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    Although the Covid-19 pandemic sidetracked state leaders from attacking the housing shortage, a new poll shows that Bay Area voters are still concerned the crisis is getting deeper. The poll for FSB Public Affairs found a majority of Bay Area voters surveyed believe the crisis is most severe in this region: 95 percent agreed the state...
    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...
    Documents coughed up under the Freedom Of Information Law again show that the de Blasio administration downplayed the true scale and scope of lead exposure crisis in public housing. From 2010 to ’18, city health inspectors found lead in 222 NYCHA units across 93 developments — more than a quarter of all complexes citywide, The...
    (CNN)Puerto Rican architect Carla Gautier Castro stands overlooking the remains of a home after a string of earthquakes hammered the town of Yauco, on the southwest of the island. It's a painful scene she has seen again and again. It is also the reason she now dedicates her life to ensuring everyone on the island...
    MinnPost photo by Peter CallaghanCommunity land trusts boast programs that offer a way to buy and maintain homes for people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford them.Mary Van Avery still remembers walking over the random papers and toys strewn on the floor of the previously foreclosed home she was examining in Minneapolis’ Powderhorn neighborhood....
    By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $1.2 billion program aimed at building housing for homeless people in Los Angeles has been plagued by delays and soaring costs that have seen the average price of constructing a single unit jump to nearly $559,000, according to a city audit. Voters passed a 2016...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – Chealsey Allmon-Encinas was out walking when she said she suddenly saw two people believed to be homeless having sex in her neighbors front yard. She said she couldn’t believe it and told them to stop and leave. “So I asked them if they were OK and they weren’t responding,” she said. “At...
    The Star Tribune’s Miquel Otárola reports: “Two years after a massive tent encampment in south Minneapolis brought attention to the state’s growing homeless population, people have returned to pitch tents at what was called the Wall of Forgotten Natives. More than 40 tents flapped in the wind against the wall and next to speeding traffic...
    A child pulls a crab trap through the mud in Holly Beach, La., amid devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.Gerald Herbert/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.The tenants’ rights lawyers at Lone Star Legal Aid in Houston—who represent low income clients across...
    Demonstrators wearing protective masks hold signs during an eviction strike in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Organizers in at least 15 states are coordinating mass demonstrations targeting banks, corporate landlords, marshals, sheriffs and the courts to protest all who play a role in the eviction process.Nina Westervelt | Bloomberg...
    The California Assembly is considering a bill that would require local governments to permit duplexes on parcels now largely restricted to one house, in effect eliminating single-family zoning that dominates in most suburban residential neighborhoods. The measure, Senate Bill 1120, is pitched as a way to ease a long-running housing shortage that has hammered low-...
    New York City Housing Court Judge Daniele Chinea had a prepared speech ready to present to the state senators on Friday during a hearing on the reopening of the court system during a pandemic, but she decided not to use them because she was afraid her point might not get across. Judge Chinea was determined...
    BY MOLLY BOHANNON, KATIE SURMA, AUSTIN FAST, NINO ABDALADZE, MEGAN LUPO, JAMIE FIELDS and SANJANA GARG of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly 200 tents stand inches apart on the scorching gravel lots, many covered in blankets for an extra layer of relief from the desert sun. Outside, their occupants sit...
    Somewhere in a parallel universe, 2020 is the year California finally took steps to tackle its housing crisis and end homelessness. That’s how the year began. But in our universe, that’s not how things turned out. When 2020 began, Gov. Gavin Newsom and top lawmakers vowed they were going to pass a “production package,” pulling...
    Six months into a pandemic economy, rifts in American inequality are deeper than ever. The picture is especially dystopian in Silicon Valley, where hundreds of thousands have filed unemployment claims while their Big Tech neighbors are minting millions of dollars a day. “Here in San Jose, you have a company like Zoom, which has seen...
    As colleges begin their fall semesters, those in Los Angeles County finally received long-awaited public health rules about reopening plans — and they’re more stringent than state guidance: Virtually no in-person classes are allowed, and on-campus housing will be extremely limited due to coronavirus concerns. The Los Angeles County Public Health rules supersede state...
    LIVERMORE — An unusual deal in the East Bay will enable a big Livermore apartment complex to be set aside for middle-income residents, an effort that could help blunt some of the effects of the housing crisis. Catalyst Housing Group and the California Community Housing Agency have teamed up to purchase The Arbors, an apartment...
    President Donald Trump is facing sharp criticism for his response to the looming housing crisis stemming from the coronavirus-related economic downturn. A new advertisement from the Lincoln Project, a super PAC formed by conservative critics of the president including attorney George Conway, skewers Trump for choosing to reduce unemployment benefits even as millions of Americans...
    A banner against renters eviction reading no job, no rent is displayed on a controlled rent building in Washington, DC on August 9, 2020. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)ERIC BARADAT | AFP | Getty Images The executive action President Donald Trump took on Saturday doesn't give tenants...
    Winning Europa League would be proudest moment as a manager: Solskjaer Elegant Thanksgiving Cupcakes That Are Better Than Pumpkin Pie Housing market skirts coronavirus crisis as sellers use 3D virtual tours to find eager buyers While shelter-in-place orders shut down much of the economy, realtors stepped up their use of 3D virtual tours...
