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Official: 41 indicted in $58M Puerto Rico drug operation

May. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted 41 suspected gang members in Puerto Rico accused of smuggling drugs to the U.S mainland as part of a $58 million operation, authorities said Wednesday. Those arrested include several of the U.S. territory's suspected drug...

5 shot to death at public housing complex in Puerto Rico

May. 22, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — At least five people were shot to death Sunday night at a public housing complex in Puerto Rico, authorities said. Police spokesman Axel Valencia told The Associated Press that the deaths occurred in the community of Caimito in San Juan, capital of the...

Albanese elected Australia's leader in complex poll result

May. 22, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australians awoke on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the center-left Labor Party leader whose ascension to the nation’s top job from being raised in social housing by a single mother on a disability pension was said to reflect the country's changed fabric. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 18, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Lawmakers must fix housing crisis in special session Palm Beach County and many parts of Florida have become too expensive to live. It shouldn’t take skyrocketing housing and insurance costs to convince state leaders to get...

Once public housing, Newark site to get $125M film studio

May. 17, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former site of one of Newark’s oldest public housing complexes is getting a $125 million makeover, becoming a TV and film production studio. Anchored by global entertainment provider Lionsgate, the 12-acre facility replaces the Seth Boyden homes in the...

South Carolina church to rent out affordable homes

May. 15, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Grace Church has purchased a dormitory building from Greenville Technical College to convert into affordable housing as part of a special program to address the local housing crisis. The church will serve as the landlord for the property, and rent will be...

NC governor reveals what he wants to do with $6.2B surplus

May. 11, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper proposed Wednesday that North Carolina government spend or earmark much of a projected $6.2 billion surplus to address further a host of needs like building construction, education inequities, affordable housing and worker retention. The...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 11, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 6, 2022. Editorial: Local governments alone can’t solve the housing crisis. NC must step up Charlotte and the Triangle have experienced some of the fastest growth in the country in recent years, but it hasn’t been...

Michigan looks to fix the state's affordable housing problem

May. 07, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rents and housing prices are increasing in Michigan while existing housing infrastructure is in need of updates to improve energy efficiency and eliminate outdated toxic building materials, according to a coalition of groups who this past week proposed $1.6 billion in...

Anonymous donor pays $60K overdue rent for NY public housing

May. 05, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — Numerous tenants who faced eviction after the end of New York's eviction moratorium in January had their overdue rent paid by an anonymous person who donated $60,000 to a public housing complex in Hudson. The donation was made through a Black-led housing justice...