affordable housing http://wamc.org en Affordable Housing Project In Westchester Is Delayed http://wamc.org/post/affordable-housing-project-westchester-delayed <p></p><p>A New York state board has denied some variances needed for an affordable housing project in the New York City suburb that is home to former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:49:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 94008 at http://wamc.org Affordable Housing Project In Westchester Is Delayed Gillibrand, Tonko Tour YouthBuild Project: Vow To Keep Funds Flowing http://wamc.org/post/gillibrand-tonko-tour-youthbuild-project-vow-keep-funds-flowing <p>New York US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko were in Schenectady Monday, calling for continued federal funding of educational and job training programs.</p><p>The lawmakers toured a house at 843 Emmett Street that has been under renovation by Schenectady YouthBuild over the past two years. More than 80 high school students worked on the project, turning a run-down building into an energy-efficient showcase.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:45:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 91844 at http://wamc.org Gillibrand, Tonko Tour YouthBuild Project: Vow To Keep Funds Flowing Activists Mark 10-year Anniversary Of Tent City http://wamc.org/post/activists-mark-10-year-anniversary-tent-city <p>Anti-poverty activists gathered in Springfield, Massachusetts today at the site where a tent city for the homeless sprang up 10 years ago.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> About 50 people rallied on the lawn in front of St. Michael’s Cathedral -- the mother church of the Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese – in the city center where the homeless encampment dubbed “Sanctuary City” started on May 13, 2004.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 22:34:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 90349 at http://wamc.org Activists Mark 10-year Anniversary Of Tent City Block-By-Block Neighborhood Revitalization Envisioned http://wamc.org/post/block-block-neighborhood-revitalization-envisioned <p>Volunteers tomorrow will make repairs and improvements to more than two dozen homes on one street in Springfield, Massachusetts.&nbsp; It is part of an ambitious multi-year effort by a national non-profit organization to revitalize one of the poorest urban neighborhoods in the country.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:22:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 89009 at http://wamc.org Block-By-Block Neighborhood Revitalization Envisioned Capital Region Mayors Discuss Housing Issues http://wamc.org/post/capital-region-mayors-discuss-housing-issues <p>Several Capital Region mayors gathered in Schenectady Thursday to discuss the housing sector challenges facing their cities.</p><p>The mayors’ roundtable was part of the day-long summit “Strengthening Cities, Communities &amp; Homes.” Participants took part in discussions and heard from experts including leaders from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:15:43 +0000 Lucas Willard 88016 at http://wamc.org Capital Region Mayors Discuss Housing Issues Study Finds Strong Potential For Downtown Housing Development http://wamc.org/post/study-finds-strong-potential-downtown-housing-development <p>A study commissioned for the city of Springfield, Massachusetts finds strong potential for new market-rate housing in the downtown area where a casino is proposed.&nbsp; But housing developers say high costs and available financing are challenges.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:40:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 78033 at http://wamc.org Study Finds Strong Potential For Downtown Housing Development Officials Praise Regional Housing Plan http://wamc.org/post/officials-praise-regional-housing-plan <p>At a meeting today in Chicopee ,top federal and state housing officials praised a newly released plan for expanding access to housing in a large area of western Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The report by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is the first effort to create a regional housing plan that covers 43 diverse western Massachusetts communities including impoverished urban centers, well-off suburbs, and rural sparsely populated towns.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:14:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 77724 at http://wamc.org Officials Praise Regional Housing Plan HUD Foreclosure Decision Expected In September For Tornado Damaged Homes http://wamc.org/post/hud-foreclosure-decision-expected-september-tornado-damaged-homes <p>More than two years after a tornado tore through a low-income housing cooperative in Springfield, Massachusetts, the residents of the damaged complex face an uncertain future.&nbsp; More than two dozen homes remain vacant and condemned and there is the threat of foreclosure by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:26:12 +0000 Paul Tuthill 70239 at http://wamc.org HUD Foreclosure Decision Expected In September For Tornado Damaged Homes Grants Will Support Energy Efficiency Upgrades To Affordable Housing In Mass. Gateway Cities http://wamc.org/post/grants-will-support-energy-efficiency-upgrades-affordable-housing-mass-gateway-cities <p></p><p>This week, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a quasi-public agency that promotes the advancement of renewable energy in the commonwealth, announced that it will contribute $1 million to help affordable housing developments save energy costs by becoming more efficient.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:09:59 +0000 Lucas Willard 69848 at http://wamc.org Grants Will Support Energy Efficiency Upgrades To Affordable Housing In Mass. Gateway Cities Report Adds More Information to Williamstown's Housing Dilemma http://wamc.org/post/report-adds-more-information-williamstowns-housing-dilemma <p></p><p>A recently released report provides a deeper look into the housing needs of one small Berkshire County community.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Williamstown’s Affordable Housing Committee recently commissioned a study on the housing needs of the community by housing and development consultant, John Ryan.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:35:45 +0000 Lucas Willard 64406 at http://wamc.org Report Adds More Information to Williamstown's Housing Dilemma