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The Berks County Housing Authority will manage public housing in Northampton County

The Berks County Housing Authority supports the operation of public housing in Northampton County. Northampton County Commissioners have chosen authority to run their Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher scheme, two public housing estates and a low income housing tax credit property. The authority will assume this role from August. The Northampton County Housing Authority was […]

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Coney Island council housing still struggling with repairs, stove gas broken 10 years after Sandy

“There’s nothing you can do,” said O’Dwyer resident Roberta Rankins. “You can’t wash your head, do the dishes or mop the floor. It’s disgusting because when I pay the rent they say light, gas and hot water are included, but we don’t. Without access to stoves and ovens, NYCHA gave residents one electric hot plate […]

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After “years of neglect”, a movement towards social housing

CEO of ACTCOSS, Dr Emma Campbell. Photo: Holly Treadaway. THE ACT government is spending $30 million to deliver promised social housing and $57.3 million to undertake social housing repairs in this Emma Campbell, CEO of ACT Social Services Council (ACTCOSS), describes as “a long-awaited and desperately needed response to the ACT housing crisis”. “The ACT […]

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The Ombudsman investigates the vacancy rate of public housing

File photo. The Ombudsman is investigating the Department of Housing as the vacancy rate for some social housing has reached up to 60%. Winnie Chiu Wai-yin, the ombudsman, announced an immediate investigation on Thursday to review arrangements for senior housing (HSC) and converted single person units (C1P) by the Housing Department. HD information showed […]

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Thousands of people applied for public housing in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – The window is now closed for applicants to join a waiting list for public housing in the city of Savannah. Before the closing of applications for social housing in Savannah, more than 2,000 applications had already been submitted. That’s less than 24 hours after opening the window. Yolanda Fontaine, the Savannah […]

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Halifax desperately needs new social housing after 50-year stall, expert says

A renewed focus on building social housing would help vulnerable people affected by the housing crisis, according to a retired Dalhousie University urban planning professor. Jill Grant said effective social or public housing is built with public funds and subsidized so people pay rent based on their income – not a percentage of average rents […]

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I grew up in HLMs in the North. The system is not working for Indigenous people

This first person chronicle is written by Katłįà Lafferty from Yellowknife. Learn more about CBC North’s first-person chronicles here. I recently traveled to Geneva where I attended the 90th session of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. I was there to express my concerns about the routine placement of children in […]

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Ethiopia: Addis city administration cancels public housing lottery due to ‘intrusive tech assault’

Addis Ababa: The Addis Ababa City Administration canceled the recent public housing lotto under the city government’s condominium savings scheme known as 20/80 and 40/60 and was on the about to be distributed to thousands of the city’s inhabitants. The mayor’s office said yesterday that the lotto had been revoked entirely after allegations of technological […]

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News: Addis City Admin cancels public housing lotto due to ‘intrusive tech assault’

Officials announcing the cancellation of the recent condo lotto for Addis Ababa city residents. Photo: mayor’s office Addis Ababa : The Addis Ababa City Administration canceled the recent social housing lotto under the city government’s condominium savings scheme known as 20/80 and 40/60 and was about to be distributed to thousands of city residents. The […]

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Singapore and Mongolia deepen cooperation in public housing and social security reform

SINGAPORE – Singapore will help Mongolia develop affordable and sustainable social housing and reform its social security system under two agreements signed Thursday (July 7th). Mongolian Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai witnessed the signing of the two MoUs between his government and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) at the Fullerton Hotel. He is in Singapore until […]

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🌱 Roanoke Public Housing Crisis + Botetourt County Rabies Warning

Happy 4th of July, Roanoke! Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about what’s happening locally. High: 87 Low: 71. 👀 For local businesses and merchants: Attract more customers to Roanoke by sponsoring this daily newsletter, which is read by the same people you are trying to reach. Click here to find […]

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DR. DENNIS CURRY: The shortage of public housing for seniors in Nova Scotia is a permanent disgrace

DR. DENNIS CURRY • Guest review Dr. Dennis E. Curry is a political commentator and resident physician in psychiatry. He practices in Ontario. He received his MD from Dalhousie University in 2021. Subscribe to his newsletter at https://denniscurry.substack.com/ Nova Scotia is no stranger to change, and last year’s out-of-the-box majority mandate for Premier Tim Houston […]

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The AG report on social housing denounces the failures of the system

GUYSBOROUGH – Nova Scotia does not have an effective governance structure in place for public housing and does not provide adequate oversight of regional housing authorities across the province, Auditor General Kim Adair says in a report released on 21st of June. “It’s important that eligible Nova Scotians have access to social housing in a […]

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Battle erupts over future of SF public housing where Mayor Breed grew up: ‘We’re going to fight’

A battle has erupted over the future of the dilapidated Western Addition public housing project which the city wants to redevelop with 755 new homes – a mix of public, affordable and market-priced housing. Plaza East, where the mayor of London Breed grew up, is set to be reinvented just 20 years after the city […]

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Federal mandate for smoke alarms for social housing? Philadelphia fire inspires policy change

The legislation provides funding for education, but not directly to help homeowners install new detectors – and the PHA says cost is a big issue. Mark Henninger / Imagic Digital 💌 Do you like Philly? Sign up for Billy Penn’s free newsletter to get everything you need to know about Philadelphia, every day. The federal […]

