Housing Affairs Letter

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) says the city will devise a plan to expand the Third Party Transfer program used to foreclose on property owners delinquent on tax and utility payments. De Blasio rattled the city’s landlords in his state of the city address when he vowed to take

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Leaders in Sonoma County, CA are coming to terms with the growing homelessness problem plaguing the north California region in the state’s wine country. Proposals on how to spend $9.3 million on homeless shelters will be accepted by the Sonoma County Community

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signs legislation regulating short-term renal housing. The state joins major cities such as Los Angeles, New York and its own capital city Boston in regulating short-term vacation rentals that have put a big dent in business at established hotels

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New York state and city power centers are jockeying to prevent HUD from taking over the embattled New York City Housing Authority and its management of more than 400,000 tenants in 326 housing projects. HUD officials tell HAL after a Dec. 19-20 meeting in New York City that

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Scrambling to avert a HUD takeover of the mammoth New York City Housing Authority, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) assembles a plan he hopes a federal judge will find acceptable. De Blasio’s latest plan, which is hazy on financing to meet its $24 billion goal, followed closely on

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When Democrats took the New York state Senate in the mid-term elections, they won control of the upper house for the first time in years. Democratic hold on both houses of the state legislature and the governor’s office now gives rent control activists an opportunity to pass

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Real estate analyst CoreLogic estimates that the total residential and commercial damage from the wildfires in North and South California is between $15 billion and $19 billion. The loss from the Camp Fire which destroyed the entire city of Paradise in the north is estimated at up to $13

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U.S. District Judge William Pauley III rejects a broad settlement to rescue the New York City Housing Authority’s 176,000 public housing units and rehabilitate them for the 400,000 tenants on the agency’s rolls. Instead, the judge berates the city and HUD for failing to overhaul the

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Despite fierce resident opposition, New Jersey Supreme Court Judge Thomas Miller declares that Bernards Township’s settlement agreement with the statewide Fair Share Housing group is fair and reasonable. The state’s high court had ruled that state judges would determine the

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rinity Financial will develop the former Imperial Knife Factory in Providence, RI into a 60-unit apartment building for a variety of income levels. Imperial Knife, once one of the country’s major manufacturers of stainless steel cutlery, folding pocket knives, and tableware, occupied the

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