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Letter: Fairfield doesn’t need a state h

I am a member of the Fairfield Town Plan & Zoning Commission and a long-time neighborhood and land advocate. I object to HB 5429, which is supported by development lobbyists and not built with input from all stakeholders. As a member of the TPZ, we make decisions based on our knowledge of our community, infrastructure, […]

The housing company aims for a local sol...

Athabasca Cares sees tiny homes as an emergency solution as it continues to seek funding ATHABASCA – The Athabasca Cares Community Housing Society is working to have at least one temporary housing solution for Athabasca’s homeless population before next winter. Society Treasurer Lisa Allen was at the Athabasca City Council meeting on March 1 to […]

AG says Pasadena ordinance violates Cali...

The city of Pasadena, home of the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl college football contest, is violating a new California law aimed at increasing affordable housing, the state attorney general warned Tuesday. It’s the second such action by Attorney General Rob Bonta after denser housing advocates said more than a dozen communities across California […]

East Haven releases survey seeking publi...

EAST HAVEN – The City’s Affordable Housing Plan Advisory Committee is seeking input from residents and non-residents interested in moving to East Haven for its survey of the Affordable Housing Plan. the investigationwhich is open until March 18, is a key part of preparing and adopting an affordable housing plan by June 1, as required […]

Easing zoning rules would boost Devens h...

A group of local legislators recently visited Devens to observe the successes of MassDevelopment and its ability to promote much needed housing. But their appearance also highlighted the inability of MassDevelopment and the three Devens communities to agree on the type of residential development needed to reduce the state’s substantial affordable housing deficit. State Sense. […]

Opportunities abound to support affordab...

Maui County’s infrastructure is about to undergo major upgrades. As Chair of the Infrastructure and Transportation Committee of the Council and Board of Directors of the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization, I am grateful for the partnerships that make these improvements possible. Council has the opportunity to approve Mayor Michael P. Victorino’s innovative proposal […]

Soquel neighbors give their opinion on a...

SOQUEL — Weeks after county officials backed the state’s fast-track grant application for a ripple-free Park Avenue affordable housing project, neighbors turned out Thursday to voice fierce opposition to the plan. Some 60 residents crammed into the tight quarters of the Porter Memorial Library, in addition to others who tuned into the meeting virtually via […]

City Seeks Resident Feedback on Draft Af...

BRANFORD, CT – Planner Harry Smith is encouraging residents to attend, albeit virtually, a community meeting scheduled later this month to have their voices heard on the Affordable Housing Plan process. Organized by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the purpose of the Zoom meeting is to seek input on the draft 2022-2027 Affordable Housing Plan […]

Planning board makes progress towards in...

“Historically, most zoning rules in GR have only allowed single-family homes on relatively large lots,” Planning Board Vice Chair Stephanie Boyd wrote in an email to Disk. “This type of ‘exclusion’ [of] zoning prevented low-income people from living in desirable neighborhoods. The proposals have drawn criticism from the Planning Council and community members for not […]

Senator Jacque: Gibraltar Affordable Hou...

MADISON, WI…State Senator Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) today said the City of Gibraltar will have the gap funding tool it has requested to address the housing shortage affordable, with the legislation he drafted on its way to the governor’s office after his passage. by the State Senate. The National Assembly approved the measure last month. […]

Blacksburg City Council faces another ma...

BLACKSBURG — A proposed affordable housing development in one of Southwest Virginia’s most expensive real estate markets has sparked debate to the point of activism. Community Housing Partners is proposing to build a 56-unit apartment building on just under three acres of land on the southeast corner of Country Club Drive and South Main Street, […]

Building Harebreaks estate amid demand f...

At the end of World War I, “Homes Fit for Heroes!” was a government promise. Soldiers who had fought for their country would be entitled to decent, affordable housing instead of the slums of the Victorian era. The results of the 1921 census tell us about the poor housing conditions endured by many households at […]

City and local employers discuss options...

A sign advertises a house recently for sale in Craig.Cuyler Meade/Craig Press It will take a full community effort to solve Craig’s ongoing housing shortage. But some of the most motivated entities – the city’s employers – are at the table with the city to discuss how to solve the problem. On Thursday afternoon, representatives […]

Maine House president pushes zoning refo...

Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Democrat Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford is leading a new effort to address the state’s affordable housing shortage. Fecteau visited the neighborhoods of Wells, Saco and Brunswick on Wednesday to highlight zoning and land use reforms in his bill before the state legislature. Fecteau said: “There is a lot […]

Gomberg: Housing and infrastructure | C...

Last week, I shared the observation that this 2022 session will be largely about the money and the wise disbursement of the $2.5 billion in federal aid and unexpected state funds. now available. If we want to build things, housing and infrastructure must be the priority. The housing challenge is widely understood. Infrastructure, not so […]

Withdrawal of construction plans for a n...

An application for planning permission to build a small housing estate in a village in Gwynedd has been withdrawn. Gwynedd councilors were due to discuss the proposal for an eight-property estate in Llanrug on Monday morning. Officers recommended that the building permit application be denied. READ MORE: Llandudno to build 77 new affordable homes right […]

John Hammett: Environment, housing and m...

John Hammett After moving from Atlanta to Frisco nearly three years ago, my dream of living in a winter wonderland came true. I am fortunate to work and reside in a postcard world in the Colorado Rockies. Frisco is my home, and my goal is to bring a fresh perspective to the board as we […]

Possible lawsuit over Hanford’s Northsta

The controversial Northstar affordable housing project in Hanford is already the subject of a potential lawsuit after a tumultuous town hall took place at the Civic Auditorium on February 16 to discuss the development. A closed-door item regarding funds for the Whole Person Care program, which is the behavioral health component the county has committed […]

Ann Arbor wants more homes and fewer car...

“People are more tuned into how design fits into a car-centric society and how that evolves and changes,” LaBarre said at Bridge Michigan. However, while many areas in the United States are changing the way cities operate with fewer automobiles, it remains a time of transition, he added. Initially, at least, “my hunch is that […]

NeighborWorks Housing Solutions Celebrat...

Previous story: boAt launches its new Smartwatch ‘Blaze’ equipped with an ultra-fast Apollo 3 chip NeighborWorks Housing Solutions Celebrates Grand Opening of 72-Unit Senior Housing Complex in Holbrook Posted on February 25, 2022 Holbrook, New Bedford, Taunton, Quincy, Kingston, Brockton, MA: NeighborWorks® Housing Solutions (NHS; www.nhsmass.org), the leading housing services provider in Southern Massachusetts, hosted […]

Quiogue Affordable Housing Hearing Draws...

Rather than focus on the specific purpose of the two Southampton City Council hearings to seek input on potential environmental impacts and zoning to allow for a large affordable housing project on Quiogue on Tuesday evening February 22, speakers gave a broader view of the project as a whole, with a number speaking of the […]

Truro Cloverleaf Housing Project

TRURO — The 39-unit Cloverleaf subdivision project in North Truro, which will be built on city-owned land, emerged from a court case with the ability to move forward, following an agreement concluded earlier this month, according to a city official. The Notice of Agreement was filed Feb. 2 in state land court by Truro’s attorney. […]

Erin Young: I focus on child care, housi...

Erin Young I am honored to have the opportunity to seek a position on Silverthorne Town Council. I am a permanent resident of Silverthorne. Not only did I attend elementary school in the city, but I am now raising my family in the same community. My mission is to continue living in our beautiful surroundings, […]

$29.5 Million Affordable Housing Plan fo...

+2 MORE GALLERIES An 11-story, $29.5 million affordable housing project will be built in the heart of downtown Rockdale. The proposed development at 427-429 Princes Highway will consist of 85 units, of which 80% – or 68 units – will be affordable housing and 20% will be rented at market price. The project is being […]

The landscape of cities, the infrastruct...

NEWBURY — Proposed zoning changes designed to address a growing statewide housing crisis left planning board members from two local towns shaking their heads in frustration this week. Passed in January 2021 as part of the state’s Economic Development Bill and currently in draft form, the new law will require 175 municipalities in the MBTA’s […]

NH housing shortage is hurting businesse...

Posted: 02/19/2022 18:01:05 Modified: 02/19/2022 18:00:45 The housing situation in the state has become so dire that businesses almost have to be real estate agents for new hires, but easing the shortage may require communities to be forced to allow multi-family or more clustered housing, even if the locals don’t like it. These were among […]

Worsening WV housing crisis, economist w...

