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Annie Gordon, left, Gabrielle Rene, center, and Jenny Clark, right, rally for protection from evictions Saturday, June 27, 2020, in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston. Massachusetts' tenant eviction moratorium is slated to expire in mid-August. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Report: Boston minority communities hit hardest by evictions

Jun. 28, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Communities of color in Boston are disproportionately affected by evictions in the city, with some of the highest rates in Black communities, according to a new report released Sunday. Seventy percent of market-rate eviction filings occur in neighborhoods where a majority of residents are...

24 arrested in connection with Boston drug investigation

Jun. 25, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two dozen members and associates of Boston street gangs are facing charges in connection with a nearly two-year investigation into drug trafficking at a city public housing project, federal prosecutors say. Federal and state law enforcement executed 17 search warrants in various city...

FILE - In this May 21, 2020 file photo, a man is seen at a homeless encampment that sits under Interstate 110 near Ramirez Street during the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Los Angeles. The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12.7% over the past year to more than 66,400, according to data released Friday, June 12, by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Authorities fear that figure will spike again once the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic is felt. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Homelessness deepens in Los Angeles County, jumps 13%

Jun. 12, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12.7% over the past year to more than 66,400 and authorities fear that figure will spike again once the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic is felt, officials said Friday. The majority of those experiencing...

Proposed Hawaii affordable housing project draws opposition

Jun. 5, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Members of an Oahu community have expressed opposition to plans to build a rental apartment complex with primarily low-income units. The complex in Kailua would include 73 apartments almost entirely intended for residents with low incomes, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday....

Gov. Raimondo extends state of emergency for another month

Jun. 5, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo on Friday extended Rhode Island’s state of emergency and several other of her coronavirus-related executive orders for an additional month to prevent a resurgence of the disease. The state of emergency, that originally took effect on March 9, was extended...

Landlords lining up to evict hundreds once freeze expires

May. 30, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In the seven weeks since Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to protect people from losing their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of eviction cases have stacked up in Florida courts, waiting for the order to lapse. They include more than 250 in Hillsborough County...

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Denmark residents sue over laws for dismantling 'ghettos'

May. 27, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

Stockholm (AP) — A group of Copenhagen residents sued the Danish government Wednesday over legislation that authorized dismantling neighborhoods designated as “ghettos," arguing that the measures discriminate on the basis of ethnicity and should be overturned in court. The legislation, adopted in...

Second man charged in death of grandmother mistaken as rival

May. 20, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A second Chicago man was charged Wednesday in the death of a grandmother who was gunned down last year when she unwittingly became entangled in a dispute between rival street gangs. Cook County prosecutors alleged Avion King, 31, and six other gunman targeted Kimberly Underwood, 53,...

New Mexico to get $5.5 million for affordable housing

May. 16, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding public housing authorities across New Mexico more than $5.5 million in grants. The state’s congressional delegation announced the funding Friday, saying it’s part of the relief package recently approved...

Man charged in the death of grandmother mistaken for rival

May. 13, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Murder charges were filed Wednesday against a Chicago college student accused of being part of group of men who were targeting rival gang members but ended up killing a grandmother. Cook County prosecutors say Kimberly Underwood was returning to her home in a public housing complex on Nov....