‘Shame on You’: People Protest Removal of Philly Encampment Calling for Affordable Housing

Léelo en español aquí. An encampment that was put in place to protest the evictions of residents from affordable housing in a complex in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood was dismantled Monday morning following a court order. The Philadelphia Sheriff’s office with assistance from Philadelphia police and other law enforcement cleared the makeshift camp at the … Read more

University City Townhomes encampment must must be taken down by Monday, judge rules

A judge ruled this week that a cluster of tents outside the University City Townhomes must be torn down and that the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office can break up the encampment as soon as Monday morning. Still, residents and activists are certain the fight to save the affordable housing complex will continue, Billy Penn reported. “We’ve … Read more

New affordable housing complex for veterans unveiled in Midtown | Houston Public Media

Ashley Brown/Houston Public Media The bedroom area in a studio unit at Light Rail Lofts, which has set half of its units for veterans. State, local, and federal officials unveiled a new 42,000-square foot affordable housing complex in midtown for veterans on Thursday. The Light Rail Lofts is a three-story affordable housing unit, and has … Read more

Hayward Launches Lottery for Dozens of New Below-Market-Rate Homes

The city of Hayward is accepting applications in a housing lottery for about 60 new below-market-rate homes. The two- and three-bedroom homes are priced between $170,000 and $300,000. To qualify, applicants’ household income can be up to $185,000 depending on the size of their household. Although Hayward is pushing to develop more housing, it’s in … Read more

Yonkers gets 14,500 applicants after opening affordable housing waitlist for 1st time in 10 years

YONKERS, New York (WABC) — The City of Yonkers opened its affordable housing waitlist for the first time in 10 years Tuesday. In just two weeks more than 14,500 people applied for the 3,000 available Housing Choice Vouchers. Jordana Hernandez, who is in a wheelchair, currently lives in a senior citizen building with her son … Read more

Sale of Oakland housing complex to non-profit ends years-long rent strike

OAKLAND (KPIX) — Tenants and housing activists are celebrating the end of one of the longest rent strikes in Oakland’s history.  The owner of a 14-unit building has sold to a non-profit, in a deal that will keep it affordable housing and give long-time renters their chance at the American Dream of home ownership.   … Read more

Affordable Housing Victory: How a Years-Long Strike Helped Residents Get a Property in Oakland

It’s a major win for affordable housing advocates. After Oakland residents staged a prolonged strike, an apartment building is being handed over to them. About two and a half years ago, Maria Montes De Oca and a number of her Oakland neighbors stopped paying rent in protest after the cost of their apartments on 29th … Read more

Renters facing eviction found a memo from their new landlord saying they wanted a new ‘demographic’ of tenant. The company says it was a mistake

It was a memo that seemed to confirm tenants’ worst fears. A corporate memo posted online laid out the features of various properties held by a Toronto company — including a 1960s midrise at 1570 Lawrence Ave. W. secured after a more than $33-million deal this year. It also outlined its goals in black and … Read more

Detroit Leaders Break Ground On Affordable Housing Project In Corktown

Former Detroit Lions Safety William White Dies At 56 After 6-Year Battle With ALSFormer Detroit Lions safety William White has died after a six-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the team announced Thursday night. Detroit Pistons Unveil Return Of Classic Teal Jerseys For 2022-23 SeasonThe Detroit Pistons announced Monday that the “Classic Edition” uniforms … Read more

Pressure mounts on Brussels to deliver on Airbnb rules

Press play to listen to this article Tourism is back — and so is cities’ irritation with platform-driven tourism. For once, that ire is aimed not at the platforms themselves, but at Brussels. A long-awaited European Union rulebook on short-term rental platforms like Airbnb was pushed back over the summer — fueling the impatience of … Read more