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CityLab University: Understanding homelessness in America

As economic disruption threatens to trigger a spike in housing instability, here’s an essential primer on the causes and consequences of a thorny urban problem.

Source: Bloomberg CityLab

Date: July 6, 2020

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Evictions are likely to skyrocket this summer as jobs remain scarce. Black renters will be hard hit.

Eviction moratoriums and unemployment benefits are expiring, which will have a bigger effect on minority neighborhoods, experts say.

Source: The Washington Post

Date: July 6, 2020

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House releases spending bill for affordable housing and community development

The House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding levels for HUD affordable housing and community development programs voted on July 8 to approve a fiscal year (FY) 2021 spending bill with increased funding to affordable housing programs.

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition

Date: July 8, 2020

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Mayor de Blasio announces postponement of annual tax lien sale until September

As the city continues its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio has postponed the annual tax lien sale until September 2020. “We must build a fair and equitable recovery for the working people of our city. Postponing the lien sale will give some relief to those struggling to make ends meet, and more time for New Yorkers to apply for our hardship programs.”

Source: NYC.GOV

Date: July 8, 2020

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What the coronavirus has done to new development

The pandemic paused residential construction and stalled sales. Now developers in Long Island City and Greenpoint are scrambling to bounce back.

Source: The New York Times

Date: July 3, 2020

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Faster, cheaper: SF saves by building housing for homeless with modular construction

This week, San Francisco approved a new multifamily project for the formerly homeless. It's the first time San Francisco is using modular construction for affordable housing, shaving millions off project cost and development timelines.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Date: July 1, 2020

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Cities are even worse for women than you might imagine

The overlapping care crises of COVID-19 make the case for feminist cities clear — and more urgent.

Source: Curbed

Date: July 7, 2020

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