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Affordable Housing Bond

September 30, 2019, 10am PDT
Three years after passing a $256 million housing bond, city officials in Portland, Oregon, report that over 1,400 units of affordable housing will result from planned and completed projects.
The Oregonian
February 20, 2019, 7am PST
Charlotte saw the writing on the wall, and decided to act decisively in addressing its lack of affordable housing options.
Governing
October 25, 2018, 6am PDT
Over the last decade and a half, the city has put millions of dollars into affordable housing. But the help is not reaching Charlotte’s neediest residents.
The Charlotte Observer
October 2, 2017, 7am PDT
At a new affordable housing project in a low-income neighborhood of San Francisco, Gov. Brown signed the package Friday that places a $4 billion housing bond on the ballot next year, adds a $75 real estate transaction fee, and streamlines permitting.
Los Angeles Times
September 17, 2017, 7am PDT
The California legislature ended its season on Friday, handing Gov. Jerry Brown a third major victory. After passing landmark legislation earlier in transportation and climate change, a slate of controversial housing bills await his signature.
The Mercury News
March 8, 2017, 5am PST
The city of Atlanta is building new housing, but very little of it is affordable. A new bond is intended to make a dent in that trend.
WABE
November 18, 2016, 12pm PST
Political drama connected to the funding of affordable will require changes to the mayor's proposed city budget.
The Seattle Times