Monthly Archives: January 2012

Simcoe Article: Rethinking ‘us’ and ‘them’

We have a long way to go in terms of providing affordable housing in the Georgian Triangle. Our first priority should be a change in attitude. Time after time people line up at the microphone at municipal public meetings to … Continue reading

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The North vs. South Fight over Affordable Housing in Texas

[This is the travesty of the “politicization” of affordable housing in Texas – read the following stories in the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Observer. Very sad.] Dallas Morning News —  Editorial: State housing board fixes a problem it … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale TX hit with new lawsuit over affordable housing

  A proposal for the first-ever apartments in Sunnyvale has found its way to federal court, even as the town’s decades-old fair-housing suit remains on a path to resolution. The Inclusive Communities Project had offered site plans for apartments on … Continue reading

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HUD to take a wait-and-see plan with Galveston Fair Housing issues

A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development couldn’t say whether a proposed resolution to suspend tax credits for three years on low-income housing developments would be a violation of the Fair Housing Act. “We don’t know … Continue reading

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Low income housing project worries homeowners in Fort Bend County | abc13.com

A controversy is brewing over the possible construction of affordable housing units near the Fort Bend County subdivision of Greatwood. Homeowners there say ‘not in my back yard.’ We talked to many who say they will do what is necessary … Continue reading

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Galveston dangerously close to possible Fair Housing enforcement

It appears the federal government might be running out of patience with the city of Galveston.Mayor Joe Jaworski said a federal official told him Tuesday the city could expect some kind of enforcement action if the city council passed a … Continue reading

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Ridgefield,CT would seek affordable housing moratorium

Concern over an influx of applications for high-density apartments, like this proposal for northern Main Street, has prompted town officials to try to seek a state-approved moratorium on requests for multifamily housing with ‘affordable’ units. With multifamily developments sprouting on … Continue reading

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