Topics :: housing

Philly Gay Rights Pioneers Launch Landmark Senior Housing Project

Thursday Nov 8, 2012
Project planners, LGBT-civil rights pioneers and public officials will mark the start of construction on Philadelphia’s LGBT-friendly low-income senior housing complex, the first urban project of its kind, located in the heart of the Gayborhood.

New York Celebs to Join Thom Browne to Fight AIDS at Upcoming Fashion for Action

Saturday Oct 20, 2012
Housing Works will host its highly anticipated ninth annual Fashion for Action fundraiser on November 7th 2012. Fashion for Action is a five-day charitable designer shopping event that begins with a ticketed Opening Night Reception.

US Home Contracts Hit Two-Year High

By MARCY GORDON | Friday Aug 31, 2012
Americans signed the most contracts to buy homes in July than at any other point in the last two years, further evidence of a housing recovery.

Home Prices Rise in Nearly All Major US Cities

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Saturday Jul 14, 2012
The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index showed increases in 19 of the 20 cities tracked. That’s the second straight month that prices have risen in a majority of U.S. cities.

Housing Starts Increase in US

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Sunday Jul 1, 2012
U.S. builders started work on more single-family homes in May and requested the most permits to build homes and apartments in three and a half years. The increase suggests the housing market is slowly recovering.

Parker Posey to Host Third Annual Oasis Benefit for Ali Forney Center

Wednesday Jun 20, 2012
This year, actress Parker Posey will act as host with a special performance from RuPaul’s Drag Race runner-up Chad Michaels. For the second year, Barclays will be the presenting sponsor for the summer benefit.

MKDA Raises $10,000 for Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence

Monday May 7, 2012
Corporate interiors firm MKDA announced that it has raised $10,000 for musician Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Residence (TCR), a project of West End Intergenerational Residence that provides permanent housing and services to formerly homeless LGBT youth.

US Home Contracts Rise Again

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Wednesday May 2, 2012
An index that tracks the number of signed contracts to buy U.S. homes rose to its highest level in nearly two years last month, the latest sign the battered housing market is slowly improving.

"This Old House" Announces Scandinavian Redesign and Cottage Remodel

Monday Apr 23, 2012
The Emmy® Award-winning PBS home improvement series This Old House® has selected a 19th-century Victorian-era home in the city of Cambridge, Mass., and a woodland cottage circa 1935 in rural Essex, Mass., as its latest renovation projects

HUD Secretary Announces Equal Access Housing Rule

By Mike Householder | Monday Mar 12, 2012
A new rule took effect this week barring those who own or operate U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded housing from asking about an applicant’s sexual orientation or gender identity, an Obama Administration official announced Friday.