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The Atlantic - July 15

A lot of Americans are about to lose their homes

The current housing crisis could get messy quickly, but fixing it shouldn’t be complicated, if Congress intervenes.

Source: The Atlantic

Date: July 15, 2020

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How eviction is feeding—and being fed by—the pandemic

People who have been evicted are statistically more likely to face ongoing housing instability and have worse health outcomes than those that have stable living situations.

Source: Popular Science

Date: July 15, 2020

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HUD defies call to withdraw controversial fair housing proposal

Democrats and fair housing advocates lambasted the administration when the proposal was released.

Source: Politico

Date: July 14, 2020

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California: Apple to spend more than $400 million of $2.5 billion California housing fund this year

Apple has allocated more than $400 million of $2.5 billion it pledged last November to stem California’s housing crisis. Chief Executive Tim Cook called it a housing “affordability crisis that is existential” for many residents of the company’s home state. The majority of the first $400 million to be spent this year is going toward two programs Apple is working on with the California Housing Finance Agency.

Source: Reuters

Date: July 13, 2020

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New York: Housing venture pieces together affordability plan for de Blasio

Greystone and Lappin Associates would finance renovations in rent law’s wake.

Source: The Real Deal

Date: July 15, 2020

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The hottest job in commercial real estate? Infectious disease expert

Even after the pandemic, the chief health officer could be a permanent fixture in real estate.

Source: Fast Company

Date: July 13, 2020

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All these stories about people fleeing cities are total nonsense

The narrative persists, but supporting evidence is weak at best.

Source: Curbed

Date: July 13, 2020

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