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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in Michigan while existing housing infrastructure is in need of updates to improve energy efficiency and eliminate outdated toxic building materials, according to a coalition of groups who this past week proposed $1.6 billion in...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...

Maine seeks to preserve downtowns with tax credit program

May. 02, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have extended a historic preservation tax credit to try to rehabilitate properties in downtown areas. The Maine Senate voted in late April to extend the sunset date for the Maine Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit from 2025 to 2030. Supporters...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 29, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. April 25, 2022. Editorial: Car taxes in Connecticut are unfair Let’s get right to it: The way car taxes are imposed in Connecticut is simply not fair. How can they be when the same car with the same value is taxed differently...

Hong Kong’s John Lee pledges to enact local security law

Apr. 29, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s only candidate for the upcoming leadership elections pledged Friday to enact a long-shelved local legislation to protect against security threats and vowed to increase the city’s competitiveness upon taking office. John Lee, formerly the city's No....