The West Valley and the rest of the Phoenix metro area must bail out of the current housing deficit or face economic disaster down the road, a leading Valley economist warns. The housing shortage is not just severe in Arizona, but across the country, economist Elliott Pollack told Gilbert City Council as part of a […]

Non-profit organization negotiates with ...

People Incorporated, an Abingdon-based nonprofit, may soon be bringing light at the end of the tunnel for more available and affordable housing across Culpeper County with the proposed construction of a new housing project. “As a local community action agency with a proven track record of developing and managing affordable housing, People Incorporated was a […]

NHD announces $300.7 million for afforda...

RENO, Nevada (KOLO) The Nevada Housing Division announced that $300.7 million has been allocated to bring more affordable housing to the state. The money comes from the tax-exempt private activity bond (PAB) program of the Department of Trade and Industry. The program facilitates collaboration between the public and private sectors by financing eligible projects at […]

Megan Sullivan: Vermont’s future depends

This commentary is from Megan Sullivan of Jericho, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. As the pandemic nears the two-year mark, businesses continue to experience severe labor shortages. The harsh reality is that even if every young Vermonter pledged to stay here until adulthood, we still wouldn’t have enough people […]

Lenox approves $500,000 loan for afforda...

An artist’s rendering shows the layout of the affordable housing/labour development project at Brushwood Farm near Pittsfield Road in Lenox. The development would comprise 13 residential buildings, each three stories high with five apartments and a clubhouse. IMAGE PROVIDED BY PENNROSE LLC LENOX – In a show of support for the $30 million Pennrose mixed-use […]

Affordable Housing Meeting | News, Spor...

An in-person community town hall meeting to discuss upcoming affordable housing opportunities in Lahaina will be held beginning at 5 p.m., February 22, at the Lahaina Civic Center Amphitheater. Moderated by Tamara Paltin, a member of the Maui County Council, which occupies the West Maui seat of residence, the discussion will include information […]

Attorney General Approves Zoom Meeting a...

Most Wareham town councils will now be required to allow residents to view and join their meetings remotely, thanks to the Attorney General’s approval of a by-law passed at last autumn’s town meeting. Attorney General Maura Healey also approved the Affordable Housing Bylaw passed at the Spring 2021 Town Hall, intended to facilitate the creation […]

Greenwich lawmakers are calling for chan...

GREENWICH — State lawmakers who represent Greenwich say they are working together to launch new legislative initiatives to change state affordable housing laws and maintain local zoning control. Speaking at Armstrong Court, a public housing complex in the city, State Senator Ryan Fazio said an increase in new construction proposals using the state’s Affordable Housing […]

Fears removal of affordable homes will ‘

Swanage A COUNCIL decision this week will test a commitment to affordable housing in Swanage. Councilors postponed a decision in January on a 30-unit scheme for the former St Mary’s School site after developers asked to remove 11 affordable homes from the scheme – saying their inclusion would make the scheme financially unviable. Several councilors […]

Affordable Housing Advocates on Cape Cod...

ORLEANS — At a housing conference in Orleans on February 2, members of several city councils and committees came together to talk not only about the challenges of creating affordable housing, but also about the possibilities. Every indication shows that these housing problems are getting worse, and not just for those working in service industries. […]

Luxury holiday rental company Cornish Ge...

One of Cornwall’s largest holiday rental companies believes that more affordable accommodation is key to ensuring a sustainable future for Cornwall tourism. Julianne Shelton, who co-founded Cornish Gems with Nadia Macer-Wright 15 years ago, said tourism was the engine of the Duchy’s economy but agreed that more people who depend on tourism for jobs have […]

The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard

A paper to create a Martha’s Vineyard housing bank will go on the town assembly’s term with a negative recommendation from the Edgartown finance committee, after a unanimous committee vote this week. “I want to see this through a financial lens. . . And I’m worried,” said committee member Leslie Baynes, who led a joint […]

Lawmakers target affordable housing cris...

The House Finance Committee heard public testimony on the Substitution Bill of 1880, which would create housing assistance districts, SHB 1880 – 2021-22 Sponsors: Ryu, Pollet, Hackney, ValdezStatus: Public hearing held at the House Finance Committee on Friday, February 4 at 8:00 a.m. Committee documents Full Report on Senate Bill Invoice analysis The Analysis of […]

On affordable housing, a desperate plea ...

