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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

How to give more than lip service to people who are homeless this holiday season

‘Wage inequality, racial inequities and a severe shortage of affordable rental homes leave too many vulnerable people unable to afford their housing.’.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 11th, 2019

‘Make eye contact’ — how to help people who are homeless this holiday season (and what NOT to do)

‘Wage inequality, racial inequities and a severe shortage of affordable rental homes leave too many vulnerable people unable to afford their housing.’.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 9th, 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

New Wiener housing bill will focus on churches, with others coming

While details on two placeholder bills introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener in the wake of SB 50’s defeat last month remain scant, he indicated this week that one will be focused on helping churches build affordable housing while the other will be a b.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 21st, 2020

New Wiener housing bill will focus on churches

While details on two placeholder bills introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener in the wake of SB 50’s defeat last month remain scant, he indicated this week that one will be focused on helping churches build affordable housing while the other will be a b.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 21st, 2020

In a reversal, Amazon supports concept of head tax

Amazon and other major King County employers, including Microsoft, issued a statement voicing support for the idea of a business tax to fund homeless services and affordable housing......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 11th, 2020

Mayor prioritizes preservation over affordable-housing construction

Mayor Bill de Blasio may not be able to save his housing plan—but he might be able to save your home. The Democrat came off his speech on Thursday, and off to his efforts to for new construction,... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 7th, 2020

Stringer blasts mayor"s affordable-housing plan as a "gentrification industrial complex"

City Comptroller Scott Stringer, who is hoping to replace Bill de Blasio in Gracie Mansion next year, took a wrecking ball to the mayor's affordable housing policies on Wednesday. "And instead of... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 30th, 2020

California County Sticks Homeowners With $22K Bill To Clean Up Homeless Encampment

California County Sticks Homeowners With $22K Bill To Clean Up Homeless Encampment A Northern California housing community wi.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 28th, 2020

Homes in Multnomah County are more affordable, but still out of reach for average resident

Multnomah County was one of the 117 counties in the country where wage growth outpaced housing prices last quarter, according to a recent study. But homes here are still less affordable than historic averages and higher than most can afford. Attom Da.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 26th, 2019

Council mandates apartments for homeless in large subsidized developments

There's no place like home for the holidays. The City Council closed out 2019 by passing a bill Thursday that requires any new housing project of 41 units or more that receives assistance from the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 24th, 2019

Judge strikes down de Blasio"s Inwood rezoning plan

The 2018 rezoning of Inwood led by Mayor Bill de Blasio was struck down by a state judge Thursday, dealing a major blow to one of the administration's signature affordable-housing efforts.  Judge... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 24th, 2019

Developers set to contribute to city-funded housing for homeless

The New York City Council on Thursday will vote on legislation that will require developers of large housing projects receiving financial assistance from the City to allocate 15 percent of t.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyDec 20th, 2019

Lawsuit alleges affordable housing "scam"

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill effective Jan. 1, 2022 to prohibit the sale of household cleaning products that contain a chemical often used as an industrial solvent. Democratic Assembly Member... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 15th, 2019

De Blasio may push to water down homeless housing bill

New York's fast-growing is getting a boost from a new law allowing the state to regulate the growth and sale of cannabis-derived extracts such as , which is soaring in popularity as a wellness... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 15th, 2019

De Blasio touts accord on homeless set-asides in subsidized housing

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council have homed in on a new policy for housing the indigent. The mayor talked up an accord cut with Speaker Corey Johnson and Bronx Councilman Rafael Salamanca... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 15th, 2019

Oakland to consider housing 1,000 homeless on cruise ship

The proposal from an Oakland city councilwoman comes amid a shortage of affordable housing and a rise in homelessness.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 12th, 2019

Oakland to consider housing 1,000 homeless on cruise ship

The proposal from an Oakland city councilwoman comes amid a shortage of affordable housing and a rise in homelessness.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 12th, 2019

Sacramento"s updated affordable housing policies reflect new priorities

The city has adopted updated criteria with changes of interest for affordable housing developers......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 12th, 2019