• How One Stanford Graduate is Transforming St. Louis Housing and Bridging the Divide

    From St. Louis Magazine:  All sorts of cultural influences swirl through Luke Babich’s considerable brain. His father was born in what was then Yugoslavia, moved with his family to Ethiopia, then New York, studied medicine in California,...

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  • America’s Housing Crisis Could Imperil Trump’s Presidency

    From CityLab:  Donald Trump is right that the United States desperately needs more walls. He’s just wrong about their ideal dimension, purpose, and location. The U.S. need not spend tens of billions of dollars on a single...

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  • CEO of One of America’s Biggest Homebuilders Sounds the Alarm on a ‘Housing Slowdown’

    From Business Insider:  Toll Brothers, one of America’s biggest homebuilders, warned Tuesday that the housing market is feeling the pain of rising interest rates. “In November, we saw the market soften further, which we attribute to the...

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  • St. Louis’ Poorest Residents Ask: Why Can’t Our Houses Be Homes?

    From The Center for Public Integrity:  January Harris meets all the “personal responsibility requirements” the Trump administration and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson say boost people out of poverty and government-assisted housing. She’s employed full-time...

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  • Retired Union Electricians Volunteer to Light Up Gordon Moore Park

    From Riverbender:  The new concession buildings at Gordon Moore Park will be built of brick, wires, pipes and community pride. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #649 has a hand in its construction. In fact,...

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  • East St. Louis Regains Control Over Housing Authority

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  By the fall of 1985, the Reagan administration had had enough of the East St. Louis Housing Authority. The famously inept and corrupt local agency, which was supposed to provide shelter for the...

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  • Experts Believe Housing Demand Could Boost Construction Industry

    From STL Real Estate News:  The demand and shortage of residential real estate inventory could prove beneficial to the construction industry. That’s according to economists who predict the increasing demand for homes will result in more new...

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  • Housing Industry’s Slow But Steady Rise

    From Professional Builder:  Ask a group of builders how business is these days and many of them will say it’s good. But despite being five years beyond the depths of the Great Recession, with the overall industry...

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  • Affordable Housing Gets 2016 Presidential Election Bump

    From NextCity:  In a U.S. national poll last month, affordable housing was found to be front and center in the minds of American voters. Nearly 60 percent said that housing affordability was a key issue, and 74...

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  • Interactive Map: A Look at Housing in the St. Louis Region

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  During the past 15 years, some parts of the St. Louis region have undergone dramatic shifts in their housing markets. Across the metro area, home ownership rates fell during the recession, and are...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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