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Urban Issues: Mel Watt FHFA, SF Ellis Act Maps, San Gabriel Valley Asian Population Growth, Suing Blight

URBAN ISSUES

Tech Sets Up Shop in NYC’s DUMBO Neighborhood

USA Today

 

Aaron Shapiro, CEO of digital agency Huge, remembers what it was like to set up shop in the area known as DUMBO 10 years ago.


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Mel Watt Tapped to Lead FHFA

National Housing Conference Open House

 

Yesterday, President Obama nominated Representative Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the agency which oversees Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks.


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Working Renters Spend a Lot on Housing

National Housing Conference Open House

 

The Center’s new Housing Landscape 2013 report, which I co-authored with my colleague Maya Brennan, is out today. It finds that severe housing cost burdens among working renter households rose for the third consecutive year due primarily to falling incomes and rising rental housing costs.


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London Mayor Announces Funds for Small Businesses

Eurocities

 

Boris Johnson has announced E40 million (E47m) of funding for London’s SMEs and science and technology sectors


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Map of Ellis Act Eviction Trends in San Francisco

SF Curbed

 

The Bay Guardian got its hands on an interactive map that shows locations of filed San Francisco Ellis Act Notices of Intent to Withdraw Rental Units.


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Asian Population Grows in the San Gabriel Valley

New York Times, via: Allison Brooks

 

Beneath the palm trees that line Huntington Drive, named for the railroad magnate who founded this Southern California city, hang signs to honor families who have helped sponsor the centennial celebration here this year.


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