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S. Carolina churches, faith groups building affordable homes

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — For years, Betty Todd was forced to pay rising rents on homes burdened with repair issues and a landlord who refused to do them. What gave her hope was an announcement by her pastor, the Rev. Steve Watson, that New Jerusalem Baptist Church in...

Detroit senior community gets $19.7M in renovations

Oct. 16, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly $20 million in renovations to an affordable housing community that’s home to 198 Detroit senior citizens have been completed. Rents on the apartments will not go up due to the $19.7 million in upgrades at Parkview Place, the city said this week....

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 13, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. October 12, 2021. Editorial: Food and Thought Here’s a challenge few if any people saw coming: Alabama schools are experiencing food shortages. This week, Alexander City Schools asked parents to feed their...

Body found in search for missing woman in California desert

Oct. 11, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Searchers in Southern California have found a body in the Yucca Valley desert, two months after a 30-year-old woman disappeared in the area. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced Sunday that the human remains were found...

Vermont to use COVID money to move vulnerable mobile homes

Oct. 11, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is hoping to use $5 million in COVID-19 relief funds to help buy out and move mobile homes in areas at risk of flooding. The plan builds on lessons learned during flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, and aims to assist...

New HUD rule aimed at preventing public housing evictions

Oct. 06, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is trying to prevent evictions from public housing for nonpayment of rent, seeking to shore up protections following the end of the nationwide eviction moratorium. Under a new rule from the Department of Housing and Urban...

Spain's government eyes rent controls in new housing bill

Oct. 05, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's left-wing ruling coalition wants to rein in soaring housing costs by imposing rent increase caps on landlords who own 10 or more residential properties. Opposition parties and leaders of business organizations have criticized the proposal as an...

Berliners in favor of measure to expropriate 240,000 flats

Sep. 27, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Voters in Berlin backed a controversial proposal for the Berlin city government to take over about 240,000 apartments worth billions from corporate owners to curb sharply rising rents in the German capital. The count of Sunday's referendum showed that...

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...