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Drug use and violence among unhoused infiltrators of a Manning Square public housing estate, residents say

The Frank J. Manning Apartments are public housing located close to Central Square and its social services. (Photo: Tyler Motes) Some residents of Manning Apartments, a public housing complex near Central Square for the elderly and disabled, say they feel unsafe amid a spike in illegal activity in and around the building – and a […]

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New South Wales budget hits workers, women, social housing and the environment

The New South Wales Coalition’s June 21 budget locks in a pay cut for public sector workers, introduces a new property tax and further bolsters transport privatization. NSW Unions Secretary Mark Morey has criticized the Government for blocking an effective 2.5% pay cut for essential workers. “That means the average public sector worker in hospitals, […]

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NYCHA’s ‘Public Housing Preservation Trust’ is a Resident Engagement Prank

“This year alone, public budgets have allocated billions of dollars in federal spending on overseas military intervention, the state subsidy for a billionaire’s football stadium in Buffalo, and even more $1 billion in municipal funding for PACT conversions of public housing to private management. enterprises rather than for public housing itself. Adi Talwar NYCHA’s Gun […]

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A two-time BGSU graduate, he brings his life experience in public housing to his new role as Senior Advocate for Federal Housing and Urban Development

From the BGSU OFFICE OF MARKETING AND BRAND STRATEGY A two-time Bowling Green State University alumna will soon have the opportunity to make a broader impact on communities in Ohio and across the country as a senior advisor to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Biden-Harris administration. Early life and […]

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Syracuse rejected a $50 million grant to rebuild public housing near I-81; leaders commit to moving forward

The city of Syracuse failed in its first attempt to win a competitive $50 million federal grant to begin the proposed $1 billion renovation of the neighborhood in the shadow of Interstate 81. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has rejected an application, made by the city and the Syracuse Housing Authority, for […]

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We need (a lot) more social housing in Australia

I don’t know what you did this week, but I was certainly busy looking for new stats. This time, I unearthed for you a wonderful long-term housing occupancy dataset from the ABS. Our first chart is a great lesson in how we read data. We are immediately attracted to the sharply declining line (owners without […]

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Desperate low-income residents are being overlooked by the new public housing privatization program called ‘RAD’

“https://thewealthfairtour.com/” Advocate for the National Public Housing Tenants Association and CEO of Can I Live, Inc. Racquel W. Jones, spear The Visit WEALTHFAIR to address the NEW Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) privatization program called “RAD”, the rental assistance demonstration. Housing authorities being overrun by sophisticated developers and their attractive offers, low-income residents […]

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Minneapolis public housing official Kyle Hanson named first director of Agate Housing and Services

Kyle Hanson, director of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, has been named the first executive director of the nonprofit Agate Housing and Services in Minneapolis. Hanson, who leads housing policy and housing choice voucher programs for city authorities, will join Agate Housing on July 18. The non-profit organization was created last year by the merger […]

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Creating the Public Housing Preservation Trust in New York

Chief Legal Aid Society Civil Practice Attorney Adrian Holder said, “With the stroke of a pen, Governor Hochul has empowered our clients and public housing residents by providing leverage to decide their future through the NYC Public Housing Preservation Trust. At a critical time, with huge unmet capital needs in NYCHA’s social housing and no […]

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Low-income tenants face long waits for public housing. What happens to those who cannot wait?

This story is part of a CBC Cape Breton series called The High Cost of Getting By. In the series, journalists examine how the rising cost of daily living is affecting islanders. Over the past few months, reporters from our newsroom have spoken to people who are struggling with the high costs of basic necessities […]

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Red Hook students rally for social housing justice

June 14, 2022, 10:20 p.m.Updated on June 15, 2022 By: News 12 Staff PS 15 students in Red Hook had a front row seat on Tuesday in a march for the right to social housing. Students, community members and advocates have called for a fully funded public housing system in New York where residents can […]

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$27 million upgrade for aging Elliot Twins social housing towers complete

Minneapolis leaders gathered Tuesday to mark the completion of the state’s largest public housing renovation project. The landmark $27 million project at the Elliot Twins brought modern fire safety systems and improved living spaces to two downtown apartment towers. The City of Minneapolis contributed $2.3 million to improve the energy efficiency of the towers. “That’s […]

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Conference on Habitability of Public Housing Rights to the City

“Best public housing, together” Cramped living space for families in PPRs where the living room, dining room and sometimes the bedroom merge. Jan Gehl, a world leader in people-centered urban design, said in his TED Talk: “We know a lot about the right habitat for mountain gorillas. We know a lot about the right habitat […]

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Saturday driveway shooting in East Birmingham council housing community leaves 1 dead

A Saturday afternoon shooting in a council housing community in east Birmingham left one person dead. East sector officers were dispatched at 4.40pm to report gunfire in the 7500 block of 66th Court Way South in Gate City. Once at the scene, they found the unconscious victim in an alley, Officer Truman Fitzgerald said. Officers […]

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Tenant education workshops planned for people living in low-rental housing

Nunavut Housing Corporation says workshops will be a pilot project to teach residents how to monitor and repair housing The Nunavut Housing Corporation announces that it will launch education workshops for people living in social housing across the territory. The workshops will be a pilot project to teach tenants how to monitor, maintain and maintain […]

