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    Nicole Karlis September 19, 2020 6:00PM (UTC) This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s 2020 California Fellowship. SAN FRANCISCO,  CALIF.— Over the last decade, San Francisco's Pier 94 has undergone something of a renaissance. A hidden wetlands habitat that was once buried in heavy scrap metals and star...
    Madrid, Sep 19 (EFECOM) .- After the stoppage of the state of alarm, the sale of new construction in Spain has not stopped growing, although the covid-19 pandemic will cause a large part of the demand for a first home to shift towards the rental market, according to the CEO of...
    Baylor season opener against Houston postponed by COVID-19 concerns Inexpensive products to relieve sore muscles 5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 09/18/2020 © Provided by Millionacres 5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 09/18/2020 Corporate residential landlords are busy, Yelp reports restaurant carnage, affordable vs. public housing...
    As Oakland continues fighting the homelessness crisis, city officials are looking for residents to weigh in and oversee their efforts. The city is looking for nine volunteers to join its first-ever Homeless Advisory Commission. The new commission’s duties will include providing oversight of the city’s spending on services for unhoused residents, reviewing the city’s homeless...
    REUTERS/Leah MillisPresident Donald Trump's elimination of AFFH reporting effectively takes local government out of fair housing action.When President Donald Trump tweeted that he was eliminating the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule to protect the suburbs from low-income housing, and crime, it was clear he was using racial undertones that were offensive. However, what...
    A good way to pass the time in quarantine is to get a furry friend. Dogs and cats are in high demand and that is giving rise to scam artists.Pet scams are not new, but the pandemic is giving them a new life.According to the Better Business Bureau, its scam tracker received 2,166 reports of...
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker has, again, extended the state’s stringent ban on rental evictions in Illinois as property owners report more renters have failed to pay for housing. Pritzker announced on Wednesday an extension of the moratorium, which is more stringent than the national hold on evictions that runs through the year. The moratorium...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will announce a major investment Friday in a program to help people who are homeless.It's $35 million to connect those individuals with rental subsidies and units.The city is asking landlords to open up empty units to the program.Lightfoot has partnered with the Chicago Department of Family and Support...
    EAST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles group that helps struggling veterans get back on their feet is facing a major setback after a new center designed to help them burned to the ground in a case of possible arson. A large fire at an East Los Angeles housing project under construction. Sept. 16,...
    SAN ANTONIO – The city council sent another $24.1 million on Thursday to a widely used assistance program that has helped thousands of San Antonio residents pay their rent and other bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program has already received $52.5 million through two previous phases of funding - $50.9...
    (CNN)Despite early efforts to keep inmates and staff safe, Covid-19 still spread rampant through one of the largest prison systems in the United States.More than 12,400 inmates in California have tested positive for Covid-19 and 60 have died, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. There have also been more than 3,400 confirmed...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO is partnering with Xcel Energy all this week to highlight stories about how you can give a Day of Service to help your community. It seems COVID-19 has changed everything, especially how organizations provide resources for homeless veterans. The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) continues to work to get...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKAK) — The Pittsburgh area had the highest increase in home sales in a week out of the top 50 cities this month. Zillow reports that newly pending sales for the first week of September are 61.2 percent higher than last year and 19.5 percent higher over the previous week. The “for sale” signs...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Denver City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca joined a town hall on Wednesday night with community activists to talk about how to help those experiencing homelessness. More specifically, where a sanctioned homeless camp should be located. (credit: CBS) Denver city leaders are still trying to come up with a plan for the city’s homeless. Earlier...
    SOUTH BRONX (WABC) -- Though not even old enough to run for president, Ritchie Torres is already a historic figure in New York politics. Currently a New York City Councilman, the 32-year-old just won the primary to represent his South Bronx district in the U.S. House of Representatives.If he wins in November, he'll be the...
    Thursdays unemployment report sets up a "pretty good" jobs report for September, but the overall recovery wont depend on whether a further round of coronavirus relief is approved, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Thursday.  Kudlow also told Fox Business Maria Bartiromo he doesnt think the impasse on the coronavirus bill is having an...
    Homebuilders started construction on new homes at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1.021 million, 12.1 percent higher than a year ago and up 4.1 percent from the prior month. Single family home construction rose in the West and Midwest regions, declined slightly in the South and was down sharply in the Northeast, Census Bureau...
    SAN ANTONIO – City Council is expected to vote on the $2.9 billion FY 2021 budget during a meeting Thursday morning. The meeting is slated to begin at 9 a.m., but delays are possible. A livestream of the meeting will be placed in this article; if there is not a livestream available, check back at...
