Housing

Baltimore is increasing lawsuits against negligent property owners with outstanding code violations. As part of the city's "Vacants to Value" initiative, forfeited properties are transferred to receivership and auctioned to new owners.
4 days ago   The Baltimore Sub
<p>From city, neighborhood, block to building-scales, Stephen Mouzon offers ideas to offset high housing costs and economic segregation.</p>
Dec 20, 2006   New Urban News
<p>Rene Rodriguez, the once highly lauded director of the Miami-Dade Housing Agency, stands accused of taking from the poor to serve developer interests, as well as his own.</p>
Dec 19, 2006   The Miami Herald
<p>In a creative deal to save a historic structure and also add to the city's desperately needed stock of workforce housing, the school district in Waco, Texas, agreed to sell the old Waco High building to a private developer.</p>
Dec 18, 2006   Waco Tribune-Herald
<p>New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a broad plan to re-envision the city. He has recognized three major challenges: a population increase of 1 million residents within 25 years, a crumbling infrastructure, and a need to go green.</p>
Dec 18, 2006   The Economist
<p>Struggling to meet its mandate that requires 15 percent of new units downtown to be affordable, the Miami Downtown Development Authority is asking officials to change the rules.</p>
Dec 15, 2006   Miami Today
<p>In New York and across the country, the number of single women buying houses and condominiums is on the rise.</p>
Dec 14, 2006   The New York Times
<p>A person must earn at least $28,475 a year to afford the fair market rent on a one-bedroom apartment in the U.S. in 2006.</p>
Dec 13, 2006   CNNMoney
<p>Urban design, housing for homeless people, and planning for decreased population are highlighted in the New York Times Magazine's annual survey of innovative ideas.</p>
Dec 12, 2006   The New York Times
<p>Land has been purchased for what will be Oakland's fourth cohousing project, a collection of about 33 housing units with an underlying purpose of cooperation and community. Similar community housing projects are cropping up across the country.</p>
Dec 12, 2006   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>Buyers from other parts of the country are threatening to snap up the supply of homes before they can get to storm victims.</p>
Dec 11, 2006   The Clarion-Ledger