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    Joe Biden’s radical proposal for the Democrat Party platform for 2020 seeks to put an end to America’s suburban communities by forcing low-income housing into every neighborhood and flooding every community with immigrants, legal or otherwise. The proposal, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would provide instant amnesty and a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the 22 million illegal aliens now living in the nation. Astoundingly, it would also give legal status to all the world’s refugees regardless...
    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) Louisville, Ky. Mayor Greg Fischer can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to his leadership. Fischer, who continues to be criticized for the handling of the investigation into the shooting death of 26-year-old EMT worker Breonna Taylor in her bed by police, on Friday faced another challenge as dozens of protesters confronted him at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a housing project in the western part of the city,...
    One in five Americans who live in rentals could face eviction by the end of September as Congressional Republicans move to cut off unemployment assistance and other coronavirus relief, according to an analysis by the Aspen Institute. More than 20 million people — roughly 20% of the 110 million Americans living in rented homes — could face homelessness by the fall, according to the analysis, which used data from the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project. “We’re… going to face the biggest homelessness...
    By CHRISTINE CONDON / The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The homelessness numbers for Berkeley County tell a promising story. In 2016, the county rate of homelessness was 1.3 people per thousand, according to the West Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness’ statistics. This year, it was .74 people per thousand. But experts say trouble is brewing in the county seat — Martinsburg — because of a city law called the...
    Igor Derysh July 11, 2020 2:00PM (UTC) One in five Americans who live in rentals could face eviction by the end of September as Congressional Republicans move to cut off unemployment assistance and other coronavirus relief, according to an analysis by the Aspen Institute. More than 20 million people — roughly 20% of the 110 million Americans living in rented homes — could face homelessness by the fall, according to the analysis, which used data from the COVID-19 Eviction Defense...
    Count the city’s housing market as another casualty of the pandemic and the lockdown; the only real question is how deep the damage will go. With roughly 700,000 renters thrown out of work and evictions banned for the interim, a full quarter of tenants have gone four months without paying rent, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. They’re still on the hook for it, though — often with no idea how they can ever pay. And that’s left many landlords unable to cover...
    On June 20th, a new Fair Housing law went into effect in New York State, requiring real estate agents to provide consumers a Housing and Anti-Discrimination Disclosure Form at their first substantive contact. The disclosure form, which is to be signed by buyers and sellers, and tenants and landlords, describes actions that would violate Fair Housing laws, and how consumers can file a complaint if they feel they have been a victim of discrimination in housing. The law also requires...
    by Michelle Griego and Jennifer Mistrot (KPIX 5) — Odalis Millan‘s sophomore year at Sonoma State University began as the trip of a lifetime, as she left home to study abroad in Spain. Then COVID-19 hit and the country went into quarantine. The study abroad program shut down and Millan, along with her classmates, frantically made plans to get back to the United States. “We saw [the pandemic coverage] on the news, everything that was going on,” recalled Millan. “[And...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The City of Philadelphia has issued a mandatory closure of a homeless encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. In a formal notice Friday, officials said all the tents must be removed no later than July 17. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! This comes after four weeks of negotiations between city officials and those living there. Talks between the city and encampment leadership broke down over the past few days. “We feel unfortunately at this...
    This article was paid for by AlterNet subscribers. Not a subscriber? Try us and go ad-free for $1. Prefer to give a one-time tip? Click here. With the presidential election less than four months away, more specifics are emerging about the policy agenda of former Vice President Joe Biden — who has been making an effort to unite the centrist and liberal/progressive wings of the Democratic Party. Many on the left were critical of Biden’s centrist record during the...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday almost $19 million will go towards mitigating the pandemic’s impact on the homeless and preventing others from losing their homes. The Governor’s Office says the CARES ACT provides for two allocations of homelessness assistance funds to help prevent, respond and prepare for homelessness in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Out of the more than $18.9 million, 63 percent will address homelessness prevention, 22 percent will house those who are...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will soon close an encampment of homeless people that sprang up four weeks at a city park. The encampment near Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be shuttered July 17, city officials announced Friday. They called the move an action “very much of last resort” that comes after encampment organizers refused the city’s offers to meet their demands, which officials said kept shifting. They also cited a lack of clarity about which organizers spoke for the group running...
    Campus life will include a whole new set of rules for students attending the University of Washington and Washington State University this fall. UW student dorms are now be capped at two beds while normal years allowed for as many as four. It has said in a statement it anticipates housing fewer students in light of its increased number of online courses. The student housing 2020-21 year agreement has been updated to include refunds for any potential closures...
