Latest Affordable and low income housing News

$31M being poured into affordable housing in Rhode Island

Dec. 01, 2021 15:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is pouring $31 million into efforts to build or preserve a total of more than 600 units of affordable housing in 13 communities around the state, the administration of Gov. Daniel McKee announced Wednesday. The money was approved by...

Councilman Andre Dickens wins Atlanta mayor race over Moore

Dec. 01, 2021 00:07 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — City Council member Andre Dickens won a runoff election Tuesday to become Atlanta’s next mayor, riding a surge of support that powered him past the council’s current president, Felicia Moore, after finishing second to her in November. Dickens won a...

Affordable housing key to return of island nursing home

Nov. 28, 2021 11:11 AM EST

DEER ISLE, Maine (AP) — A task force wants to reopen a nursing home on Deer Isle but the island must first solve an affordable housing crisis, officials said. The task force was formed after the Island Nursing Home announced in August that it would be closing,...

Rhode Island cities, towns make plans to spend ARPA funds

Nov. 26, 2021 14:13 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Affordable housing, a full-time harbormaster, and an ice rink are just some of the things that cities and towns in Rhode Island have proposed paying for with federal coronavirus relief funding. But at least 19 towns have yet to spend a single...

Maine university to pilot senior nutrition program

Nov. 25, 2021 14:10 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine university plans to use a federal grant to pilot a nutrition program for older residents who live in low-income housing. The University of New England received the $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

Maui mayor recall signatures under review

Nov. 24, 2021 14:06 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are reviewing signatures from people seeking to recall Maui's mayor over COVID-19 mandates, affordable housing, water rights and other issues. Lead organizer Sheila Walker declined to divulge to The Maui News the number of signatures...

Omaha resolutions address housing, climate change

Nov. 24, 2021 08:15 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council has given approval for plans to support development of affordable housing and addressing climate change. The Omaha World-Herald reports that City Council President Pete Festersen introduced the resolutions...

Nonprofit to redevelop bank damaged during Floyd protests

Nov. 23, 2021 11:44 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis bank that was badly damaged during protests over the death of George Floyd is giving the property to a nonprofit developer to build affordable housing, commercial space and a home for cultural organizations. The 2.4-acre U.S. Bank site,...

In city, tents are seen as homeless solution; many disagree

Nov. 20, 2021 03:02 AM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When people facing homelessness in Norristown call Montgomery County officials for help, they’re told shelter is in short supply. So, they are issued tents. The idea enrages advocates in the municipality, who see this as an...

Louisville officials OK development with affordable housing

Nov. 19, 2021 09:18 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville officials gave the thumbs-up this week to a proposed tax increment financing district to support a proposed mixed-use development with affordable and market-rate housing and a hotel, The Courier-Journal reported. The proposal was...