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Housing and Urban Planning

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Top Housing and Urban Planning Articles

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  • Windham celebrates conservation

    On Nov. 10, the Windham Energy Commission hosted a Celebration of Innovation at town hall's Bellingham Auditorium. "We started by trying to figure out who should get awards," said Commission chair Jean de Smet. But it soon became clear that many people...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses
    ANDREW FINKELSTEIN has recently been appointed vice president of compliance and Medicare compliance officer at Health Partners Plans in Philadelphia. Finkelstein, a Lehigh County resident, will be responsible for the development, management and...
  • CHA backing $13 an hour minimum wage, mayor's office says

    CHA backing $13 an hour minimum wage, mayor's office says
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's efforts to position himself as a champion of higher wages continued Monday with his administration's announcement that the Chicago Housing Authority has agreed to his suggestion to require contractors and subcontractors to pay workers...
  • Don't buy a house you can't afford

    America needs more low-down-payment loans. That seems to be the opinion of our government, anyway. The government agencies that drive most of the housing market are pushing for lower down-payment standards on mortgages, easing the 20 percent requirement...
  • New head of Chicago housing agency faces challenging role

    New head of Chicago housing agency faces challenging role
    Kristin Faust has many concerns when it comes to housing, homeownership and neighborhoods, but prime among them is the disappearance of the middle class. Less than two months into her new job as president of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago,...
  • Man Stabbed In Greenwich Public Housing Complex

    Man Stabbed In Greenwich Public Housing Complex
    GREENWICH — Police are asking for the public's help as they investigate a weekend stabbing at a public housing complex. The stabbing occurred in Armstrong Court sometime before 2 a.m. Saturday, police said. Police dentified the victim only as a...
  • Chicago Housing Authority opens wait lists for public housing, vouchers

    Chicago Housing Authority opens wait lists for public housing, vouchers
    For most of his adult life, Clifford McKnight has bounced from house to house sleeping on relatives' couches, sharing bedrooms and crowding into small apartments to have a place to rest his head, he said. On Monday, he joined more than 80,000 Chicago...
  • Thousands sign up as city's Section 8 wait list opens for first time in a decade

    Thousands sign up as city's Section 8 wait list opens for first time in a decade
    Eight months pregnant and living in a West Baltimore emergency shelter, Juliet Vega and her little girls have moved three times in as many months. Now, the young mother sees opportunity in the city's first housing lottery in a decade. She's not alone....
  • Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER Forgetaboutit, it may seem like summer today with temperatures in the high 70s, but it’s not, so stop dreaming about Ocean City, where the water temperature is 60. It will be, however, sunny today with the mercury hitting 76, with an...
  • Mount Dora to hold ribbon-cutting for Tremain Street Greenway

    Mount Dora to hold ribbon-cutting for Tremain Street Greenway
    MOUNT DORA — Put on your walking shoes, climb on a bike or grab the stroller. City officials will mark the completion of a new bike path and walking trail on Saturday. A ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration for the Tremain Street...
  • Board, not unit owners, responsible for common-element upkeep

    Board, not unit owners, responsible for common-element upkeep
    Q: Our condominium association consists of four units. The board coordinates lawn maintenance and snow removal services; however, the board has assigned unit owners to maintain the common elements inside the building and move the garbage cans to an area...