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Lawmakers continue to press governor for more affordable housing dollars 25.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
California politics updates: Anti-corruption bill gets boost from state lawmaker, legislators seek housing funds May 24, 2016, 4:11 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: State lawmakers in the Assembly and Senate...
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Labor unions, environmentalists are biggest opponents of Gov. Brown's affordable housing plan 25.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Powerful opponents have emerged to fight Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to streamline affordable housing development — and their main reason isn’t about building homes.

A coalition of labor and environmental organizations has come out against the proposal, arguing that the governor’s plan would harm public...

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Assembly Democrats cut affordable housing request in half to $650 million 24.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
California politics updates: Gov. Brown endorses Kamala Harris for Senate, federal lawsuit seeks to extend voter registration May 24, 2016, 10:11 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: The state Senate has voted...
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Atlantic publication touts Durango’s ‘instantly affordable’ housing 23.5.2016 Durango Herald
You can file this in the “if only if it were so category.” Durango’s housing policies received high praise in the national media last week. A piece by City Lab, a publication from The Atlantic, headlined a story on Durango’s secondary housing units:
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Looming co-op housing crisis could push 50,000 Canadians out of their homes 21.5.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Saturday, May 21, 2016 The majority of co-ops are face expiring operating agreements. Once the funding runs dry, more than 50,000 Canadians will face a housing crisis. Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these ...
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Boyle Heights remains a center of gravity for L.A. Latinos 20.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Boyle Heights has long been a gateway community for people from all over the world and once was the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Mexican Americans have made their homes there since the 1800s, and the early 20th century saw African Americans, Japanese, Russians, Poles, Serbs,...

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Is Obamacare in Danger Again? 19.5.2016 Truthout.com
The Republican party has finally gotten exactly what they have been hoping for over the last five years: a favorable judicial ruling against the Affordable Care Act. But is Obamacare really in danger, or is this just another election year political ploy? "House Republicans won Round 2 in a potentially historic lawsuit Thursday when a federal judge declared the Obama administration was unconstitutionally spending money to subsidize health insurers without obtaining an appropriation from Congress,"  reports the LA Times . "Last year, US District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer broke new ground by ruling the GOP-controlled House of  Representatives had legal standing to sue the president over how he was enforcing his signature healthcare law. On Thursday, she ruled the administration is violating a provision of the law by paying promised reimbursements to health insurers who provide coverage at reduced costs to low-income Americans." If the news sounds alarming and groundbreaking, well, it really isn't. Even ...
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Is Obamacare in Danger Again? 19.5.2016 Truthout.com
The Republican party has finally gotten exactly what they have been hoping for over the last five years: a favorable judicial ruling against the Affordable Care Act. But is Obamacare really in danger, or is this just another election year political ploy? "House Republicans won Round 2 in a potentially historic lawsuit Thursday when a federal judge declared the Obama administration was unconstitutionally spending money to subsidize health insurers without obtaining an appropriation from Congress,"  reports the L.A. Times . "Last year, U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer broke new ground by ruling the GOP-controlled House of  Representatives had legal standing to sue the president over how he was enforcing his signature healthcare law. On Thursday, she ruled the administration is violating a provision of the law by paying promised reimbursements to health insurers who provide coverage at reduced costs to low-income Americans." If the news sounds alarming and groundbreaking, well, it really isn't. ...
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When Affordable Housing Bypasses the Poor 19.5.2016 American Prospect
McGhiever/Creative Commons At $470,000 per unit, Schmidt Artist Lofts in Minneapolis may be among the most expensive subsidized housing developments in the state's history, according to a new report.    It’s no secret that finding safe, affordable housing has become a major challenge for millions of Americans. The U.S. homeownership rate has neared a 48-year low , and declining vacancy rates have sent rents soaring. According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies , the situation is particularly stressful for low-income renters: The number of vacant units with rents under $800 dropped by more than 12 percent between 2013 and 2014. Just a quarter of low-income families eligible for federal rental assistance even receive it. As the obstacles surrounding housing affordability continue to mount, new research and legal developments have also invigorated discussions of fair housing. The Fair Housing Act, which bars housing discrimination and requires recipients of federal funds to promote housing ...
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Ministry loses control of Memphis slums 19.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A U.S. judge appointed a receiver to manage and eventually sell two low-income apartment complexes in Memphis that lost federal subsidies because of numerous health and safety violations, which triggered a default on municipal bonds backed by the project. U.S. District Court Judge Jon McCalla appointed Foresite Realty Management to serve as receiver, according to an order dated Tuesday. Bank of New York Mellon Corp, the trustee for about $12 million bonds, recommended Foresight’s appointment. Ba...
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House GOP Is Determined To Make It Harder For Poor Kids To Get Free School Lunches 19.5.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
House Republicans appear determined to advance an aggressive rollback of a program credited with helping low-income children get free school lunches. The Committee on Education and the Workforce on Wednesday advanced a child nutrition reauthorization bill introduced by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) to the House floor. The committee approved the legislation along party lines, 20-14, with Rep. Dave Brad (R-Virginia) the only Republican to join Democrats opposing it. The legislation, called the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 , has been widely panned by nutrition and hunger groups, which say it would reverse 2010 improvements to the national school lunch program. A letter opposing the bill released this week by the Center for Science in the Public Interest was signed by more than 750 local, state and national groups. Criticisms have centered on proposed changes to the community eligibility provision , which currently allows high-poverty school districts, with 40 percent or more of their ...
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Planned affordable housing to sell for $1.3 million each 19.5.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The four homes planned for an Aspen affordable housing complex will cost upward of $1.3 million each. The Aspen Times reports (http://bit.ly/1srogx6) the council decided against subsidizing the homes as the city has done with other affordable housing. Land Title Guarantee Co. says the average single-family home price in Aspen was […]
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Governor's housing proposal should be even stronger, legislative analyst says 18.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
California politics updates: John Chiang joins race for governor, Gov. Brown proposes name change for medical pot agency May 17, 2016, 2:40 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a...
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For the poor at Ivy League schools, a full ride isn’t always what they imagined 17.5.2016 Washington Post
Money pressures lead many working-class students at universities such as Columbia and Harvard to scrimp on textbooks, meals and city excursions routine for affluent classmates.
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Backers say L.A. affordable housing measure is headed for November ballot 17.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A coalition of labor unions and housing advocates said Monday it had gathered nearly 100,000 signatures for a ballot measure that would force real estate developers to provide affordable housing when they want to build bigger projects than city rules would otherwise allow.

