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New Mexico races to spend federal rental assistance

Sep. 22, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State agencies spent federal pandemic aid at a furious pace during the month of August, channeling about $630 million in efforts to bolster unemployment reserves, provide emergency housing assistance and promote COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the Legislature's budget...

Louisiana's struggling seafood industry teetering after Ida

Sep. 22, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's oyster farmers, crabbers, shrimpers and anglers are nothing if not adaptable, producing millions of pounds of seafood annually, often in water that was dry land a generation ago. They've fought off a devastating oil spill, floods, changing markets and endless...

4 workarounds to book your fall vacation rental with points

Sep. 22, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

Even before the pandemic, home booking sites like Airbnb and Vrbo were becoming increasingly popular with travelers. The opportunity to have a homelike experience, complete with full kitchen, extra living space and local flavor, was more appealing than a standard hotel room for many. ...

Survey: Rental prices up, vacancy rates down in Alaska

Sep. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Rental rates across Alaska have risen during the pandemic, and it's more difficult to find an apartment, a new study indicates. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development survey shows a median adjusted rent for all unit types in...

Demolition started on Southfield's former Northland Center

Sep. 11, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Crews have started demolishing the former Northland Center in suburban Detroit to make way for a housing and retail development. The Northland City Center project in Southfield has an official Oct. 7 groundbreaking to mark the start of...

Attorney seeks help dealing with COVID evictions

Sep. 11, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville attorney Mike Freed has left his mark locally cultivating an annual series of marathons raising money for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Now he’s asking lawyers around the country to donate their time to help to help prevent a...

Milwaukeeans push lead pipeline removal to cut kid poisoning

Sep. 11, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sitting in his North Side Milwaukee rental house, Nazir Al-Mujaahid discussed his son Shu’aib’s challenges while the quiet 9-year-old lingered in another room. Shu’aib excels at sports, Al-Mujaahid said, but his speaking skills developed late, and he lags behind...

In a hot market, companies compete with would-be homeowners

Sep. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soaring home prices and rents are fueling real estate companies’ appetite for houses, adding unwelcome competition for many would-be homebuyers. Residential real estate bought by companies or institutions hit an all-time high of 67,943 properties in...

$2.7M award upheld against 'predator' landlord in California

Sep. 03, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco landlord once described as a “ruthless predator" who allegedly tried to drive tenants out of a rent-controlled unit must pay them $2.7 million, a state appeals court ruled. The court last month upheld the award in a 2015 lawsuit...

Analysis: Louisiana still waiting for aid a year after Laura

Aug. 29, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Laura wrecked southwest Louisiana a year ago, leaving marks of devastation that remain evident today in blue-tarped roofs, damaged homes and boarded-up businesses that still dot the region. For the people who live there, the suffering seems even worse...