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“This will be a problem for the foreseeable future,” said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, which released a new study Wednesday.
The former has houses selling for $820,000 on average, while the latter is saddled with about 16,500 boarded up homes.
City leaders are faced with how to prepare for a major economic development opportunity “with very few guardrails at the federal level.”
Programs key to local and state government would largely see either steady funding or spending increases.
Corporations are teaming with mayors to boost the issue’s visibility.
Those scraping by on six-figure salaries in Silicon Valley may be enticed by this ad campaign.
San Antonio and Phoenix lead population gains between 2016 and 2017, the first time in more than a decade that New York City did not see biggest growth.
The city is already expanding access to computer science education and mental health treatment.
Community Development Block Grants and "BUILD" infrastructure grants are among the programs the appropriations legislation proposes spending levels for.
The findings are part of Gallup's latest Economy and Personal Finance poll.
Critics of the mandate warn home prices will escalate.
The proposal plans to reinvest in public housing and the 2.2 million lowest-income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other individuals who live in public housing.
At least 16 states debated bills to regulate the short-term rental industry this year. Only one, Indiana’s, was signed into law.
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"I suspect we may be asking ourselves: 'How can we use all this money?'" Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said as he touted the program, created in last year's tax overhaul.
“We all know that current federal funding comes nowhere close to meeting the demand,” said Eve O’Toole, Holland and Knight local government group co-leader. “And we’re seeing those costs shifted to local government.”
Per capita spending ranges from $3 to $34 across states.
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