• Jul 18, 01:28 AM | Littleton Independent

    Low-Income Residents Could Be On The Move

    Jackie Chavez was finally starting to feel settled. Chavez, 28, spent her younger years moving from place to place in east Denver, with her young children in tow. Three years ago, she landed a two-bedroom duplex in north Littleton, after three years on a waiting list through South Metro Housing Options, which administers federally-funded, low-income housing in the Littleton area. Chavez pays ...

  • Jul 17, 09:49 PM | Palm Beach Post

    Boynton Adopts Two HUD-Approved Fair-Housing Documents

    BOYNTON BEACH -- Boynton Beach took another step this month toward reform after the Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches and a group-home administrator complained in 2017 about a six-month group-home permitting freeze, even though there was a reasonable accommodation process in place to allow exceptions. City commissioners on July 2 signed off without debate on two complementary ...

  • Jul 17, 01:41 PM | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Members Only Decatur Opening Dozens of New Affordable Housing Units Today

    Jul. 17--The city of Decatur has replaced an outdated apartment complex with dozens of new units designated as affordable housing. Officials are set to celebrate the grand opening of "Oakview Walk" on Wednesday morning. The project, spearheaded by the Decatur Housing Authority, involved demolishing the old apartment building -- nearly 60 years old -- and building 34 new one- and two-bedroom ...

  • Jul 17, 01:26 PM | Post-Bulletin

    Jeremiah Program gets county help with housing gap

    Jul. 17--Olmsted County is being asked to ensure that a group of single mothers have roofs over their heads as they find their way out of poverty. On Tuesday, the county's Housing and Redevelopment Authority will be asked to provide temporary rental assistance for eight families in the Jeremiah Program as the organization starts construction of a Rochester campus. "Staff recommends aiding ...

  • Jul 14, 01:48 AM | Florence Reminder and Blade-Tribune

    Pinal County has ‘severe shortage' of affordable housing

    FLORENCE - Pinal County has the second-highest rent in the state, with an annual income of $40,520 needed to rent a two-bedroom apartment. In Coolidge, Florence or Maricopa, a retail worker or a waiter can't afford to buy a house at the median price or rent a two-bedroom apartment. These are some of the details to emerge from the county's planning process for federal Community Development ...

  • Jul 17, 12:20 AM | Telegraph-Herald

    Members Only Davenport's Housing Program Aims to Revitalize Inner-City

    BY BILL LUKITSCH The Associated Press DAVENPORT - As decades of population decline have left many city blocks with vacant lots and abandoned homes, Davenport leaders hope a new city program will begin to spur redevelopment and repopulation in some of the city's oldest neighborhoods. Called Davenport DREAM, the program sets aside roughly $900,000 in grants for new and existing homeowners for ...

  • Jul 17, 05:46 AM | Herald-Journal

    Housing Plans with 232 units OK'd by Spartanburg County Planners

    Jul. 17--A revised plan for a 123-unit townhome development on Anderson Mill Road was approved by the Spartanburg Planning Commission. Addison Place, at 4149 Anderson Mill Road, was originally approved as a 91-unit townhome community in November 2017. Last week, the planning commission approved the preliminary plat showing 123 units in 23 buildings. The site is between Tillotson Road and ...

  • Jul 17, 05:17 AM | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Rural Santa Cruz Housing Development to Promote Community

    Jul. 17--SANTA CRUZ -- Construction work for a housing development designed for adults with developmental disabilities adjacent to Pogonip may break ground this fall, more than a year after first receiving city zoning approval. Joint owners of the Golf Club Drive property, being developed as independent living for adults with disabilities in tandem with the nearby 4-acre organic urban Common ...

  • Jul 17, 01:41 AM | Redlands Daily Facts

    How should Redlands, San Bernardino County spend federal dollars on affordable housing?

    Jul. 16--What ideas do you have about fair and affordable housing, community development or how to spend federal grant money? The city of Redlands and San Bernardino County want to hear your thoughts. Redlands and San Bernardino County are seeking input for a five-year plan to identify affordable housing and community development needs, and set investment priorities for grant money to address ...