    The numbers: U.S. home builders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million in August, representing a 5% decrease from the previous month but a 3% uptick from a year ago, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday. Permitting activity occurred at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.47 million, down 1%...
    Xfinity Series regular season comes to a close at Bristol 23 Perfect Fall Jackets Under $100 Here Are Today’s Best Mortgage & Refinance Rates for September 17, 2020 Borrowers with 700 credit scores were quoted an average rate of 3.559% to secure a 30-year fixed-rate purchase mortgage on Wednesday, according to Money’s survey...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBSSF) — As winter approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the need to house the homeless is more urgent than ever. “We’re really nervous now that it’s kind of getting into the fall,” said Bill Bedrossian, CEO of non-profit Covenant House California, a non-profit that manages the YEAH! Shelter, the only homeless...
    VIDEO2:0102:01U.S. housing starts total 1.416 million in August, vs 1.478 million expectedSquawk Box U.S. homebuilding fell in August after strong gains in the prior three months, but the housing market remains supported by record-low interest rates and demand for properties in the suburbs and low-density areas as many people work from home. Housing starts dropped...
    An innovative strategy to house Santa Clara County’s sickest and most desperately struggling homeless residents is working, according to a new study, and the results could impact how agencies in the Bay Area and beyond address homelessness. New research by UCSF looks at Project Welcome Home, which was launched by Santa Clara County in 2015...
    WASHINGTON – U.S. housing construction fell 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains as home builders mounted a rebound following a pandemic-induced shutdown in March and April. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that new homes were started at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.42 million last month after a 17.9% surge in...
    SAN JOSE — Affordable housing plans for middle-income people might supplant a prior proposal for a hotel in a San Jose historic neighborhood near Google’s proposed transit village, public documents on file with city staffers show. Very preliminary plans are being floated at City Hall for a housing development at 615 Stockton Ave. in the...
    U.S. home builders started construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million in August, representing a 5% decrease from the previous month but a 3% uptick from a year ago, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday. The dip in housing starts was driven by a 25% decline in multifamily construction activity. Permitting...
    VIDEO5:3905:39Homebuilding stocks jump on all-time high sentiment. Where to investTrading Nation Homebuilding is booming. Homebuilder sentiment hit a fresh all-time high on Wednesday on the back of rising demand for suburban housing. The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) and the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) climbed nearly 3% and 2% respectively following the spike, with the...
    Public-health officials have enacted a nationwide moratorium on evictions to protect Americans from COVID-19. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced in early September that it was establishing a temporary ban on evictions across the country, the news was celebrated by housing advocates who feared that as many as 40 million Americans...
    SAN ANTONIO – On the eve of the city council’s vote on the FY 2021 budget, proposed amendments to the $2.9 billion document would make small adjustments to areas like housing, health, and small businesses programs. However, the large-scale “de-funding” of the San Antonio Police Department activists have been calling for remains off the table....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/CBS 58) – Four people have been shot at an elderly housing facility in Mayville, Wisconsin. Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to Spring Glen Apartments at 1118 Horicon St. on Wednesday afternoon around 7:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found four victims, who were all transported by air to local trauma centers. Currently, Horicon...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Contra Costa County plans to turn a 174-room motel in Pittsburg into a permanent support hub for helping homeless residents transition into supportive housing, county officials said Wednesday. After the COVID-19 pandemic began, Contra Costa Health Services converted a Motel 6 at 2101 Loveridge Road into a temporary shelter for homeless...
    San Jose and Contra Costa County landed state funding to turn two motels into long-term homeless housing Wednesday — making them among the first in California to score the highly competitive aid. The grants are part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “Project Homekey,” which promises $600 million to help California cities and counties convert hotels, motels,...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Areas of north-east England will be subject to further COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, British housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Wednesday, declining to give further details pending an official announcement on Thursday. Jenrick told ITV's Peston programme the restrictions would come into force on Friday. (Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Chris Reese)...
    While visiting the scene of one of California’s many horrendous wildfires last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that climate change is the culprit and promised to step up the state’s already vigorous effort to reduce greenhouse gases. “This is a climate damn emergency,” Newsom said while standing among some burned out trees near Oroville. “This...
    Even though kids are already off to college, you'll still want to give them a heads up on some potential scams targeting college freshmen.College students are more likely to suffer a financial loss due to scams according to the Better Business Bureau.First, the BBB warns students to be wary of apartments that are priced too...
    Domino’s Pizza donated $110 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, making it the largest donation the hospital has seen in its history. Domino’s and its franchisees have pledged to raise the money over the next ten years. The money will go towards 140 apartments St. Jude is developing on its Memphis campus for families...