It was National Housing Week of Action last week — May 1-8.
There was a lot of activity in local news on the New Dallas Housing Policy.
A selection of uplifting stories on affordable housing news across the country.
And Ben Carson...what is he up to this week? He's become a Twitter moment!!
Almost 40 percent of Dallas-area residents are renters. For most of those folks, that means apartments. But a new development trend is offering another option to local residents who want to rent the roofs over their heads.
A proposal by Lincoln Properties that is still in the planning stages, that would demolish the Turtle Creek Terrace Condos and rezone the area to built new high-end apartments.
City Manager T.C. Broadnax and his top staff are authors of a brand-new straight-arrow housing policy, designed to clean up the mess around affordable housing in Dallas.
Next week the City Council will vote on whether to adopt Dallas’ first ever comprehensive housing policy, a long time coming and needed more than ever as all the things a good policy could help fix—income inequality, racial and economic segregation, ugly new luxury apartment buildings forcing out low-income residents—continue to get worse.
Dallas urgently needs 20,000 new affordable housing units. A new policy intended to entice developers to build those units was presented to the Dallas City Council Wednesday.
Dallas is looking to adopt a housing framework, with a primary goal of spurring affordable housing as officials say Dallas has a shortfall of 20,000 units.
It was a homecoming Friday morning for Celestine Stimpson Foreman, a first-time homeowner, who after years in Wylie returned to her hometown Douglass Community for good. Thanks to a partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Collin County and Capital One...
In days of conversations with the top officials at the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., they got even more specific, asking about how their property taxes could be put toward education, how they could assist in the housing crisis and how they could ensure a potential HQ2 campus for 50,000 workers could be socioeconomically diverse. [Click here to download the pdf of the article.]
Hurst City Council members voted unanimously on April 24 to allow Gardner Capital to build the 96-unit Provision at North Valentine, which will include apartments for those on limited incomes.
Church members call the $20-million Pioneer Place development significant, since rising rent rates across town are forcing some older residents to move away.
Task Force findings The co-chairs presented the disparities attributable to race in six areas: criminal justice, economic development, education, health, housing and transportation. The findings show that... • In housing, 59 percent of households living in substandard or overcrowded housing are Hispanic.
It's been nearly a year since the city of Fort Worth started a race and culture task force, hoping to even the field for minorities in education, economic development and criminal justice.
The National Housing Week of Action comes at a time when only one out of four people who qualify for housing assistance receives help. Read more: https://www.ourhomes-ourvoices.org
Everybody is talking about the housing crisis and how the market is in urgent need of reform. As well as a general shortage of housing across the board, arguably the biggest issue is the lack of homes that are genuinely affordable for people on modest incomes.
It’s been a wild ride for the affordable housing industry over the past several months. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act retained the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and private-activity bonds, but a lower corporate rate and other provisions are projected to significantly reduce affordable housing production.
U.S. cities continue to swell in population. But for people looking to live in urban areas, limited affordable options are the new normal.
Freddie Mac, the country’s largest backer of apartment loans, will offer low-cost loans to real-estate owners willing to keep their buildings affordable to middle-class families for years to come.
To attain affordable housing for all, we must build public support by shifting narratives away from consumer choice and personal responsibility.
Radiant will spend $15 million to renovate the 209 units of affordable housing in five phases over eighteen months. Radiant Property Management focuses on the rehabilitation and management of multi-family residential properties. Radiant was founded with the primary goal of providing safe and secure housing for all its residents and has continued their mission into Newark.
New York City's 400,000 public housing residents are witness to it all. “In terms of mainstream media, when you say ‘public housing,’ that doesn’t conjure up positive perceptions or images around the community or the residents. It’s kind of soul-diminishing to constantly hear that where you live has this stigma attached to it.”
To afford an average one-bedroom rental, a minimum-wage worker would need to work 94.5 hours per week. Since most people make money through their jobs, the cure to the sickness of poverty isn’t higher rents for the families struggling hardest to make ends meet. The cure is a sizable increase in the federal minimum wage, which remains at $7.25 an hour.
...the proposed changes in federal housing policy would neither foster economic self-sufficiency nor meaningful fiscal savings. They would deepen poverty and worsen the housing affordability crisis.
The time has come for policymakers to ensure that every American has access to decent affordable housing.
Watchdog groups in Austin say a plan to raise rents for millions of people who get federal housing assistance would hurt the area’s most vulnerable
The next front in the battle over affordable housing isn't Boston or San Francisco. It's Boise. As the poor get pushed inward from the coasts and as young workers seek out the few affordable places left, they will arrive in America’s smaller cities ― which may not be ready to take them.