Affordable and low income housing

June 22, 2018 - 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against lead paint exposure. The reports, from the Government Accountability Office and HUD's Office of...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, members of the public look on at a Seattle City Council before the council voted to approve a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness in Seattle. Seattle city leaders say Monday, June 11, 2018, they'll work to repeal a tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable housing. Amazon and other businesses had sharply criticized the levy and the online retail giant even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its Seattle headquarters in protest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 12, 2018 - 3:26 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon balked and Seattle is backing down. City leaders said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat...
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In this May 24, 2018, photo, paid signature gatherer John Ellard, right, gives thumbs-up as two men stop to sign petitions to put on the November ballot a referendum on Seattle's head tax, in Seattle. Seattle city leaders say they'll work to repeal the tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable housing. Amazon and other businesses had sharply criticized the levy, and the online retail giant even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its Seattle headquarters in protest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 11, 2018 - 7:40 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders said Monday that they plan to repeal a tax on large companies like Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness crisis...
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June 11, 2018 - 2:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest public housing agency will pay billions of dollars to settle claims that it lied to the federal government about failing to comply with lead paint regulations and other maintenance issues that endangered low-income residents and their children, federal...
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People fill seats before a Seattle City Council meeting where the council was expected to vote on a "head tax" Monday, May 14, 2018, in Seattle. The council is expected to vote Monday on a proposal to tax large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness. The plan would tax large businesses about $500 a year per worker to raise about $75 million a year for homeless services and affordable housing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 15, 2018 - 11:44 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, file photo, Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, joined by, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, talks to reporters as the Senate moves closer to passing legislation to roll back some of the safeguards Congress put in place to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis, at the Capitol in Washington. Burrowed within new Senate legislation to roll back restraints on banks is a break from data reporting requirements for lenders making certain levels of mortgage loans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 12, 2018 - 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buried within new Senate legislation to roll back restraints on banks is a provision that would exempt an estimated 85 percent of all U.S. banks and credit unions from public reporting requirements, raising fears that discriminatory practices by lenders could go undetected. The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Eva Stough opens the door to her tiny house, where she lives with her partner and baby, at a homeless encampment in Seattle. In the absence of legislation to incentivize the acceptance of Section 8 vouchers, politicians and advocates have been scrambling to keep up with the surge of unsheltered residents in the state. One answer in Seattle has been the so-called tiny houses, portable 120-square-foot shacks of simple wood construction, which now include seven villages with a capacity to house 350 people since its start in 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 06, 2018 - 4:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mindy Woods fought her way out of homelessness. It's a success story state lawmakers and advocacy groups are trying to replicate by targeting perhaps the biggest challenge faced by the homeless: rejection. Woods, 52, slept on friends' couches for eight months and had eight property...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, photo, Bryan Kirschner, left, and his wife, Holly Ferguson, supporters of a proposed development plan, stand in front of their tall, narrow house, which sits adjacent to older, traditional homes, in Seattle. A massive influx of new residents and an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city's crisis of homelessness. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 12, 2018 - 1:41 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city's crisis of homelessness...
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Jasper Hurst, 79, right, show keys he received from Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, after he signed a lease inside his new affordable apartment, Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018, at the Cypress Hills Senior Residences in Brooklyn, New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
January 16, 2018 - 6:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City preserved or created more than 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The previous record was just over 23,100, set in 1989. The more than $1 billion effort last year mostly preserved...
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December 09, 2017 - 3:15 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two Savannah men face mandatory life sentences after a jury convicted them of murder in a 2015 triple slaying at a public housing complex. Jurors on Friday found 24-year-old James Angelo Hampton guilty in the deaths of all three victims — Kiana Marshall, Alexis Kitchens and...
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