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Vermont GOP Gov. Scott lays out $6.3B spending plan

Jan. 21, 2020 5:10 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott presented the Democratic-controlled Legislature on Tuesday a $6.3 billion spending plan for the next fiscal year, a 2% increase over the current year. During his speech Tuesday to a joint session of the Legislature at the Statehouse, Scott said his...

Connecticut officials seek better federal housing oversight

Jan. 17, 2020 8:20 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Friday called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to immediately improve its oversight of a federal voucher program for affordable housing, noting they found “grievous flaws” in the agency's inspection process while trying to...

New Hampshire gets almost $8 million to combat homelessness

Jan. 14, 2020 3:53 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire will receive $7.7 million in federal housing grants to support more than 50 programs that help the homeless, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Tuesday. The funding going to New Hampshire is part of $2.2. billion in homeless grants aimed at...

Huntington Beach agrees to settle state housing lawsuit

Jan. 13, 2020 7:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Huntington Beach has agreed to settle a state lawsuit that tried to force it to end years of opposition to meeting low-income housing goals. The tentative settlement revolves around a proposed amendment that would exempt housing projects from limits if they reserve at least 20% of...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to a question concerning his proposed 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California voters may consider mandate to end homelessness

Jan. 13, 2020 7:30 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An advisory council appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom called Monday for California voters to consider a legally enforceable mandate to end homelessness, as the most populous state grapples with one of its most pressing and politically fraught problems. Newsom notably did not adopt...

Colorado couple to get $50K after dog housing lawsuit

Jan. 10, 2020 2:36 PM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office has ordered a Colorado homeowner's association to pay $50,000 to a couple after they violated the Fair Housing Act by failing to allow a woman to stay in the complex with her emotional support dog. A judge approved a consent order resolving the dispute between...

Federal report: Homelessness down in New Hampshire from 2018

Jan. 10, 2020 1:30 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report says nearly 1,400 people experienced homelessness on a single night in January 2019, a decrease of 3.7 percent from 2018. Most of that group were found in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs, while nearly 150...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on

HUD seeks to roll back Obama rule on housing desegregation

Jan. 7, 2020 12:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took steps Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule intended to ensure that communities confront and address racial segregation in housing, saying local governments have been overburdened by the requirements. The proposed Department of Housing and Urban Development...

Grants awarded to help Rhode Island public housing residents

Jan. 4, 2020 1:06 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Housing authorities across Rhode Island are receiving a total of more than $1 million in federal funding to help public housing residents. Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced the funding Thursday for programs that help local housing authorities work with residents to...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Liberty and Justice Celebration, in Des Moines, Iowa. On Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, Bennet released a $6 trillion plan that he called “the Real Deal” in an attempt to offer what he calls a more realistic contrast with other, more liberal contenders for the Democratic nomination who have outpolled him running on more sweeping proposals that may never be implemented. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Presidential hopeful Bennet pledges $6 trillion 'Real Deal'

Jan. 2, 2020 10:02 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Presidential hopeful Michael Bennet is releasing a $6 trillion plan that he calls “the Real Deal” in an attempt to offer what he says is a more realistic contrast with more liberal contenders for the Democratic nomination who have out-polled him while running on more sweeping...