Affordable and low income housing

January 29, 2019 - 2:58 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two reporters from a television station say they were put in handcuffs while trying to get public records from a public housing project where two men died in gas leaks. WLTX-TV said the reporters were told they were trespassing Tuesday as they knocked on the door of a building...
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January 18, 2019 - 12:53 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on evacuation of public housing in South Carolina after gas leaks (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Officials in South Carolina have released the names of two men found dead in a public housing complex in South Carolina that has now been ordered evacuated because of...
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Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith speaks Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, during a news conference in Bellevue, Wash., to announce a $500 million pledge by Microsoft to develop affordable housing for low- and middle-income workers in response to the Seattle region's widening affordability gap and to also to address homelessness. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 17, 2019 - 3:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft says it will devote $500 million to address a problem its own success helped create: the severe need for affordable housing in the Seattle area. As the tech industry Microsoft brought to the region has boomed with the expansion of Amazon and other companies, the cost of...
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Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro talks with Julie Wittig, of Iowa City, Iowa, left, during a house party at the Ed and Jane Cranston home, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in North Liberty, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 07, 2019 - 10:22 pm
NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is introducing himself to Iowa Democrats as a champion of universal health care and affordable housing as he moves toward a presidential campaign. Castro spoke with party activists on Monday night at a house party in his first trip...
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December 18, 2018 - 2:45 pm
In a story Dec. 17 about a count of homeless people in the U.S., The Associated Press reported erroneously which tax Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Executive Director Peter Lynn credited for helping reduce homelessness in the 2018 count. Lynn was crediting a Los Angeles city ballot measure...
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The Queensbridge Houses sit beneath the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, upper right, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in New York. Like most New York City housing projects, Queensbridge residents complain of poor conditions, lacking heat or hot water, or rats and roaches. The city has come under sharp criticism for the conditions of its public housing. Amazon is proposing to build a new headquarters nearby. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 17, 2018 - 11:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of the New York City public housing complex near the spot where Amazon plans to put a new headquarters have mixed reactions to the global behemoth coming to the neighborhood. Some of those who live in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City doubt they will be able to...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit with Marines at the Marine Barracks Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 15, 2018 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a visit Thursday to the Marine Barracks and met with Marines who responded to a fire at a local public housing complex. The president and first lady Melania Trump spent about 40 minutes at the facility, where about 150 Marines had gathered in an event...
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October 26, 2018 - 6:49 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city already short on affordable housing is really struggling for solutions after Hurricane Florence. The StarNews of Wilmington reported Tuesday on a presentation by Katrina Knight, executive director of the Good Shepard Center, which helps displaced or...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, sprinklers run as a farmworker walks through a broccoli field in Salinas, Calif. Like many California cities, Salinas, dubbed the "Salad Bowl of the World" because the surrounding farmland produces most of the lettuce on Earth, suffers from a lack of available affordable housing and space to build more. Housing prices have exploded, with the median cost of a home now $549,000, according to Zillow. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 18, 2018 - 12:37 pm
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers...
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In this Sept. 19, 2018, photo, firefighters pour water on a fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Building, an apartment building that houses senior citizens. Engineers made a startling discovery while inspecting the wreck of a fire-damaged public housing complex. They found a 74-year-old tenant, alive and well, five days after the whole building was supposedly evacuated in the midst of the blaze. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 24, 2018 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Engineers inspecting the wreckage of a Washington, D.C., public housing complex gutted by fire five days ago have found a 74-year-old tenant inside, alive and well. The Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing complex caught fire last Wednesday, and the flames eventually caused the...
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