User: flenvcenter Topic: Shelter and Housing-National
Category: Affordable Housing
Last updated: Sep 22 2016 01:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Tiny flat-packed off-grid homes aim to be bridge between renting and owning 22.9.2016 TreeHugger
The Big World Homes project aims to be a new model of affordable housing, and its modular mobile design could make it a good fit for 'pop-up' communities on unused land.
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Don't count on this project as SLC affordable housing -- foreclosure looms for State Street venture 22.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
One of Salt Lake City’s major hopes for new affordable housing downtown is instead a pile of empty steel boxes covered in rust and graffiti. Construction on the high-profile Plaza at State Street project bogged down more than a year ago, mired in engineering woes, lawsuits and a developer’s growing debts. Now, officials fear, the vexed redevelopment project at 255 S. State St. may get worse. Utah-based architect and developer Ben Logue and his company Tannach Properties — with visions of new sh...
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Wellington Webb to undergo surgery at Denver Health 21.9.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb has been admitted to Denver Health medical center for surgery to treat diverticulitis, the hospital said Tuesday.
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Ten things to know about Canada's national housing strategy consultations 20.9.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Canada's federal government has begun national consultations on the development of a "national housing strategy." The government is expected to release a report on November 22, which is also National Housing Day . The consultation website is called "Let's Talk Housing." It includes the consultation's stated vision, principles, themes, intended outcomes and key dates. Here are 10 things to know: 1. In Canada, social expenditure by government-- measured as a percentage of GDP -- is considerably less than the OECD average ...
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Installing solar power and paying it forward 20.9.2016 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
GRID Alternatives brings solar energy to low-income households by using volunteers to cut labor costs. I joined the volunteer crew at VERGE 16.
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Vancouver's affordable housing crisis keeps getting worse 20.9.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
On the weekend, two separate rallies demanded action on affordable housing in Vancouver.
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Letter: The U. has housing issues, too 20.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake’s mayor and city council are attempting to deal with low-income housing issues (“Two New Homeless Shelters?” Sept. 8), planning both for homeless shelters and affordable housing. Although solutions are extremely difficult to achieve, at least these issues have attracted public attention. However, relatively few are aware that the University of Utah also has low-income housing issues. University Student Apartments (erstwhile “married student housing”) consist of over 1,000 units, which... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Denver council is poised to approve creation of city’s first affordable-housing fund 20.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver City Council appears likely Monday night to approve a $150 million affordable housing proposal that includes a property tax hike and new development fees.
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Why Clean Energy Is Center Stage on International Day of Peace 19.9.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Each year since 1981, the United Nations (UN) recognizes an International Day of Peace on September 21. The day is intended to strengthen peace both within and among nations. As an environmental advocate, I can't help but think about the effects of climate change on the current state of global peace. And while there are a few climate deniers out there, those who have looked at the science are saying climate change poses a serious threat to global security and peace. Fortunately, the UN agrees - which is why they chose to focus this year's International Peace Day on Sustainable Development Goals . Unanimously adopted by all 193 UN member states, the Sustainable Development Goals are broken down into 17 focus areas and are part of a broader agenda to fight inequality, injustice, and climate change by 2030. Goal 7 - "ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all" - is a hugely important part of fostering global peace. The world needs affordable, reliable electricity to heat, ...
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Fight for affordable housing in Vancouver intensifies as units sit empty 19.9.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Monday, September 19, 2016 The now two-tier housing market in Vancouver has split the population into people who have a lot of money and the rest. Two rallies over the weekend demanded immediate action. Pressures for affordable housing continue to rise in Vancouver as the city saw two housing rallies take place over the weekend. The first drew a crowd of 50 activists on Friday, who gathered outside of Vancouver's City Hall to demand that affordable housing be made a priority in the municipality. The rally was organized by COPE, the Coalition of Progressive Electors, which calls for investments in co-ops and social housing, zoning for rent controls and enforcement of health standards in ...