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Richmond scheme to teach social housing students valuable skills

RICHMOND, Va. — Ahmonte Greene has his sights set on a bright future. “My goal is to travel the world, learn new cultures, try new foods, travel to different countries, learn new things,” Greene said. Greene had the chance to try new things last year when he joined the Youth Leadership Employment Academy (YLEA), a […]

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Oakland signals support for tenants, sending public housing measure to November ballot

Voters will decide to fund up to 13,000 new low-cost social housing units to address the city’s growing housing and homelessness crisis. OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) — Whether Oakland should get an exemption to seek funding for up to 13,000 new low-rent public housing units will go to voters in November, city leaders decided Tuesday. . […]

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New entity NYCHA Trust will inject money to fix disgraceful conditions in public housing

In an ideal world, huge amounts of federal money would go directly to NYCHA to meet its capital needs. The State, which has regularly underfunded social housing, would considerably strengthen its commitment. But Albany isn’t allocating billions to NYCHA alone, and even a Democratic-controlled federal government won’t do enough to overhaul the city’s public housing […]

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The COVID-19 program put in place following the removal of social housing tower closures

Sheik also helped arrange the payment of utility bills and rent, as the family was unable to earn an income during the quarantine at home. And later she was able to get dental referrals for Bushre teenagers. While workers say these dental and other services will still exist once they’re gone, their customers won’t necessarily […]

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London wants to ‘reimagine’ public housing – demolishing some to rebuild

London-Middlesex Community Housing (LMCH) says it wants to ‘reimagine’ its public housing community on Southdale Road East by tearing down old units and replacing them with new ones, but residents say it’s hard to reimagine their community while their basic needs still aren’t being met. On Friday, LMCH kicked off “Reimagine Southdale”, the public face […]

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As food prices soar, Winnipeg social housing residents are learning to grow their own

Arlene Reid has never gardened before, but with food prices soaring in recent months, the Winnipegger thought she had better learn. “Food prices are so expensive right now, I thought the best way [to save] is to go out and make my own fruits and vegetables,” she said. Reid was one of the attendees at […]

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LA County Receives $1.1 Million for Solar Renovations in Public Housing – Pasadena Now

11 advised To share Los Angeles County has received a grant of more than $1.1 million from the California Public Utilities Commission to fund the installation of solar projects in multi-family affordable housing developments, officials said Wednesday. The Los Angeles County Development Authority will use the grants for two public housing developments for seniors – […]

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Waiting time for WA priority public housing jumps to a year, and it’s worse in the regions

The average wait time for priority public housing in WA is around a year, but for young mother Sheneya Tucker it was three times longer. Key points: Waiting list for public accommodation jumps 13% in WA’s Deep South region Sheneya Tucker has already been waiting for more than three years for a home The average […]

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Annapolis scooter, e-bike program does not include public housing, Truxtun Park, USNA and St. John’s College. Here’s why. – Capital Gazette

Annapolis last week unveiled fee-based electric bikes and Bird scooters as part of a micro-mobility program to help people navigate the city in something other than a car while Noah Hillman Garage is under construction. A few days into its operation, some residents began to wonder why parts of the city, including public housing communities, […]

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Mayor Eric Adams urges Albany to pass Public Housing Preservation Trust bill for NYCHA

Speaking from the Polo Grounds towers in Harlem on Monday alongside NYCHA President and CEO Gregory Russ, the mayor said he intends to fight for the passage of the bill before the end of the session. legislative on June 2. “For too long, our NYCHA communities have been ignored and denied their fair share of […]

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Eviction from public housing leaves mother and son homeless in ‘heartless’ trend in Northern Territories

In the dark of night, on a damp March evening, Cherylene Campbell opened the rickety front door of her dream home to security guards and received a callback. Key points: A mother of two teenagers was given two weeks to vacate public accommodation following allegations of anti-social behavior Tenants usually receive at least 60 days […]

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Tom Hoch chosen to lead Minneapolis Public Housing Authority board

Tom Hoch, former head of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA), will chair its board, filling a seat that has been vacant for nearly three months. Mayor Jacob Frey nominated Hoch – a former political rival – for the job last week, and the city council confirmed him in a 9-3 vote on Thursday. “We […]

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Queensland Premier slashes public housing amid housing crisis

The housing crisis is felt across Australia, but in Queensland it has become so severe that some people are choosing to stay in jail rather than try their luck on the streets. Amid this desperation, the Premier of Queensland was caught slashing public housing in her own working-class electorate at a time when demand has […]

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Geraldton social housing pilot program sees homeless people move into long-term housing

A pilot program to help homeless people transition into longer-term housing has been announced for Geraldton. Key points: Homeless people in Geraldton will participate in a long-term housing pilot project The program aims to use support services to help people stay in housing Individual support plans will help tenants exit homelessness Ten tenants will be […]

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Access to social housing for ex-convicts can stop homelessness after release

A recent study conducted for AHURI (the Australian Housing and Town Planning Research Institute) revealed how housing support after release can help prevent homelessness among ex-convicts. More importantly, access to social housing can also reduce recidivism among this population. Entitled “Leaving prison with complex support needs: the role of housing assistance”, this study reviewed policies […]

