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Housing grant will aid those leaving Tennessee prisons

Aug. 16, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Correction announced on Monday it has received a $200,000 grant to help temporarily house indigent offenders who are leaving prison. The program expands an existing partnership with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency,...

Evictions spiking as assistance, protections disappear

Aug. 10, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

Jada Riley thought she had beaten homelessness. The 26-year-old New Orleans resident was finally making a steady income cleaning houses during the pandemic to afford a $700-a-month, one-bedroom apartment. But she lost nearly all her clients after Hurricane Ida hit last year. Then she...

Mississippi governor halts rental assistance funds

Aug. 04, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Mississippi will soon stop accepting applications to a federal rental assistance program created during the COVID-19 pandemic to help people stave off evictions, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Wednesday. The Rental Assistance for Mississippians Program will not...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: Gerrymandered board of education districts do not accord with Ohio law and should be revised: editorial Ohio voters created the State Board of Education in 1953. As the law is currently constituted, 11 of the board’s...

Stacey Abrams calls for more affordable housing in Georgia

Jul. 27, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams is promoting a plan she says will make housing more available and affordable across Georgia if she defeats Republican Gov. Brian Kemp this year. “I will lead the charge in tackling the four central housing challenges faced by Georgians across...

3 others charged in Hawaii affordable housing scheme

Jul. 25, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii attorneys and a businessman helped an ex-county official pull off a years-long, nearly $11-million affordable housing scheme, U.S. authorities said Monday. Alan Rudo, who was a Housing and Community Development Specialist on the Big Island, pleaded...

Rents spike as big-pocketed investors buy mobile home parks

Jul. 25, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — For as long as anyone can remember, rent increases rarely happened at Ridgeview Homes, a family-owned mobile home park in upstate New York. That changed in 2018 when corporate owners took over the 65-year-old park located amid farmland and down the road from...

Ex-Hawaii official admits role in affordable housing scheme

Jul. 19, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former county official in Hawaii admitted in court that he used his position to scam a program meant to address the lack of affordable housing. Alan Rudo, who was a Housing and Community Development Specialist on the Big Island, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy...

Some schools build affordable housing to retain teachers

Jul. 15, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area high school teacher Lisa Raskin moved out of a cramped apartment she was sharing with a roommate and into her own place this month, paying a deeply discounted $1,500 a month for a one-bedroom with expansive views within walking distance to work. ...

LGBTQ-friendly senior housing project targeted by vandals

Jul. 11, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Signs around a construction site for what's been called the first LGBTQ-friendly senior affordable housing project in New England were vandalized with threatening graffiti over the weekend, drawing quick condemnation from civic leaders. The messages in black spray...