them to go. Now they'll be able to leave their homes and ...

  • Apr 08, 07:09 AM | Daily Times

    Grant Funding Could Prevent Young Adults From Becoming Homeless

    April 07-- Apr. 7--FARMINGTON -- The San Juan County Commission Tuesday voted to seek up to $263,000 to fund a rapid rehousing program that will assist people between the ages of 18 and 24 who are aging out of juvenile services. This includes seven people currently living at the San Juan County Juvenile Detention Center who will be at least 18 years old when they are released. Juvenile ...

  • Apr 05, 03:49 AM | Finance & Commerce

    Eden Prairie Workforce Housing Up For TIF

    Eden Prairie is eager to bulk up its supply of workforce housing, and St. Paul-based CommonBond Communities wants to oblige with a development proposal going before the City Council this week. The city will hold a public hearing Tuesday to consider the creation of a housing tax increment finance district to support CommonBond’s proposed 58-unit workforce housing complex just east of Eden ...

  • Apr 04, 10:14 PM | News & Observer

    Raleigh Needs Affordable housing. Has It Found A Way To Get It?

    April 04-- Apr. 4--RALEIGH -- Developers can now use affordable housing to help get their projects approved by the city. Raleigh leaders have removed a barrier that stopped developers from offering affordable housing during the rezoning process. But some worry the change could make other housing more expensive or that the council could start denying projects that don't offer affordable ...

  • Apr 03, 01:30 PM | Arizona Daily Sun

    Locals See Long Wait Times for Public Housing as Affordability Remains Issue

    April 02-- Apr. 2--As affordable housing remains an issue in Flagstaff, residents looking to city-run housing programs for help are running into the challenge of long wait times. Waits for public housing and Section 8 vouchers, which are managed by the city, have grown longer and longer, with one individual in need of public housing approaching his 10th year on a city wait list, said city ...

  • Apr 02, 06:36 PM | Wicked Local Metro

    Proposed Affordable Housing District in Cambridge Speaks to 'The Lost Middle,' Official Says

    April 02-- Apr. 2--The Housing Committee got its first look last week at the official working draft of the proposed citywide affordable housing overlay district. Jeff Roberts, zoning and development director, presented a working draft of the proposed district to the Housing Committee last Thursday. The district would "allow for increases in density, limited increases in height, and relaxation ...

  • Apr 02, 01:28 AM | Austin Monitor

    A Big Problem For Low-Income Homeowners: Septic Tanks

    For the most part, living in rural Travis County is cheaper than living in the city of Austin. Land values, property taxes and rents are all significantly lower. Sewage, however, often costs significantly more. The problems and costs associated with aging septic tanks is such a common problem that in recent years Travis County has begun to dedicate a significant portion of money it receives ...

  • Apr 03, 02:46 AM | High Point Enterprise

    New Affordable Housing Proposed

    April 03-- Apr. 3--HIGH POINT -- A Triad company plans to redevelop the former site of a condemned apartment complex with affordable townhomes. New Paths Development & Consulting Inc. of Greensboro is seeking a federal grant for the project at 515 Meredith St., according to Mike McNair, director of High Point's Community Development and Housing Department. The company is proposing to build 42 ...

  • Apr 01, 07:34 PM | Free Press

    Housing Help Available For First Time In Two Years

    April 01-- Apr. 1--MANKATO -- Low-income people looking for rental assistance in the Mankato area will have their first opportunity in nearly two years to get on the waiting list for housing vouchers. The limited availability of Housing Choice Vouchers -- traditionally referred to as Section 8 vouchers -- and the high number of qualified applicants prompted local officials to stop taking new ...

  • Apr 01, 07:20 PM | Island Packet

    Affordable Housing? Developer Says Apartments With $2K Rent Could Be For Workforce

    April 01-- Apr. 1--A developer seeking rezoning for 300 apartments on the Hilton Head Christian Academy campus faced a new round of questions by the public planning committee Monday -- one day before the proposal comes in front of Hilton Head Town Council for a second time. The session was for the development firm to respond to 20 questions submitted by council members about the project, ...