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6 things to know about the new Farrer Park public housing development that will be integrated with sports and recreation facilities

Like announcement by the Housing Development Board (HDB), Sport Singapore and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Farrer Park Field is Singapore’s latest brownfield site to be redeveloped as a housing estate. The 10 hectare Farrer Park site is bounded by Dorset Road, Keng Lee Road, Hampshire Road and Race Course Road. It will produce approximately […]

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Tenants say Washington Heights public housing building has ‘chronic elevator problems’

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (PIX11) — The elevators in a building in Washington Heights have been in need of repair for months. When elevators break down at Audubon Houses, some say they have to take the stairs. With 20 stories in the New York City Housing Authority building, children with asthma and the elderly struggle to […]

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Big things in store for affordable social housing in Durham city center

DURHAM, NC (WTVD) – More than 5,000 people are on the waiting list for public housing in Durham according to the Durham Housing Authority. Work is underway to triple the number of affordable housing units downtown. Durham city center has only 450 social housing units according to the DHA. But this number will increase. The […]

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Feds declare Indy public housing agency ‘insolvent’

INDIANAPOLIS — After Department of Housing and Urban Development auditors spent just three days reviewing the Indianapolis Housing Agency’s books, federal officials found the IHA “insolvent” or unable to pay his bills. “We’re running backwards,” IHA acting chief executive Marcia Lewis said after announcing the bad financial news to her board. “I can’t fix it […]

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Nonprofit CAR sues SoCal cities for seeking access to public housing policy records

For release:April 12, 2022 A housing group is suing South Pasadena and Irvine to protect the public’s right of access to public housing policy records. LOS ANGELES (April 12) – Californians for Homeownership, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS® (AUTO)which aims to address California’s housing crisis through impact litigation, […]

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South San Francisco refines measurement of public housing vote | Local News

South San Francisco could scale back a ballot initiative aimed at voters in November, seeking to allow the city to own and operate its own subdivisions. Jurisdictions must seek voter approval before acquiring or building low-income social housing, and the city council earlier this year signaled plans to seek permission to add the equivalent of […]

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Public Housing Museum harnesses the power of storytelling

Storytelling, one of the most powerful ways to educate and inspire others, is central to the National Museum of Public Housing’s mission as the nation’s premier cultural institution dedicated to the interpretation and contextualization of the experience of public housing in our country. To better document and amplify the stories it records, the Chicago-based museum […]

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Cape Town residents turn to public housing call center

Cape Town’s call center for social housing issues is growing, with over 19,000 calls logged per year. That, the city says, equates to 75 calls a day. The Human Settlements Call Center assists residents with inquiries about affordable housing rentals and relief, and assists with requests for housing opportunities. In addition, call center agents are […]

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Colin Allred joins Push to stop public housing authorities from banning specific dog breeds

Some dogs have a bad reputation as dangerous beasts, but many owners of Pit Bulls, German Shepherds and Rottweilers would insist that their dogs are harmless. Yet some public housing authorities may choose to ban breeds haunted by the wrong stigma. Breed myths have led to families being separated from their beloved four-legged friend, and […]

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Louisville public housing needs immediate overhaul, company says

Some of Louisville’s public housing is so badly in need of work that a private company says it can no longer manage it. Properties are filled with mold, need new floors and at least one has a failing roof, according to a letter from The CT Groupwhich indicates that the Maryland-based company is terminating its […]

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With federal funds in hand, social housing is also high on Mayor Wu’s agenda

Such is the challenge facing the fledgling Wu administration as it explores ways to address one of the nation’s deepest affordable housing crises. She is armed with millions of dollars in one-time federal funds, thanks to Congressional COVID relief legislation, and has pledged to funnel the money into comprehensive solutions, including support for home ownership […]

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Minister Berry refutes ACTCOSS social housing relocation requests

Despite a significant backlash on the Development and renewal of the social housing programincluding the policy branded as “callous and cruel”, the ACT government said it did not agree to review the implementation of the policy, contrary to statements by ACTCOSS this morning, April 4. The scheme has been described as ‘heartless’ by ACTCOSS, referring […]

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In Inchicore, plans for the flagship public housing project now include more homes, a library and

Overview of the plans for the municipal grounds on Emmet Road from the architect’s presentation. Dublin City Council has increased the number of homes it hopes to develop on land at St Michael’s Estate in Inchicore, in a development that will be fully rental and social. Plans released this month as part of a third […]

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Entrepreneurship is alive in New York’s public housing. Will the city grow?