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Trump Mega-Donor Geoff Palmer is Also LA’s Most Controversial Developer 19.9.2016 American Prospect
Los Angeles real estate developer Geoff Palmer has emerged as one of Donald Trump’s biggest sugar daddies. Well known in Los Angeles for his ostentatious luxury apartment complexes, as well as his opposition to affordable housing, Palmer contributed $2 million in June to the pro-Trump super PAC, Rebuilding America Now. Palmer and Trump have much in common. Both grew up in wealthy families. Trump’s father, Fred Trump, was a big-time developer of middle-class apartment complexes in New York. Palmer’s dad, Daniel Saxon Palmer , was a prominent Los Angeles architect who designed modernist tract homes for the region’s booming postwar suburbs. Both sons have family secrets that shaped their careers and their identities. The elder Trump was once arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1927. (He and Donald were later charged by the federal government for violating anti-discrimination laws for banning black tenants in his apartments). The elder Palmer was born Dan Weissinger in Hungary in 1920, but gave himself as ...
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Denver Dry developer Jonathan Rose looks to the future of cities, affordable housing 18.9.2016 Denver Post: Entertainment
Jonathan Rose has added several major mixed-use projects to Downtown Denver. He sat down for an interview with The Denver Post.
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Unchecked sprawl is not the solution for soaring housing costs 17.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Let’s remember why we passed the Growth Management Act. We did it because we did not want L.A.-style sprawl. We did it because we wanted to hold onto the beautiful farms, forests and wild lands so close to our cities and central to our Pacific Northwest identity and future.
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Orem City Council moves to try to ease affordable housing crunch for seniors 17.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Orem -- For every affordable apartment for senior citizens in Utah County, there are almost 10 low-income elderly residents in need of rent-adjusted housing. Orem City leaders are tailoring ordinances to try and help ease the situation. The City Council four years adopted an Affordable Senior Housing (ASH) zone, creating a stretch along State Street where developers can quadruple up on residential lots to house the financially struggling elderly. Now, with 12 units built, four approved for const... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Crews on affordable units hope to put a roof on The Reserves before winter 16.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Construction crews working on The Reserves, a 48-unit affordable apartment complex on the west side of Steamboat Springs, reached a visible milestone this week as they began lifting roof trusses into place on the first building in the project. “We’re finishing rough framing on the first building with the trusses, and are as involved with the mechanical trades as we can get,” Scott Parks, construction superintendent with McPherson Contractors, said Sept. 15. Electrical, sheet metal and plumbing subcontractors were all busy working inside the four walls of the building this week, Parks said. Soon, carpenters will install sheathing on the roof followed by a waterproof membrane. “We’ve got the roof scheduled,” Parks said. “As soon as we’re dried in, we can make quick work of the drywall.” In the meantime, Jason Peasley, executive director of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority (YVHA) said his office is receiving significant interest in the project, although the formal release of leasing information by Ross ...
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Inside Hillary Clinton's Stump Speech, Annotated 15.9.2016 NPR News
As candidates for president travel around the country, they often deliver the same speech, or close to it. We take a closer look at the familiar elements in a recent Clinton speech.
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Inside Hillary Clinton's stump speech, annotated 15.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As candidates for president travel around the country, they often deliver the same speech, or close to it. We take a closer look at the familiar elements in a recent Clinton speech.
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Meet the ex-White House official growing the market for community power 15.9.2016 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Solar is at a pivotal point: How many people will get access? Enter Michelle Moore and Groundswell.
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Debate: We said. They did: Affordable housing. High school sports. Facebook. 15.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
We said affordable housing was needed in Salt Lake City, even though it will be difficult and expensive. — Utah must find new ways to encourage affordable housing — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial, Tuesday “ ... City, county and private sector leaders, aided by some state money, are floating ideas on what to do to ease the homeless problem. But the dearth of affordable housing, which intensifies the homeless problem even as it is partly obscured by it, will require even more commitment from higher l...
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New apartments, including affordable units, to spring up next to Jazz arena, thanks to land swap 14.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City leaders took a second stab at a deal to add affordable housing downtown, endorsing a land-for-dwellings swap worth at least $3.2 million in free property to developers. The latest approval by the city’s Redevelopment Agency greenlights a 183-unit residential, retail and green-space project at the city-owned former Utah Paperbox site, near 200 South between 300 West and 400 West. Plans by Clearwater Homes and PEG Development call for three thin five-story buildings near the Utah Ja... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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