by Christopher Peak | Oct 18, 2018 4:25 pm | Comments (2)
As a homeless student at Sound School, Michaelle Gonzalez often crashed at her friends’ houses, but she sometimes had to sleep outside, right behind the school. She missed a lot of days and was reprimanded when she did show up. She eventually dropped out.
Continue reading ‘Homeless Student: Laundry, Please. Not Lectures’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 18, 2018 7:50 am | Comments (7)
A coalition of local activists demanded that a new task force listen to the underemployed and the houseless as it works to solve the city’s affordable housing crisis.
Continue reading ‘Housing Activists Press Task Force For Transparency’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 17, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (2)
One of the city’s largest private landlord groups plans to convert three vacant Wooster Square former church buildings into 23 upscale apartments, pending zoning approval of the church’s request to correct a faulty property line.
Continue reading ‘Mandy Plans 23 Upscale Aptartments for Wooster Square’
by Sonya Schoenberger | Oct 16, 2018 12:31 pm | Comments (7)
Sandra could hardly contain her excitement. The house was, in her estimation, perfect: beautiful, modern, and full of natural light. Best of all, she exclaimed, “Look at all the people it holds!”
Continue reading ‘New Vlock House Wows In The Hill’
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 16, 2018 8:06 am | Comments (14)
The Board of Alders voted final approval Monday night a deal that aims to keep housing affordable in the Ninth Square.
Continue reading ‘Ninth Square Deal Gets FInal OK’
by Sonya Schoenberger | Oct 11, 2018 2:49 pm | Comments (6)
Juan and his son showed up at another foreclosure sale in Fair Haven, hunting for a bargain.
They didn’t find it.
Continue reading ‘Starting Price Deters Bidders’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 10, 2018 7:56 am | Comments (9)
The developers of a new 133-unit low-income and artist loft housing complex in Wooster Square will get $800,000 in city-managed federal funds to help pay for part of the site’s estimated $6.6 million environmental remediation.
Continue reading ‘Clock Shop Lofts Get $800K Clean-Up Loan’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 9, 2018 7:58 am | Comments (13)
A three-family East Rock house sold for more than twice what it cost in 2005, while a nonprofit dropped a decaying Newhallville single-family home that it couldn’t find enough money to rebuild.
Continue reading ‘Home Sale Price Doubles In 13 Years’
by Allan Appel | Oct 4, 2018 12:52 pm | Comments (8)
The first two buildings of the redeveloped Farnam Courts public housing development on Grand Avenue — remonikered as Mill River Crossing — are now nearly filled up. And the public-housing complex has a new name: “Mill River Crossing.”
Continue reading ‘Farnam — Er ... “Mill River Crossing” — Readies Phase 2’
by Thomas Breen | Oct 2, 2018 1:59 pm | Comments (10)
The city’s anti-blight agency has placed an open-ended lien on a century-old, 41-unit apartment complex to cover relocation expenses for the dozens of tenants displaced from the Edgewood building that was condemned in February.
Continue reading ‘City Slaps Lien On 66 Norton’