Monthly Archives: April 2012

Low-Income Housing Effort in TX Compels Building in Poor Areas — Texas News | The Texas Tribune

Plans to build a low-income apartment complex for seniors in one of San Antonio’s most fashionable neighborhoods had been posted for barely a week in January when the fury began. Residents feared that the 68 rental apartments, which were competing … Continue reading

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Density And Affordability Go Hand In Hand | citytank

Density and affordability: To become a truly sustainable city Seattle needs more of both, but is that best of both worlds possible? One camp argues that if you want to make housing more affordable, the best thing you can do … Continue reading

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TX NIMBY’ism Continues to Drive out Affordable Housing

[NOTE – Until we remove community participation / input & State Senator/State Rep points from TX’s low income housing tax credit allocation process, “Not in My Backyard” in violation of Fair Housing will keep affordable housing out of non-minority, higher … Continue reading

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Texas Low-Income Housing Program Compels Building in Poor Texas Areas – NYTimes.com

Plans to build a low-income apartment complex for seniors in one of San Antonio’s most fashionable neighborhoods had been posted for barely a week in January when the fury began. Residents feared that the 68 rental apartments, which were competing … Continue reading

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Westchester County NY Exec Rob Astorino takes fight on housing desegregation to Washington | The Journal News | LoHud.com | LoHud.com

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino brought his fight over implementation of a landmark housing desegregation agreement to the nation’s capital this week. His objective: Persuade the Hudson Valley’s congressional delegation to support his position. Astorino is at odds with the … Continue reading

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DOJ settles lawsuit over Fair Housing Act with city of New Berlin, WI

New Berlin was considering a 180-unit housing project. The City Planning Commission approved the deal, but then reversed the decision after people objected to it. The lawsuit alleged the objections were based on racial stereotypes. Wednesday, April 11th’s settlement means … Continue reading

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HUD back to court on Westchester affordable housing case | The Journal News | LoHud.com | LoHud.com

The fight over whether Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino had the right under a federal fair housing settlement to veto legislation prohibiting discrimination based on the income renters use to pay their landlords is headed back to court. The U.S. … Continue reading

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