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Affordable-housing developers and advocates for the homeless battle prevailing-wage bill

Developers of low-cost housing and homelessness advocates say paying the prevailing wage will put them in the poorhouse. Three of the leading industry groups representing below-market builders... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 8th, 2019

Battle over prevailing wage budget bill

New York’s proposed tax on absentee apartment owners is being seen as only the latest insult to foreign second-home buyers. Already wary of President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, they now... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 16th, 2019

City Hall clashes with Council over homeless bill

The de Blasio administration opposes a bill that would require housing developers to set aside units for homeless New Yorkers, officials said Monday at a hearing. The legislation, proposed by Bronx... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 15th, 2019

"Micro" houses may help ease Orange County"s big housing crisis

Affordable housing advocates hope a small pilot project will help solve one of Orange County's bigger problems. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentral14 hr. 9 min. ago

Gowanus rezoning could require developers to buy Housing Authority"s air rights

An upcoming rezoning of Gowanus is expected to create thousands of apartments, including affordable units, a public promenade bordering the canal, new schools, manufacturing and retail spaces to... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkNov 8th, 2019

Builders picked for affordable co-living trial

The City has selected three developers to pilot a new affordable shared housing program. Shared housing is considered housing units consisting of two or more independently occupied rooms that share a kitchen and/or bathroom. The selec.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyOct 17th, 2019

Affordable co-living plans now on the table

The City has selected three developers to pilot a new affordable shared housing program. Shared housing is considered ho.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyOct 8th, 2019

Would Ocasio-Cortez"s rent control bill solve housing crisis?

As Oregon and California enact new rent control laws to combat the affordable housing crisis, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes strict rent caps nationwide......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 27th, 2019

Would Ocasio-Cortez"s rent control bill solve housing crisis?

As Oregon and California enact new rent control laws to combat the affordable housing crisis, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes strict rent caps nationwide......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 27th, 2019

San Jose"s high-rise subsidy survives narrow City Council vote

The San Jose City Council voted to extend a tax cut for downtown high-rise developers and allow them to continue waiving an affordable housing impact fee......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 25th, 2019

California Legislature jumps on backyard apartment bandwagon with passage of bill to reduce fees

Some housing advocates believe that impact fees local governments put on residential development projects are a barrier to homeowners desiring to add backyard apartments......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 16th, 2019

Housing finance reform battle lines drawn in Senate hearing

There’s bipartisan support for reforming Fannie and Freddie — but not as much agreement on how to approach affordable housing......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 10th, 2019

372-unit apartment project planned in San Marcos

Developers want to build more affordable housing on the south end of San Marcos, but some city officials worry the project would be in a food desert without adequate access to groceries......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 5th, 2019

Portland"s Homeless crisis gets better — and worse (Infographic)

The biannual snapshot of homelessness across Multnomah County reveals both improvement and new challenges as local governments work to add more shelters and affordable housing units......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 23rd, 2019

Solving Homelessness In LA: Innovations In Affordable Housing Projects

According to NPR, the homeless population in the city of Los Angeles alone reach.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkAug 6th, 2019

City"s affordable housing has fewer gains this year than last

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday released the number of affordable-housing units the city created in the most recent fiscal year. The city financed 25,299 affordable units in fiscal year 2019—bringing... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 3rd, 2019

El Cerrito-based D+H Construction ties its philanthropy with work in affordable housing

This Bay Area company works with nonprofit developers, building both affordable and senior housing projects, as well as homes for people with disabilities......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 24th, 2019

Cuomo wants to exempt city from prevailing-wage bill

New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive emission reduction goals under a proposal worked out by state leaders and endorsed by the state Senate Tuesday night. Under the legislation, New... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 24th, 2019

NYC might be left out of prevailing-wage bill

New York City might be excluded from the expansion of the state's prevailing-wage laws.Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to exempt the city from a bill that would expand the definition of public works... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 24th, 2019

Prevailing wage expansion unlikely to happen this year, Cuomo says

New York lawmakers are unlikely this year to approve an expansion of the prevailing wage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday morning. But Greg Biryla, who leads a group that represents small business interests, said he doesn't consider the bill dead.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 20th, 2019

Developers push back against efforts to make D.C."s affordable housing loan program more transparent

The D.C. Council is weighing whether to make the city’s process for handing out loans for affordable housing projects more transparent, but some developers say the effort could backfire and make such construction prohibitively expensive. Counci.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 18th, 2019