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    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Skateland Northridge, which has been closed for nearly eight months because of the pandemic, will close permanently and be converted into a homeless shelter. (credit: Los Angeles City Councilman John Lee) The skating rink, at 18140 Parthenia Street, has been a favorite of San Fernando Valley families for more than 60...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has perpetuated racial segregation in Connecticut’s capital by failing to help poor Black and Hispanic families living in dilapidated, federally subsidized housing move to better neighborhoods in the city and suburbs, residents allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The complaint was filed in...
    Over the past 150 years, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has sheltered orphans from world wars, provided aid in the wake of natural disasters and housed thousands of Minnesotans in their greatest times of need. This year, the region’s largest social service agency relied on this history to respond to a global...
    Massachusetts’ handling of inmate mental health is so poor it’s a violation of the Constitution, according to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation. The Department of Justice was particularly critical of Massachusetts' use of “restrictive housing” to treat people in the midst of a mental health crisis. Restrictive housing is otherwise known as solitary confinement,...
    Construction started on new home in the U.S. in October at a faster pace than expected, with a sharp rise in single-family homebuilding. Residential starts increased 4.9 to a 1.53 million annualized rate from a month earlier, according to a government report released Wednesday. The median forecast in an Econoday survey of economists called for...
    This story was originally published on Nov. 17 by THE CITY. Sign up here to get the latest stories from THE CITY delivered to you each morning. NYCHA Chair Gregory Russ says he’s now “open” to an independent study of how aging ventilation systems affect coronavirus spread in public housing, after THE CITY revealed many...
    (CNN) — The housing market is booming. That’s great news for Home Depot — and its workers. Home Depot reported better-than-expected sales and earnings Tuesday, and the company is planning to invest $1 billion annually on increased worker benefits. That’s on top of the $1.7 billion in benefits the company has already granted this year in response to...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The number of newly issued permits to build fresh housing remained steady in October. Housing starts rose 4.9%, and are up 14% higher than a year ago, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday, to an annualized rate of 1.53 million. Building permits remained at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.55 million annualized...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The number of newly issued permits to build fresh housing remained steady in October. Housing starts rose 4.9%, and are up 14% higher than a year ago, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday, to an annualized rate of 1.53 million. Building permits remained at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.55 million annualized...
    The numbers: U.S. builders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.53 million in October, representing a 4.9% increase from the previous month’s figure, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday. Permitting for new homes occurred at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.545 million in October, unchanged from September. Economists polled...
    DENVER (CBS4) – As the Colorado state legislature prepares for a special session to consider aid for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the federal government is stalled on passing any relief, local institutions have stepped up to support families unable to get by in the current job market. (credit: CBS) “I started off...
    PALO ALTO — City Council members Monday slammed a regional planning agency that said Palo Alto must build more than 10,000 homes by 2030 to keep up with demand, roughly the same number built in the decade after World War II that transformed the city from a sleepy college town into a bustling tech hub....
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday that developers were breaking ground on a new housing project for the homeless in the Mission Bay district of the city. Expected to be completed by late 2021, the development at Mission Bay Block 9 will provide housing for up to 140 adults...
    WASHINGTON — A federal prison complex in Louisiana that emerged as an early coronavirus hotspot — with hundreds of inmates suffering from the virus — failed to comply with federal health guidance and left inmates with the virus in their housing units for a week without being isolated, the Justice Department’s inspector general said...
    A federal prison in Louisiana that experienced a coronavirus outbreak did not isolate inmates infected with the virus, according to the Justice Department’s inspector general. A new report published on Tuesday revealed that the Federal Correctional Complex in Oakdale, Louisiana, violated federal health guidance and left inmates who contracted the virus in their housing units...
    WASHINGTON — A federal prison complex in Louisiana that emerged as an early coronavirus hotspot — with hundreds of inmates suffering from the virus — failed to comply with federal health guidance and left inmates with the virus in their housing units for a week without being isolated, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Tuesday....