Many nights after a long day of homeschooling two of her children, Tamykah Anthony stands over the stove, preparing natural beauty products in her kitchen at Queensbridge Houses, the world’s largest social housing complex from New York. Fueled by a lifelong interest in science, she began officially selling the products in 2017, hoping to provide […]

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Davenport Sells Remaining 42 Public Housing Units to Nonprofits | Politics and elections

Three area nonprofits will purchase the remaining city-owned public housing stock in Davenport, after the city council and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved the sale this week. Davenport sold its low-income apartment building, the Heritage, to an out-of-state nonprofit in 2020. The sale of the 42 units in 21 properties scattered […]

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Brighton social housing shouldn’t be on suburban ‘best street’: Liberal MP Wendy Lovell

The remarks were widely condemned by the Andrews government, with Housing Minister Richard Wynne calling on Ms Lovell to apologise. “The comments by Wendy Lovell, a former housing minister, are absolutely shameful. She should have done the right thing and walked into Parliament today, apologized and unreservedly recanted – and she didn’t,’ Mr Wynne said. […]

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From social housing to home ownership: EXIT Realty is the solution for affordable housing

A real estate professional returns to her hometown of North Carolina to help a woman achieve a dream WOBURN, Mass. – March 22, 2022 – (Newswire.com) As home prices soar across America, buying a home is looking like a pipe dream to the average buyer more than ever. EXIT Realty responds by asking agents and […]

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From HLM to home ownership: EXIT

WOBURN, Mass., March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As home prices soar across America, buying a home is looking like a pipe dream to the typical buyer more than ever. EXIT Realty is responding by asking agents and brokers to engage in their communities, prioritize consumer education, and help first-time buyers make housing affordable. In […]

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EXIT Realty is the affordable housing solution

A real estate professional returns to her hometown of North Carolina to help a woman achieve a dream Featured image for EXIT Realty Corp. International Featured image for EXIT Realty Corp. International WOBURN, Mass., March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As home prices soar across America, buying a home is looking like a pipe dream […]

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Wilmington city leaders take public housing issues to Congress

WASHINGTON DC (WECT) – Three leaders from the city of Wilmington traveled to Washington DC to champion the city’s cause and be the voice of more than 150 families, including more than 300 children, who have been displaced from their homes in due to mold problems. Mayor Bill Saffo and Council members Clifford Barnett and […]

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New federal funds to install sprinklers in Mpls social housing buildings.

Nearly three years after a fire killed five residents, Minneapolis will receive $2 million in federal funding to add sprinklers to the last of its aging high-rise buildings. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) has rushed in recent years to add sprinklers to all of its buildings, most of them built before government fire codes […]

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One Man’s Ongoing Battle With Public Housing Agency – The Famuan

Oliver Hill Sr. Courtesy of Tifany Hill Advocate for the rights of black tenants in public housing, Oliver Hill Sr., is fighting a new battle to obtain ADA housing while he is rehoused. This comes after the Tallahassee Housing Authority [THA] received funding for the redevelopment of apartments on Orange Avenue. Tifany Hill, the daughter […]

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NYCHA seeks to modernize garbage and recycling disposal in NYC public housing estates

STATEN ISLAND, NY — The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is looking to modernize waste and recycling systems, while increasing the efficiency of its developments. The agency issued a Request for Information (RFI) on Monday, seeking proposals from waste haulers and container collection equipment manufacturers to develop a pilot program for using hoist waste […]

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Mold in Wilmington public housing displaces residents

After mold displaced more than 450 people from public housing in Wilmington in recent months, local authorities and residents are scrambling to find a solution. Many families stay in hotels while their homes are cleared of mold. The remediation and relocation caused stress for the 151 displaced families and created financial pressure for the Wilmington […]

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California lawmakers seek to repeal public housing ‘vote veto’ – GV Wire

California lawmakers are again trying to get rid of the country’s only law that allows voters to veto public housing projects, a provision added to the state’s constitution in 1950 to keep black families out of white neighborhoods. . Almost everyone on Capitol Hill agrees the provision should be repealed, both for its racist roots […]

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Local nonprofits hope to buy social housing in Davenport

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Several nonprofit organizations that are part of the Quad Cities Housing Cluster have identified an incredible need for affordable rents and mortgages, if this purchase goes through it will keep more than 40 affordable housing units available for those who need it most. “It’s, just that it’s really become a crisis,” […]

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Denver Housing Authority Begins Radon Mitigation Installation in Public Housing – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – After CBS4 Investigates found high levels of radon in some Denver public housing, the Denver Housing Authority is installing radon mitigation systems in the Columbine Homes public housing complex to protect residents. The DHA plans to test and mitigate as needed every unit in its social housing portfolio over the next two […]

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Worcester mayor’s plan for more large-scale social housing is a big mistake

Raymond V. Mariano | Telegram and gazette Growing up in a large-scale public housing estate like Great Brook Valley – which the public perception also includes Curtis Apartments – carries with it a sort of scarlet letter. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about where I grew up. It was a great neighborhood, with […]

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ACTCOSS denounces the ruthless moves of HLM

The ACT Council for Social Services (ACTCOSS) today condemned the ACT Government’s ruthless implementation of its public housing renewal programme. In recent days, more than 300 ACT Housing tenants – including elderly people, people with chronic health conditions and people with disabilities – have been shocked to receive letters telling them they will have to […]

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Search for social housing continues as demolition plans advance – The Observer

LAPLACE — The St. John Parish Housing Authority continues its search for homes for displaced families as plans advance for the demolition of old compounds across the parish. The impact of Hurricane Ida has exacerbated the need for housing. Of 39 families displaced by Hurricane Ida, 19 have been successfully housed, Housing Authority executive director […]

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494 candidates on the waiting list for public housing are vying for one of 16 new units in Katherine

