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Dallas Habitat for Humanity helps staff purchase homes

Nov. 30, 2022 09:40 AM EST

Rebecca Thompson was about to sign a lease for an apartment with a friend in early 2020 when businesses started shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So instead, the 34-year-old decided to stay with her parents to save money. But with home prices skyrocketing in Dallas, she thought...

2 killed in second Kenya building collapse this week

Nov. 17, 2022 07:59 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A multi-story building under construction collapsed on a neighboring home in the outskirts of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, killing two people on Thursday, authorities said. Three other people have been rescued alive from the family home that was next to the...

Disney picks developer for affordable housing project

Nov. 16, 2022 11:33 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World has picked a developer to construct and operate an affordable housing development on 80 acres of land donated by the entertainment company, company officials said Wednesday. The Michaels Organization will build, own and operate the 1,300-unit...

Building collapses in Kenya's capital, killing three people

Nov. 16, 2022 09:28 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least three people died when a building collapsed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, authorities said Wednesday. Six other people were rescued from the rubble and are being treated at a hospital in the Kasarani suburb, where the multi-story building is located....

Building under construction collapses in Kenya's capital

Nov. 15, 2022 11:09 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A multi-story residential building under construction collapsed Tuesday in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. There was no immediate official word on any casualties. Construction workers are feared trapped under the rubble and rescue operations have begun. ...

Historic hotel to be imploded after failed ballot measure

Nov. 12, 2022 03:14 AM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The future of the Deauville Beach Resort site in Miami Beach sits in limbo after voters shot down a ballot question Tuesday, rejecting a vision from Miami Dolphins owner and billionaire developer Stephen Ross to build a luxury hotel and condo tower taller than what...

Chinese firm guilty of paying $1M in bribes to LA councilman

Nov. 10, 2022 19:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A company owned by a billionaire Chinese real estate developer was convicted Thursday of paying more than $1 million bribes to a Los Angeles city councilmember for help in getting a downtown project approved. Shen Zhen New World I LLC was found...

Billionaire, congresswoman in close match in LA mayoral race

Nov. 09, 2022 02:41 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Developer Rick Caruso and Democratic U.S. Rep. Karen Bass were nearly tied in early returns Tuesday in their battle to become the next mayor of Los Angeles, as voters considered a stark choice between candidates with City Hall in turmoil. Caruso held a slim edge,...

As housing prices surge, rent control is back on the ballot

Nov. 01, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Liberty McCoy was out Saturday urging voters to pass a Nov. 8 ballot measure to limit rent increases in Pasadena because she’s afraid she’ll be priced out of the city where she grew up and where her aging parents live. The librarian and her husband, a...

Construction center develops next generation of builders

Oct. 29, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three years ago when the Associated General Contractors was looking for a new training ground to get more workers to go into construction, Chattanooga City Councilman Chip Henderson suggested the local building association consider an abandoned elementary school in East...