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Lakeland facing affordable housing dilemma – News

A household is considered affordable if the total cost of rent or mortgage payments, taxes, utility fees and insurance make up no more than 30% of the household’s gross income. That’s not happening in Lakeland. LAKELAND — The nation is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis, and Lakeland …

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San Jose: Mayor proposes new ADU program to boost housing

To boost San Jose’s supply of affordable housing, Mayor Sam Liccardo wants to reward homeowners who are willing to build and rent accessory dwelling units to low-income people. In a new memo, Liccardo proposed creating a new program to offer forgivable loans and waive fees for residents willing to construct …

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Rezoning to expand Langley housing options up for vote Monday

Habitat for Humanities’ plans to build a lower-cost homes in Langley may overcome a regulatory obstacle Monday if the city council approves a rezoning ordinance. The council is scheduled for a second reading of zoning map changes, known as Ordinance 1054. The first reading resulted in a 4-1 vote to …

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Could This Model for Backyard Homes Sway NIMBYs?

There are reasons to be skeptical. Beyond the basic resistance that many people (especially homeowners) have against living next to poor people, the ADU plan is content to hope property owners do the right thing, on their own terms. Some of the studio’s messaging goes out of its way to …

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7 tips for traveling solo as a senior

Retirement offers the perfect opportunity to travel; you have the time to set out and indulge in your curiosity about the world and its people. But for many, not having a partner to travel with is enough to keep them at home. Setting off on a trip on your own …

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