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Tag Archives: Housing

January 11, 2017
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January 9, 2017
HUD’s Castro Fears ‘Going Backward’ Under Ben Carson

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is concerned that the department he has led for the past two and a half years will be “going backward” under the leadership of his presumed successor, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

January 8, 2017
Making Sense of Mixed-Income Housing Developments
Journal of the American Planning Association (abstract)

We construct a data set of all 260 HOPE VI mixed-income redevelopment projects, analyze grant announcements, and obtain internal records from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

How Should Urban Planners Respond to Airbnb?
Journal of the American Planning Association (abstract)

We ask whether Airbnb rentals generate significant neighborhood impacts like noise, congestion, and competition for parking; reduce the permanent rental housing supply and increase rental prices; or provide income opportunities that help “hosts” afford their own housing.

January 5, 2017
The Real Social Engineering Ben Carson Needs to Address

HUD’s legal obligation to enforce the Fair Housing Act has once again been misrepresented as the cause of the recent financial crisis with the words “social engineering” stood on their head. Can the new secretary move learn from, and move beyond, such allegations?

CA’s Minimum Wage Isn’t the Problem, Housing Is
Los Angeles Times

California’s new minimum wage increase is pushing some businesses out of the state, at least according to one clothing manufacturer, who plans to move his operation to Las Vegas. But is it even worth it, if housing is out of reach for most taxpayers anyway?

January 4, 2017
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December 19, 2016
Ben Carson, GOP, and Subsidized Housing
The American Prospect

Last week, Ben Carson, Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, gave a talk at Yale University.

Affordable Housing with Marijuana Revenues?
Arch Paper

A new initiative by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper seeks to divert $16.3 million in tax revenue generated from the state’s legal marijuana trade toward creating permanently affordable housing units for homeless individuals in the state.

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