Latest Affordable and low income housing News

Richmond creates task force to help prevent evictions

Nov. 14, 2019 4:29 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A task force has been created to come up with ways to help mitigate and prevent evictions in Richmond, Virginia. The group will include affordable housing and social justice advocates, youth and family homelessness specialists, public housing residents and property management...

Florida editorial roundup

Nov. 13, 2019 5:55 PM EST

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Nov. 13 The Ledger of Lakeland on funding affordable housing: Various agencies throughout Polk County are working hard to try to fend off the potential for rising homelessness - something all of us should want. One critical, self-evident aspect of preventing problems...

Redevelopment deal reached for former St. Paul Ford plant

Nov. 12, 2019 10:48 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A redevelopment deal has been reached for the former Ford Motor Co. plant in St. Paul that would feature thousands of new homes powered by renewable energy, officials announced Tuesday. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other officials praised the final...

Baltimore to soon stop taking public housing applications

Nov. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Housing Authority of Baltimore City says they will soon stop accepting applications because more than 14,000 applicants are already on a waitlist that's averaging a wait time of more than five years. News outlets report the agency announced Tuesday that residents have until Dec. 13 to...

24 units of mixed-income housing leased ahead of schedule

Nov. 12, 2019 5:27 AM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont mixed-income housing complex has leased all 24 units ahead of schedule. Shires Housing, co-owner of the Monument View apartments in Bennington, reports that the units are for households making between 60% and 120% of the area median income and is intended to address the...

1 person dead after fire at Hannibal apartment complex

Nov. 11, 2019 11:24 AM EST

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — A cigarette is blamed for a fire at a northeast Missouri public housing complex that killed one person. The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that the fire broke out early Saturday at the Hannibal Housing Authority High Rise Apartments near downtown. The victim's name has not been...

Navigating affordable housing system complex in Sioux Falls

Nov. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two years ago, Tabitha Chamness decided she needed a home. In August of 2017, she'd entered treatment for a meth addiction, hoping to make a better life for her and her children. And that meant no more sleeping on friend's couches, no more living in what she called the "slumlord...

Residents fear development will displace them

Nov. 10, 2019 3:05 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Voncile Whitaker flips through a three-ring binder, tracing her hand along photos and newspaper clippings from the early days of the city's black population. Whitaker, 66, grew up in River Park, a Naples neighborhood developed in the '60s as a segregated community for black residents,...

NYC public housing apartment rented out illegally on Airbnb

Nov. 9, 2019 2:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston resident Rachel Valerio thought her $90-a-night Airbnb apartment in New York City was a good deal until she realized she had booked an apartment in a New York City Housing Authority complex. Valerio tells The New York Times that the apartment was highly rated on Airbnb but it smelled...

Thousands in the Bronx left without heat or hot water

Nov. 8, 2019 5:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — About 5,000 New Yorkers in an entire public housing complex in the Bronx have no heat or hot water on the coldest day of the fall. Housing officials say they hope to repair a broken water main in a boiler room sometime Friday while residents of the Castle Hill Houses are shivering in their...