Latest Affordable and low income housing News

Landlords lining up to evict hundreds once freeze expires

May. 30, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In the seven weeks since Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to protect people from losing their homes during the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of eviction cases have stacked up in Florida courts, waiting for the order to lapse. They include more than 250 in Hillsborough County...

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Denmark residents sue over laws for dismantling 'ghettos'

May. 27, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

Stockholm (AP) — A group of Copenhagen residents sued the Danish government Wednesday over legislation that authorized dismantling neighborhoods designated as “ghettos," arguing that the measures discriminate on the basis of ethnicity and should be overturned in court. The legislation, adopted in...

Second man charged in death of grandmother mistaken as rival

May. 20, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A second Chicago man was charged Wednesday in the death of a grandmother who was gunned down last year when she unwittingly became entangled in a dispute between rival street gangs. Cook County prosecutors alleged Avion King, 31, and six other gunman targeted Kimberly Underwood, 53,...

New Mexico to get $5.5 million for affordable housing

May. 16, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding public housing authorities across New Mexico more than $5.5 million in grants. The state’s congressional delegation announced the funding Friday, saying it’s part of the relief package recently approved...

Man charged in the death of grandmother mistaken for rival

May. 13, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Murder charges were filed Wednesday against a Chicago college student accused of being part of group of men who were targeting rival gang members but ended up killing a grandmother. Cook County prosecutors say Kimberly Underwood was returning to her home in a public housing complex on Nov....

Winners announced for 2019 Virginias AP Broadcasters Awards

May. 2, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

Winners of the 2019 Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Awards were announced Saturday. The virtual event was broadcast by video conference because COVID-19 cancelled the usual gathering of broadcast journalists at The Greenbrier Resort. Thirty-five stations in Virginia and West Virginia submitted 535 entries...

In this March 31, 2020 photo, workers for Todd Polifika of Custom One Homes Construction install trusses on a 4200 square-foot, three-level home being built in the Amberwood housing development in Inver Grove Heights, Minn. Polifka wonders if he is in the lost year of the housing industry. Home builders say the impact of the coronavirus will delay construction by four months - which could wipe their peak building months right off of the calendar. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP)

Minnesota housing industry faces possible lost year

Apr. 25, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Todd Polifka wonders if he is in the lost year of the housing industry. “This is one of the worst possible times for us,” said Polifka, as he surveyed a house he is building in Inver Grove Heights. Home builders say the impact of the coronavirus will delay construction...

Housing project where Freddie Gray lived being torn down

Apr. 17, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore public housing project that was home to Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody sparked violent protest, is being torn down. A wrecking crew is tearing down the six largest buildings of Gilmor Homes, the troubled West Baltimore public housing project where the...

Study: 1 in 4 Charlotte tenants missed rent in pandemic

Apr. 10, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A study by a housing nonprofit found nearly 1 in 4 Charlotte-area tenants have missed rent payments due the first week of April as the economy shut down in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The figures, from a national study by the National Multifamily Housing Council, represent...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Apr. 8, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ April 4 The Miami Herald on the state's unemployment website: Florida’s miserly unemployment compensation benefits, served up on a website that doesn’t work, have been a huge boil on our body politic for far too long. The coronovirus has at last made...