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San Francisco mayor slams the "lefty movement" for blocking efforts to address affordable housing crisis

San Francisco Mayor London Breed said on the Freakonomics podcast that the city's "l.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytOct 17th, 2020

Central Florida counties step in to address housing needs for tourist corridor, "missing middle" and more

Orlando is known worldwide for its theme parks, attractions and conventions — but what’s not as obvious is how severe the affordable housing crisis is in Central Florida’s tourism corridors. For example, in Osceola County — where y.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 17th, 2020

How changes to single-family zoning laws can ease the affordable housing crisis in Denver

In 2019, Minneapolis adopted a plan to abolish single-family zoning to pave the way for multi-family structures to be built anywhere in the city. At the time, it was an unprecedented step among American local governments to address an affordable hous.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 1st, 2020

Apple launches $150 million affordable housing loan fund and seeks projects to support

Apple rolled out the first new initiative in its $2.5 billion pledge to address the Bay Area’s housing crisis, donating $150 million to Housing Trust Silicon Valley to create an affordable housing development fund. Apple's Affordable Housing Fun.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 2nd, 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

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

Housing advocates turn up pressure in two of city"s most expensive neighborhoods

After a of months for the de Blasio administration's efforts to build more , housing advocates say it's time the mayor turns to one of its for relief in an affordability crisis.  A "yes in my... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 26th, 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

Google will provide $750,000 in services to S.F. City Hall to address housing crisis

Google will provide $750,000 in employee time to help the city of San Francisco figure out ways to speed up permitting and development, an effort aimed at combatting the housing crisis. Alphabet’s Google will offer eight full-time consultants, ran.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 2019

Apple will give $2.5 billion to address the affordable housing crisis in Silicon Valley

The iPhone-maker, based in Silicon Valley, said people are leaving the Bay Area because of rising housing crisis......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcNov 4th, 2019

Facebook pledged $1 billion to help fix California"s affordable housing crisis one day before Mark Zuckerberg was due to address a claim that Facebook ads were enabling housing discrimination

ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images On October 22, Facebook pledged $1 billion .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 23rd, 2019

Despite recent efforts, many obstacles to fixing the affordable housing problem

Little political support exists for taxation needed to effectively address and solve the issue......»»

Category: topSource: washpostSep 13th, 2019

Report: Local and national government must cooperate to address the U.S. housing crisis

Creating affordable housing for everyone will take action from both local and national leaders, according to a report by the National League of Cities......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 11th, 2019

Much work still to be done to address affordable housing crisis

Now that the dust has settled from an eventful legislative session in Albany, it is time to review the implications of the policies as they relate to the affordable housing industry. .....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyJul 3rd, 2019

Viewpoint: City"s efforts can help housing, but we have to get it right

Boston’s record growth and real estate boom has been accompanied by ambitious plans to increase its affordable-housing production, as well as concerns that the city is becoming too expensive for anyone but the wealthy to live in — as the mayor.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 28th, 2019

City should add 24,000 subsidized apartments to address homeless crisis: coalition

As the city's homeless population nears record levels, a new report argues Mayor Bill de Blasio needs to immediately direct city housing agencies to build 24,000 units of subsidized housing for... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 3rd, 2019

Affordable condo project caters to residents harmed by urban renewal

A new affordable housing project will try to address at least some of the fallout from past urban renewal efforts that pushed residents out of the Interstate Corridor area in North Portland. Located at 5020 N. Interstate Ave., the 64-unit, mixed-i.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 12th, 2019

New deputy mayor promises to ‘move the needle" on affordable housing

Newly appointed Deputy Mayor Vicki Been promised to energize the city's efforts to create and preserve affordable apartments, arrest the decline of public housing and challenge policies that have... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 7th, 2019

Bowser suggests commercial property tax increase to pay for affordable housing

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser used her State of the District address Monday to propose a commercial tax increase to pay for affordable housing and to lay out a plan for the RFK Stadium campus and other priorities. She also used the address at the Uni.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 19th, 2019

Gas moratorium deals blow to affordable home building

Westchester County, like many other areas of New York State, is facing a housing crisis, with more than half of the county’s renters rent burdened. Elected officials have taken steps to address the pr.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyMar 7th, 2019

San Francisco"s housing crisis is so dire that nearly 7,000 people applied for 95 affordable apartments

Robert Galbraith/Reuters More than 6,500 San Franciscans applied to live in a new affordable housing co.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 15th, 2018