    A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officer wears a protective mask as he stands guard at the front gate of San Quentin State Prison on June 29, 2020 (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) After the coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than 1,800 inmates and staff, San Quentin State Prison has converted a warehouse and erected tents to treat the ill.  There are currently nine tents that have been set up on the prison’s baseball field. Each...
    BOSTON (AP) — Bostons Housing Authority is extending its moratorium on nonessential evictions through the end of the year to give thousands of lower income residents relief during the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Marty Walsh said Friday. The Democrat said the moratorium, which was originally put in place in March, will also help reduce the risk of transmitting the virus through court hearings on eviction cases. “These are extraordinary times, and right now, we all need to come together to ensure...
    BOSTON (CBS) – There will be no evictions from public housing in Boston through the end of the year, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday. The city’s housing authority has extended its moratorium on non-essential evictions until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The only evictions not covered by the moratorium are those that are necessary for health and safety reasons or those related to crimes. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council estimated that 18,000 households in Boston are currently having trouble...
    New Jersey-based corporate housing provider Churchill Living has signed on to anchor the residential portion of NoMa mixed-use project being developed on the site of a former Greyhound bus terminal in Northeast D.C. The company has claimed 104 of the 500 residential units planned for 1005 First St. NE under a 10-year lease term. A team led by Perseus TDC started work late last year on the $340 million project, which is slated for completion in late 2022 and will...
    Punjab National Bank has already produced provisions of Rs1,246.58 crore Punjab Countrywide Lender on Thursday documented a personal loan fraud of Rs 3,688.58 crore in the account of Dewan Housing Finance Company. In a regulatory filing following current market hrs, the country’s 3rd major public sector lender, PNB, claimed the fraud in the non-carrying out asset account of DHFL “at Significant Company Department” in Mumbai was documented to the Reserve Lender of India (RBI). This is the fourth scandal Punjab Countrywide...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Negotiations have broken down between city officials and the organizers of a homeless encampment on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Organizers say they want the city to transfer low-income housing units to a community land trust. They say officials have not offered permanent low-income housing to any of the 150 or more people staying at the encampment. Organizers say they want the city to transfer city officials have failed to offer permanent low-income housing to any of the...
    One in four tenants in New York City havent paid rent at all in the four months since the coronavirus pandemic began, according to a new report highlighting a burgeoning housing crisis.   The Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), a trade association for owners of rent-stabilized properties, estimates that 25 percent of the 5.4 million people renting in the city have not made a payment since March, when thousands of non-essential businesses were shuttered under a stay-at-home order.  A new state...
    Flobots MC and Youth on Record co-founder and director of special programs Stephen Brackett says that over the past few months, the staff members at the nonprofit have been brainstorming ways to re-connect musicians to the public. Then Rocky Mountain Communities, a nonprofit that has been investing in resident-focused affordable housing and services in Colorado, reached out to Youth on Record about doing a concert at Arroyo Village, a 130-unit North Denver affordable-housing community designed to help reduce and prevent...
    CBS Detroit – The website Insurify just released a list of the up and coming cities across the country who have the most promise for home values. The city in Michigan that made the list you might find surprising. According to Insurify, even with the uncertain times and many Americans facing economic hardships, some people are wanting to move. Some say the trend is because they want to move out of urban centers to feel safer, some may find themselves...
    32% of Americans did not make a full housing payment on time for July, according to Apartment List. 19% of Americans made no housing payment at all during the first week of July and 13% only paid a portion of their bill, per Apartment List. The survey, which reportedly reached over 4,000 Americans via SurveyMonkey, also showed that more Americans are concerned about being evicted and are putting off moving plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: Security Guard Charged...
    San Francisco will move 200 homeless residents out of the hotels where they’ve been temporarily sheltering during the pandemic, and into housing, Mayor London Breed said Thursday. The announcement marks the city’s first step toward answering a question that has plagued activists and experts for months: What will happen to homeless community members once the coronavirus crisis is over, and temporary shelter programs end? “Even as we have implemented emergency responses to COVID-19, we have remained focused on long term...
    The city of St. Paul is offering downpayment assistance to moderate-income homebuyers. Qualified homebuyers can receive up to $40,000 for a home downpayment, closing costs and property inspection. The program is designed to protect non-subsidized or “naturally occurring” affordable housing in neighborhoods vulnerable to gentrification. The effort is funded by the city’s Housing Trust Fund and Minnesota Housing. The Metropolitan Council has found that the metro lost 1,300 non-subsidized units annually from 2010 to 2017. To qualify, homebuyers can have...