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Mancos misses out on Space to Create 28.8.2016 Durango Herald
Mancos has lost out to Ridgway in a project that could have brought affordable housing for artists to town, officials learned this month.The Space to Create program aims to construct affordable housing for artists and other creatives in Colorado communities and is funded by Colorado Creative Industries, the Department of Local Affairs...
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Rob Dick remembered as tireless advocate for affordable housing 27.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
From the River Place co-housing community near the city’s southern edge to the West End Village subdivision, Rob Dick’s impact on housing reaches across Steamboat Springs. Dick, a prolific real estate developer and affordable housing advocate, died Aug. 13 in Denver following a 10-month battle with cancer. Some of Dick’s most impactful work was done during his four-year tenure as executive director of the Regional Affordable Living Foundation, a successful nonprofit that later morphed into the Yampa Valley Housing Authority. It was in that role that Dick oversaw the purchase and development of a property that became the West End Village subdivision. “Rob is probably best known for his foresight in acquiring the West End Village property,” said Steamboat Springs City Councilwoman Kathi Meyer, who was part of the hiring committee that selected Dick to lead RALF in the late 1990s. “West End was an old gravel pit, and no one wanted to put housing up there, and today, we have over 100 households that live up ...
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What Baton Rouge Can Learn from New Orleans About Bringing Flood Victims Home 27.8.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Danielle Baussan

In the wake of the nation’s worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy, flood recovery efforts are now underway in Baton Rouge: Electricity is operating in certain neighborhoods, damaged floors and walls are being removed from homes, and homeowners are beginning to deal with emergency assistance and insurance—or a lack thereof.

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Affordable housing, homelessness demand regional action 27.8.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Affordable housing and homelessness isn’t just a Seattle problem. It’s a regional issue that communities in the suburbs are starting to take seriously.
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EPA's Inaction Made Way for Lead Poisoning in Children, Lawsuit Claims 26.8.2016 Truthout.com
Research shows that children can suffer lead poisoning from lower levels of exposure than previously believed dangerous. Although the EPA agreed to initiate new standards for assessing lead-related dangers back in 2009, nothing has been forthcoming. Advocates say the federal government has dropped the ball. (Photo: Gregory Roberts ) Environmental justice and public health groups are demanding that the federal government update regulations and expand efforts to protect young children from lead poisoning, which can cause irreversible cognitive and behavioral problems and tends to be more common in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday, a coalition of groups asked a federal court in California to mandate that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) update its standards for assessing dangerous levels of lead dust on surfaces in homes and residential buildings, especially those built before 1978, when regulators began restricting the amount of lead in lead-based ...
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Here’s a Bold Idea for Hillary’s Troubled Campaign 26.8.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Steven Hill

Hillary Clinton is ahead in the polls, but it's more due to Donald Trump’s many blunders than excitement with Mrs. Clinton. She has benefited from being the anti-Trump. But new allegations about the FBI finding another 15,000 missing emails, as well as evidence of a possible “pay-to-play” donation system between her husband’s Clinton Global Initiative and the Secretary of State’s office, raises old perceptions about her untrustworthiness and dishonesty. 

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Here's a Bold Idea for Hillary's Troubled Campaign 26.8.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Hillary Clinton is ahead in the polls, but it's more due to Donald Trump's many blunders than excitement with Mrs. Clinton. She has benefitted from being the anti-Trump. But new allegations about the FBI finding another 15,000 missing emails, as well as evidence of a possible "pay-to-play" donation system between her husband's Clinton Global Initiative and the Secretary of State's office, raises old perceptions about her untrustworthiness and dishonesty. Mrs. Clinton's campaign is badly in need of a bold issue that fires the imagination of voters. Otherwise, if Trump stops the bloopers and regains his economic populism, this race could tighten very quickly. What issue should Hillary Clinton focus on that will rally voters? Here's one that will neutralize her opponent's economic appeal: a dramatic expansion of Social Security. This popular program, which celebrated its 81st birthday on August 14, enjoys stratospheric support, even among 70% of Republican rank-and-file voters. It's the greatest ...
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Developer incentive to build low-income housing passes state Senate 26.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Bills on climate change, sex offender email addresses go to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk Aug. 25, 2016, 1:44 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. We've got a number of big stories that we're following: Lawmakers finished work...
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Denver’s $150M tax-and-fee plan for affordable housing heads to full City Council for debate 25.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A Denver affordable housing plan that would support the building of thousands of income-restricted units has been cleared for a full City Council debate.
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Roundtable: Living conditions in low-rent housing 25.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Three guests share their perspective on the conditions in low-rent housing, from the concerns of tenants to how legislators could act to improve standards of living.
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Perps to painters: Old police station to become artists’ enclave 23.8.2016 Washington Post
Perps to painters: Old police station to become artists’ enclave
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Bay Area startups find low-cost outposts in Arizona 23.8.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
“I didn’t want to have to decide between picking my son up at school and being successful at my job,” said Rogers, who runs the Phoenix-area offices of Weebly, a San Francisco company whose software makes it easier for regular people to build websites. The unemployment rate has recently fallen below 5 percent, the lowest in eight years, and several Bay Area companies, including Yelp and Uber, have opened offices in the region. The company’s Scottsdale, Ariz., office has Silicon Valley perks like catered lunches and a massage room, along with some local touches, like a “No Weapons” sign to remind employees that open-carry laws do not extend onto company property. [...] as companies grow and add large numbers of sales and customer service jobs, “it’s less about survival and having everybody in the same room,” said Lawrence Coburn, chief executive of DoubleDutch, a San Francisco maker of software for live events that recently laid off a quarter of its staff to try to become profitable sooner. Local ...
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Katrina Pain Index 2016 by the Numbers: Race and Class Gap Widening 22.8.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Bill Quigley

