Posts Tagged as "Housing"

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...

HUD Secretary Details Homeowner Help in $25 Billion Settlement

Feb. 14, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Feb 11, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The $25 billion home mortgage settlement announced this week will be especially important for ethnic families, said Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, in a call-in press briefing Friday...