Posts Tagged as "Housing"

Q&A: What’s Next for Affordable Housing in LB

Dec. 17, 2013 / By
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The nationwide economic crisis may or may not be becoming a distant memory, but a housing crisis still exists within the city of Long Beach...

How Crummy, Run-Down Housing Harms the Children Who Live in It

Nov. 3, 2013 / By
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From the Atlantic Cities by EMILY BADGER


The housing crisis sounded all kinds of alarms for policymakers and the public about what happens when families can’t afford their homes, or when they lose the stability that a secure home provides...

NewsLongBeach: The Challenge of Affordable Housing

Nov. 1, 2013 / By
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Produced by Michelle Zenarosa

Affordable housing is a constant struggle for many who live in Long Beach...

Documentary Highlights Affordable Housing Struggles

Oct. 9, 2013 / By
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Rat infestations, high rents and overcrowding—these are just some of the housing issues that some residents in Long Beach face, according to Housing Long Beach (HLB), a local non-profit...

What is the Housing Element and Why Should We Care?

Sep. 21, 2013 / By
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Housing Long Beach is a community organization working to improve, preserve and increase the supply of affordable housing for the well-being of Long Beach residents through community organizing, policy work and systems change...

Affordable Homes is not a Long Beach Priority: Guest Commentary

Sep. 14, 2013 / By

Read more at the Long Beach Press-Telegram

By Kerry Gallagher, executive director of Housing Long Beach

Budgets reflect our values, in both positive and negative ways...

The Future of Affordable Housing is Being Decided Now

Aug. 13, 2013 / By
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According to a report from the community advocate Housing Long Beach, “Nearly half of Long Beach renters spent more than 35% of their income on rent—forcing almost 130,000 residents to choose between rent, food, and medical expenses each month.”

Housing Long Beach (HLB) is leading an effort to address the issue of affordable housing through the Housing Element (HE)...

Housing Long Beach Outlines Priorities For Upcoming Housing Element Of City’s General Plan

Jun. 5, 2013 / By
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By Samantha Mehlinger – Staff Writer, Long Beach Business Journal

Housing Long Beach (HLB) is advocating priorities to be included in the city’s updated Housing Element draft, which is being reviewed by the city’s planning commission and released to the public June 20...

High Rents, Low Wages Spell Housing Crisis for LB’s Working Poor

Feb. 23, 2013 / By
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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Thousands of families here are being financially stretched to their breaking point due to rental costs that are out of sync with what the average resident can afford, according to recently released city data — and the job outlook over the next seven years doesn’t suggest that will change anytime soon...

Residents Fight for Affordable Housing Downtown

Dec. 7, 2012 / By

At rallies and events, long-term downtown residents sing the chant, “Hey my people! We’ll tell a story!..

Deadline Approaches for Homeowners Seeking Foreclosure Reviews

Nov. 30, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 29, 2012

Well over 4 million homeowners affected by the foreclosure crisis are eligible for an independent review of their cases – but only a small percentage of them have requested one through a recently available federal program, and the deadline to do so is looming...

Why Am I Locked Out Of Refinancing?

Jul. 11, 2012 / By
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Shaun Donovan, United States Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, answers your questions on President Obama’s homeowner refinancing proposal that aims to make it simpler for millions of homeowners around the country to refinance their mortgages and save hundreds of dollars each month...