  • Apr 01, 10:54 AM | National Mortgage News

    Members Only Urbanization of the Overall Economy Reflects on New Housing Starts

    As housing starts gradually rise, the proportion of homes getting built outside of metropolitan areas is declining due to fewer jobs there to support them. Cities contain a higher concentration of jobs, especially compared to 50 or 100 years ago. Agrarian and farming work decreased over time and urban centers present increasing benefits. In addition to a fuller complement of jobs, cities offer ...

  • Mar 30, 07:17 PM | The Garden City Telegram

    Garden City Searching For Right Mix Of Housing

    March 30-- Mar. 30--While Garden City has made progress in recent years in its continued struggle to meet the housing needs of a growing community, several people who closely watch the local housing market say one particular area of need still sticks out -- low-to-moderate income housing. From 2010 to 2014, Garden City averaged about 13 new single-family housing starts a year. That number has ...

  • Mar 30, 10:16 AM | La Prensa

    HUD Awards $2.3M To Help Low-Income Public Housing Residents

    TOLEDO, OH, MARCH 8, 2019: To help low-income public housing residents increase their income and move toward self-sufficiency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $10.6 million to four Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), including $2.3 million to the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA). HUD's Jobs Plus Īnitiative connects public housing residents with ...

  • Mar 30, 12:18 PM | Venice Gondolier Sun

    Affordable-housing crunch needs a bigger solution

    The local housing market has rebounded. Prices are up and construction is booming. If you're recently retired and looking for your home in paradise, you have a lot of options. If you're still working and looking for an affordable place to live … well, good luck. According to Realtor Robert Goldman, of Michael Saunders & Co., the median selling price of a residential property in the county in ...

  • Mar 30, 08:32 AM | The Record-Eagle

    New apartments include spots for young adults facing homelessness

    March 30-- Mar. 30--TRAVERSE CITY -- Construction continues on apartments in Traverse City that aim to be more affordable -- and accommodate young adults facing homelessness. East Bay Flats is partway done and has its first 12 tenants, Traverse City Housing Commission Executive Director Tony Lentych said. The motel suites-turned-apartments are a joint effort between the commission and investor ...

  • Mar 29, 08:53 AM | The Advocate

    Affordable Housing in New Orleans: New Zoning Regulations Coming to CBD, French Quarter, More

    March 29-- Mar. 29--After almost three years of debate, a unanimous New Orleans City Council passed new zoning regulations Thursday aimed at addressing a citywide shortage of affordable housing. Under the rules, which some housing advocates said do not go far enough, developers in the Central Business District, French Quarter and a few other in-demand neighborhoods will be required to build ...

  • Mar 29, 07:17 AM | The Daily Free Press (Boston University)

    Members Only City Plans to Create More Affordable Housing

    Boston was ranked as the fourth most expensive city to rent a one bedroom apartment in March by the online rental platform “Zumper.” RYAN GREGORY/ DFP STAFF Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Planning and Development Agency detailed in their 2018 Inclusionary Development Policy Annual Report on Tuesday the City is working to create more affordable housing. Boston was ranked the fourth ...

  • Mar 28, 10:43 AM | North Port Sun

    COLUMN: Group Needs Partners, Sponsors for Affordable Housing

    You've probably heard it a million times: We desperately need affordable housing in Charlotte County. Study after study has chronicled that. Lip service is paid time and again to the need to do something about it. Many counties in Florida are tackling the problem, but few have been successful by any measure. Why? At a recent conference entitled Southwest Florida Community Land Trust Summit, ...

  • Mar 28, 07:57 AM | Hudson Reporter Publications

    Union City Senior Housing Complex in the Works

    Union City is working with developers to construct an affordable senior housing complex at 720 8th St. at the southern end of the city, adjacent to a residential area in Jersey City. Developers are set to build the complex where a city-owned parking lot currently sits. The parking lot, originally owned by the Union City Parking Authority, was sold to the city after a redevelopment initiative ...

  • Mar 28, 05:51 AM | Daily Times

    Navajo Housing Authority Celebrates Home Modernization Project in Newcomb

    March 28-- Mar. 28--NEWCOMB -- Navajo Housing Authority maintenance technician Winston Martinez stood inside a newly-modernized home during an open house Tuesday telling visitors about the new wood stove, and how it will distribute heat throughout the house. The unit is part of 10 public rentals located west of U.S. Highway 491 in the agency's residential area that underwent renovation and ...