  • Jul 17, 01:35 AM | Record

    Plan to transform landmark City Hall building into housing clears first hurdle

    STOCKTON -- As City Manager Kurt Wilson put it, Stockton has agreed to go out on a "first date" with the developer who wants to purchase the historic City Hall and convert it into 35 to 45 market-rate rental units. Despite several objections from the public, the council voted unanimously Tuesday night to grant exclusive rights to Cort Cos. for up to one year to negotiate a purchase agreement ...

  • Jul 17, 12:27 AM | Boston Herald

    Developers propose affordable housing units in Chinatown

    Jul. 17--A group of developers and nonprofits have filed plans with Boston planning officials to build a 30-story mixed-use tower in the city's Chinatown. Millennium Partners, Corcoran Jennison Companies, Tufts and the Asian Community Development Corp. are proposing to build a 416,500-square-feet tower at 290 Tremont St., according to a joint letter of intent filed Tuesday to the Boston ...

  • Jul 17, 12:06 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Diocese of Tucson to hold discussion on migrant housing

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson's Catholic leadership is planning to meet with local government officials about where the city can temporarily house migrants seeking asylum. Catholic Community Services, an organization under the Diocese of Tucson, has asked city and county leaders to discuss the matter Wednesday afternoon. The organization and county officials have a tentative agreement to move ...

  • Jul 16, 10:12 PM | News & Observer

    Durham needs affordable housing downtown. Here's where it's happening.

    Jul. 16--DURHAM -- An experiment that's been years in the making soon will transform land in downtown Durham into 82 affordable apartments. City leaders, local investors and affordable-housing advocates broke ground Tuesday morning on the Willard Street Apartments. The mixed-use development, which initially was called the Jackson-Pettigrew project, will rise on unused city-owned property next ...

  • Jul 16, 01:42 PM | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Members Only Decatur Opening Dozens of New Affordable Housing Units

    Jul. 16--The city of Decatur has replaced an outdated apartment complex with dozens of new units designated as affordable housing. Officials are set to celebrate the grand opening of "Oakview Walk" on Wednesday morning. The project, spearheaded by the Decatur Housing Authority, involved demolishing the old apartment building -- nearly 60 years old -- and building 34 new one- and two-bedroom ...

  • Jul 16, 09:18 AM | Daily News

    Panorama City Affordable Housing Project to be Taken Up at Valley Planning Commission

    Jul. 16--A four-story affordable apartment building project planned for Van Nuys Boulevard in Panorama City will be considered by the North Valley Area Planning Commission on Thursday. The Talisa Apartments project, proposed at 9502 Van Nuys Blvd., would include 49 units, three of which would be for extremely low income households, and the remainder for households who fit into the very low ...

  • Jul 14, 09:19 PM | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    Claremont Finally Approves Plan for State-Mandated Housing Goals

    Jul. 14--Claremont was one of the cities Gov. Gavin Newsom criticized earlier this year for not meeting state-mandated housing goals. Here's how that happened. Claremont was caught off guard when it received a letter from the state in March 2018, indicating its planning document was not in compliance, a key city official said this week. "It was an unexpected response from the state," Brad ...

  • Jul 12, 05:58 AM | Marco Island Eagle

    Collier Commission Moves Ahead With 78-Unit Affordable Housing Project

    A new affordable housing project could soon be coming to Collier County. Collier County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved moving forward with a proposal by McDowell Housing Partners, LLC, to build a 78-unit rental development on 5 acres on Santa Barbara Boulevard between Radio Road and Davis Boulevard. Commissioners in November gave county staff the green light to seek developers ...

  • Jul 11, 07:47 PM | The Record Herald

    Affordable Housing Projects Planned for Boroughs

    Jul. 11--CHAMBERSBURG -- Franklin County Commissioners will consider an agreement with Valley Community Housing Corporation to provide $105,000 in housing trust funds to be used for a project on South Main Street in Chambersburg. If approved, the funding would help finance the estimated $1.5 million South Main Street Mixed Use Project at 252-256 S. Main Street. The site is currently home to ...

  • Jul 10, 10:11 PM | Chicago Tribune

    A New Answer for Chicago's Affordable Housing Shortage

    Jul. 11--Chicago faces a growing shortage of affordable housing. What to do? One answer emerged Wednesday night when an unknown Chicago architect was named the winner of a design contest that sought out new models for inexpensive, owner-occupied housing. The contest, called "Disruptive Design," aims to duplicate the success of the sturdy bungalows that proliferated on the city's fringes in the ...

