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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • 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...
  • Push is on for train quiet zones in Broward, Palm Beach counties

    Push is on for train quiet zones in Broward, Palm Beach counties
    The Broward and Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organizations have been working together to ensure the residents, businesses and visitors along the Florida East Coast railroad corridor can get some well-deserved quiet. Today, for safety reasons and per...
  • Los Angeles housing official to head homeless services agency

     Los Angeles housing official to head homeless services agency
    A city housing official was selected Friday to head the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the city-county agency that manages $70 million a year in federal, state and local funding for shelters, housing and services for the very indigent. Peter...
  • Re-elect Dressler, elect Gomez in Tamarac

    Re-elect Dressler, elect Gomez in Tamarac
    Mayor: Harry Dressler Tamarac voters have a distinct choice when they select their mayor this election. Harry Dressler, 66, a commissioner since 2006, was appointed to the position after Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco was suspended on public...
  • Salisbury zoning board to consider LVHN parking plan

    Salisbury zoning board to consider LVHN parking plan
    Salisbury Township's Zoning Hearing Board will review parking plans for Lehigh Valley Health Network's South Cedar Crest Boulevard Campus during a 7 p.m. hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the township building, 2900 S. Pike Ave. The health care...
  • Hotly Contested Battle For Simsbury's 16th House District

    Hotly Contested Battle For Simsbury's 16th House District
    SIMSBURY — Democratic State Rep. John Hampton is seeking to hold onto his seat in the 16th House District in a hotly contested race against Republican challenger Cheryl Cook. Hampton is a former member of the board of selectmen seeking a second...
  • People on the Move

    People on the Move
    Personnal moves and recognition at South Florida businesses Nonprofits J.B. Murray, managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs' West Palm Beach office, was named chairman of the board of directors for the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin...
  • Broward transportation tab: $8 billion, and who's paying?

    Broward transportation tab: $8 billion, and who's paying?
    Broward County has an $8 billion transportation wish list and wants you to help pick up the tab. A campaign for a voter-approved sales tax increase — or some other tax or fee increase — to pay for better travel conditions in Broward is on...
  • Oak Park approves parking on widened Clinton Avenue sidewalk

    Oak Park approves parking on widened Clinton Avenue sidewalk
    A request to use part of a widened sidewalk in front of an Oak Park residence as a parking pad got mixed reviews from officials this fall. Although some trustees initially expressed concern about the Zoning Board of Appeals' unanimous recommendation...
  • Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority seeks new CEO

    The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority hired executive search firm Gans, Gans & Associates to recruit a new chief executive. Current CEO Shurl R. Montgomery is retiring on Dec. 31 after 10 years of service, according to a news release. The...
  • Palm Beach County focuses on public transportation to improve travel

    Palm Beach County focuses on public transportation to improve travel
    To get more Palm Beach County residents out of their cars and onto buses, the county is planning to offer faster, more convenient public transportation that goes more places. Over the next 25 years, the county plans to spend a portion of the $4.23...