The plan, dubbed Build...

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Governor: We can't buy our way out of the affordable housing problem 16.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
California politics updates: A big week for November ballot measures, lawmakers dig deep into revised state budget May 16, 2016, 10:47 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: It may not be the official deadline,...
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D.C. shift could make tiny houses more abundant 16.5.2016 Washington Post
D.C. shift could make tiny houses more abundant
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Confronting the Parasite Economy 16.5.2016 American Prospect
This article is a preview of the Summer 2016 issue. Subscribe here .  There are two types of businesses in America today: those that pay their workers a living wage—the real economy—and those that don’t—the parasite economy. And all of us who live and work in the real economy should be royally pissed at the way the parasite economy is sucking us dry. Here in the real economy, we solve the problems, build the things, and pay the wages that make America great. When politicians of both parties promise to attract “good jobs” to their districts or states, they’re talking about the kind of real-economy jobs that pay a decent middle-class wage—jobs that provide the income, benefits, and security necessary to participate robustly in the economy as a consumer and taxpayer. It is the real economy that drives both production and demand, and that fills our tax coffers with the money needed to educate our children, maintain our infrastructure, invest in research and development, fund our social safety net, and ...
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This is how California's governor wants to make it easier to build affordable housing 14.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

For years, Gov. Jerry Brown has resisted efforts to spend more money to build affordable housing.

As part of his revised budget released Friday, Brown announced what he said was a better solution: making it easier to build homes for low-income residents. In a new package of legislation, Brown is...

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Trail of dead bills blamed on partisanship at Colorado Legislature 14.5.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – Within hours of the end of the legislative session, leaders played the blame game, pointing fingers at the other party for lackluster progress.The list of priorities earlier in the year were bountiful:Restructure a hospital provider fee to free money for state services;
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