Housing And Urban Development
Friday, June 13, 2014
A check-in on some notable developments and the state of affordable housing for many New Yorkers. City Councilman Brad Lander (D-39), discusses the threatened closing of Prospect Park Residence, an assisted-living facility for seniors, as well as other council items.
Then, WNYC development reporter Janet Babin discusses a proposed big new big building that may cast shadows across Prospect Park; the rally to save cheap housing at Stuy Town; and how the de Blasio affordable housing push is starting to shake out.
Monday, June 02, 2014
Anti-flood system for Manhattan is big winner in contest for federal funds.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
By Mark Simpson
Planners designing around Central Florida’s SunRail future commuter line are working to bring walkable communities around rail stops, said Shaun Donovan, secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
They are making sure zoning changes around the stations will be able to increase nearby construction, which creates jobs, but also brings housing and jobs within a walkable distance, he said in an interview with WMFE just before the Florida Housing Coalition’s annual conference.
“Frankly, families are getting more and more fed up,” Donovan said. “I don’t want to spent two hours commuting...the average family now spends fifty cents of every dollar they earn just on housing and transportation...this can lower the cost of jobs.”
SunRail is expected to cost $1.2 billion to construct. It will begin operations in 2014.
Monday, September 27, 2010
-Peter Wallison Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute