Monthly Archives: February 2012

Battle over Affordable Housing Proposed in Old Minneapolis Mill

A plan for artist apartments at the historic flour mill complex has rankled some neighbors of the siteA plan for affordable housing for artists at the Pillsbury A Mill site has riled up some neighbors of the historic flour mill … Continue reading

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Federal Court Recognizes that Owners May be Liable for Renting Inaccessible Apartments

Relman, Dane & Colfax is pleased to announce an important new court decision governing the obligation of apartment owners to provide accessible multifamily housing. On February 17, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana held in … Continue reading

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Affordable housing for working Americans is still a big problem – Boston Real Estate Now – Boston.com

Today, the Center for Housing Policy published¬†Housing Landscape 2012. Here are the highlights, or should I say low-lights: Nationally, nearly one in four working households spends more than half its income on housing costs. Despite falling house values, housing affordability … Continue reading

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In Dallas As in Miami, It’s Time to Build Low-Income Housing Where the Jobs Are – Dallas News – Unfair Park

If we want to help poor people who are pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps, we should subsidize the housing out wherever it is that poor people are finding work, not keep piling more subsidized housing into the ghetto. … Continue reading

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Dallas City Council supports subsidies for low-income housing near Farmers Market | City Hall Blog | dallasnews.com

Despite vocal opposition from business and property owners from downtown’s Farmers Market district, the City Council this morning voted in support of tax credits for two permanent supportive housing projects hoping to locate in the area. The vote does not … Continue reading

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Group of Richmond Beach, WA Neighbors Opposes Low-Income Housing Project Near Church – Shoreline-Lake Forest Park, WA Patch

A group calling itself the Richmond Beach Congregation Church Neighbors drafted this letter in opposition to a low-income housing project proposed on church property.¬† At the January 2012 Richmond Beach Community Association meeting, the Richmond Beach Congregational Church board presented … Continue reading

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How Obama administration got St. Paul to pull landlord suit out of Supreme Court – TwinCities.com

To maintain St. Paul’s neighborhoods, the city stepped up its housing enforcement and targeted landlords with a history of violations. What St. Paul got in return was three federal lawsuits and intense legal backlash. The city found itself at odds … Continue reading

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