  • Jul 10, 04:12 PM | Tampa Bay Times

    Members Only ‘We are in an active housing crisis.’ St. Petersburg forum tackles affordable housing

    ST. PETERSBURG — Diguel Atkins and his family have felt the pressure of trying to find an affordable place to live for as long as he can remember. Throughout his early childhood, Atkins' mother struggled to find affordable housing in the city. They were among the many who had to leave their Gas Plant homes when the neighborhood was bulldozed to build the Florida Suncoast Dome in the late 80s. ...

  • Jul 10, 01:35 AM | Austin Monitor

    Families With Noncitizens Could Lose Federal Housing Benefits if HUD Proposal Moves Forward

    Tuesday is the last day for public comment on a proposal that could evict or even separate thousands of families with mixed-citizenship status who receive housing assistance in Texas. Since 1980, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allowed households that include noncitizens to receive benefits for public or subsidized housing. The proposed rule, however, would rescind ...

  • Jul 10, 05:40 AM | The Washington Post

    Members Only New Apartments in Brentwood Are Being Financed Through Opportunity Zone Fund

    A new 108-unit apartment building at 1400 Montana Ave. NE is among the District's first projects under the federal government's new opportunity zone program, enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Under the program, anyone who invests in a designated "opportunity zone" — typically economically distressed neighborhoods — can receive tax incentives. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) ...

  • Jul 10, 02:57 AM | Patriot-News

    Homeless, Low-Income Harrisburg Residents Would Benefit From $2 Million-Plus Grant Plan

    Jul. 10--Construction of affordable houses, demolition of blighted buildings and infrastructure improvement projects may soon have federal funding in Harrisburg. At a Tuesday meeting, City Council voted to begin a public process geared toward securing more than $2 million in grant money. In doing so, council has agreed to work under a tight deadline -- one that will cut short their planned ...

  • Jul 09, 02:07 PM | Morning Call

    Can Glendon Hotel Property Be Converted Into Affordable Housing?

    Jul. 9--Northampton County officials are investigating whether the Glendon Hotel property can be used for affordable housing. On Tuesday morning, the Northampton County General Purpose Authority approved a $3,750 contract with Civitas Regio, an engineering firm in Allentown, to determine if the proposal is feasible. The Lehigh Valley is facing a shortage of affordable housing, which is why ...

  • Jul 09, 10:34 AM | Missoulian

    City Seeks Federal Funds For Housing

    Missoula reaffirmed its commitment Monday night to affordable housing by setting four goals for the next five years using funds, in part, from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The plan for the HUD-funded programs calls for increasing the number and quality of affordable rental units and homes, including mobile home parks and manufactured housing. It also focuses on ...

  • Jul 09, 07:43 AM | Times-Herald

    New American Canyon Affordable Senior, Veterans Housing Complex Opens

    Jul. 9--Joe Jackson, Jr., now of American Canyon, said he "feels blessed" to be a resident of the newly opened Valley View Senior Homes complex in this city. "You feel like God lives around the corner," the 66-year-old Texas native said. "It's real nice, and I hope to help keep it that way." The new development, which celebrated a grand opening on Monday, is comprised of 70 affordable housing ...

  • Jul 07, 08:08 PM | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    State Bill Would Free Up $16M for Affordable Housing in Santa Cruz

    Jul. 7--SANTA CRUZ -- State legislation that could put some $16.1 million behind city affordable housing and homeless facility development projects has received little opposition as it sailed through the Assembly and several Senate subcommittees. Introduced in February by Assemblyman Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, Assembly Bill 411 would allow Santa Cruz to spend housing bonds the city had ...

  • Jul 06, 12:47 PM | The Press Democrat

    Santa Rosa Gives Final Approval to 54-Unit Apartment Complex for Homeless and Low-Income Residents

    Jul. 6--More than 50 studio apartments for homeless people in Santa Rosa are awaiting a final piece of funding before workers break ground on the project at the southwest corner of College and Cleveland avenues. Arcata-based developer, builder and property manager Danco Communities received approval last week from the city zoning administrator to proceed with construction, clearing the last ...