  • Mar 28, 03:49 AM | Valley Breeze: Pawtucket Edition

    Some Call for Affordable Housing Mandate Near Train Station

    PAWTUCKET – Some in the city are advocating for a requirement that any development within the new 150-acre Conant Thread District surrounding a coming commuter rail station include at least 10 percent of the project as affordable housing. A majority of members on the City Council seem to oppose making this a mandate for residential developers within this Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) ...

  • Mar 27, 12:14 PM | The Herald News

    New Lenox considers proposal for supportive housing development

    New Lenox is considering a special use request for a supportive housing development for people with mental disabilities. The village board on Monday night was presented with three measures for The Landings, including a zoning change and a special use permit for a proposed 25-unit apartment building, a separate retail space and an office building for a six-acre lot south of Route 30, just east ...

  • Mar 27, 04:59 AM | The Denver Post

    Homeless campers see streets as home

    Under a fading blue sky and a rising moon, a group of strangers pitched their tents. Their fabric-walled homes formed a neat line on the grass between Arapahoe Street and a flagstone sidewalk. They stashed their shopping carts along a nearby fence. The police, they expected, would come that night. Vacant lots stood on both sides of their camp, but they were plainly visible to dozens of houses. ...

  • Mar 26, 05:43 PM | News Leader

    Housing Issues Here Follow State, National Trends

    Today's discussion about affordable housing is not just about low-income housing, it's about housing mainstream America. American lifestyles and families are changing and the building industry is lagging far behind in meeting their changing needs. That's true here in Nassau County, across the state and across the country. Nassau County's housing problems mirror those of the rest of the nation. ...

  • Mar 26, 07:07 AM | Boston Herald

    Boston Releases 'Banner Year' Income-Restricted Housing Report

    March 26-- Mar. 26--City officials called 2018 a "banner year" for income-restricted housing development with a whopping 546 new units last year, comprising a full 21 percent of the total added since 2000 when Boston's Inclusionary Development Policy began, according to a report due to be released Tuesday. "It really was a banner year," said Brian Golden, the director of the Boston Planning ...

  • Mar 26, 12:03 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Hawaii County publishes draft of short-term rental rules

    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii County planning department has published an updated draft of rules for short-term vacation rentals. West Hawaii Today reported Monday that the list of regulations published by county planners on the Big Island could end up being the long-awaited final draft. Officials say the proposal will be presented in a public hearing scheduled for April 2 at the Aupuni ...

  • Mar 24, 07:00 PM | FS View (Florida State University)

    Members Only Students raise awareness for substandard housing crisis

    While recent cold temperatures in Tallahassee have driven many in the community to huddle indoors, hundreds of homeless people throughout Leon County were deprived of this comfort. In solidarity with their less fortunate neighbors, members of Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter at Florida State University and other campus organizations lived in makeshift shelters of plywood and waterproof ...

  • Mar 24, 04:03 PM | Telegram & Gazette

    Worcester must repay Feds for affordable housing units

    March 24-- Mar. 24--WORCESTER -- The city has to repay the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development $553,000 because federal funds used for two housing developments more than a dozen years ago did not create the required affordable housing units. But most of the repayment will come from money ($410,000) the city has recovered from the developers, a result of settlements recently ...

  • Mar 25, 03:46 AM | The Spectator

    Senators Announce Affordable Housing Grant

    March 25-- Mar. 25--WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced $3,203,500 in federal funding for Upstate New York community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks America network. NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit organization that that provides grants and technical assistance to community development organizations that ...

  • Mar 24, 09:01 AM | The Daily Inter Lake

    Project Adds Affordable Housing in C-Falls

    March 24-- Mar. 24--Print Article Columbia Falls City Manager Susan Nicosia is happy the city has an experienced partner helping to boost rental opportunities. The Highline Apartments complex now under construction is a project of Greenway Capital, which has a history of successful and well-managed projects in the Midwest, she said. "They understand how you do an apartment complex," she said ...

