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Curbed LA

Report: LA rents will rise $136 per month by 2019
Curbed LA
The report's authors estimate the average monthly rent now is $2,237, with a countywide vacancy rate of just 3.94 percent. Renters across the region face similar ... The authors of the report note that the region's unusually low rate of homeownership ...

York Daily Record/Sunday News

Trump's plans to kill block grants will hurt York County (column)
York Daily Record/Sunday News
The administration's budget proposes the elimination of the Community Development Block Grant.

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KIRO Seattle

Report: After years of spiking prices, Seattle rent growth slowing
KIRO Seattle
SEATTLE - After years of spiking apartment prices in Seattle, new numbers show the city is in the middle of a major slowdown. According to a new report, investors should plan for higher vacancies and fewer rent increases.

Key to Affordable Housing Development, Vacant Lots Remain Source of Controversy
Gotham Gazette
For those that are publicly-owned, the plan calls for the clustering of small, city-owned sites through newly-created programs like the Neighborhood Construction Program (NCP) and New Infill Homeownership Opportunities Program (NIHOP). ... While the ...


'It's the Right Thing to Do': Fire Evacuees Link Up With Sonoma Homeowners With Space to Spare
Housing was already in short supply in hard hit Sonoma County, where rental vacancy rates fell from 5.8 percent in 2011 to 1.8 percent in 2015, and homeowner vacancy rates dropped from 2.2 percent to 1 percent. The county grew by 30,000 people between ...

Santa Fe Reporter

With the Great Recession in the rearview mirror, Santa Fe moves toward its housing future
Santa Fe Reporter
While the city has a robust system to move financially qualified people into homeownership, it has major issues when it comes to multi-family housing. “Our vacancy rate is way too low for our market to be considered healthy,” says Alexandra Ladd, the ...

Daily Herald

Lack of affordable housing in Utah County at the crux of community stability
Daily Herald
Attendees walk from the Food and Care Coalition to Habitat for Humanity during the affordable housing walk in Provo on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The walk, which began at the Food and Care Coalition ... “Every year we have 90 to 100 families attend our ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Housing and segregation discussion set
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
... issues that affect the community, such as housing, jobs, crime and education. For decades, Milwaukee has had one of the nation's widest white-to-black home ownership gaps; African-American homeownership has never been above 50%. The city has also ...

Willamette Week

The Number of Families Seeking Shelter in East Portland Spikes as Regional Housing Crunch Continues
Willamette Week
Home ownership is up. Vacancy rates are down. This isn't a grand conspiracy of capital to seize all housing - yes, large funds certainly took advantage of the speculative housing crash to buy up distressed properties (as did smaller investors with ...

The San Diego Union-Tribune

The gap in San Diego homeownership between races is the No. 2 lowest in the nation
The San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego had the ninth-lowest homeownership rate of the 75 largest metros in the second quarter of 2017, said the U.S. Census Housing Vacancies and Homeownership survey. “San Diego has a pretty low homeownership rate overall,” Salviati said.
New York has 25% gap in homeownership rates across racesThe Real Deal Magazine
The Racial Divide in Homeownership - Apartment ListApartment List

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