In two weeks Gwenda Mace Woodroffe will be homeless. Key points: The investment in social housing in Katherine has been welcomed by leaders and grassroots services working in the area of ​​homelessness Katherine, where the homelessness rate is 32 times the national average, continues to face a shortage of social housing Wait times for social […]

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Majority of families in social housing are behind on rent | Richmond Free Press

More than half of tenants in Richmond’s social housing communities – 55% – are now in arrears with rent, according to a report provided to City Council on Monday. Currently, 1,744 households owe $1.8 million in overdue rent, Stacey Daniels-Fayson, acting chief executive of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, told City Council. Ms Daniels-Fayson […]

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Westchester to distribute COVID test kits to social housing residents

If a person has been exposed to coronavirus disease, it is best to wait five days from the date of exposure before testing. Testing too soon could lead to a false negative test result, experts say. Westchester County plans to distribute approximately 8,000 test kits to local housing authorities to better monitor COVID-19. The county’s […]

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Bronx public housing building has apartments as cold as ‘igloos’ and some hot as ‘saunas’

ALLERTON, Bronx (PIX11) — They live in the same building in the Bronx, but some tenants have freezing apartments and others homes that are too hot. Parkside Houses resident Elizabeth Nazario, whose New York City Housing Authority home is on the cold side of the spectrum, said she had it. “It’s freezing cold,” she said. […]

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Kibabaig public housing project ready in June

Jannie (centre) visiting Kibabaig PPR. KOTA KINABALU (February 10): The Kibabaig Public Housing Project (PPR) in Penampang will be completed in June 2022. MP for Kapayan, Jannie Lasimbang, said she had received an explanation that additional works needed to be carried out and that the long-awaited completion of the additional works on the PPR Kibabaig […]

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Number of social housing families facing eviction rises as RRHA coordinates new awareness campaign | Richmond Local News

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is coordinating efforts to help social housing residents catch up on rent arrears and avoid evictions. The number of families who are more than a month behind on rent is rising, officials told attendees of a pair of virtual community meetings hosted by the housing authority on Thursday. About […]

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Durham Housing Authority faces backlash over public housing project :: WRAL.com

By Lora Lavigne, WRAL Durham reporter New development plans have been announced for Haiti’s historic community, but backlash is mounting from many who have called it home for decades. A group protests against the Durham Housing Authority’s decision to build council housing on vacant land known as Fayette Place. Fayette Place has been an eyesore […]

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‘I’m scared’: Thousands of New York public housing units are behind on rent

“We want to make sure we pursue evictions as a last resort,” NYCHA general counsel Lisa Bova-Hiatt said in an interview. Still, NYCHA will have to deal with rent arrears racked up during the pandemic, raising fears among tenants and housing advocates that it may finally begin to take a tougher line. “All residents can […]

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Cohoes mayor wants to demolish public housing complex near beleaguered Norlite factory

The mayor of Cohoes is moving forward with a plan to demolish a public housing complex near the beleaguered Norlite factory. Democratic Mayor Bill Keeler is asking the Cohoes Housing Authority Board of Commissioners to approve the sale of public housing ownership of the Saratoga sites to the city as soon as all residents are […]

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Michael Kimmelman talks about new rays of light in New York’s public housing stock | News

anchor A rendering of Bernheimer Architects’ 1490 Southern Boulevard senior housing development in the Bronx. Image courtesy of Bernheimer Architects. Writing about Twin Parks in 1973, former Times architecture critic Paul Goldberger speculated that the project could “turn out to be significant in the history of […]

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Residents complain that public housing on St. Mary Drive still needs repairs after the hurricane

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Those living in one of Lake Charles’ oldest public housing complexes are complaining about deteriorating living conditions. Calcasieu Parish Police juror Mike Smith said he heard from residents about a wide range of complaints stemming from hurricane damage. At the St. Mary Drive public housing complex, many homes are vacant […]

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Human Rights Watch identifies risks for public housing tenants

Additionally, Cincinnati is outbidding private investors to buy homes, and the SF report shows vacancies. Human Rights Watch identifies risks for public housing tenants A report Human Rights Watch found that the federal government’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program disenfranchises New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants. The RAD was enacted in 2012. It allows […]

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Solar panels on social housing could save tenants $750 a year

If every social housing unit were equipped with solar panels, 2.4 terawatt hours of electricity would be generated, or 1.3% of the annual production of the National Electricity Market. Dr Roberts’ team estimated that it would cost $1.8 billion to cover each social housing roof with solar panels. “It’s a great opportunity because there are […]

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Napier City Council will pose the question of the future of public housing to the community, with three options being considered

Marty Sharpe / Stuff Napier City Council has 377 community dwellings, which are rented at affordable rates to the elderly and disabled. (File photo) The fate of Napier City Council’s social housing is in the hands of its residents, with councilors agreeing on three options for public consultation. A recent review found that the council […]

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Stuttgart’s public housing gets a solar-powered makeover

Stuttgart’s public housing gets a solar-powered makeover Two municipal companies have teamed up to provide photovoltaic systems on the roofs of social housing Last week, the local authorities of Stuttgart announced a cooperation agreement between the municipal housing and urban development company – Stuttgarter Wohnungs‐ und Stadtbaugesellschaft (SWSG) and Stadtwerke Stuttgart (Stuttgart State Works). The […]

