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    More On: royal family Queen Elizabeth gets a new corgi puppy from Prince Andrew Meghan Markle’s estranged father slams Oprah Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 95th birthday with Trooping the Color parade Kate Middleton, Camilla Bowles giggle as The Queen uses ceremonial sword to cut cake Prince of downtown Mickey Boardman’s one-day sale of royal memorabilia at Housing Works in Soho on...
    STIMULUS checks are being sent to eager homeowners from a whopping $10billion Covid relief fund – see if you qualify. It "provides relief for our country’s most vulnerable homeowners", say Treasury bosses. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 1The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) is to prevent mortgage delinquencies and defaultsCredit: Getty - Contributor...
    REDWOOD CITY — After three years of planning and one rejection already, a developer is proposing a massive rebuild of Sequoia Station into a mixed-use project. Los Angeles-based developer Lowe Enterprises, which owns the 12-acre property at 1001-1111 El Camino Real that’s anchored by Safeway and CVS, smelled opportunity in 2018 when Caltrain unveiled a plan to add two tracks...
    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a security guard at the gate to a housing complex in Long Beach on Saturday, officials say.The incident happened just after 3 p.m. at the Century Villages at Cabrillo complex on San Gabriel Avenue.It appears a gray SUV struck the guard as well as the gate structure near the...
    Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, who finds himself at the center of a raging storm over homelessness in his district, isn’t surprised that so many of his constituents on the Westside are livid. “Anybody who’s not angry at what they’re seeing on the streets is just dead inside,” he said. “I walk down the street and my blood boils.”...
    The New York City risk and investment management titan BlackRock is among several high-powered firms pushing working families out of the housing market and into rentals, therefore depriving them of capital and the opportunity to build credit and equity. According to a Wall Street Journal report, BlackRock – led by billionaire Laurence Fink – is purchasing entire neighborhoods and converting...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s an update on the more than 200 families who were displaced by an April fire at their apartment building in Jackson Heights, Queens. Emergency housing in hotel rooms provided by the city is set to expire on June 20. READ MORE: Residents Displaced By Queens Apartment Fire In April On The Verge Of Being Kicked...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Criminal charges will not be filed against the 179 protesters, legal observers and journalists arrested on suspicion of failing to disperse during demonstrations against the city’s clearing of a large encampment at Echo Park Lake. Protesters demonstrate on Sunset Boulevard against the removal of a homeless encampment at Echo Park Lake on March 25, 2021 in...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Days after the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department spoke publicly about addressing homelessness in Venice, community leaders are too speaking out, blasting the LASD for its actions. The Venice Family Clinic, which has been offering free health care services for more than 50 years, said the sheriff’s department — in its effort to clear out homeless encampments...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California state and local officials are encouraging rebuilding in areas destroyed by wildfires at a time when people should be redirected away from those areas if the state wants to reduce the economic and human impact of increasingly destructive wildfires, according to a report published Thursday. State and local policies emphasize retrofitting existing homes and ensuring...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KABC) -- Across California, many stores, restaurants, strip malls and shopping centers now stand vacant after shutting down during the COVID-19 pandemic. But could those brick-and-mortar buildings be repurposed to help solve the state's housing crisis?The Huntington Oaks shopping Center in Monrovia is just one of the many strip malls, large and small, struggling to stay alive. But...
    In this article RDFNVIDEO3:2803:28Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman on slowing housing market trendsClosing BellThe CEO of real estate brokerage Redfin told CNBC on Friday there's been a much-needed cooling in the booming housing market recently. "For the past couple of weeks, housing has been hot instead of blazing hot, and it's actually probably good for the market. We've been running too...
    VENICE (CBSLA) – Councilman Mike Bonin, who represents Los Angeles’ 11th District, which includes parts of Venice, presented a $5 million proposal to the homeless and poverty committee Thursday that, he says, will help address the growing issue of homelessness. The proposal, called the Encampment To Home program, involves providing immediate funds for bridge housing, local hotel rooms and even...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Financial relief is on the way for some renters in Baltimore. Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced an expansion of Baltimore City’s Eviction Program. The expansion will provide tenants with resources for long-term housing stability. READ MORE: Sinkhole Opens Up Along Guilford Avenue In Baltimore After Rain “All Baltimoreans deserve safe and stable housing. As we emerge from...
