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Category: Affordable Housing
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2 Denver trailer parks will make way for apartments 22.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Two trailer parks in Denver's Westwood neighborhood will be sold and replaced with 185 apartment units with the help of grants from the ...
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L.A.-O.C. housing market is least affordable in U.S., Zillow says 22.8.2014 LA Times: Business
Los Angeles and Orange counties are the least-affordable housing market in the country. And it's likely to only get worse.
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A rant about a bike towable, affordable, green eco-friendly tiny house 21.8.2014 TreeHugger
Because it's not.
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Judge Won’t Halt Home-Care Workers’ Union Vote 20.8.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: John Moore/Getty Images)A federal judge has denied a request to stop an election that could unionize thousands of individuals who provide in-home health care to the elderly and disabled. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis said Wednesday he won't interfere in an ongoing election, based on fear of its potential outcome.
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How a Widely Beloved Tax Deduction Really Just Benefits the Well-Off and Exacerbates Inequality 20.8.2014 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) This May 2, 2012, photo, shows a new home under construction in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. Anyone who is concerned about the country’s growing inequality crisis should be pushing for reform of the feature of the U.S. tax code known as the mortgage interest deduction. Not only does this wasteful tax subsidy primarily benefit the richest Americans, it also costs the U.S. Treasury between $70 and $100 billion annually in revenue, making it the third largest deduction on the books. National opinion polls indicate that between 60 and 90 percent of Americans support the mortgage interest deduction (MID), which allows taxpayers to deduct interest on $1.1 million in mortgages on primary residences, vacation homes and even yachts. And yet because of the way this tax subsidy is structured most U.S. homeowners receive very little if any benefit from it. Indeed, in its current form, the MID’s biggest beneficiaries are the real estate industry and its wealthiest customers—U.S. homeowners who ...
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Denver City Council: Amid much debate, affordable housing bill narrowly advances 19.8.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
After more than three hours of debate, with almost two dozen speakers testifying, the Denver City Council voted 7-6 Monday night to advance a bill regarding potential changes to the city's affordable-housing laws.
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Strawberry Mansion on deck for new affordable housing 18.8.2014 Philly.com News
Residents say contracting decisions are being made for them.
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Haves, have-nots divided by apartment poor doors 18.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives must use a separate side entrance -- a so-called poor door.
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Vote count shows affordable housing changes could pass Denver council 18.8.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
The Denver City Council on Monday will start debating proposed fixes to the city's affordable-housing law, and a survey of members shows they stand a chance of passing.
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After scrutiny, CHA cuts value of 'super vouchers' 18.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Chicago Housing Authority voucher recipients will no longer receive enough assistance to place them in the city's most luxurious high-rise buildings under a new policy, the agency announced ...
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Haves, have-nots divided by apartment poor doors 18.8.2014 Seattle Times: Real Estate
One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives must use a separate side entrance -- a so-called poor door.
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Haves, have-nots divided by apartment 'poor doors' 18.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
New York is a city where the rich and relatively poor have long lived side by side, with who pays what often a closely held, widely varying secret. But a recent spate of buildings with separate amenities for the haves and have-nots is hurling that question out in the open, provoking an uncomfortable debate over equality, economics and the tightness of the social fabric.
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Haves, have-nots divided by apartment poor doors 17.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
NEW YORK (AP) — One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives must use a separate side entrance — a so-called poor ...
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NYC apartment buildings that divide haves from have-nots with poor doors spur economic debate 17.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Haves, have-nots divided by apartment poor doors 17.8.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
NEW YORK (AP) — One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives must use a separate side entrance — a so-called poor door.
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Haves, have-nots divided by apartment poor doors 17.8.2014 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- One new Manhattan skyscraper will greet residents of pricey condos with a lobby in front, while renters of affordable apartments that got the developer government incentives must use a separate side entrance - a so-called poor door....
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California moves to keep film production at home 16.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hoping to keep film production in California, lawmakers have moved to quadruple tax subsidies for location ...
California moves to keep film production at home 15.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Los Angeles • Hoping to keep film production in California, lawmakers have moved to quadruple tax subsidies for location shoots. The state Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday that would boost total subsidies to $400 million a year, the Los Angeles Times reported. The vote came after months of lobbying by a coalition of entertainment industry unions, studio representatives and Los Angeles city officials, including Mayor Eric Garcetti. The measure must still be approved by the...
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Housing options sought for aging population 15.8.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – More than 16,000 Coloradans reside in the more than 200 nursing homes across the state.For many, it’s their only option, but this week, a group of housing and aging specialists is participating in a summit to develop more affordable-housing options for older Coloradans.Jeff Martinez is president of...
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Build the affordable housing in L.A., but leave out the 'poor doors' 15.8.2014 LA Times: Commentary
The Los Angeles region desperately needs housing for people with moderate and low incomes. To that end, many local jurisdictions either mandate that developers include affordable, below-market-rate rentals in new residential projects or, if no mandate is in place, negotiate with them to do...
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