Summary.  Hurricane Katrina hit eleven years ago.  Population of the City of New Orleans is down by over 95,000 people from 484,674 in 2000 to 389,617 in 2015.  Almost all this loss of people is in the African American community.  Child poverty is up, double the national average.   The gap between rich and poor in New Orleans is massive, the largest in the country.  The economic gap between wel

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U-Md. teams with hospital to provide dental care for low-income adults 22.8.2016 Washington Post
U-Md. teams with hospital to provide dental care for low-income adults
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Repeal or retain? Election opens final act for ‘Obamacare’ 21.8.2016 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – Election Day 2016 will raise the curtain on the final act in the nation’s long-running political drama over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.If Republican Donald Trump wins, the unraveling begins.“We have an obligation to the people who voted for us to proceed with...
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Repeal or retain? Election opens final act for 'Obamacare' 20.8.2016 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Election Day 2016 will raise the curtain on the final act in the nation's long-running political drama over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul....
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For immigrant residents displaced by Silver Spring fire, finding new home may not be easy 20.8.2016 Washington Post
For immigrant residents displaced by Silver Spring fire, finding new home may not be easy
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Solar array will power low-income homes 20.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Work is under way to build a new solar array in Steamboat Springs that will benefit low-income residents. Yampa Valley Electric Association is building the array with support from GRID Alternatives and the Colorado Energy Office. Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to attend the ribbon cutting event Sept. 16. The solar array is being built at the YVEA headquarters on Elk River Road in Steamboat. With 30 arrays, the facility is planned as a 148-kilowatt system to be placed on .185 acres. By comparison, YVEA's solar array in Craig is 577 kilowatts. The project has received approval from the city's planning department. Four other electric associations are participating in the low-income solar array program. Collectively, they will be able to produce 579 kilowatts, and GRID hopes it will provide power for 150 homes. The Colorado Energy Office awarded GRID Alternatives a $1.2 million grant to implement low-income community solar and to partner with electricity providers. YVEA General Manager Diane Johnson has ...
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Papa’s Not a Rolling Stone: Low-Income Men and Their Children 19.8.2016 American Prospect
This story appears in our Summer 2016 issue.  Subscribe here .  Papa was a rolling stone, Wherever he laid his hat was his home And when he died, all he left us was alone. —The Temptations There is a widespread belief that poor men make bad fathers because they can’t or won’t support their families and are often absent from their children’s lives. The perception of the deadbeat, uninvolved dad has been fueled by national statistics about the rates of marriage, cohabitation, employment, and child-support payments among poor men. These national findings, however, depict averages and do not reveal the personal struggles of low-income fathers and the individual stories behind the statistics. A burgeoning body of social science research on how poor men engage with their children presents a much more nuanced story. This research finds that many poor men are very much involved in their children’s lives, including reading and playing—activities that help children gain the social and cognitive skills they need to ...
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Low-income housing negotiations are done for the year, Assembly speaker says 19.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Rep. Ami Bera's father sentenced to prison, Assembly votes to eliminate statute of limitations for rape cases Aug. 18, 2016, 4:18 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: U.S. Rep. Ami Bera's father...
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