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New Public Health Eviction Ban For Renters

A new federal eviction ban is in place for renters hurt by job loss during the coronavirus pandemic.

The ban, ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), runs from September 4 through December 31, 2020. If you’re facing eviction, you should sign this CDC form attesting to your situation and turn it into your landlord.

The CDC form lists several conditions that you must agree are true:

  • You’ve tried to get government rent or housing assistance

  • You either:

    • Expect to earn no more than $99,000 in 2020 ($198,00 if you’re a couple filing joint)

    • Didn’t have to report

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Up to 30,000 affordable houses to be scrapped under Tory planning reforms

Close to half of affordable homes in some of the most expensive areas of England will not be built if ministers proceed with planning reforms, analysis by councils suggests.

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The government’s proposal to scrap the duty of developers, to build affordable housing on sites for up to 40 or 50 homes, would have led to 30,000 of such homes going undelivered over the last five years, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

Some areas likely to be most affected are the least affordable and under greatest housing pressure, the cross-party grouping said.

Elmbridge in Surrey, where the average house price is over £760,000, has 486 affordable homes either built under construction or with planning permission over the past five years. This would be reduced to 271 if the proposed 40 or 50-unit threshold is introduced, the LGA said.

Lewes district council

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Hundreds of affordable homes promised for Dublin’s new south city suburb

Had it been a scene in a movie, it wouldn’t have ended well. A short drive along a circuitous route through open fields on the edge of a motorway on the outskirts of the city followed by a meeting with two men in suits wearing surgical masks.

Thankfully however, nothing untoward came of this meeting with Eddie Byrne and Michael Hynes of homebuilder Quintain Ireland at the company’s as yet undeveloped Cherrywood Village site in south Dublin. The masks are, of course, an obligatory requirement for doing business in the midst of Covid-19.

And when it comes to progressing the hugely ambitious masterplan it has for Cherrywood, Quintain would seem intent on doing quite a lot of business between now and 2025. By that point, the company says it will have completed 1,300 of the 3,000 new homes it has in mind for the wider 118-acre Cherrywood land holding that

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NeighborWorks plans new Boise affordable housing. Recent project had homes in low $200,000s

A Boise nonprofit that has created several pocket neighborhoods with affordable housing has plans for its most visible development yet.


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NeighborWorks Boise is looking to build 39 single-family homes — seven detached and 32 attached residences — at the southwest corner of the old Cole Elementary School property, located at Cole and Fairview roads. The project, known as ColeBluff Cottages, would features homes with one to three stories, two to four bedrooms, and square footage between 816 and 1,998.

Each home would have two to four bedrooms and be 816 square feet to 1,998 square feet. Plans for the complex include 16 garages and 55 parking spaces — 25 covered and 30 uncovered.

“We are really excited about this project and to the degree we can honor the site with some our our architecture and different features, remembering what was once there,” Neighborworks CEO Bud Compher told the

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Affordable Home For Sale In Arlington

a key on a wooden table: An affordable homeownership opportunity is available at 12 Russell Place.

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An affordable homeownership opportunity is available at 12 Russell Place.

ARLINGTON, MA — The Arlington Department of Planning and Community Development has announced an affordable homeownership opportunity at 12 Russell Place. The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath unit is available to first-time homebuyers who are income-eligible. Eligible households include those earning at or below 80 percent of the area median income.

The purchase price is $266,669. For more information and to schedule a showing, please visit: or contact Avi Glaser, the Marketing Agent, at 617-970-2403 or [email protected]


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Complete applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. All applications must include a pre-approval letter from a bank or mortgage company indicating your household qualifies for a mortgage sufficient to purchase the property. Completed applications must be mailed to Omega Ventures Inc., 55 Loring Street, Westwood, MA 02090, or emailed to [email protected]

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Housing advocates: New Orleans agencies failing in push for affordable homes | Coronavirus

Amid a pandemic that has deepened economic hardships for thousands of New Orleanians, city leaders have come up short in their goals to build affordable housing, according to a new report from affordable-housing advocates.

