Latest Affordable and low income housing News

Amazon providing $23M for affordable housing in Seattle

Jun. 23, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon said Thursday it is providing $23 million to help minority-led organizations build or preserve more than 500 new affordable housing units in Seattle — the latest spending by a tech company to ease a severe housing crunch the industry has helped create. The...

LGBTQ-friendly housing project breaks ground in Boston

Jun. 17, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston development that’s billed as New England’s first LGBTQ-friendly senior affordable housing project broke ground Friday. The Pryde will convert the former William Barton Rogers Middle School in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood into 74 units of mixed-income...

Analysts: Lack of affordable housing threatens economy

Jun. 11, 2022 03:17 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach County’s shortage of affordable housing has started to affect the growth of its economy, to the point where its recent expansion is in jeopardy, speakers said at a housing summit last week. Some firms interested in relocating their...

AG settles with housing provider over child with asthma

Jun. 07, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of an affordable housing property in Boston and the property manager have agreed to pay $35,000 to settle allegations that they failed to adequately address secondhand smoke and a rodent infestation that negatively affected the health of a young tenant with asthma, the...

Oregon committee approves millions in emergency funding

Jun. 06, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A key Oregon legislative committee has approved millions of dollars in funding for urgent issues facing the state, ranging from public defense to affordable housing to grasshopper and cricket suppression. The commission overseeing the state's embattled public...

Police fatally shoot man who bit off officer's finger

Jun. 03, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man was shot and killed by police at a public housing complex in Cleveland during a confrontation in which an officer's finger was bitten off, authorities said. The shooting at the Union Square apartment complex occurred around 5:45 p.m. Thursday, shortly after...

Tenants sue over conditions at affordable housing complex

Jun. 02, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of an Oregon affordable housing complex say their living conditions are inhospitable and they want their rent back. Tenants at the Allen Fremont Plaza in Northeast Portland gathered in the courtyard of the three-story complex Wednesday, describing...

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. ...