Affordable and low income housing

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Thomas Perumean
October 01, 2019 - 6:49 am
HANO, Housing Authority of New Orleans has signed McCright and Associates of Tennessee to inspect privately owned properties that are part of the Section 8, Housing Choice Voucher Program. McCright will ensure the properties are in good condition and meet HANO's standards before Section-8 Housing...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives at a campaign event in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 29, 2019 - 7:18 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The need for affordable housing is gaining attention in the 2020 presidential campaign as Democrats step up with ideas to restrain prices. The issue hasn't dominated the campaign like health care or immigration has. But it represents the seeds of a growing debate as high rents and...
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Thomas Perumean
July 24, 2019 - 9:35 am
Affordable housing development projects in New Orleans recently received more than $28 million worth of tax credits and block grants through partnerships with the State of Louisiana. The money comes from the Louisiana Housing Corporation’s 2019 Piggyback Awards, which helps create multifamily...
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President Donald Trump talks during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 1, 2019, with Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar. The president signed a $4.6 billion aid package to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 03, 2019 - 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., officials are pushing back against an unsubstantiated claim by President Donald Trump that he orchestrated a purge of homeless people in the city to shield visiting foreign dignitaries from having to see them. The claim, in a Fox News interview that aired Monday...
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June 18, 2019 - 3:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley peers helped create as the technology industry hired tens of thousands of high-paid workers. The pledge...
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People fix a banner that reads in French: "Notre-Dame is roofless, we too!" during a protest in front of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 22, 2019 - 9:02 am
PARIS (AP) — Dozens of public housing advocates protested outside the gutted Notre Dame in Paris Monday to demand that France's poorest be remembered after donors pledged $1 billion to rebuild the cathedral and its destroyed roof. Around 50 people from a French homeless association gathered with...
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In this March 29, 2019 photo, Angela LaSalle holds an oven door that came off in her hands as she demonstrated problems with her kitchen range at Peace Lake Towers in New Orleans. A nationwide Associated Press review of federal housing data shows the complex was one of 19 Louisiana sites that failed health and safety inspections in 2018 alone. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)
April 09, 2019 - 2:16 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One tenant catches rats in spring-loaded traps. Another tries to open her oven door — and it comes off in her hands. So goes another day at Peace Lake Towers An Associated Press review of federal housing data shows the complex in east New Orleans was one of 19 Louisiana sites...
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In this March 7, 2019 photo, Queensbridge Houses Tenant Association President April Simpson, left, listens as HUD executive Lynne Patton, conducts a town hall meeting to air residents' concerns at the Queensbridge Houses in New York. Patton spent a month living in four NYCHA public housing units to learn first-hand basis the problems public housing residents face. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 15, 2019 - 5:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Since she took over as President Donald Trump's top housing official in the New York City area, Lynne Patton has been criticized for bringing a reality TV approach to what's traditionally been a bureaucratic job. She's feuded with journalists, calling one White House reporter "Miss...
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Oakland Technical High School teacher Cris Bautista pickets in front of the school, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. Bautista teaches high school in Oakland, but to afford to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, he commutes an hour or more to an apartment he shares with another teacher and works weekends at a coffee shop. Bautista is among Oakland educators who are currently out on strike to push for a 12 percent pay raise, arguing their salaries are not nearly keeping up with the soaring cost of living in a region flush with technology industry money. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 02, 2019 - 9:57 am
Cris Bautista teaches high school in Oakland, California, but to afford to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, he commutes an hour or more to an apartment he shares with another teacher and works weekends at a coffee shop. The English and history teacher is among the Oakland educators who went on...
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown holds up a signed rent control bill on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at the State Capitol in Salem, Ore. The state is now the first in the nation to impose mandatory rent control. Landlords would only be allowed to raise rent a limited amount once per year under the bill, and it is meant to address a housing crisis that has touched every corner of the state. (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman)
February 28, 2019 - 6:43 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation's first statewide mandatory rent control measure on Thursday, giving a victory to housing advocates who say spiraling rent costs in the economically booming state have fueled widespread homelessness and housing insecurity. Brown, a...
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