URBAN ISSUESPushing Back on Wendell Cox's Vancouver Claims
If (you've) heard once, (you've) heard a hundred times that it takes about 10 years of average household income to buy an average home, and that this renders us the second least affordable city in the entire world, or at least the English-speaking world.
URBAN ISSUESBid for FBI Building Sets off Healthy Competition
San Jose Mercury News
The FBI's announcement that it needs a new home has touched off a virtual real estate beauty contest, with communities around the region jockeying for the opportunity to attract the law enforcement agency-and attendant economic benefits-to their neighborhoods.
URBANISM & DESIGN$700M to Help Elevate New Orleans Homes Lost
A new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development paints a grim picture of a program that was supposed to help Louisiana's Katrina victims protect their homes from future storms - to the tune of $700 million in misplaced taxpayer money.
URBAN ISSUESHousing Hardest Cut of Sequestration
Sequestration is largely designed to prevent cuts in targeted anti-poverty programs, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development's various housing assistant programs are an exception.
URBANISM & DESIGN
Controversial Land Assembly Tax Credit Hearing in Missouri
St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was among several people to testify in favor of extending the controversial Distressed Areas Land Assemblage tax credit before a Missouri Senate committee hearing Wednesday.
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: It's Up to Chicago to Do BRT Right
"We knew how important it was for federal policy makers to see innovation and new ideas bubbling up from important cities around the country," said Nick Turner, managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation at a bus rapid transit roundtable last Friday...
Commentary: Ross Valley Trolley Deserves a Close Look
Marin Independent Journal
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