The Many, Many Jobs That Won’t Earn You Enough to Live in Your City

From Atlantic Cities:

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/08/many-many-jobs-wont-earn-you-enough-live-major-city/6541/

Louisville may not be San Francisco, but with average rent on a 2BR apartment $731 and rising, affordable housing is a struggle for many working families.

 

HUD has doubts about eminent domain strategy

From Housing Wire: “The pushback against eminent domain is growing. And if the Mortgage Bankers Association needed the backing of the housing agencies and regulators to steer counties away from eminent domain proposals, it looks like they got it…”

Read more at:

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/26164-hud-doubts-eminent-domain-strategy

More on Richmond, CA’s strategy for underwater mortgages: nyti.ms/15rTLYd 

Report: Moving poor people into neighborhood does not cause crime

Atlantic Cities on an important new study:

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/08/hard-data-proves-housing-vouchers-dont-cause-crime/6404/