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Stiff competition for an obscure fee | The Politics Blog | The Olympian

Stiff competition for an obscure fee | The Politics Blog | The Olympian | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it
Competition is emerging for fees on real-estate documents, pitting homelessness programs against parks.
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Advocates with the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance are lobbying in Olympia Tuesday. They say if the fees sunset, more than 60 percent of homelessness funding would be lost, some emergency shelters and transitional housing facilities would have to close and short-term rent assistance to landlords would be cut nearly in half. 

The end result, the group says, is that 32,000 fewer homeless people would find housing.


Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/2014/01/28/2953560/competition-for-real-estate-fees.html#storylink=cpy
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Quinn plans to use Medicaid dollars for experiment with housing as health care - Illinois Review

Quinn plans to use Medicaid dollars for experiment with housing as health care - Illinois Review | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it
CHICAGO - Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn wants to expand "supportive housing" in Illinois by using federal and state Medicaid dollars — money normally reserved for health care. Quinn is making a pitch for more federal funds by promising savings in...
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Did Generation X Cause the Housing Crisis?

Did Generation X Cause the Housing Crisis? | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it
The housing crisis resulted in a great deal of finger pointing, but who really bears the blame? (Gen X’s Role in the Housing Downturn

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, JANUARY 03, 2013
During the housing...
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Legalizing Cheap Housing, Without Eliminating Standards

Legalizing Cheap Housing, Without Eliminating Standards | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it
Sightline's Alan Durning argues that we should eliminate regulations that increase the cost of housing. We agree—until he argues against the city's rental-housing inspection law.
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Shattering Perceptions About Who is Homeless | EQUAL VOICE

Shattering Perceptions About Who is Homeless | EQUAL VOICE | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it

Often, homeless people are invisible, even though we may cross paths with them every day: the teenager leaving football practice.

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Belltown’s LIHI needs help from the public to improve their homeless facilities

Belltown’s LIHI needs help from the public to improve their homeless facilities | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it
By DAVID NELSON, INSIDE BELLTOWN
Belltown’s Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is in the running to receive $25,000 through Home Depot Foundation’s Aprons in Action initiative.
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A Message As We Move Forward & More News

A Message As We Move Forward & More News | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it

As a nation, we've reduced Veteran homelessness by 20 percent, thanks in large part to the commitment and collaboration of HUD and VA, working in partnership with local communities.

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IRS Wants To Tighten Its Rule On Social Welfare Groups

IRS Wants To Tighten Its Rule On Social Welfare Groups | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it
They are the new players in politics — heavily financed but done so anonymously.
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Youth Count! | Youth | Population | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

Youth Count! | Youth | Population | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Housing market to gradually move up in 2013 - Marketplace.org

Housing market to gradually move up in 2013 - Marketplace.org | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it
Marketplace.org
Housing market to gradually move up in 2013
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But Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell says there is one bright economic spot to look forward to: the housing market.
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How will this effect affordable rental housing?

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Senior Cohousing May be the Next Real-Estate Trend

Senior Cohousing May be the Next Real-Estate Trend | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it
Once a relative novelty, communal living facilities continue to increase in popularity -- and they could become a key part of the way developers and cities accommodate an aging population.
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Number of Families Struggling to Afford Rent Rises Sharply

Number of Families Struggling to Afford Rent Rises Sharply | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it
The number of low-income families struggling to afford housing has grown dramatically in recent years, according to CBPP analysis of new Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data.  That’s one reason why so many poor children live in...
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Report: Deals on foreclosed homes dwindling

Report: Deals on foreclosed homes dwindling | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it
The days of deals on foreclosures appear numbered, one analysis indicates.
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National Coalition for the Homeless

National Coalition for the Homeless | Housing Advocacy | Scoop.it

Did you know that women veterans are now the largest demographic experiencing homelessness?

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