  • Jul 04, 11:59 AM | Portland Tribune

    Planning Commission OKs Beaverton Housing Project

    The Mary Ann, named in honor of the city's first teacher, will contain 54 apartments for low-income households downtown. Construction awaits financing package, including $3 million from city's $31 million share of Metro housing bond. ------------ The Beaverton Planning Commission has given the go-ahead to the city's first project that will receive a share of the Metro housing bond approved ...

  • Jul 04, 10:54 AM | Arlington Sun Gazette

    In Tysons, New Housing For Seniors Is On The Horizon

    Tysons will receive its first continuing-care facility following the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors' unanimous approval June 25 of a proposal by Cityline Partners LLC. Supervisors agreed to modify the developer's plans for Arbor Row, originally approved in 2012, which called for 2.61 million square feet overall of mixed-use development, including 1.44 million square feet of residential ...

  • Jul 03, 05:06 PM | Newton TAB

    Generating Affordable Housing

    Generating affordable housing The city just received news of the pending lottery for 22 units of affordable housing at 29 Austin St. is to be held soon. That means that 22 households with incomes of less than $90,000 will be able to move into brand new apartments in the center of Newtonville. They will pay no more than 30% of their income for rent. This is what we have been talking about. ...

  • Jul 03, 04:53 PM | The Hartwell Sun

    City pursuing entry into housing program

    The city of Hartwell took an additional step in addressing its ongoing housing issues at the city council meeting Monday night when council members voted to proceed with applying for a sought-after statewide program. Though the council voted to move forward with the pre-application process for the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) program last June, there hasn't been much ...

  • Jul 03, 04:10 PM | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Members Only DeKalb City Approves First Step Toward New Neighborhood of 36 Cottage Homes

    Jul. 3--One of DeKalb County's tiniest cities is continuing its venture into the world of smaller houses. The city of Clarkston on Tuesday took the first step toward allowing a developer to build a new neighborhood of cottage-style homes on smaller-than-normal lots. The new 36-home subdivision would sit in the southeast corner of the small DeKalb County city, at the end of East Avenue. The ...

  • Jul 02, 12:46 PM | Associated Press

    Members Only Could 7,000 Housing Units Solve St. Cloud's Housing Problem?

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — First, St. Cloud officials wanted to better understand the city's housing problem. A recent report provided the answer: St. Cloud will need to add more than 7,000 new housing units in the next decade. Now, it's time to find some solutions. The city is developing a plan to meet the area's growing need for housing. A five-year housing action plan will chart how the city ...

  • Jul 02, 12:36 PM | The Eagle

    Why Homelessness is Going Down in Houston But Up in Dallas

    Women line up outside Austin Street Center, an emergency homeless shelter serving Dallas, on June 25, 2019. Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune Back in the 1990s, Houston's urban core looked very different than it does today, with restaurants and coffee shops mingled among a burgeoning number of high-rise residences downtown. The city's bayous hadn't yet been beautified, with the ...

  • Jul 02, 02:24 AM | Nashville Post

    Metro Preps Project for Buena Vista

    Metro has taken a stop forward regarding its long-planed affordable housing apartment building in Buena Vista near Germantown, having released an image and updated funding info. According to a release, Mayor David Briley is starting his 10-year housing plan as the Metro Development and Housing Agency will use $25 million in previously approved bond dollars earmarked for affordable housing that ...

  • Jul 02, 12:30 PM | Portland Press Herald

    Members Only Portland developer proposes housing for homeless women

    Jul. 2--A Portland development group that bought a prime West End property last year has dropped plans for market rate housing and is proposing affordable housing, including rooms for homeless women in recovery from opioid addiction. The Developers Collaborative submitted plans to convert a three-story brick building at 66 State St. into a rooming house with onsite staff and services for women ...

  • Jul 02, 08:15 AM | San Francisco Examiner

    Legislature Should Support Sustainable Funding to Build Affordable Housing

    SB 5 and AB 10 would give cities and counties new tools, funding for low-income projects

  • Jun 30, 03:01 AM | The Boston Globe

    Members Only Wellesley Considers Ways to Add Affordable Housing

    Wellesley officials are exploring a developer’s proposal to build apartments and condominiums at two municipal parking lots in Wellesley Square as part of an ongoing effort to create more affordable homes in town. The development proposed by Boston-based Trinity Financial would be built at the Tailby Lot on Linden Street and the Railroad Lot on Railroad Avenue, near the Wellesley Square ...