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🌱 Homeless Census + Wake Co. Public Housing Concerns

First, today’s weather forecast: Cloudy, cool; a pm shower. Top: 48 Bottom: 31. 🏡 Are you a local real estate agent? Let us help you generate leads, grow your brand in Raleigh, and set you apart from the competition. Click here to find out more. Here are the top five stories in Raleigh today: On […]

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Public housing project moves forward – The Suffolk News-Herald

Eight buildings and 57 of the 113 units at Eagle Landing apartments have been fully refurbished, while seven others are in various stages of refurbishment, an official with the Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority said. Updating the Board of Authority Commissioners at its January 26 virtual meeting, SRHA Director of Community Development Tammy Jackson, illustrating […]

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Do the math: $800 million to ‘end social housing’ is a waste of money (your letters)

For the editor: Sunday’s Post-Standard article, “Syracuse embarks on an $800 million plan to end public housing as we know it,” should actually be about who benefits from the huge waste of money. Think of it in terms of these calculations on the back of the envelope: If the project costs $800 million and affects […]

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Millions for public housing? |

Ensuring safe, modern housing for Barron County’s growing senior population and other low-income renters is the goal of a proposed $15 million renovation plan, according to county officials and the Barron County Housing Authority. Many low-income public housing projects in Barron County are approaching (or past) the age of 50. Since the summer of 2021, […]

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RRHA Board: No Eviction Filing Against Public Housing Residents Until At Least Mid-February | State and Area News

With more than 1,100 families at risk of eviction from public housing, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners on Wednesday ordered staff to suspend all legal action against residents until at least mid- February. Advocates and several board members have expressed concern about the displacement of so many families, as well as […]

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Bronx veteran with vet dad battles for heat in dad’s public housing

THE BRONX (PIX11) – A veteran living in public housing in the Bronx feels let down by the New York City Housing Authority as he faces heating issues in his home. Angel Martinez, 71, served in the military. Martinez is proud of his service to our country but disappointed in the City’s inaction when it […]

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Houma social housing tenants displaced by Hurricane Ida are evicted

A judge has upheld the evictions of 14 families from a public housing complex in Houma that was badly damaged by Hurricane Ida. City Court Judge Matthew Hagen ruled in favor of the Houma-Terrebonne Housing Authority in the cases after a hearing on Wednesday, in which the agency said the August 29 storm made the […]

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East Harlem public housing resident, 87, has to sit by the oven to stay warm

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — Public housing residents said they had no consistent heat or hot water on some of the coldest days of winter so far. Wilson Houses tenant Louise Wigfall, 87, said she spent most of her time sitting next to her oven to keep warm. Tenant President Joyce Major said enough was enough. […]

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Kingston lawmakers consider tax relief deal to renovate Stuyvesant Charter social housing complex – Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, NY – Aldermen are considering a 32-year payment in lieu of taxes agreement for the Stuyvesant Charter property that would lead to the full renovation of the Kingston Housing Authority-controlled apartment complex. John Madeo, executive vice president of Mountco Construction and Development Corp., told the Joint Council’s finance and audit committee at a meeting […]

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Jersey City Announces Low-Cost Internet Access for Public Housing Residents

Jersey City residents living in Housing Authority buildings will be able to purchase high-speed internet access at deeply discounted prices and even get it for free, city officials announced Tuesday. The city is partnering with Andrena, a New Jersey-based internet service provider, in its latest initiative to expand high-speed internet access to public housing complexes, […]

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Albemarle picks new director of public housing – The Stanly News & Press

Albemarle City Manager Michael Ferris has appointed Dr. Kim L. Scott as the city’s Director of Public Housing. Scott will assume his new role on January 18. Raised in Albemarle, Scott began his professional career in the Albemarle finance department as a tax clerk. Later, Scott served as Resident Services Coordinator for the Department of […]

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Fire Horror shows ‘life or death’ needs in Philadelphia public housing – NBC10 Philadelphia

NBC10 is one of dozens of news organizations producing BROKEN in Philadelphia, a collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty and the city’s efforts toward economic justice. follow us on @BrokeInPhilly. Although there were 26 people residing there, a three-story townhouse in Philadelphia that caught fire in a deadly fire that killed 12 people had […]

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Opinion: Public housing, electric rail and “natural” infrastructure – an optimistic vision for the future of Aotearoa in New Zealand

Energy goes green Electricity production has doubled, with a mix of wind, solar and geothermal energy. There are many other energy storage facilities including pumped hydropower. Distributed energy is commonplace. Many councils have helped their communities set up local solar systems, and dozens of cities are completely independent from the national grid. Green hydrogen is […]

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Working for Climate Resilient Farming Systems in Zimbabwe – Policy Brief 38, November 2021 – Zimbabwe

Ongoing collaboration between decision makers and researchers is crucial for effective and dynamic climate smart solutions Key messages Climate action is urgently needed: Successive droughts and unusual weather events in Zimbabwe have already taken their toll on the country’s economy. Climate projections indicate drier conditions Rainfed agriculture will be the most affected: poverty among the […]

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Victoria is spending big to rebuild social housing, but some tenants say they are not being heard

