affordable housing

Governor Murphy holds a press conference with advocates, community and faith leaders on impact of marijuana legalization and expungement legislation in Trenton.
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David Madden
November 13, 2019 - 1:41 pm
Only one state in the nation, North Dakota, has a bank owned and operated by the government. Other states, like California, are considering the concept as a way to provide a lower cost alternative to the private sector, and New Jersey is the latest to join that list. Read more here.
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The former Edison High School, now the Edison 64 Veterans Community.
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Paul Kurtz
November 11, 2019 - 4:30 am
A new housing development exclusively for low-income veterans is almost full, several months after opening on the site of the old Edison High School.
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This June 27, 2019, file photo shows a man holding a bicycle tire outside of a tent along a street in San Francisco. Apple said Monday, Nov. 4, that it's committing $2.5 billion to combat California's housing crisis.
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AP News
November 04, 2019 - 11:29 am
Apple has committed $2.5 billion to ease California's housing crisis, eclipsing similar pledges by fellow Silicon Valley giants Google and Facebook to address a lack of affordable housing in the region they call home.
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Tiny houses are gaining ground in Philadelphia: A homeless services group broke ground on one last week in Port Richmond, and another group is looking to establish a cluster of them in West Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
July 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Tiny houses are gaining ground in Philadelphia. A homeless services group broke ground on one last week in Port Richmond, and another group is looking to establish a cluster of them in West Philadelphia. Tiny houses may have started out as a lifestyle choice, but as...
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Construction of 83 affordable units is underway in Sharswood.
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Mike Dougherty
May 10, 2019 - 1:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 2300 block of Oxford Street used to be the site of a housing project until it was demolished a few years ago. Now, Habitat for Humanity is part of an effort to transform the area. The organization is building 20 affordable homes in the Sharswood neighborhood, an...
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The Philadelphia Housing Authority broke ground Tuesday on its third phase of a 10-year transformation of the Sharswood/Blumberg neighborhood of North Philadelphia.
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Cherri Gregg
December 04, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Housing Authority broke ground Tuesday on its third phase of a 10-year transformation of the Sharswood/Blumberg neighborhood of North Philadelphia, where residents are eager to move back in. Located at 22nd and Oxford streets, the Blumberg 83...
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NACA
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Justin Udo
November 30, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There is a push to help more Philadelphians become first-time home owners. Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America's home ownership event is a four step program aimed at turning low and moderate income people from home renters to owners. This weekend NACA is...
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City Council gave final approval to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 04, 2018 - 5:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council gave final approval Thursday to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest. Keeping housing affordable as the population grows and older homes deteriorate is a thorny problem that most big cities across the...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
September 26, 2018 - 7:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A City Council committee has approved new affordable housing legislation, this time with no new taxes. Council has been trying for more than a year to create a way to keep low-income homeowners in neighborhoods that are changing, either through neglect or the opposite...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
September 13, 2018 - 7:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia will not impose a tax on new construction . City Council has withdrawn a bill it passed in June imposing the tax. But developers can't rest easy yet. The tax was intended to fund affordable housing. Mayor Jim Kenney opposed it but supported its aim so, in...
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