Arizona encourages home buyers to chip in on affordable housing

Real estate agents and home builders in Arizona are being asked to encourage new buyers to donate $25 upon closing to a new fund that’s been setup to combat homelessness in the state. The Arizona Housing Fund is the brainchild of one Howard Epstein, a board member of nonprofit group Arizona Housing Inc. “Too many

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Federal court says sleeping on the streets isn’t illegal

In response to moves by several cities in recent years that have adopted rules to punish or arrest people for sleeping on the streets, a federal court has said that such ordinances are “illegal” and should be repealed. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers nine states in the western U.S., including California and

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Lack of affordable rental homes causes homelessness to rise

Homelessness in the U.S. increased by 0.3 percent this year, which is the second consecutive year in which this figure has risen, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual report to Congress. The increased number of homeless people comes at a time when unemployment is at a near 50-year low and

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Rising rents contribute to increase homelessness, Zillow says

Rising rents across the country are burdening financially limited renters, and contributing to higher rates of homelessness in many of the nation’s least affordable markets. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 553,752 people nationwide experienced homelessness in 2017, based on a point-in-time count in January. Since 2010, the counted homeless

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Rising rents lead to growth in homeless population, Zillow study finds

Rising rents in the nation’s booming urban areas are creating crisis levels of homelessness that will continue or even accelerate as rents rise

Apartments.com Does Their Bit for America’s Homeless

Apartments.com just presented their latest contributions to ease the pain of the homeless in America. According to the news, People Serving People in Minneapolis, Vogel Alcove in Dallas, and The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless all benefited from Apartments’ second annual initiative.

This Thanksgiving: Workers Thank Good Cop & Bad Cop

Will Santa even fuel up the sled this Christmas? News from around the world, whether anyone in the US wants to admit it, impacts Americans’ livelihoods. That central fact, however unpleasant, was accentuated and multiplied when Bill Clinton signed into law the NAFTA agreement. Make no mistake, the course President George H. W. Bush set in motion, and his son George W. Bush’s shenanigans. Today, all workers should give thanks to those who have made their lives better.

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