GREAT BARRINGTON — It appears that the COVID-19 pandemic has put renewed emphasis on affordable housing in the Berkshires. Labor shortages, an economic side effect of the contagion, have been exacerbated by a lack of affordable housing and labor in southern Berkshire. Various parties have been working for years to resolve the issue, but their […]

Governor Beshear Gives Big Check to Bowl...

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Governor Andy Beshear was in town Wednesday afternoon for several events, including the presentation of checks to the City of Bowling Green that will go towards several different purposes, including affordable housing for 1 million bucks. “The pandemic has highlighted the need for safe and sanitary living conditions,” Beshear said. […]

We need housing solutions for all econom...

‘Our lives begin to end when we become silent about the things that matter,’ Carol Atkinson said on January 18 to win the support of Whitefish City Council to oppose the passage of the proposal. of Mountain Gateway housing on Big Mountain Road. I almost fell out of my chair as she attempted to use […]

A six-story, 110-unit affordable housing...

This week a new pre-application was submitted to Planning & Zoning for a 110 unit residential development in the area of ​​Benedict Court and Benedict Place (behind St Mary’s Church on Greenwich Ave). Houses on Benedict Court would be tantamount to making way for a six-storey affordable housing development of 8-30g. The development would be […]

Three zoning proposals would add housing...

ROCKPORT – The planning board hopes to bring more housing to Rockport with three proposed zoning regulations. All three were described by Chris Kuschel of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council during a Thursday evening town hall meeting on Zoom. It followed another meeting the day before which discussed reforms and updates to current zoning regulations. […]

Work begins on major Blackburn housing p...

Work is underway on a new development in Blackburn – which council has hailed as ‘one of the biggest housing regeneration projects ever in the town’. Blackburn with Darwen Council have worked closely with Together Housing Group and Countryside Properties to advance the project at Fishmoor Drive and Roman Road. It will see over 370 […]

From Airstrip to Uncertainty in Six Mont...

When I started my role at Lookout just six months ago, I never expected the whirlwind of ups and downs to follow. Yes, that feeling can explain the stories I’ve reported, the dates I’ve been (shout out to New Bohemia), and the bike paths I’ve taken – but most importantly, it’s about my accommodation. You […]

Westbourne housing estate has seaside ar...

‘Eye-catching’ artwork with a nod to the town’s seaside heritage has been installed in the new development of affordable homes in Westbourne. Developer Stonewater built the two-bedroom flats in Clarendon Road, Westbourne, to help meet affordable housing needs in the area. The housing association commissioned a local artist to draw inspiration from the area’s history […]

Cape Cod business owners must battle hig...

Eddie Foisey moved to Cape Cod in the 1980s. “I remember Cape Cod, you know, last guy on deck, turn off the lights,” he said. But a lot has changed in 40 years – as Foisey would say, “the place has grown”. The place has grown, grown, but more importantly, it has become expensive. The […]

For urban housing, moving from criticism...

Steve Berczuk gives his perspective on Arlington Five-Year Housing Plan Update Project, which will be considered on Monday, January 24 by the Redevelopment Council. Recent drafts of the housing plan have drawn critical reactions. While acknowledging that the plan has important goals, they consist almost entirely of problems with the plan, without suggesting improvements. Don […]

Five projects win the AIA Regional & Urb

anchor Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex by Payette © Warren Jagger Photography Five projects from across the United States have been announced as winners of the AIA’s 2021 Regional and Urban Design Award. The program aims to showcase the best in urban design, regional and urban planning, and community development. The Boston-based company […]

6 Clever Urban Design Ideas Every City S...

Year-end lists for architecture and development are somewhat curious affairs. Many of the urban mega-developments or towering skyscrapers announced at the end of the year have come at the end of long funding, design and construction cycles – New York’s Hudson shipyards been talked about for more than a decade and tends to illustrate urban […]

Ric Abramson to lead new urban design an...

Eric Abramson The City of West Hollywood has chosen Ric Abramson, a West Hollywood-based architect who has long been active on city-related boards and commissions, to spearhead its new Urban project. Design and architecture workshop. The Urban Design & Architecture Studio is a new division within the city’s Community Services Department. the Studio will oversee […]