    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — Neighbors in south San Jose are protesting, hoping to block a plan to convert a shuttered elementary school into a large-scale housing development. The Oak Grove School district closed Glider Elementary School two years ago because of declining enrollment and budget shortfalls. The school board voted last year to sell the property, eventually narrowing down a...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth is set to break ground this fall on a new, mixed-income housing development in the Alliance Corridor. The complex will be named for Opal Lee, a Fort Worth educator and activist, known for her national campaign to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. READ MORE: Denton Man Noah Burch Faces Multiple Charges In Shooting On...
    After spending weeks reporting on the homelessness crisis in Venice, Times reporters Benjamin Oreskes and Doug Smith sat down with Councilman Mike Bonin, who has represented the area since 2013. In a nearly two-hour interview, he weighed in on how the fights over homelessness have consumed the neighborhood and laid out his vision of how a humane clearing of tents...
    A masterpiece of modernity, a dream in its purest form, a technological achievement … all the overlays may be due to this London swimming pool. The Sky Pool, as its name implies, is a new attraction in the Pottersey District (southwest London) because it connects the two buildings of the Embassy Garden Project, reports Le Figaro Real Estate. If many...
    People and students from Worker's Circle of Boston and members of City Life Vida Urbana protest to rally support behind house bill HD3030, which seeks to stop evictions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on March 14, 2021.Jim Davis | Boston Globe | Getty Images Sabrina Floyd doesn't know where she and her 3-year-old...
    Dave Walsh bought his first property in 1980, a modest three-bedroom house in San Jose for $67,500. Decades later, Walsh has climbed up the property and career ladders. That modest home he used to own is worth $1.2 million, and Walsh now serves as president of the California Association of Realtors. It’s a pivotal time for his industry. The median...
    In November 2016, Santa Clara County voters passed Measure A, a $950 million property tax increase for housing. Campaign advertisements promised the tax increase would generate 4,800 housing units in 10 years, targeting vulnerable individuals such as the chronically homeless. A recent county auditor’s report determined “the program has not been effective in accomplishing its mission” and “will be unable...
    UNION CITY — Almost 1,000 apartments and condominiums will be built near BART’s Union City Station after the the City Council this week approved the big development. The project by Newport Beach-based developer Integral Communities also will feature nearly 31,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space that could include a grocery store. The project will be built on 26.5...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF/AP) — A new report published Thursday warns that state and local officials are pushing for rebuilding in areas destroyed by wildfires when they should be directing more construction in urban areas. State and local policies emphasize retrofitting existing homes, ensuring homes have defensible space and communities have evacuation plans. This encourages wildfire victims to rebuild in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California state and local officials are encouraging rebuilding in areas destroyed by wildfires at a time when people should be redirected away from those areas if the state wants to reduce the economic and human impact of increasingly destructive wildfires, according to a report published Thursday. State and local policies emphasize retrofitting existing homes, ensuring homes...
    BERKELEY (CBS SF/AP) — A new report published Thursday warns that state and local officials are pushing for rebuilding in areas destroyed by wildfires when they should be directing more construction in urban areas. State and local policies emphasize retrofitting existing homes, ensuring homes have defensible space and communities have evacuation plans. This encourages wildfire victims to rebuild in...
    The Biden administration moved Thursday to restore a fair housing rule originally implemented during the Obama administration and then repealed under former President Donald Trump, who had criticized it as an assault on suburbia. The Department of Housing and Urban Development published a final version of the rule, called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, which requires state and local governments that...
    Mark Ralston/Getty Images Ben Shapiro stood out on Thursday as one of the few commentators to defend investment-firm BlackRock after a report revealed its “investment” practices had driven up prices in the housing market. His commentary came in response to a Wall Street Journal report about roughly 200 investment firms buying thousands of homes — and sometimes entire neighborhoods —...
    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– As Summit County continues conversations around immediate housing solutions, some have decided to move, others are close to their breaking point. (credit: CBS) “I get to that point where I’m just like, I’m going to sell it all and just go away because you get worn out emotionally and physically,” said Elizabeth Adrian, owner of...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As the cost of living continues to rise across the Southland, the Los Angeles Unified School District Wednesday announced a new initiative to provide affordable housing options for its teachers. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia hold a news conference on June 9, 2021. (CBSLA) The effort is designed to create 2,000...
