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Homeowners defaulting in loan modification program, report says

Homeowners defaulting in loan modification program, report says | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it

Struggling homeowners who received loan modifications under a federal government program are defaulting on their mortgages at an alarming rate, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday.


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What are the specific reasons for the high default rate?.. I believe that the government proposed a solution to the stake holders who created the problem but did not go far enough in its demands to correct the problem.

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ACA penalties will cost more than health coverage for millions

ACA penalties will cost more than health coverage for millions | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
The Affordable Care Act is about to test how well people respond to economic incentives.
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Systems Thinking and System Change

Systems Thinking and System Change | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Fritjof Capra is a best-selling writer and leading systems thinker. Marjorie Kelly interviews Capra about the emergence of systems thinking and what lessons it has to offer in a world of convergent crises.
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North Carolina's solar industry is booming

North Carolina's solar industry is booming | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Solar development is growing by leaps and bounds in North Carolina. North Carolina isn’t typically the first state that comes to mind when most people think about solar energy.
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Bay State communities to share $1M to revitalize distressed properties

Bay State communities to share $1M to revitalize distressed properties | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
To encourage the rehabilitation of distressed properties, the state has awarded $1 million in grants to 21 Massachusetts communities, according to the Attorney General.
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Critics question Newton Mayor Warren's record on affordable housing - Newton TAB

Critics question Newton Mayor Warren's record on affordable housing - Newton TAB | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Critics question Newton Mayor Warren's record on affordable housing
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Jennifer Van Campen, executive director of Metro West Collaborative Development, said affordable housing is difficult to develop, regardless of the community it's in.
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Grants Will Support Energy Efficiency Upgrades To Affordable Housing In Mass ... - WAMC

Grants Will Support Energy Efficiency Upgrades To Affordable Housing In Mass ... - WAMC | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
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Duane Craig's curator insight, July 26, 2013 9:25 AM

Massachusetts has a good idea going here. There is a lot of waste in some public housing not just because they're often using old heating and cooling technologies, but also because saving energy isn't incentivised with the residents - i.e. in some communities residents don't see the energy costs for their units. Energy use, just like the structures themselves, are all costs that residents should share in, especially in the controllling of their increases.

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Welcome to the ‘Sharing Economy’

Welcome to the ‘Sharing Economy’ | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Who knew the spare bedroom could pay the monthly mortgage? (Room sharing a la #Airbnb - the latest creative affordable #housing solution for high-cost markets.
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New York group raises $250M to buy properties in Hub and other US cities

New York group raises $250M to buy properties in Hub and other US cities | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Bostonians might hate New York, but the Big Apple is bullish on Boston.
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Franklin Hill affordable housing apartments to receive upgrades - Dorchester Reporter

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Franklin Hill affordable housing apartments to receive upgrades
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Three buildings in the Wayne Apartments complex received $9.9 million tax-exempt bond from the state's development agency.
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Fenway Center Mixed-Use Development Goes Go-Ahead

Fenway Center Mixed-Use Development Goes Go-Ahead | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor
Boston—After a number of years in development limbo, the first phase of the long-delayed Fenway Center development has been given the green light for construction.
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Will casinos tank home prices?

Will casinos tank home prices? | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Homeowners in the path of a new casino could take a hit on the value of their homes, a new report contends. A study commissioned by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley estimates that homeowners in Springfield, West Springfield and...
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Until demand for tiny apartments picks up, BRA wise to move carefully - Boston Globe

Until demand for tiny apartments picks up, BRA wise to move carefully - Boston Globe | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Until demand for tiny apartments picks up, BRA wise to move carefully Boston Globe RE “LET developers think small, creating new housing for all” (Editorial, June 23): The “micro-units” the Globe advocates are in effect small studio apartments, 300...
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Greater Boston's home building slump

Greater Boston's home building slump | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Housing starts are on the upswing across the country, with a fresh batch of good news due out Tuesday from the feds.
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15 Business Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

15 Business Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Behind every failed company are dysfunctional, delusional, or incompetent business leaders. Don't be one of them.
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BRA approves $40 million in development

BRA approves $40 million in development | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
The Boston Redevelopment Authority has approved $40 million in development projects containing nearly 300,000 square feet.
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Obama's Housing Plan: Government To Maintain Significant Role In Mortgages - Huffington Post

Obama's Housing Plan: Government To Maintain Significant Role In Mortgages - Huffington Post | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Obama's Housing Plan: Government To Maintain Significant Role In Mortgages Huffington Post The plan, along with a sweeping set of new and old housing recommendations and ideas, will be unveiled in Phoenix, as Obama launches his second-term housing...
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Suffolk’s John Fish expects construction slowdown in ’14

Suffolk’s John Fish expects construction slowdown in ’14 | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
When it comes to commercial construction in the Hub, 2013 could set a record with $5.7 billion worth of projects coming out of the ground in the city’s downtown neighborhoods. But next year it could be a whole different story.
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As prices rise, first-time buyers come up short

As prices rise, first-time buyers come up short | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
First-time buyers were kings back during the real estate crash and Great Recession, courted by desperate sellers looking for someone, anyone, to make an offer.
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Agency offers $1M to support energy retrofits

Agency offers $1M to support energy retrofits | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is offering $1 million to support energy-efficient retrofits for affordable multifamily housing developments in the Bay State.
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Hot Hot Hot: Hub temperatures and rents rising

Hot Hot Hot: Hub temperatures and rents rising | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
As the temperature nears 100 degrees in the Hub on Friday, rents are reaching a boiling point as well.
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Housing America's Workforce: Case Studies and Lessons from the Experts book download

Richard Rosan and Theodore Thoerig


Download here http://beseduw.info/1/books/Housing-America-s-Workforce--Cas...

Housing America's Workforce: Case Studies and Lessons from the Experts book download<br/><br/>Richard Rosan and Theodore Thoerig<br/><br/><br/>Download here http://beseduw.info/1/books/Housing-America-s-Workforce--Cas... | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
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In District, affordable-housing plan hasn’t delivered

In District, affordable-housing plan hasn’t delivered | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
The city has failed to keep pace with a $700 million plan known as the New Communities Initiative. (They promised her better affordable housing so she moved. It's now a parking lot and nothing has changed.
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1958's 'House Of The Year': Back Then, $50000 Could Buy You A Modern Home ... - Huffington Post

1958's 'House Of The Year': Back Then, $50000 Could Buy You A Modern Home ... - Huffington Post | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
1958's 'House Of The Year': Back Then, $50000 Could Buy You A Modern Home ...
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We must balance the need for new housing against the need for ...

We must balance the need for new housing against the need for ... | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Following the Comprehensive Spending Review, Kathleen Kelly questions what 'fairness' means in housing policy. I was just mulling over last week's spending round and the implications for (mostly social) housing when I ...
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Lifetimes of experience, speaking out for affordable homes (Community Voices) - Oakland Local

Lifetimes of experience, speaking out for affordable homes (Community Voices) - Oakland Local | Affordable Workforce Housing | Scoop.it
Oakland Local Lifetimes of experience, speaking out for affordable homes (Community Voices) Oakland Local It doesn't feel like the great recession is over in Oakland neighborhoods, where foreclosure, skyrocketing rents and unattended blight are...
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