  • Mar 23, 07:19 AM | Free Press

    Another Affordable Housing Project Targets Mankato

    March 23-- Mar. 23--MANKATO -- The workforce housing proposals just keep coming in Mankato. Rochester-based Joseph Development is planning a 51-unit apartment building adjacent to the 60-unit building set to open this year next to Rosa Parks Elementary School on the city's southeast side. The project mirrors efforts by Twin Cities affordable-housing developer CommonBond Communities along Adams ...

  • Mar 25, 08:15 AM | Smithers Interior News

    Multi-Family Housing Zoning Passed

    The way is partly paved for 11 new multi-family strata buildings to go up in Smithers

  • Mar 23, 10:19 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only North Dakota lawmakers mull bill to keep rents affordable

    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota lawmakers are considering a measure that would provide more funds to a program that uses subsidies to increase housing availability and keep rents affordable. The Housing Incentive Fund was created in 2011 to help retain essential service workers who could no longer afford their homes due to inflation during the oil boom. At the height of the oil boom earlier in ...

  • Mar 23, 06:36 AM | ITP.net

    St. Joseph city council considers affordable housing project on east side

    St. Joseph could get some much-needed affordable housing, if local governments support a new project proposed by Sand Cos. City council and economic development authority members heard preliminary details about an apartment building project on the east side of St. Joseph at a special joint meeting Tuesday, March 19. Megan Carr, a senior business development manager with Sand Development, ...

  • Mar 23, 01:39 AM | Austin Monitor

    County Celebrates Major Renovations Of Affordable Housing Communities

    The Housing Authority of Travis County hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration Thursday morning to honor the completion of the $10.4 million rehabilitation of two of its affordable housing communities. The project involved improvements to 51 units at Alexander Oaks in Oak Hill and 24 units at Summit Oaks Apartments in Northwest Austin. The units range from one- to four-bedroom and are offered at ...

  • Mar 22, 05:11 AM | Argus-Courier

    Petaluma Approves Additional Funds for Low-Income Senior Housing

    Petaluma officials agreed this week to allocate additional dollars to the only affordable housing project in the city's pipeline, more than doubling their outlay in a development that has suffered setbacks due to the ever-growing challenges facing the construction economy. The Petaluma City Council on Monday moved forward on a $1.5 million commitment that would help PEP Housing close a funding ...

  • Mar 21, 01:43 PM | ThisWeek Community Newspapers

    Study: Delaware Needs More Affordable Living Space

    Economic growth in Delaware County and nine other central Ohio counties will depend on producing housing -- particularly, affordable housing -- at a rate needed to meet future demand, according to a report commissioned by the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio. BIA Executive Director Jon Melchi on March 12 said the analysis, prepared by Vogt Strategic Insights, Dublin, is being ...

  • Mar 21, 06:18 PM | Virginia Gazette

    Affordable Rental Development Coming to Powhatan Terrace

    March 19-- Mar. 19--After some twists and turns, the stage is set for Powhatan Terrace to add to the county's affordable housing rental stock. The James City Board of Supervisors recently agreed to accept an amended proffer condition tied to the construction of the development. Previously the condition in question required a minimum of three units be offered for sale instead of rent. On the ...

  • Mar 21, 01:17 PM | Daily Item

    Lewisburg OKs housing development behind old high school

    March 21-- Mar. 21--LEWISBURG -- A real estate developer received the go-ahead from borough council to build six owner-occupied duplexes on the athletic field behind the former Lewisburg High School. Borough council requires that GreenSpace Properties, West Pittston, adheres to 19 conditions including stormwater management, street light installation and shade tree plantings. Helmed by Bucknell ...

  • Mar 20, 01:46 PM | Arizona Daily Sun

    Community Members Push For Sustainable Buildings Around The County

    March 19-- Mar. 19--Amanda Acheson, sustainability manager for Coconino County's sustainability building program, is one of many working in Flagstaff to reframe the idea of sustainable housing and make it more possible for average homeowners. One of the impacts of sustainable housing are the environmental advantages, due to the use of renewable resources rather than fossil fuels. The county's ...

  • Mar 20, 10:18 AM | Tribune

    New Senior Housing OK'd in East Mesa

    March 19-- Mar. 19--A proposed new senior housing development in East Mesa would bring affordable rents to east Mesa for residents who are at least 55 years old, while upgrading an area in need of revitalization. With these goals in mind, the Mesa City Council recently committed $500,000 in federal housing funds to the Broadway and Hawes Senior Housing Development proposed by Dominium, a ...

