Latest Affordable and low income housing News

Control of housing complex transferred to Laconia agency

Nov. 30, 2020 1:15 PM EST

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A low-income housing complex in Laconia is now under the control of a local agency that plans to improve the living spaces for current and future tenants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently transferred ownership of the 98-unit Sunrise Residential Living...

Governor creates housing council to help with homelessness

Nov. 19, 2020 3:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has created a Council on Housing Stability to create an affordable housing plan for residents and update the state's plan on homelessness, in response to a letter from mayors asking for his help. The Republican Sununu, in an executive order Wednesday,...

Middle-school counselor Shanon Baker poses for a photo in the school's library Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Sammamish, Wash. A master's degree and a full-time job weren't enough to help Baker land an apartment she could afford in Seattle's east-side suburbs. But a $750 million commitment by a partnership backed in part by Microsoft's affordable housing initiative helped do the trick. Urban Housing Ventures is cutting rents at 40% of the units in three buildings as part of an effort to make sure teachers, nurses and other middle-income professionals can live in the communities where they work. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Microsoft-led housing effort cuts rents in Seattle suburbs

Nov. 19, 2020 1:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A master's degree and a full-time job as a middle-school counselor weren't enough to help Sam Baker land an apartment she could afford in Seattle's east-side suburbs. But a $750 million commitment by a local tech giant helped do the trick. In August, Baker moved into her new apartment in one...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan takes questions from journalists during a news conference on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 in Annapolis, Md., where the governor announced how about $70 million in federal money will be used to help fight the virus. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Maryland governor announces $70M in aid to fight virus

Nov. 12, 2020 5:57 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday how the state will allocate about $70 million in federal aid as the state braces for months of rising coronavirus cases, including $20 million for personal protective equipment. Maryland already is exceeding the state's goal of a 90-day...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Nov. 11, 2020 6:08 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: The Supreme Court’s Pennsylvania Cleanup The Wall Street Journal Nov. 10 For a few days last week, it looked as if the 2020 election might play out as a gloomy opera of recounts and lawsuits, possibly upstaging Florida...

Computer error forces Hawaii public housing lottery reboot

Nov. 11, 2020 8:07 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A computer error has required the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to conduct a new lottery to choose successful applicants for housing assistance. A vendor experienced a software glitch causing the names of some applicants for Section 8 housing vouchers to be entered into the lottery more...

Housing authority head suspended after no-confidence vote

Nov. 6, 2020 10:41 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Wilmington Housing Authority Director John Hill has been suspended with pay after a no-confidence vote by the authority’s board of commissioners. The News Journal reports that board members confirmed Hill's suspension Thursday. The board is expected to decide whether to fire...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, men hold up signs at a rally outside of City Hall in Oakland, Calif. Californians are deciding whether to let cities expand rent control as the state's residents grapple with rising housing costs. Proposition 21 would let cities limit rent hikes on properties more than 15 years old. Individuals who own one or two single-family homes would be exempt. Proponents contend the measure is an urgent attempt to slow spiraling rent increases that lead to crowding and homelessness. Opponents argue the measure will discourage new home construction at a time when it is sorely needed for California's 40 million people.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California voters reject measure to expand rent control

Nov. 4, 2020 2:46 AM EST

Voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a ballot measure that have would let California cities expand rent control in a state where residents are grappling with rising housing costs. Proposition 21 would have let cities limit rent hikes on properties that are more than 15 years old. People who own one or two...

Gary selling former housing site to technology company

Nov. 3, 2020 9:00 AM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The city of Gary is selling a former public housing site to a California-based tech company that plans to move its corporate headquarters to the northwestern Indiana city and build a plant there. The 27-acre former Ivanhoe Gardens housing site will be sold to Akyumen Industries for...

Trump administration proposes reversal of homeless policy

Oct. 27, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal plan to end homelessness released last week by the Trump administration calls for a reversal of Obama-era “housing first” policies. The plan, released Oct. 19, is the first from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness since President Donald Trump...