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Workers near Zion homeless amid housing crunch, tourism bump

Oct. 17, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

VIRGIN , Utah (AP) — A hot wind whipped across the red sand just outside of Zion National Park where a woman and her dogs live in a 1970s camper because she can’t find housing in Springdale, where she works. After four years of working at Springdale’s Bit and Spur...

S. Carolina churches, faith groups building affordable homes

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — For years, Betty Todd was forced to pay rising rents on homes burdened with repair issues and a landlord who refused to do them. What gave her hope was an announcement by her pastor, the Rev. Steve Watson, that New Jerusalem Baptist Church in...

COVID-19 underscores need to diversify Tahoe tourist economy

Oct. 16, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic helped expose the growing vulnerability of Lake Tahoe’s increasingly tourism-dependent economy as housing costs balloon, year-round residency declines and more workers commute from afar or seek jobs elsewhere, a new report says. ...

Detroit senior community gets $19.7M in renovations

Oct. 16, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly $20 million in renovations to an affordable housing community that’s home to 198 Detroit senior citizens have been completed. Rents on the apartments will not go up due to the $19.7 million in upgrades at Parkview Place, the city said this week....

Legionnaires outbreak persists at Portland apartment complex

Oct. 15, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials have confirmed that a North Portland apartment complex had a new case of Legionnaires’ disease in late September, the latest in an outbreak attributed to the waterborne illness since January. The Multnomah County Health Department said...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 15, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. October 15, 2021. Editorial: Welcome home, 2nd Lt. Ernest Vienneau. It only took three quarters of a century. In 1944, Vienneau was a young pilot from Millinocket serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He was...

Crime at the center of Atlanta mayor's race as voting begins

Oct. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayoral candidates are talking about affordable housing, hoping to stave off a secession movement in a wealthy neighborhood and trading increasingly pointed jabs. But as in so many places across the country, the election is really about crime. ...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 13, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. October 12, 2021. Editorial: Food and Thought Here’s a challenge few if any people saw coming: Alabama schools are experiencing food shortages. This week, Alexander City Schools asked parents to feed their...

Public housing plagued by disrepair, failed inspections

Oct. 09, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shamsa Mada points to her kitchen ceiling, dotted with mold and bubbling paint and stains that reveal signs of a leak from the upstairs bathroom. Off to her left she signals to where a door fell from a bottom cupboard stocked with...

Governor unveils plans to spend $113M in federal money

Oct. 07, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Dan McKee disclosed his plans Thursday to spend about $113 million of Rhode Island's more than $1.1 billion in federal relief funds on essential needs including affordable housing, support for small businesses, and bonuses for child care workers. ...