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Local Hiring

August 28, 2017, 7am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation quietly killed an Obama Administration program that would have been the only federal level local hiring initiative.
The New York Times
July 6, 2016, 10am PDT
A mixed-use development proposal in South L.A. highlights a blind spot of progressive urbanism—the gap between what checks all the boxes and what low-income communities really need.
LA Streetsblog
April 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
The city of Boston is working to ensure that a diverse collection of residents are benefitting from the fruits of the city's current building boom.
The Boston Globe
February 25, 2016, 8am PST
Move over "Neighborhood Integrity Initiative." The "Build Better LA" initiative will compete for the soul of the city in the November election.
Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2015, 1pm PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation has changed its rules in favor of local hiring: a pilot program will even encourage it. Minorities traditionally barred from high-paying construction work stand to benefit.
Next City
November 27, 2014, 5am PST
Humboldt Construction Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of a Chicago CDC, has been providing local employment and high-quality work for over 30 years.
Shelterforce Magazine
July 24, 2014, 12pm PDT
One writer takes issue with the city of Detroit's decision to subsidize a $450 million arena plan for the Detroit Red Wings. The Ilitch family, owners of the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Red Wings, are worth $3.6 billion.
Deadspin