Housing

De Blasio Talks Affordable Housing and Legacy
www.wnyc.org

The city is poised to take a major step forward on the de Blasio administration's affordable housing plan with a full council vote slated for Tuesday. The mayor sat down one-on-one with WNYC's City Hall and politics reporter Brigid Bergin on Friday at …

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Monitor: Westchester spread lies in housing case
www.lohud.com

Westchester County officials spread "demonstrably false" information about the county's federal housing discrimination settlement in an effort to undermine the process, the court-appointed monitor in the case said in a new report. Attorney James …

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Housing experts say budget is 'disappointing for housing and planning'
www.theguardian.com

There were few measures specifically about housing in the chancellor's speech and those that he did announce were mainly around planning, support for new homeowners and £115m, which had already been announced, to help tackle homelessness and …

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New York City Council Backs Affordable Housing Plan
www.nytimes.com

A proposal by Mayor Bill de Blasio to rezone parts of the city to build more housing cleared its most important hurdle on Monday, emerging from a City Council meeting with enough revisions to satisfy major critics and city lawmakers who had opposed the …

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Obama is setting us up for another housing crash
nypost.com

We learned nothing from the last financial crisis. The housing market is set to collapse, again, and a key culprit, again, is artificial demand created by government policies. For starters, mortgage-software firm Ellie Mae reports that the average FICO …

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Bay Area housing crisis fueled by greed, study finds
www.sfchronicle.com

“It (CEQA) has been abused in this state for 30 years by people who use it when it has nothing to do with an environmental reason,” said Carol Galante, faculty director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley, and a former assistant …

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Walsh previews housing experiments
www.bostonglobe.com

The projects are the product of the Housing Innovation Lab, an arm of the Department of Neighborhood Development that's being funded by a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to explore new approaches to housing. They've been meeting with experts …

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Boston's building unions offer deal on housing costs
www.bostonglobe.com

Boston's construction unions are offering to help lower the pricey cost of building housing in the region by working for substantially lower rates on certain projects, a move that could result in new apartments renting for hundreds of dollars less a month.

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Advocates worry seniors being pushed out of affordable housing
www.dispatch.com

It makes financial sense: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is selling the 11-story Bollinger Tower in the Short North to a developer who wants to convert the low-income senior housing into a hotel or market-rate apartments or condominiums.

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London housing news: there's no 'silver bullet' answer for next mayor
www.theguardian.com

They've estimated that non-resident overseas investors account for only about 7% of London's housing market and that most of those were renting their flats out. “Buy to leave” happens in a few, small parts of town and means little in the wider scheme …

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