Tag: housing

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Births Plummet in San Francisco Bay Area

A new study suggests that the birth rate is collapsing in the San Francisco Bay Area, partly due to high housing prices, as women are delaying childbirth until they can afford living space in which to raise children.

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Want Houses to be More Affordable? Try Curbing Immigration

A new study suggests that policymakers looking to tame the rising cost of U.S. houses may want to cut back on immigration. It also finds that the friendlier an area’s population is to new immigrants, the more house price inflation is exacerbated. 

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 12: U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visits the Liberty Square apartment complex on April 12, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Secretary Carson is on a national listening tour to hear from the people and organizations who rely on and support public housing. (Photo by …

Ben Carson Tours Homeless Shelter in Los Angeles

Dr. Ben Carson, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), toured a homeless women’s center on Los Angeles’s infamous Skid Row Tuesday as part of a fact-finding mission aimed at tackling homelessness and providing job training for inner-city communities throughout the United States.

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California Bill Would Bar Landlords from Reporting Illegal Aliens

California’s Democrat-dominated legislature passed a measure that would make it illegal for landlords to report tenants suspected of being in the country illegally, and would also allow illegal alien tenants to sue their landlords over any violations of code.

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Silicon Valley Real Estate: Prices Up, but Sales Down

The average sales price of a Silicon Valley home is up 6.4 percent in the last 12 months. But at the increasingly unaffordable price of almost $1.5 million, the volume of sales is down 11 percent over the same period.

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Palo Alto Mayor Wants to ‘Meter’ ‘Reckless Job Growth’

Palo Alto mayor Patrick Burt says: “Palo Alto’s greatest problem right now is the Bay Area’s massive job growth.” And he wants to “meter” businesses to control “reckless job growth” in the Silicon Valley suburb.

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ACORN Reborn: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

On Friday, the Los Angeles County Superior Court heard a case brought by real estate mogul Greg Geiser against a couple whom he evicted — and who retaliated by staging a protest in front of his own house with the help of a group called the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE).

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Exclusive — Congress Likely To Defund Obama’s Housing Rules

The administration’s housing regulation, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), gives the federal government the power to decide the racial composition of communities in America. The regulation allows for the Department of Housing and Urban Development to withhold money from cities and municipalities that fail to address racial disparities in their communities. Congress is likely to defund Obama’s housing rules in the forthcoming omnibus spending bill.

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Even Paul Krugman Says Inequality Related to Housing Regulation

Indeed, even The New York Times economic columnist Paul Krugman–an unabashed supporter of government intervention into the market–dedicated an entire column to highlighting the role of housing restrictions and inequality.