  • Jun 29, 07:13 AM | Kokomo Tribune

    Ground Broken on 51-Unit Affordable-Housing Development

    Jun. 29--City and private development officials Thursday broke ground on a four-story, affordable housing complex located just north of downtown Kokomo. The complex, which has been approved for nearly $1.3 million in state tax credits and received a 10-year tax abatement, is set to open in summer 2020. It will bring 51 units to an area along the Industrial Heritage Trail, in the 900 block of ...

  • Jun 27, 10:33 AM | The Boston Banner

    Members Only Council Reviews Inclusionary Development

    Meeting looks at expanding requirements City Councilors and other city officials are considering updates to Boston's Inclusionary Development Policy in order to make affordable housing more accessible throughout the city and avoid displacement of low-income residents. At a hearing in City Hall Monday evening, residents and housing advocates spoke to councilors about the importance of the ...

  • Jun 27, 06:36 AM | Columbus Dispatch

    Members Only Affordable Housing Focus of Franklin County Development Plan

    Franklin County would invest an additional $65 million to spur construction of 2,050 affordable housing units over the next decade under recommendations included in a broader economic development plan released on Thursday. The funding could come from an increase in conveyance fees paid as part of real estate transactions or through some other means that would require approval by the county ...

  • Jun 23, 08:35 PM | Ravalli Republic

    Mandatory vs. Voluntary Affordable Housing: Missoula Grapples with Policy Choices

    Jun. 23--Missoula's housing leaders are so far holding their ground against policies that would force developers to build or pay for affordable housing. Those policies have had mixed results in other communities. More than one year ago, Bozeman required developers to build affordable housing to positive reviews from a city leader -- but patchwork results on the ground. In response to ...

  • Jun 17, 11:23 AM | Gaston Gazette

    Affordable housing project could bring 80 apartments to south Gastonia

    Hudson Boulevard in Gastonia has already become a haven for multi-family housing in the past two decades. On Tuesday, city leaders will consider a new plan that calls for construction of yet another apartment complex along the busy route, just east of U.S. 321/South York Road. Gastonia City Council members will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposal for an 80-unit residential ...

  • Jun 15, 02:57 PM | New York Times Online

    Members Only Americans Need More Neighbors

    Housing is one area of American life where government really is the problem. The United States is suffering from an acute shortage of affordable places to live, particularly in the urban areas where economic opportunity increasingly is concentrated. And perhaps the most important reason is that local governments are preventing construction. Don’t be misled by the construction cranes that ...

  • Jun 16, 08:35 PM | Ravalli Republic

    Affordable Housing Crisis: Nearly 300 Mobile Homes Lost in Missoula County Since 2011

    Jun. 16--Slowly but surely, the most affordable type of housing is disappearing in Missoula County. Since 2011, nearly 300 mobile homes have been lost here, according to Missoula County tax records. As the economy in Missoula keeps up a fiery pace, housing and land for sale are in short supply. That's led to record home prices for the last few years, and developers are seizing every chance to ...

  • Jun 11, 08:40 AM | Associated Press

    Members Only Council Approves Affordable Housing at Seattle's Fort Lawton

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has approved a long-delayed plan to redevelop unused Army land next to Discovery Park about 240 affordable homes and open spaces. The Seattle Times reports the $90 million plan was updated by Mayor Jenny Durkan in February and approved Monday. It calls for the 34-acre (14 hectares) Fort Lawton property in the Magnolia neighborhood to be replaced by 85 ...

  • Jun 10, 07:59 PM | Seattle Times

    Plan for Affordable Housing at Fort Lawton in Magnolia Cleared by Seattle City Council

    Jun. 10--The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a long-delayed plan to redevelop unused Army land by Discovery Park into open spaces and about 240 affordable homes. The $90 million plan updated by Mayor Jenny Durkan in February calls for the 34-acre Fort Lawton property in Magnolia to be replaced by 85 studio apartments for formerly homeless seniors, 100 rentals for l0w-income individuals ...

  • Jun 10, 12:56 PM | Associated Press

    Members Only Iowa Inmates to Build Affordable Rural Housing, Gain Skills

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa prison program aims to address a decline in affordable housing while teaching inmates construction skills they can use when they're released. Inmates at the Newton Correction Facility enrolled in the Iowa Prison Industries program are currently building an office and a classroom, The Des Moines Register reported. Eventually, they will build homes that can be ...

