Housing

Just 14 words at Trump's Arizona rally may have caused Ben Carson to violate an ethics law

Just 14 words may have caused Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to violate an ethics law at President Donald Trump's Tuesday-night rally in Phoenix.<p>As Carson was set to take the stage at the rally, an announcer introduced him with, "the secretary of the US Department of Housing and …

U.S. Dept. of Housing

Carson may have violated federal law at Trump's Phoenix rally

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson may have violated federal last Tuesday by appearing at a campaign rally for President Trump, …

U.S. Secretary of Housing

This is the extremely strange way Ben Carson probably broke the law yesterday

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson likely broke a federal law Tuesday night when he was introduced by his government title before …

U.S. Secretary of Housing

Plan to charge developers ‘linkage fee’ to spur affordable housing clears city committee

“A steady, funded revenue stream specifically earmarked for affordable housing”<p>Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposal to charge developers fees to help pay for affordable housing got a boost Tuesday with the unanimous endorsement of the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management …

Affordable Housing

City attorney sues resident for abusing SF’s affordable housing program

City Attorney <b>Dennis Herrera</b> on Wednesday sued a licensed real estate broker, accusing him of defrauding the San Francisco’s affordable housing program.<p>The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that <b>Gregory Garver</b> spent more than four years illegally renting out the …

Corruption

Empty houses everywhere, but not for Tahoe workers

By Tony Bizjak<p>A Lake Tahoe housing shortage is leaving more residents in dire straits, some of them doubling up with roommates, couch surfing or …

San Francisco Bay Area

Are our houses actually too well built?

<b>We keep calling for better, more durable housing, but perhaps we are investing too much in our housing.</b><p>The common complaint among green builders is …

Sustainability

Silicon Valley has a 'full-fledged housing crisis'

As long as local officials strangle housing starts, the mirage of affordability will be pushed further toward the distant horizon.<p>- By John E. McNellis, Principal at McNellis Partners, for The Registry:<p><i>“A full-fledged housing crisis has gripped California” —</i> <i>New York Times</i>.<p>Yes, our housing crisis is …

Silicon Valley

London Home Prices to Remain Stalled for Years, Economists Say

Economists have bad news and good news for London’s home sellers: prices will probably be stuck in neutral for some years, courtesy of Brexit and a …

Brexit

Experts See 'Perfect Storm' Descending On San Diego Housing Crisis

Thousands of homes set aside for low-income San Diegans are set to become market rate in the next five years, putting seniors, the disabled and …

San Diego

True North Detroit is an affordable live-work community made from prefab Quonset huts

A number of grassroots initiatives and organizations are revitalizing Detroit as a testing ground for urban innovation. Edwin Chan and his Los …

Lifestyle

5 surprising ways to make money off your home

If you’re a homeowner, chances are housing costs are your largest expense. According to Zillow, the median mortgage payment eats up 20% of households’ income each month.<p>But what if you could cover the cost of your mortgage without working extra hours or taking on a side hustle?<p>Although that might …

Business

Hate Your Shady Landlord? Here's Something to Celebrate

Cities across America are taking steps to help low-income people get lawyers to fight eviction in court.<p>When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the Bronx to sign the first law in America guaranteeing legal representation for low-income tenants facing eviction, Randy Dillard introduced him. …

Law

Listen to the Powerful Prayer Martin Luther King’s Niece Gave Right Before Trump Took Stage in Phoenix

Before President Trump took the stage at his rally in Phoenix, Arizona, Alveda King, Martin Luther King Jr's niece, offered the first prayer to the …

U.S. Secretary of Housing

On East Colfax, the city plans to buy a closed strip club for $1.3 million. Affordable housing could rise in its place.

A now-shuttered East Colfax strip club that was the site of a murder two years ago could get new life under a proposal that calls for the city to buy …

Affordable Housing

A startup aims to stop gentrification, with help from the tech industry | Ars Technica

At Ars Technica Live, entrepreneur and civic organizer Catherine Bracy explains how.<p>If the headline on this article made your eyes burn with fire, …

Silicon Valley

Albanese wants to know ‘what planet’ de Blasio is living on

Challenger Sal Albanese questioned “what planet Bill is living on” when Mayor de Blasio boasted at the first mayoral debate Wednesday night that his …

Manhattan

As Japan looks for river of foreign talent, landlords erect a dam

TOKYO -- Samith Hilmy, a 26-year-old student from Sri Lanka, was waiting anxiously at a real estate office in Tokyo as an agent went through the …

Real Estate

After 650 applicants, Orinoka Civic House still has affordable units to rent

The mixed-income housing development is unexpectedly still looking for tenants<p>When the Orinoka Civic House in Kensington received more than 650 applicants for its 51 affordable rentals earlier this year, two things were clear: 1) There was a great need for affordable housing in Philly and 2) there …

Affordable Housing

Does Inflation Negatively Affect Housing Prices? | Home Guides | SF Gate

Real estate markets are driven by various factors, with housing prices reflecting the market sensitivity to those factors. One factor affecting housing prices is inflation. In economic terms, inflation is basically a rise in prices. When the price to purchase a good or a service, including mortgage …

Economy

There's One Week Left to Apply to Live in Downtown's New "Workforce Housing"

There’s One Week Left to Apply to Live in Downtown’s New “Workforce Housing”<p>The Beverly is Boston’s first all-affordable apartment complex in 25 …

Boston

San Francisco sues ‘dungeon’ landlord

City attorney alleges tenants stuck in a “labyrinth of unsafe rooms”<p>City Attorney Dennis Herrera sued an Excelsior landlord on Tuesday, alleging that the laundromat owner stuck dozens of tenants in cramped, squalid, unsafe subterranean “dungeon” conditions for a decade, charging some of them …

Trump Basks in Support at Arizona Rally

President covers wide range of topics, including immigration, jobs, racism and the "dishonest" media.<p>Surrounding himself with cheering supporters at …

U.S. Secretary of Housing

Baltimore officials to move homeless at 'Tent City' to shelter

In a deal cut with activists, Baltimore officials said Wednesday they were busing 55 people experiencing homelessness from a make-shift “tent city” …

Justice

Lowe's Miss Makes An Ugly Statement About The Market

LOW misses on top line and produces ugly guidance.<p>What does this say about retail spending?<p>More important, what does it say about the broader</i> …

Housing Market

Toronto Housing Bubble ‘Has Expired And Gone To Meet Its Maker’

Six months ago, Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter said what many were thinking and declared that Toronto has a housing bubble.Now, Porter …

House Prices

Local council requires Grenfell survivors to bid against each other for new homes

It's been more than two months since a deadly blaze in Kensington, London -- the richest borough in the UK -- killed at least 80 people when the …

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

First time buyers snap up properties in affordable Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

New homeowners are driving the buoyant housing markets in Scotland, Wale and Northern Ireland, taking advantage of low interest rates to get onto the ladder.<p>Growth rates in those areas are twice as high as those in London in the second quarter of 2017 as young would-be owners struggle to pay the …

Real Estate

What are your experiences of the housing market as a BME person?

We’d like to understand the factors affecting you and explore statistics showing people from BME backgrounds are less likely to own their home<p>House prices are still going up around the UK, and despite low mortgage rates increasing numbers of people are locked out of the property market.<p>The problem …

Housing Market

Affordable Housing Groundbreaking In SF

SAN FRANCISCO, CA —San Francisco officials broke ground today on a new affordable housing project in the Tenderloin that will provide 113 much-needed units largely aimed at families, many of them formerly homeless.<p>More than 60 percent of the units in the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development …

Affordable Housing