Latest Affordable and low income housing News

Trump threatens EPA action against San Francisco

Sep. 19, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on "liberal" policies. Trump accused the city of allowing a tremendous amount of waste, including needles,...

Colorado towns take action to preserve mobile home parks

Sep. 17, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jeff Morehead's cat slips through the small, square door carved into his wooden fence, a gateway from Morehead's mobile home lot to a serene landscape of blooming flowers and shade trees. On the other side of the wall is the Yampa River Botanic Park, a public garden that...

New state law brings hope to Colorado mobile home residents

Sep. 16, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

On a late-August Sunday afternoon, state Rep. Meg Froelich readied the meeting room at the Sheridan Library for a town hall with constituents. There was one item on the agenda: a recently enacted law designed to give mobile-home owners more protections and a way to handle disputes with the managers and park...

Mobile home parks move from mom-and-pop to corporate

Sep. 16, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In the Aurora mobile home park where she lived for 16 years, eviction notices kept coming to Petra Bennett's door — for unauthorized guests, lack of insurance, late rent. They were bogus threats to make the single mother leave. And eventually, she did. In Federal Heights, Karla Lyons'...

Precarious spot for mobile home owners as investors swoop in

Sep. 15, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — When the time came for her to sell the mobile home park she and her son owned near Aspen, 89-year-old Harriett Noyes had two big offers and an even bigger decision: Take nearly $30 million from a developer who would likely evict her family and friends to build luxury homes, or sell...

Mobile home dwellers left behind after 2013 Colorado floods

Sep. 15, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colorado (AP) — When the flood waters in 2013 subsided, tens of thousands of evacuees along Colorado's Front Range returned to see what happened to their homes. One of them was Amanda Anderson. "All of it was just mud," Anderson said. "It was so dark in there because of the mud. It was like...

Shooter at large after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station

Aug. 21, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators believe a gunshot that wounded a deputy outside a Los Angeles County sheriff's station on Wednesday was fired from a nearby building complex that provides housing to people with mental health issues, authorities said. Deputy Angel Reinosa, 21, was hit while heading to his...

Latest: Deputy wounded in Lancaster will recover

Aug. 21, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A Los Angeles County deputy who was shot in the parking lot of a sheriff's station is expected to make a full recovery. Authorities say 21-year-old Angel Reinosa was wounded Wednesday...