    As President Donald Trump calls for another federal eviction moratorium, a new report has shed light on just how many Americans are facing housing insecurity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the associated economic downturn. Between 30 and 40 million people in the U.S. could be at risk of eviction in the next...
    Virus updates: 13 nuns die in Michigan convent Online grocery sales soaring in the Middle East and the trend may continue, says retail giant Majid Al Futtaim After the 2008 housing crisis, a lot of people made big money buying up foreclosed homes and renting them out — and it shows one response to a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The coronavirus pandemic is impacting the housing market today and people of color have been disproportionally impacted by systemic racism.RELATED: Building a Better Bay Area: The Housing ShiftABC7 News Anchor Dion Lim had a chance to talk to Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of the Institute For The Future in Palo Alto,...
    A woman wearing a mask walks past a wall bearing a graffiti asking for rent forgiveness on La Brea Ave on National May Day amid the Covid-19 pandemic, May 1, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. The United States is on the verge of a potentially devastating eviction crisis right in the middle of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- When shelter-in-place orders went into effect, the number of people living on the streets in one San Francisco neighborhood grew 400%. It took months for the city to take action, and things have improved some, but as we found challenges remain.Tensions are running high in San Francisco's Tenderloin District, a war...
    For the last half-century, the state government has attempted — without much success — to steer housing development in California via periodic calculation of local “needs.” About once every eight years, the state Department of Housing and Community Development, using formulas based primarily on population growth, has told regional planning bodies or individual counties how...
    Housing and human rights advocates on Saturday slammed the Republican-controlled Senate for skipping town and allowing a federal moratorium on evictions to expire, putting millions of households across the country at risk for losing their homes in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Despite objections from Democrats, the upper chamber adjourned Thursday evening without lawmakers taking action to extend the...
    The United States is facing a possible tsunami of evictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act, which was signed into law in March, established a temporary moratorium on evictions for all rental units that were backed by some form of federally financing, including Fannie Mae FNMA, -2.70% and Freddie Mac FMCC, -1.96% loans....
    Google has expanded on its commitment to affordable housing, announcing Thursday an additional $50 million investment to Housing Trust Silicon Valley for new residential projects in the Bay Area. The funds are expected to support 4,000 new affordable homes over the next decade in San Jose and Newark. The company also announced an update of...
    Patrice Washington became a real estate broker her senior year of college.  After graduating from USC in 2003, Washington opened a boutique real estate and mortgage brokerage with a team of employees to keep up with demand. By 2007, she had made millions and parked her earnings into 13 investment properties.  Then the housing market...
    Ray Borg gets newcomer Nathan Maness at UFC event on Aug. 1 The Best Online Fashion Classes of 2020 Mass evictions: The next crisis that could hit New York City CITYWATCH © AFP/Getty Images Crown Heights building tenants stage a rent strike in May in New York City. An economic crisis caused by a...
    After sparking a nation-wide reckoning with the Moms 4 Housing movement, Oakland activist Carroll Fife is taking her fight against homelessness to a new arena — local government. Fife, one of the masterminds behind last year’s takeover of an empty West Oakland house by homeless and insecurely housed women, is running for Oakland’s District 3...
    McCourty brothers criticize NFL for poor prep Your patience is wearing thin—but so is your kid’s Apple to spend $400 million this year to fight Californias housing crisis Apple said on Monday it will spend $400 million this year to fight the California housing crisis in partnership with Housing Trust Silicon Valley and the...
    Making a downpayment on its housing pledge, Apple announced Monday it has committed $400 million to affordable housing projects this year across California, including immediate assistance for struggling Bay Area tenants and four, new low-income projects across the region. The short-term aid and construction projects mark the first installment of the tech giant’s $2.5 billion commitment...
    Since the pandemic began, we’ve known that our homeless neighbors are among the most vulnerable members of our community. Those without stable housing not only face greater difficulty taking preventive actions, they are often in poorer health than the average resident. They also are disproportionately people of color, yet another sign of how the suffering...
    One in five Americans who live in rentals could face eviction by the end of September as Congressional Republicans move to cut off unemployment assistance and other coronavirus relief, according to an analysis by the Aspen Institute. More than 20 million people — roughly 20% of the 110 million Americans living in rented homes — could...
    One in four tenants in New York City haven't paid rent at all in the four months since the coronavirus pandemic began, according to a new report highlighting a burgeoning housing crisis.   The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), a trade association for owners of rent-stabilized properties, estimates that 25 percent of the 5.4 million people...
    In front of CASA’s Langley Park headquarters, children from the neighborhood express their views on housing issues. (Courtesy CASA) This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. This is the first in a three-part series on life in Langley Park, a largely immigrant...
    California’s housing crisis is nothing new for many black Californians. Systemic racism in public policy and the private housing market has long made finding a safe, stable and affordable home in the Golden State a more difficult prospect for its roughly 2.2 million black residents than for white people. The legacy of New Deal-era redlining...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City By Tony Hannigan, CEO, Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)  More than 25,000 New Yorkers lost their lives to COVID-19. A disproportionate number were front-line workers, people of color, and homeless people. The toll bared the...