  • Mar 20, 02:58 AM | Westword

    A Guide to Affordable Housing in Denver: DHA Answers Your Questions

    Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and every candidate wanting to take his job who took part in our recent mayoral Q&A series mentioned affordable housing as a major priority. That makes sense given still-sky-high rents in the Mile High City, not to mention a recent survey that concluded Denver had the worst home affordability in the nation. But plenty of people are unclear about Denver's efforts to ...

  • Mar 20, 06:42 PM | ForeignAffairs.co.nz

    Members Only Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $1 Million for Affordable Housing

    Source: United States Senator for Maryland Ben Cardin March 20, 2019 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Congressmen Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (All D-Md.) have announced more than $1 million in affordable housing grants for Baltimore City and the region, including: $322,500 for the Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Inc.; $227,500 ...

  • Mar 19, 07:09 PM | Al Bawaba Business

    Members Only United States : Reed Announces $6.4M Federal Capital Magnet Fund Grant to Finance Affordable Housing in RI

    U.S. Senator Jack Reed announced a new $6.4 million federal grant for RIHousing to finance the development and preservation of affordable housing. These federal funds will help attract additional private and public investment to create and support hundreds of jobs. Senator Reed led the effort to create the Capital Magnet Fund in 2008 to support community development financial institutions and ...

  • Mar 19, 08:16 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Seattle Approves Upzoning, Affordable-Housing Requirements

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to allow taller buildings and denser construction around 27 neighborhood hubs while requiring developers to contribute to affordable housing. The Seattle Times reports the zoning changes approved Monday are some of the most sweeping in Seattle in recent times, and they come after years of record-breaking population growth. Outside ...

  • Mar 19, 05:38 AM | Tribune

    SLO County supervisors unite to approve landmark plan for affordable housing

    March 19-- Mar. 19--A new San Luis Obispo County housing policy could raise $1 million per year for affordable developments -- leaders' first step toward addressing a sizable funding gap for such projects. The county Board of Supervisors on March 12 voted unanimously in favor of an overhaul of the inclusionary housing ordinance, which requires developers to build affordable units or pay fees ...

  • Mar 18, 06:34 PM | Wicked Local Metro

    Arlington hopes zoning changes will modernize housing stock

    March 19-- Mar. 19--Alterations to Arlington's zoning bylaws will be one of the most discussed-topics during Town Meeting this spring, as several warrant articles would increase the amount of mixed-use developments in the community. The bylaw alterations, which occupy articles 6-14 in the Town Meeting warrant, were submitted at the request of the Redevelop Board. The board wants to modernize ...

  • Mar 17, 09:42 AM | Seattle Times

    Seattle's upzones were a yearslong fight, and 'could be just the tip of the iceberg'

    March 17-- Mar. 17--Round 1 in a Seattle zoning bout could come to a close Monday when the City Council is expected to vote to allow taller buildings and denser construction in 27 neighborhood hubs and some other areas. But a Round 2 debate over the rest of the city's residential blocks could start as soon as this year's council races, circling back to a past political gambit. It was July 29, ...

  • Mar 17, 01:38 PM | Roswell Daily Record

    City Approves Plat For Affordable Housing

    Harshey's Subdivision provides 18 lots for qualified builders Affordable housing developers now have some property in Roswell available for their projects. The city of Roswell has created a plat for the creation of Harshey's Subdivision on undeveloped land on the southeast side of the city near Melendez Park. Parcels of the subdivision will be donated for the building of affordable homes. ...

  • Mar 16, 11:43 AM | Charlotte Sun

    Punta Gorda Housing Authority Gets Grant To Boost Services For Families

    To better serve the city's families in need, the Punta Gorda Housing Authority has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund the Family Self-Sufficiency coordinator position. The one-year grant is for $53,250 and will go to the salary and benefits of that coordinator. PGHA staff assistant Jeanie Calvert is in training to take over the position, ...

