Affordable and low income housing

Camden council representatives talk as they help residents as they are evacuated from the Burnham residential tower block on the Chalcots Estate, in the borough of Camden, north London, Friday, June 23, 2017. A local London council has decided to evacuate some 800 households in apartment buildings it owns because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 24, 2017 - 5:22 am
LONDON (AP) — The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday, as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes, leaving residents angry and confused. Camden Council said it decided to evacuate the...
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Camden council representatives talk as they help residents as they are evacuated from the Burnham residential tower block on the Chalcots Estate, in the borough of Camden, north London, Friday, June 23, 2017. A local London council has decided to evacuate some 800 households in apartment buildings it owns because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 24, 2017 - 3:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday after a local government agency evacuated four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and the insulation around gas pipes, expanding the focus beyond the external cladding blamed for the rapid spread of a...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2017 file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks with Michelle Heritage, director of a shelter program, inside a shelter in Columbus, Ohio. Carson was one of the biggest names to join Donald Trump’s Cabinet, but since taking office about 100 days ago, he’s kept a low public profile. That could change starting this week as he begins a series of appearances in Washington, giving him an opportunity to spell out a vision for the housing agency he leads and try to avoid the controversies that have stemmed from some of his early remarks. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
May 31, 2017 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson was one of the biggest names to join Donald Trump's Cabinet, but since taking office as housing secretary, Carson has mostly kept a low public profile. That could change starting this week. Carson is beginning a series of appearances in Washington, giving him an...
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This photo provided by the Virginia State Police shows special Agent Michael T. Walter. Walter died Saturday, May 27, 2017 after being shot by a man sitting in a car in a Richmond public housing complex, police said. Travis A. Ball is being held without bond on charges that include malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Additional charges are pending. (Virginia State Police via AP)
May 28, 2017 - 1:39 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said. Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, died...
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This photo provided by the Virginia State Police shows special Agent Michael T. Walter. Walter died Saturday, May 27, 2017 after being shot by a man sitting in a car in a Richmond public housing complex, police said. Travis A. Ball is being held without bond on charges that include malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Additional charges are pending. (Virginia State Police via AP)
May 28, 2017 - 1:12 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said. Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, died...
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This image provided by the Virginia State Police shows law enforcement investigating the scene of a shooting early Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Richmond, Va. Special Agent Michael T. Walter, a Virginia State Police special agent died Saturday after being shot by a man sitting in a car in Richmond, police said. The shooting suspect fled on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with the man’s arrest about an hour after the agent’s death. Virginia State Police said in an emailed statement that Travis A. Ball of Richmond is being held without bond on charges that include malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony (Virginia State Police via AP)
May 27, 2017 - 12:52 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man fatally shot a Virginia State Police special agent in a Richmond public housing project before fleeing on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with his arrest on Saturday, authorities said. Travis Ball, 27, is charged in the Friday shooting of Special Agent...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo sheets of linen are seen tied together hanging from a window to form an escape ladder at the site of a four alarm apartment fire, in Oakland, Calif. Residents of the troubled, low-income apartment building that caught fire and killed four in Northern California last month have filed a lawsuit against the building's owners and managers, accusing them of ignoring numerous fire code violations. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 26, 2017 - 4:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former residents of a rundown California apartment building that caught fire and killed four people last month sued its owners and managers Wednesday, accusing them of ignoring numerous fire code violations. The 15 tenants of the building in Oakland allege that it lacked smoke...
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An evacuee waits as firefighters battle an early morning four alarm apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 29, 2017 - 1:40 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. The fire...
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An evacuee waits as firefighters battle an early morning four alarm apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 28, 2017 - 6:57 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. The fire...
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An evacuee waits as firefighters battle an early morning four alarm apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 28, 2017 - 5:27 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. The fire...
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