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Breaking Bad News: Coaching the Bearers in Denver's Affordable Housing Crisis

Breaking Bad News: Coaching the Bearers in Denver's Affordable Housing Crisis
Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news – least of all the good folks who are trying to help Coloradans find much-needed affordable housing. But it’s brutal out there. So brutal, in fact, that now there’s a talking-points guide for service providers tasked with explaining how few options low-income people have in putting roofs over their heads in Metro Denver.
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Bad Grandpa: The Ugly Forefather of New York’s Affordable Housing Debacles

Bad Grandpa: The Ugly Forefather of New York’s Affordable Housing Debacles
Thus began a 2001 article by Eric Lipton in The New York Times. It must come as no surprise to the reader that almost 15 years later, ProPublica detailed how New York City failed to police expensive tax subsidies it gave out to developers in exchange for limiting rent increases and including a modest number of affordable apartments in projects.
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A Good Start: CA Increases Minimum Wage

A Good Start: CA Increases Minimum Wage
California increased the state's minimum wage by 50 cents Thursday, bringing it up to $8 an hour. While not nearly enough to help pay for a small family's daily expenses, it is a step in the right direction.
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Why I'm Suing the Obama Administration Over Affordable Housing

Why I'm Suing the Obama Administration Over Affordable Housing
You think raising toddlers as a single mom is difficult? Try doing it without a home. I have been going through the shelter system since 2010, stuck in a revolving door of shelters, city systems, federal systems, temporary jobs, odd jobs, different schools for my children, and more.
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Appellate for Division: Christie Administration Stopped from Seizing Affordable Housing Trust Funds

Appellate for Division: Christie Administration Stopped from Seizing Affordable Housing Trust Funds
Earlier in June, the New Jersey Appellate Division created a process the Council on Affordable Housing must follow before the Christie Administration can seize up to $165 million dollars in affordable housing trust funds needed to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Over the past few months, plans to build over 3,000 homes for victims of Sandy — people with special needs and working families — have been in limbo due to the Christie administration's aggressive and unlawful attempt to take this money.
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Andrew Todd F. Kunka
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