Monthly Archives: August 2011

Aurora IL Housing Authority gets earful from mayor, residents

Although AHA consultant Patrice McGinn ran most of an Aurora Housing Authority community forum Thursday night, Mayor Tom Weisner had a question for the seven members of the Housing Authority Board alone, not the professionals around them, he said.“Is it … Continue reading

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Fort Bend County, TX – Low-income apartment projects receive setback

[Personal Note – there is a long history of opposition to affordable housing in the Katy, TX area — you can read my extensive post on this here and Texas Housers piece on the impact of Elected Official Letters on … Continue reading

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Medford Township, NJ – Residents oppose Medford Crossings plan

It was standing room only at a recent Medford Township Council meeting. And most there expressed their opinion about the proposed Medford Crossings plan – they are dead set against it. At that meeting, a special committee tasked with exploring … Continue reading

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New Castle, NY Town Board Passes ‘Model’ Law for County Housing Settlement

The New Castle Town Board voted Tuesday night to adopt a local law in order to carry out terms of Westchester County’s 2009 federal housing settlement, which will bring significant changes to land use and zoning. The local law is … Continue reading

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Dallas’ Bridge Reverse the Paradigm of Homeless Shelters in America

The Bridge has been open for 3 years now. What impact has it had on Dallas-area homelessness? By transitioning people experiencing homelessness from streets or institutions into shelter and housing, The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center has produced truly outstanding outcomes. … Continue reading

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County Commissioner – Vote against Nanjemoy MD project is not a vote against affordable housing

Bill No. 2011-05 or (Zoning Text Amendment 10-123) is not the last word on affordable housing in Nanjemoy specifically and for affordable housing in Charles County in general. The bill proposed sought to permit the construction of affordable, multifamily housing … Continue reading

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Changing Cities Reflect New Suburban Values Of White Migrants

LA Times Columnist Gregory Rodriguez notes that cities from LA to D.C. and even Atlanta are losing black and even Latino and Asian populations to more affluent whites migrating from the suburbs, who take their values with them. Rodriguez notes … Continue reading

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