Advocacy group HousingNOLA gave the city’s progress toward creating 7,500 affordable housing opportunities in 2020 a failing grade in a report out this week, saying the various agencies working on that problem have so far created only about 1,500 affordable homes. 

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It’s the worst grade the group has assigned to public agencies charged with creating affordable housing since it began tracking government progress to relieve housing insecurity in New Orleans five years ago. Last year, the group awarded the agencies a D grade. 

“This is not simply a COVID grade,” HousingNOLA Executive

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Westchester County Association real estate playbook addresses affordable housing

Michael Romita, Special to the USA TODAY NETWORK
Published 9:24 a.m. ET Oct. 1, 2020


Michael N. Romita, the new President and CEO of the Westchester County Associations spoke with Journal News/lohud reporter Peter Kramer March 2, 2020.

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Westchester County is in the midst of a housing crisis which, if not addressed, will threaten the long-term health of our regional economy. 

County Executive George Latimer’s office recently completed a housing needs assessment that identified an immediate need for greater than 11,700 units of working-class housing. It’s not simply that there isn’t enough residential real estate. It’s that the cost of housing — rental housing in particular — is fast becoming out of reach for middle-class families. Accordingly, more than 20% of Westchester County households are identified as severely cost burdened — spending more than half their income on a place to live. Many of these families

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Tiny homes coming to Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood as affordable housing solution

KALAMAZOO, MI — The first phase of the Tiny Houses of HOPE project will break ground in Kalamazoo on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The first phase will focus on Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood adding six tiny homes and a center for wrap-around services for the nonprofit Helping Other People Exceed (HOPE) thru Navigation.

The $500,000 project has been years in the making as HOPE Thru Navigation founder Gwendolyn Hooker was adamant about creating an affordable housing solution for the population her nonprofit serves.

Related: Affordable tiny home neighborhood planned in Kalamazoo

The tiny homes will be available for those who have been incarcerated, have at least one year of sobriety under their belt and are currently employed. Hooker said she already has 200 candidates in Kalamazoo who fit this description.

Through her work at HOPE thru Navigation, Hooker said she was continually seeing clients couch surfing because they were turned away from

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Affordable apartments and for-sale homes planned for Camarillo site


This shows a preliminary rendering of the affordable housing project planned for 2800 Barry Street, the former Stock Lumber property. The development will include 68 affordable units, including both apartments and for-sale units. (Photo: CONTRIBUTED ART)

Over the next few years, the former site of a lumberyard and building supply store in Camarillo will be transformed into 68 affordable apartments and for-sale homes. 

On Wednesday, the Camarillo City Council heard an update and details on the 2800 Barry Street project, which is a joint effort between two local nonprofits, Many Mansions and the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura.

The project will be located at 2800 Barry Street, the former site of Stock Building Supply. It will provide affordable housing for extremely low-income, very low-income and low-income families. 

The city purchased the 2.52-acre property for $3.6 million in September 2018 and will donate the property to the

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Affordable homes, some for the homeless, eyed near San Jose malls

SAN JOSE — PATH Ventures, which specializes in affordable homes, has proposed a residential development that would replace some retail buildings on West San Carlos Street in San Jose.

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PATH Villas at West San Carlos, a proposed 94-unit residential development at 1921 W. San Carlos St. in San Jose that will be 100 percent affordable, concept. Dahlin

The new residential development would sprout at the corner of West San Carlos Street and Cleveland Avenue, just east of Interstate 880 and a short distance from Valley Fair mall and Santana Row, according to documents filed with city planners.


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“PATH Villas at West San Carlos will be a 94-unit affordable, mixed-income housing development serving families in the West San Carlos Urban Village Plan area,” PATH Ventures stated in documents on file with the city’s planning department.

The proposed development might be able to extend its

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