Topics :: Housing and Urban Development

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Luxury and Low-Income Coexist in NYC

By Jennifer Peltz, Meghan Barr | Monday Mar 25, 2013
Public housing projects in New York City may further integrate low-income and market value properties in some of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Singapore Considers Underground Living

By Heather Tan | Wednesday Feb 27, 2013
Already one of the most densely populated countries in the world, Singapore is projecting its population to swell by a third over the next two decades. To accommodate the influx, its planners envisage expanding upward, outward and downward.

Hudson Yards: NYC’s Town Within A City

By VERENA DOBNIK | Saturday Aug 11, 2012
New York lost the 2012 Olympics, but the city’s bid for the summer games spurred another, visionary venture: building up the largest undeveloped parcel in Manhattan.

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.

Empty Homes Haunt Spain’s Landscape

By ALAN CLENDENNING | Tuesday Feb 28, 2012
Towering apartment blocks, complete with swimming pools and playgrounds, loom over empty streets, weed-filled lots and gaping excavation pits. The lone bank in this mega-development nicknamed "Manhattan" closed two years ago.

HUD to Officially Ban Anti-LGBT Discrimination in Federal Housing Programs

By Michael K. Lavers | Saturday Jan 28, 2012
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced on Saturday that his agency will officially codify a proposed ban on anti-LGBT discrimination in federal housing programs next week.

Census Says Housing Bust Worst Since Great Depression

By HOPE YEN | Tuesday Oct 11, 2011
The American dream of homeownership has felt its biggest drop since the Great Depression, according to new 2010 census figures.

HUD unveils proposals to end LGBT discrimination in lending, housing programs

By Michael K. Lavers | Thursday Jan 20, 2011
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced on Thursday, Jan. 20, his agency will seek to adopt new regulations that would ban discrimination against LGBT people who seek access to HUD or HUD-funded programs.
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