Affordable and low income housing

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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A man who identified himself just as Vincent, sorts his belongings outside his tent Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Los Angeles. Vincent said he thought he was bulletproof and never had to worry about getting a job as a young man. "Things ain't the way they were anymore." The U.S. Department on Housing and Urban Development release of the 2017 homeless numbers are expected to show a dramatic increase in the number of people lacking shelter along the West Coast. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
December 06, 2017 - 1:23 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:00 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Municipal governments worry the tax overhaul in Washington, D.C. could chill the construction of affordable housing as homelessness reaches a crisis point on the West Coast. Officials with the housing authority in Portland, Oregon, said Tuesday that the U.S. could lose nearly...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2017 file photo Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Brown will sign a package of bills aimed at tackling California's affordable housing crisis with one of the nation's most expensive cities as his backdrop. More than a dozen bills are in the package Brown will sign Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, outside a San Francisco affordable housing complex. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 29, 2017 - 3:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California's affordable housing legislation (all times local): 12 p.m. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed 15 bills to provide more money for affordable housing and streamline regulations that can stifle construction. A long list of lawmakers and housing advocates lined...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, flanked by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, urges members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee to approve a pair of bills to extend state's cap and trade program during a hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality committee, in Sacramento, Calif. As his fourth and final term winds down Brown will spend the final 17 months in office working on California's housing crisis and fighting for ambitious projects to build a high-speed rail system and re-engineer California's water system. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
July 22, 2017 - 12:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global warming. It also again showcased the Democrat's political skill in...
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A truck drives into the Valero Benicia Refinery, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Benicia, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown is racing to convince lawmakers to extend the state's cap-and-trade program which puts a price on carbon emitted by polluters, including oil refineries. The program has been closely watched around the world as a market-based way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it expires in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 13, 2017 - 9:26 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade is scheduled to go before legislative committees Thursday, despite opposition from some environmental advocates. Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have struggled to line up support with...
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The stacks from the Valero Benicia Refinery are seen as a pedestrian walks in a nearby neighborhood, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Benicia, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown is racing to convince state lawmakers to extend California's cap-and-trade program which puts a price on carbon emitted by polluters, including oil refineries. The program has been closely watched around the world as a market-based way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it expires in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 13, 2017 - 4:42 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade is scheduled to go before legislative committees Thursday, despite opposition from some environmental advocates. Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have struggled to line up support with...
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