    SAN JOSE — A new housing tower is slated to sprout about a block from a transit-oriented neighborhood Google is developing in downtown San Jose on a block that suddenly is a hotbed for residential highrises. The latest proposal for the residential highrise at 543 Lorraine Ave. in San Jose envisions a tower that would be considerably higher than a...
    After spending weeks reporting on the homelessness crisis in Venice, Times reporters Benjamin Oreskes and Doug Smith sat down with Councilman Mike Bonin, who has represented the area since 2013. In a nearly two-hour interview, he weighed in on how the fights over homelessness have consumed the neighborhood and laid out his vision of how a humane clearing of tents...
    As California’s wildfire season grows longer and more devastating blazes sweep through communities, researchers say the state must overhaul its development policies and community rebuilding efforts or risk greater tragedy and loss of lives. State development policies have encouraged communities to rebuild in fire-prone regions, leading to more potential destruction and higher reconstruction and insurance costs, UC-Berkeley researchers concluded in a...
                        Nashville’s Affordable Housing Task Force declared that racial equity, antiracism, and reparations are several goals for affordable housing development. These goals were outlined in Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s affordable housing report, published Wednesday. The task force wrote in the report that these goals would bolster their recommendations, leading to...
                        Nashville Mayor John Cooper released a report Tuesday that not only calls for more affordable housing within the city but also calls for new sources of revenue to fund it. Cooper said in the report that Nashville’s housing challenge is large. “Nearly half of Nashville’s renters are...
    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– As Summit County continues conversations around immediate housing solutions, some have decided to move, others are close to their breaking point. (credit: CBS) “I get to that point where I’m just like, I’m gonna sell it all and just go away because you get worn out emotionally and physically,” said Elizabeth Adrian, owner of Rocky...
    VIDEO1:2101:21This trend suggests very low rates are no longer stimulating the housing marketTrading Nation Most people want to forget this part of the 1970s. But inflation is back, and investor Peter Boockvar predicts it will be the most widespread in decades. "Monetary policy ... is right now impotent in its ability to stimulate economic activity," the Bleakley Advisory Group chief...
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    From the left: The Wrong Housing Fix “The racial wealth gap is a crisis neglected,” but Rep. Maxine Waters’ plan for “racially preferential down-payment assistance” for homeowners “is politically fraught,” warns Anne Kim at Washington Monthly. Waters would provide $25,000 in aid to “economically and socially disadvantaged” members of groups that “have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice” —...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Many organizations try to help or house the homeless, but a local nonprofit called The Sidewalk Project is using what might be seen as an unorthodox approach.Instead of a housing first-model, The Sidewalk Project focuses on harm reduction - by first meeting someone where they are physically and mentally."It's not for us to place them in...
    SAN JOSE — A housing tower planned for a downtown San Jose site next to the transit village proposed by Google has doubled in height, stories, and the number of homes, documents filed with city officials show. The residential highrise is called Montgomery Plaza 1 and is being proposed by Roygbiv Real Estate Development for a site at 565 Lorraine...
    A Mitchell-Lama Reform Bill sponsored by State Sen. Brian Kavanaugh (D-Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO-Williamsburg-Greenpoint-Lower Manhattan) and Manhattan Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal has passed both Houses and now heads for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk, the two sponsors announced Tuesday. The bill, A.7272/S.6412, would increase transparency in Mitchell-Lama co-op boards, require more frequent board meetings, eliminate voting by proxy and raise the threshold needed for...
    A vegetation fire that swept over 950 acres in northern California forced the evacuation of a nearby U.S. Air Force base on Tuesday.  As hot winds whipped through Yuba County, the Intanko Fire sparked at around  2 p.m. PT northeast of the town of Wheatland, destroying at least one structure and threatening others.  CALIFORNIA FACES WORST DROUGHT IN DECADES: 'ECONOMIC DISASTER'...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature have the resources needed to take bold action on youth homelessness. Thanks to significant growth in the state’s economy and federal stimulus funds, California policymakers have funding to create housing for young people who are experiencing homelessness. Not only could we get desperately needed roofs over their heads, but we could also help set...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- We are in the midst of the hottest housing market in two decades, with bidding wars and even middling houses selling for more than the asking price.So what's a first-time homebuyer to do?Before you go walk through that open house or make a bid, here is some solid advice to save your sanity - and your...