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Kansas' largest public housing project making plans to close

Jan. 17, 2021 2:46 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Residents of a Kansas's largest housing project have been told they'll have to move because the facility is closing, but officials say that won't happen for roughly two more years. The Housing Authority of Kansas City, Kansas, is making plans to shut down Juniper Gardens partly...

CEO of the Housing Development Fund, Joan Carty, poses for a portrait Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Stamford, Conn.  With many New Yorkers moving to neighboring Connecticut during the pandemic, especially Fairfield County, it's becoming more challenging for people to find affordable homes to buy.  Carty said the region's housing affordability issue is exacerbated by the influx. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Fleeing New Yorkers squeeze surrounding housing markets

Jan. 16, 2021 10:06 AM EST

Angel Garcia, a single father approved for a mortgage loan of $300,000, had high hopes in early 2020 of finding a house he could afford in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Within months, New Yorkers began fleeing the city and the surrounding area, snapping up houses. Home...

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota to close down

Jan. 15, 2021 6:27 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, a nonprofit agency that has provided various services since 1919, is closing its doors, citing financial struggles. The agency said Friday the decision was motivated by the struggles of LSS Housing, an affordable housing program that the agency...

United Way unveils $100M plan to address racial inequity

Jan. 15, 2021 10:59 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — United Way of Rhode Island on Friday unveiled a $100 million plan to build racial equity in the state through improved educational opportunities, safe and affordable housing, workforce development and altering policies that perpetuate inequities. The five-year plan called Live...

Officials: Suspect in 3 Puerto Rico policemen killings dead

Jan. 13, 2021 8:20 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The man being sought in the killing of three police officers is the person recently found shot to death with a cardboard sign on his chest declaring him guilty, Puerto Rican authorities announced Wednesday. Officials said they did not yet know who fatally shot the suspect,...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee takes the oath of office for his third term as Governor, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, during a ceremony at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee: Washington state must work toward a 'new normal'

Jan. 13, 2021 5:04 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In a videotaped speech to a mostly remote meeting of the Washington Legislature, Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday told lawmakers that following the challenges of 2020, the state must move to a “new normal” that addresses a multitude of issues, including equity, affordable...

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Review: 'Herself,' a spirited drama of abuse and resilience

Jan. 7, 2021 2:20 PM EST

Phyllida Lloyd's “Herself,” an Irish drama of spousal abuse set against Dublin's housing crisis, has some narrative weak spots but its foundation of resilience and heart is strong. Previous forays into film by Lloyd, a veteran theater director, have been more elaborate, starrier affairs ("Mamma...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, employees walk through a lobby at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle. Amazon has announced $2 billion in loans and grants to secure affordable housing in three U.S. cities, including a Seattle suburb where the online retail giant employs at least 5,000 workers. Amazon said it would give $185.5 million to the King County Housing Authority to help buy affordable apartments in the region and keep the rents low, The Seattle Times reported Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Amazon pledges $2B for affordable housing in 3 US cities

Jan. 6, 2021 1:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has announced $2 billion in loans and grants to secure affordable housing in three U.S. cities where it has major operations, including a Seattle suburb where the online retail giant employs at least 5,000 workers. Amazon said it would give $185.5 million to the King County Housing...

Crystal City apartments dedicated to affordable housing

Jan. 6, 2021 10:58 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The apartment building that serves as the namesake for the Crystal City neighborhood in Virginia where Amazon is building a second quarters has been purchased by an affordable-housing organization. The purchase of the 825-unit Crystal House by the Washington Housing Conservancy was...

Providence Housing Authority gets $1M in federal funding

Jan. 3, 2021 8:21 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Housing Authority is getting more than $1 million in federal funding to help provide housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, authorities say. The housing authority will use more than $900,000 of the funding, administered by...