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Notable names join mayor"s committee to combat Nashville"s affordable housing issues

Mayor John Cooper has assembled a 21-member task force to recommend solutions for Nashville's affordable housing problems......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 13th, 2021

Here are takeaways from day one of Charlotte leaders" trip to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Affordable housing. Skills training and trade work for people with criminal records. Economic mobility. Those issues dominated a conversation Wednesday between Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto at the Phipps Con.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 13th, 2019

Nashville mayor commits $500M to affordable housing, seeks help from private sector

In addition to injecting $500 million of Metro funds into affordable housing, the mayor is calling on the private sector to commit an additional $250 million to new projects in Nashville......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 26th, 2019

Mayor Briley commits $500M to affordable housing, seeks help from private sector

In addition to injecting $500 million of Metro funds into affordable housing, the mayor is calling on the private sector to commit an additional $250 million to new projects in Nashville......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 26th, 2019

Portland to fund affordable housing and mental health services

The Portland Housing Bureau is teaming with three other public agencies to provide more than $12 million for projects that combine housing and mental health services to combat chronic homelessness. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Multnomah County C.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 27th, 2018

Amazon pledges $2B for affordable housing in Seattle; Nashville; Arlington, Va.

Amazon has announced $2 billion in loans and grants to secure affordable housing in three U.S. cities where it has major operations, including a Seattle suburb where the online retail gi.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneJan 8th, 2021

Oakland eyes changes to impact fees to combat affordable housing shortage

The city's impact fee program is due for a mandated five-year review in 2021, but some changes could come even sooner......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 21st, 2020

Michael Gallis has an idea: Start over now on Charlotte"s transportation plans

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles made clear her intention earlier this year to put transportation and transit at the top of her priority list, much as the City Council did with building and preserving affordable housing in 2018......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 19th, 2020

Mayor Walsh"s $500M affordable housing plan faces a test on Beacon Hill

A majority of the $500 million would come from a real-estate transfer tax, which requires approval by state legislators. But that's far from a sure bet......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 6th, 2020

Editorial: Time may be right for luxury housing tax

The real estate industry should either accept Mayor Walsh’s affordable housing plan or step up and help come up with a different one that would create more housing for the city’s workforce......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 5th, 2020

Multibillion-dollar Nashville health care company names new CEO

It didn’t take long for Envision Healthcare to find a new leader for its C-suite. James “Jim” Rechtin has been named president and CEO of Envision and will join the company’s board of directors, according to a news release. He was previously.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 26th, 2020

Three questions with Purnima McCutcheon, AIA Honolulu"s 2020 president

Purnima McCutcheon sees three issues for AIA Honolulu this year: affordable housing; equity, diversity and inclusion; and environmental stewardship......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 7th, 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

What"s ahead in Mayor Vi Lyles" quest to improve transit across city

Charlotte city government devoted $50 million and significant time setting new policies in 2018 and 2019 for building and preserving affordable housing. In December, as Mayor Vi Lyles and a new 11-member council took office, the mayor made clear h.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 7th, 2020

It"s official: Breed launches bid to speed up housing construction in S.F.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed said Wednesday that she will introduce a charter amendment that would allow affordable housing — and many market-rate projects — to move much more quickly through the city's approval process. “Affordable Hom.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 5th, 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

Loudoun board chair pushes affordable housing funding in 2020 agenda

Phyllis Randall hopes to focus on housing issues in her second term......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 29th, 2020

Mayor Walsh lays out "unprecedented" $500M plan for affordable housing

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh proposed a plan to inject $500 million in funding for low- and middle-income housing in the city of Boston during the next five years, an “unprecedented” investment that would represent “one of the most progressive hou.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 7th, 2020

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

How Microsoft"s Brad Smith became the conscience of an industry

Smith has become an important voice on some of the most salient issues facing the Puget Sound region, Washington state and the nation — from transportation to affordable housing to education. He is the Business Journal's 2019 Executive of the Year......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 13th, 2019

Affordable housing gets boost in Mayor Ginther"s proposed 2020 Columbus budget

Affordable housing and investment in struggling neighborhoods get a boost in Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther's proposed $965 million city operating budget for 2020 – including doubling the housing staff in the Department of Development to 18. The De.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 13th, 2019