    EAST SIDE — The federal government has asked the city to withhold the final permit General Iron’s corporate owner needs to move the scrapper’s operation to East Side until housing officials complete an investigation into the city’s zoning policies. Lon Meltesen, director of the Midwest Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, requests the city...
    (CBS/CNN) — The housing market is booming. That’s great news for Home Depot — and its workers. Home Depot reported better-than-expected sales and earnings Tuesday, and the company is planning to invest $1 billion annually on increased worker benefits. That’s on top of the $1.7 billion in benefits the company has already granted this year...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prison complex in Louisiana that emerged as an early coronavirus hotspot — with hundreds of inmates suffering from the virus — failed to comply with federal health guidance and left inmates with the virus in their housing units for a week without being isolated, the...
    (CNN)New York City's first LGBTQ+ owned and run housing complex opened in Queens on Friday, 30 years after the owner said she first conceived the idea.Ceyenne Doroshaw, a trans woman who is the founder and executive director of Gay and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society, or GLITS, bought the complex, which has 11 apartments...
    HUMBOLDT PARK — A plan to bring an arts building with 45 units of affordable housing and a ground-floor theater to Humboldt Park’s Paseo Boricua got one step closer to reality Monday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued an ordinance to allocate an additional $6 million in tax-exempt housing bonds toward the long-discussed project at 2709-15 W. Division...
    EL SERENO, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- El Sereno community leaders and Caltrans have partnered with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles to help a group of homeless activists in the area.The group known as Reclaiming Our Homes started illegally occupying the Caltrans-owned homes in March.RELATED: Caltrans orders activists to leave illegally occupied...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom poured another $62 million into his waning Project Roomkey program Monday, part of an ongoing effort to prevent any of the more than 22,000 homeless Californians sheltering in pandemic hotels from ending up back on the street. The money, which comes from the state’s Disaster Response Emergency Operations Account, will go to...
    A 19-year-old New York City prison inmate says he was the victim of a secret scheme in which Rikers Island correction officers 'deputized' inmates to violently 'control' certain members of the jail's population.  In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court in early November, inmate Jomonni Morris claimed correction officers at the notorious NYC prison had...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland city leaders unveiled a new affordable housing program Monday aimed at recruiting and retaining teachers in the city where they teach.EdSource, a nonprofit publication covering education, found the Bay Area has the largest disparity between teacher salaries and rental housing costs in the entire state of California.RELATED: Facebook gives $25M...
    PRESIDENT-elect Joe Biden plans to move quickly to build out his government, focusing first on the pandemic. He will become the 46th president on January 20, 2021. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 8Joe Biden speaks on November 16, 2020Credit: AFP or licensors Taxes Biden is calling...
    OAKLAND — City leaders are hoping to expand a pilot program aimed at retaining early-career public school teachers by subsidizing their housing. Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland Unified School District Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammel announced the pilot on Monday at a news conference in front of the Paloma Apartments in Oakland’s Laurel neighborhood, where the program...
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    With the 2020 general election in the rearview mirror, voters in Minneapolis will move on to the highly anticipated 2021 city elections, when the entire 13-member council will be on the ballot.  It will be the first election since the death of George Floyd, and the first since a majority of council members appeared at...
    MILPITAS — Plans from Santa Clara County to convert a hotel in Milpitas into permanent supportive housing for people who are homeless are facing another possible roadblock, as a group of residents led in part by former longtime Mayor Jose Esteves have sued to try and stop the project. In a Santa Clara County Superior...
    Google and Housing Trust Silicon Valley have backed two more affordable housing projects in San Jose and Sunnyvale, pushing forward on a major commitment to jump start Bay Area development. McEvoy Apartments in San Jose and Orchard Gardens in Sunnyvale, backed by $32.7 million in loans from the tech giant and the non-profit, are expected...