Clare Hanson moved to the Ascot Vale estate 12 years ago, after a period of roaming. “I love my apartment, I love the neighborhood, I love all my neighbors, all 2,000,” she said. “There’s always a door I can knock on, get a cup of sugar, or help, or whatever.” But Ms. Hanson is afraid […]

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Rising minimum wage, pets in public housing among new changes to Illinois laws

SPRINGFIELD — Minimum wage workers in Illinois will see their hourly wages increase to $12 an hour starting Jan. 1, while tenants of affordable housing will be allowed to keep pets. These are just a few of more than 300 new laws coming into force in the new year. The minimum wage increase is the […]

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AC Public Housing Pioneer Updates Community | Editorial

To be eligible for new housing, families had to be citizens, have an income too low for market housing, and live in substandard housing. Veterans of World Wars I and II were preferred, but could be upgraded depending on the needs of others. In some cases, a family of five or more can rent a […]

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Atlanta’s pioneering construction and demolition of public housing at the center of the markers, exhibit

By John Ruch Atlanta has played a key role in the history of affordable housing in the United States: it was the city that pioneered federally-funded public housing complexes – and was also the first to demolish them all. Like many stories with unflattering endings and a focus on the poor and working class, this […]

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New York social housing seniors face Christmas without heat

Even a lump of charcoal in their Christmas stockings would be better than that, as they could burn it to keep warm! A day before Christmas Eve, more than 3,000 social housing residents faced the possibility of a silent, holy – and freezing – night due to the lack of heat in their apartments. “All […]

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Metro East woman pleads guilty to health care and social housing scams

EAST STREET. LOUIS, Ill. — A 36-year-old woman who worked as a personal assistant for a disabled person pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal indictment charging her with health care fraud and filing a false housing form public. According to court documents, Shomanicka Holly served as an assistant from August 2016 to June 2019. During […]

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Housing Authority Board Approves Public Housing Demonstration Contracts | News

DANVILLE — The Vermilion Housing Authority has relocated 102 families from public housing that will be demolished this winter at the Fair Oaks public housing complex in Danville. Of these, approximately 30 families moved out of Vermilion County, approximately 22 families received vouchers for housing in Vermilion County, and 35 moved to other public housing […]

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Public Works, Public Housing and Construction Sector: Overview of the Construction Safety and Liability Management System for Buildings Failure – Real Estate and Construction

Indonesia: Public works, public housing and construction sector: overview of the construction safety management system and liability for building failure 20 December 2021 Nusantara Legal Partnership To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. Following our previous article regarding Indonesia’s New Investment Regime Following the Enactment of the Job Creation Law No. 11 […]

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Southtown social housing demolition begins

Demolition began today in Southtown, the public housing community located on 26 acres of high-demand property behind a painted wall on University Boulevard between St. Vincent’s Hospital and the UAB campus. The Southtown Court social housing campus will be converted from multi-unit to mixed-use housing. This will make way for a mix of residential development, […]

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St. Paul’s public housing agency seeks eviction of 32 tenants amid influx of federal rent assistance

The St. Paul public housing agency decided to evict 32 tenants this month, the first large-scale eviction effort by a public housing entity since Minnesota began phasing out its ban on occupancy. expulsion. Some tenants have lived in their one-bedroom high-rise apartments and townhouse-style units for a decade or two. Others moved in at the […]

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HACM will open all voucher and social housing waiting lists

You are the: Homepage / Lodging / HACM will open all voucher and social housing waiting lists December 13, 2021 Through MKE Community Newspaper leave a comment Beginning Wednesday, December 15 at 9:00 a.m. CST and until further notice, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) will be accepting pre-applications online at waiting […]

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Waiting times for social housing are unlikely to decrease

Those in the public housing queue might be a little disappointed to learn that the government is keeping its housing supply target unchanged for the next decade. The government’s 10-year housing supply target will remain at 430,000 units, while the public-to-private apartment ratio of 70:30 will also remain the same, the Transport and Housing Secretary […]

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After decades of repairing NYCHA, NYC men’s social housing collapses

NEW YORK (PIX11) – For over 25 years a man from Brooklyn has been repairing social housing and now as a retiree he cannot get help in his own home. “They really don’t care,” Charles Hertzog said of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). “They must have other work to do.” Hochul: $ 539 […]

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Redevelopment of former Ellis Manor public housing in Glassboro leads the way

The Gloucester County Board of Commissioners, Pennrose, LLC, the Borough of Glassboro Housing Authority and the Borough of Glassboro recently inaugurated the redevelopment of the former Ellis Manor public housing complex. Representatives from national and local governments, administrators, educators and business leaders were joined by residents, entrepreneurs and staff in applauding the partnership between the […]

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He spent decades doing repairs for NYCHA. Now his social housing is collapsing and he can’t get help

RED HOOK, Brooklyn – For more than 25 years, a Brooklyn man fixed public housing and now, as a retiree, he can’t get help in his own home. Charles Hertzog lives in a New York City Housing Authority apartment with his brothers. Their living room is falling apart and their kitchen cabinets are rotting. The […]

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Lawsuit to stop Norfolk social housing redevelopment is dismissed

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Norfolk’s plans to redevelop St. Paul’s public housing complexes. The final order was issued on Tuesday after the two sides reached an agreement to move forward, which includes ensuring that all current residents of the Tidewater Gardens public housing complex – the first […]