  • Jun 09, 05:31 AM | The Springfield Republican

    Members Only Affordable Housing Renovations Celebrated

    Out-going city councilor honored at ribbon cutting A ribbon cutting was held Thursday morning in Gunn Square Park to celebrate the renovation of 136 affordable housing units in the Bay and Upper Hill neighborhoods and to honor outgoing City Councilor E. Henry Twiggs. Named the E. Henry Twiggs Estates, the project was part of the $90 million in government subsidies and tax credits given to 26 ...

  • Jun 07, 10:21 PM | Glendale News-Press

    Glendale Officials Allocate Nearly $25M for Affordable Housing in New Budget

    Jun. 8--Glendale City Council members earmarked $20 million of the city's annual budget for affordable housing development this week and also approved an additional $4 million for a rental subsidy program currently in the works. Those funds will come from a local sales tax increase, known as Measure S, which was approved by Glendale voters in November. Measure S, which bumped the city's sales ...

  • Jun 07, 12:20 AM | Boston Herald

    City Council, Activists Seek Changes to Boston Affordable Housing Rules

    June 07-- Jun. 7--A City Council meeting on Monday will focus on toughening Boston's policies that require developers to build affordable housing. A hearing at 5 p.m. prompted by Councilors Michael Flaherty and Ed Flynn will focus on what's called the Inclusionary Development Policy, Boston's requirements on residential developers to provide some affordable housing with most projects. ...

  • Jun 06, 12:25 PM | The Daily Progress

    City Affordable Housing Projects Get $1.1M State Boost

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday more than $1.1 million in loans for affordable housing projects in Charlottesville as part of several loan approvals throughout the state. The state will provide $800,000 toward the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority's renovation of Crescent Halls and $336,020 to the Greater Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity for phase three at ...

  • Jun 04, 10:25 PM | The Herald-Tribune

    Sarasota County Commission Mulls Affordable Housing Game Plan

    June 05-- Jun. 5--SARASOTA COUNTY -- Sarasota County Commission Chairman Charles Hines urged his fellow board members Tuesday to take concrete steps toward fostering the development of affordable housing in Sarasota County. Echoing a thought he brought up May 24 at the South County Tiger Bay luncheon, Hines said the one clear-cut step the board could take was to make some of the county's ...

  • Jun 04, 10:24 PM | The Evening News and The Tribune

    New Hope Awarded Nearly $7 Million for Affordable Housing

    June 05-- Jun. 5--SOUTHERN INDIANA -- A recent grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) will mean new access to affordable housing for some lower- or moderate-income or senior residents in Southern and Central Indiana. The Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority recently awarded $14 million to nine Indiana counties to create or preserve 10 affordable ...

  • Jun 03, 07:12 PM | The MetroWest Daily News

    Lack of Affordable Property Leading to Homelessness, Traffic

    (Editor's note: This is the final installment of a monthly series focused on housing challenges in Massachusetts) Flanked by the lieutenant governor and his top housing official, Gov. Charlie Baker recently spoke candidly with a group of lawmakers about a housing crisis that has been growing for more than a decade in Massachusetts. "Twelve to 14 years ago, this felt like it was a Boston-area, ...

  • Jun 03, 09:31 AM | Statesville Record & Landmark

    Greensboro Debuts Tiny Home Community to Address Affordable Housing Issues, Homelessness

    GREENSBORO - Tiny houses. On tiny lots. For a very big need. When he looks over the six tiny houses nearing completion in the Pomona neighborhood of Greensboro, Scott Jones doesn't see six houses. "I see six lives being changed," he said. Lives like that of David Merritt, who was homeless for nine years before becoming the first resident to move into a tiny house built by Weaver Academy ...

  • Jun 01, 01:25 PM | The Enterprise

    Nonprofit Merger Aims to Improve Housing Affordability South of Boston

    BROCKTON — Two of the region's leading housing nonprofits will merge on July 1, combining financial education and real estate development services in a trio of cities that have come to serve as havens for lower-income homebuyers during Greater Boston's affordability crisis. The two nonprofits, NeighborWorks Southern Mass and Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts, will maintain ...

