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Urban Issues: Mel Watt FHFA, SF Ellis Act Maps, San Gabriel Valley Asian Population Growth, Suing Blight


Tech Sets Up Shop in NYC’s DUMBO Neighborhood

USA Today


Aaron Shapiro, CEO of digital agency Huge, remembers what it was like to set up shop in the area known as DUMBO 10 years ago.

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Mel Watt Tapped to Lead FHFA

National Housing Conference Open House


Yesterday, President Obama nominated Representative Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the agency which oversees Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks.

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Working Renters Spend a Lot on Housing

National Housing Conference Open House


The Center’s new Housing Landscape 2013 report, which I co-authored with my colleague Maya Brennan, is out today. It finds that severe housing cost burdens among working renter households rose for the third consecutive year due primarily to falling incomes and rising rental housing costs.

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London Mayor Announces Funds for Small Businesses



Boris Johnson has announced E40 million (E47m) of funding for London’s SMEs and science and technology sectors

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Map of Ellis Act Eviction Trends in San Francisco

SF Curbed


The Bay Guardian got its hands on an interactive map that shows locations of filed San Francisco Ellis Act Notices of Intent to Withdraw Rental Units.

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Asian Population Grows in the San Gabriel Valley

New York Times, via: Allison Brooks


Beneath the palm trees that line Huntington Drive, named for the railroad magnate who founded this Southern California city, hang signs to honor families who have helped sponsor the centennial celebration here this year.

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