  • Mar 16, 05:07 PM | ThisWeek Community Newspapers

    Study: Delaware Needs More Affordable Living Space

    Economic growth in Delaware County and nine other central Ohio counties will depend on producing housing -- particularly, affordable housing -- at a rate needed to meet future demand, according to a report commissioned by the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio. BIA Executive Director Jon Melchi on March 12 said the analysis, prepared by Vogt Strategic Insights, Dublin, is being ...

  • Mar 16, 03:01 AM | The Boston Globe

    Members Only State faces challenges in its push for housing

    As states from coast to coast grapple with high housing costs, some are beginning to take aggressive action. Oregon this month passed the nation’s first statewide rent control law. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom has floated plans to cut state transportation funding to cities that don’t hit their construction goals. But in Massachusetts, even incremental legislation that aims to make it ...

  • Mar 16, 01:40 AM | Claremont Courier

    Why compliance to housing element is so important

    As governor Gavin Newsom amps up the pressure to address the state's housing crisis, Claremont is working to get its housing element back in sync. Claremont was one of 47 California cities singled out by Mr. Newsom as being out of compliance with state housing standards. The reason, according to the state, is its housing element-a document that shows the city's plan to meet its housing needs. ...

  • Mar 15, 04:04 AM | Pioneer Press Newspapers

    Oak Park Board Approves Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

    March 15-- Mar. 15--A new inclusionary housing ordinance approved by the Oak Park Village Board outlines affordable housing requirements for developers interested in building in certain portions of the village. Board members and staff spent months crafting the ordinance, which was approved by a 5-2 vote on March 11. The new ordinance affects developments of 25 or more rental housing units or ...

  • Mar 14, 06:43 PM | Wicked Local Metro

    147-Unit Affordable Housing Development Proposed For River Street In Winchester

    March 14-- Mar. 14--Developers are eyeing Winchester for a potential 40B project that would put a 147-unit building on River Street. The site proposal calls for a five-story multi-family residential building at 19-35 River St. with 37 affordable housing and 110 market-rate units. The project also includes 211 surface-level parking spaces, according to the site application. The proposal is the ...

  • Mar 14, 11:09 AM | Northfield News

    Subsidy For Affordable Housing Project Gets HRA Backing

    With affordable housing opportunities in mind, the Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority is supporting an incentive for a southern Minnesota construction company to build new units in the city. At its Feb. 26 meeting, the HRA unanimously approved a resolution in support of a new tax increment financing district at the location where Schrom Construction is proposing to build. The ...

  • Mar 13, 10:20 PM | Telegram & Gazette

    Tenant Employment Rate Rises In Worcester Housing Projects

    March 14-- Mar. 14--WORCESTER -- The employment rate in Worcester's two largest public housing projects has jumped by 24 percent in the past five years, housing authority figures show -- evidence, officials say, that their self-sufficiency programs are changing lives. "I'm thrilled that the numbers are what they are," Alex Corrales, executive director of the Worcester Housing Authority, said ...

  • Mar 13, 07:41 AM | Ball Park Digest

    Housing a Major Component of A's Ballpark Proposal

    Under their plans for a new Howard Terminal ballpark and Oakland Coliseum redevelopment, the Oakland A's are proposing 6,000 new housing units, potentially solving a need for the city. The A's unveiled plans late last year for a development initiative that was highlighted by the new ballpark at Howard Terminal. Along with the ballpark, which the A's are hoping to open as early as 2023, the ...

  • Mar 13, 07:34 AM | Bangor Daily News

    A Forgotten Midcoast Maine Neighborhood Is On The Verge Of Return

    March 13-- Mar. 13--ROCKLAND, Maine -- On a now-empty piece of land off Route 1 once stood 13 small cottages built in the 1930s. During its heyday, the Philbrick Avenue neighborhood was home to members of the local workforce. But over time, septic systems failed, the cottages fell into disrepair and they could no longer be rented. In 2012, the buildings were demolished. After purchasing the ...

  • Mar 13, 05:56 AM | The Mountain Press

    PILOT Agreement To Benefit Affordable Housing

    PIGEON FORGE -- City Commission accepted an agreement for payments in lieu of taxes Monday to help bring another 222 units of affordable housing to town. Developer Austin Williams has already built The Lofts, an apartment complex with 110 apartments, on Householder Street. He's planning to build another 222 units. The city, like the rest of Sevier County, has been struggling to find affordable ...