  • Jun 01, 10:24 AM | Westchester County Business Journal

    Developer Seeks to Add Affordability to Assisted Living

    "What's missing currently in the offerings to Westchester in general, but specifically in Mount Vernon, is the affordability aspect of assisted living," developer Eric Newhouse told the Business Journal a few days before the May 1 continued public hearing by the Mount Vernon Planning Board on his proposal to build The Sentinel of Mount Vernon. "There are lots of options available on the high ...

  • May 30, 12:30 PM | National Mortgage News

    Members Only Pittsburgh Set to Disburse $10M for Affordable Housing

    The Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a plan for distributing $10 million in 2019 from an affordable housing fund.The Urban Redevelopment Authority, which administers the fund, has recommended that the money be divided into six programs this year, including rental assistance, subsidies to help with a down payment and closing costs on new home purchases and cash ...

  • May 30, 08:43 AM | Gulf Times

    Atlantic City's Historic Low-Income Housing Ready for Facelift

    Now that WinnDevelopment has purchased three historic buildings long used for low-income housing, the company will begin renovating 153 rental units with residents on site. And that has many of them excited if a bit cautious after living with what officials call "under par" conditions for years. "It sounds like good news, but the proof is in the pudding," said Sal DaSilva, 49, who has lived at ...

  • May 29, 10:35 AM | Daily Times-Call

    Boulder County Affordable Housing Projects Awarded $8 Million in Tax Credits

    May 29-- May 29--The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority awarded a record $25 million in low-income housing tax credits to 12 affordable housing projects around the state on Tuesday, $8.3 million of which will flow into Boulder County. In all, the $8.3 million will help fund 120 affordable units in a new three-story complex at known as 30Pearl in Boulder and 73 affordable units in a mixed ...

  • May 29, 10:25 AM | New Pittsburgh Courier

    'Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan' Unveiled

    'A new vision for a new day' Homewood will be an African American cultural destination where people choose to live, work, worship, and visit. It will be safe, green, healthy, and innovative. It will have quality schools. It will be a place that protects longterm and low-income residents and equips them to be engaged and informed. That's the vision statement of the new "Homewood Comprehensive ...

  • May 29, 10:26 AM | Call & Post

    Members Only City of Columbus Launches Affordable Housing Study

    The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the City of Columbus are seeking proposals for a regional housing strategy as part of an overall strategy to deal with the shortage of affordable housing. The scope of the Request for Proposals (RFP) will include assessing the state of the housing market and affordability in the region; reviewing and analyzing current availability of public ...

  • May 28, 09:51 AM | The Sun Chronicle

    Pirnie wants responsibility for attracting affordable housing to North Attleboro

    NORTH ATTLEBORO - Town economic development coordinator Lyle Pirnie wants to add attracting affordable housing to his job description. Pirnie says he would like to work with private developers to get them to include more affordable units in their housing projects, but he is not talking about public housing. The town's housing authority already handles that. Pirnie told selectmen recently that ...

  • May 28, 09:01 AM | Associated Press

    US home prices rise at slowest pace in 6½ years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at the slowest pace in more than six years in March, a sign weaker sales are keeping a lid on price increases. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 2.7% from a year earlier, down from an annual gain of 3% in February. Price gains in formerly red-hot cities such as Seattle and San Francisco have noticeably cooled. Nationwide, ...

  • May 25, 10:48 AM | The Herald-Tribune

    Hurricane Evacuation Centers and Affordable Housing Highlight Tiger Bay Luncheon

    May 25-- May 25--VENICE -- Talk about a mixed-use building that could include pickleball courts as a potential South County hurricane evacuation center and the prospects for affordable housing highlighted a Friday afternoon talk by Sarasota County Commission Chairman Charles Hines, Venice Mayor John Holic and North Port Vice Mayor Debbie McDowell at the South County Tiger Bay Club meeting. ...

  • May 23, 06:20 PM | Augusta Chronicle

    More Affordable Housing Planned for Laney-Walker, Bethlehem Neighborhoods

    May 23-- May 23--Turning the historic Laney-Walker and Bethlehem neighbors back into thriving communities is going to take more retail and commercial development and also more affordable housing, including the introduction next year of "mini houses," Augusta Housing and Community Development Director Hawthorne Welcher Jr. said. "We are bringing affordable housing and we are keeping affordable ...

  • 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 ...