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Why affordable housing costs so much to build (Part 2)

While some cities are spending millions of dollars on fancy new projects (as I discussed in my previous post) other cities aren’t building housing at all. Last fall, a Los Angeles Times investigation found that at least 120 California municipalities … Continue reading

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Why Affordable Housing Costs So Much to Build (Part 1)

Last year the federal government doled out nearly $2 billion in funding to public agencies across the country for the creation of affordable housing. That doesn’t include the millions of additional dollars that the states allocate to the projects in … Continue reading

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Town hall to the highest bidder?

From town hall to a café? That’s what could happen in one broke New Jersey borough, if a pair of local developers get their way. The Roselle, N.J. council voted 5 to 1 this week to consider selling the borough’s … Continue reading

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An introduction

On my first day as a City Hall beat reporter in Glendale, Calif. in May 2009, I covered an all-day budget meeting. Faced with growing expenses and dwindling city revenues, city officials and council members were tasked with shaving millions from … Continue reading

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