    Buying a house is a big deal – but the latest numbers show it’s even a bigger deal this year. On average, prices are going up across the country, including here in San Antonio. While mortgage rates remain at record lows, home prices are rising across the country. The nation’s median existing single-family home price...
    As the holidays draw near, Time for Homes, an organization that helps to provide housing for homeless citizens, is looking to raise awareness of the issue in the D.C. area. National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will last until Nov. 22, and advocates said education, action and awareness about hunger and homelessness are some of...
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    Building homes, not apartments, is housing’s sweet spot in this pandemic era. Homebuilders across California filed 17,042 permits this summer for single-family homes — the second-busiest quarter since 2007, according to U.S. Census Bureau stats compiled by the St. Louis Fed. My trusty spreadsheet says that pace is a 42% surge from the spring’s...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is moving forward on the construction of hundreds of new settler homes in a sensitive east Jerusalem neighborhood, the country’s Housing Ministry and a settlement watchdog group said Sunday. The Housing Ministry on Sunday opened up tenders for more than 1,200 new homes in the strategic settlement of Givat Hamatos in...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is moving forward on the construction of hundreds of new homes for Jewish residents in a sensitive east Jerusalem neighborhood, the country’s Housing Ministry and a settlement watchdog group said Sunday. The Housing Ministry on Sunday opened up tenders for more than 1,200 new homes in the Givat Hamatos area of...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel moves forward on hundreds of new housing units in sensitive east Jerusalem neighborhood. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    State officials are criticizing the Marin County Board of Supervisors for ending controversial negotiations to buy a Novato hotel for apartments for the homeless. In a letter to the board, California Housing and Community Development Director Gustavo Velasquez said the decision not to proceed with purchasing Inn Marin and Suites was “very troubling” given the...
    By AMY JOI O'DONOGHUE, The Deseret News HOOPER, Utah (AP) — The Great Salt Lake’s third-largest island, Fremont Island, was once the possible destination for thousands of new homes but will now be preserved in its natural state after being sold to an undisclosed nonprofit group. Land Advisors Organization’s Salt Lake City office announced the...
    There’s no denying the stigma that surrounds affordable housing projects, even in seemingly progressive areas like Silicon Valley. Just the word “projects” conjures visions of bland concrete structures, cookie cutter buildings built to pack low-income people in like sardines. This image is one of the drivers of NIMBYism for sure. But take a look at...
    A New Jersey restaurant with a coronavirus scare stayed open because of the generosity of a neighboring barbershop ‘It’s traumatizing’: Coronavirus deaths are climbing once again Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft ...
    By REBECCA LIEBSON, The State WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — You’ve seen them on HGTV and social media. Now tiny homes are coming to the Midlands. In September, the City of West Columbia approved one of the region’s first tiny home villages. Located on Lacy Street off of Jarvis Klapman Boulevard, the new community will...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A grand opening was held Friday for a housing complex devoted to the LGBTQ community. GLITS South in Woodhaven, Queens, will be the first housing complex in New York City owned by the Black trans community. GLITS South in Woodhaven, Queens, will be the first housing complex in New York City...
    U.S. states race to buy ultra cold vaccine freezers, fueling supply worries US election security groups call 2020 election most secure in American history Morgan Stanley says housing discrimination has taken a huge toll on the economy Morgan Stanley says racial inequality on housing is exacting a major economic toll in the U.S....
    A Superior Court judge has ordered the city of Los Angeles to give the go-ahead to a 577-unit residential complex planned in South L.A., saying its previous decision to reject the six-story project violated state housing law. The South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission, which is made up of appointees of Mayor Eric Garcetti, turned...
    A real estate company has settled a complaint for discriminating against a tenant based on income, according to Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. The manager of a 237-unit apartment complex in North Jersey has agreed to pay a former prospective tenant $30,000 to resolve allegations the company unlawfully rejected him because he intended to pay with...