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S.F. Homeless Advocates Hold Super Bowl Protest

S.F. Homeless Advocates Hold Super Bowl Protest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of people protested Wednesday over what they say is the mayor of San Francisco’s plan to push homeless residents out of the scenic bay-front Embarcadero, where Super Bowl festivities are being held. Protesters were trying to set up tents next to Super Bowl City, pro football’s weeklong theme park near the famed […]

Report: More Effort Needed to Assist Chicago Homeless

Report: More Effort Needed to Assist Chicago Homeless

Chicago received an “F” for efforts to provide housing and support to its homeless families and students, with more than 13,000 families without a home at some point during the 2014-15 school year, according to a report card released on Nov. 18. During that academic period, nearly half (47 percent) of these 13,000 families were homeless […]

Metro Home Costs Are Growing Faster Than Wages, Redfin Says

Metro Home Costs Are Growing Faster Than Wages, Redfin Says

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s still possible in Boston for a mail carrier, an accountant and a Harvard-trained psychiatrist — basically, the crowd from “Cheers” — to live as neighbors. That finding by the real estate brokerage Redfin makes the capital of Massachusetts a rarity at a time when neighborhoods in most U.S. cities are increasingly […]

Gentrification in Portland Puts Squeeze on Families and Artists

Gentrification in Portland Puts Squeeze on Families and Artists

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland has been a magnet for young, creative adults for over a decade, beckoning droves with its quirkiness, liberal appeal and quality of life. But the city’s popularity has had another effect: Those who helped make it cool can’t afford to live here anymore. Evictions and skyrocketing rents are putting apartments […]

Chicago Residents to Leaders: Protect Renters and Families

Chicago Residents to Leaders: Protect Renters and Families

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise a reported $588 million in property taxes is one way to drum up public dollars. But many working families who rent in the city are concerned they’ll end up paying higher housing costs if the idea becomes law, according to Communities United, a grassroots organization that works on […]

S.F. Renters Win New Rights With Eviction Protection 2.0

S.F. Renters Win New Rights With Eviction Protection 2.0

Tenants gained new protections against eviction in San Francisco’s tough housing market Oct. 9, when the city enacted legislation known as Eviction Protection 2.0.  Under the new law, tenants won safeguards against eviction for minor claims and additional notice of evictions, according to Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC), which was part of the S.F. […]

Wells Fargo Invests $600K in Affordable Housing in Texas

Wells Fargo Invests $600K in Affordable Housing in Texas

  Working families in the Rio Grande Valley and the El Paso area of Texas now have access to more low-interest home loans, thanks to a $600,000 investment from Wells Fargo, a housing group and the bank announced on July 30.  Wells Fargo’s investment, which is a 10-year, low-interest loan, will be paired with an […]

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