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The Life in “The Simpsons” Is No Longer Attainable

Dani Alexis Ryskamp · The Atlantic · 29 December 2020

One of TV’s most popular fictional families had stable housing and a middle class existence on the salary of one person without a college degree. In the 32 years since The Simpsons first aired, the purchasing power of the median paycheck has gone down dramatically.

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Struggling renters face avalanche of evictions without federal aid

Jonathan O'Connell and Anu Narayanswamy · Washington Post · 25 December 2020

Congress and President Trump have yet to approve emergency aid for renters or extend an eviction moratorium beyond Dec. 31, when it is set to expire.

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What’s Between 30 Million Americans and an Eviction Tsunami?

Francesca Mari · New York Times · 2 December 2020

After December 31, millions of Americans are at risk of losing their homes as the federal eviction moratorium expires.

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Climate crisis to triple flooding threat for low-income US homes by 2050

Oliver Milman · The Guardian · 1 December 2020

Affordable housing in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California is at risk of flooding from storms or high tides pushed by rising sea levels.

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Malcolm Yards set to move forward following county funding

Lydia Morrell · Minnesota Daily · 1 December 2020

Hennepin County has approved a $250,000 grant for 142 units of affordable housing at Malcolm Yards in Prospect Park, Minneapolis.

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Residents Feared Low-Income Housing Would Ruin Their Suburb. It Didn’t.

John Eligon · New York Times · 5 November 2020

“The reality in New Berlin is that the mixed-income development, surrounded by a pond, a farmers’ market and a library, is “really rather attractive,” said Mayor Dave Ament, who is white and staunchly opposed the project as an alderman a decade ago.”

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ENAH City Council Candidates Forum – October 5, 2020 – part 2 ADDENDUM

Edina Neighbors for Affordable Housing · · 20 October 2020

These closing comments by candidate Rhonda Bland were inadvertently left out of Video part 2.

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ENAH City Council Candidates Forum – October 5, 2020 – Video part 1

Edina Neighbors for Affordable Housing · · 5 October 2020

Click on “read article” to view the first part of the video of the forum; candidates James Pierce, Josh Ahlberg, Ukasha Dakane, Carolyn Jackson, and most of the time with Janet Kitui.

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ENAH City Council Candidates Forum – October 5, 2020 – Video part 2

Edina Neighbors for Affordable Housing · · 5 October 2020

Click on “read article” to view the second part of the video of the forum: end of Q&A with Janet Kitui, followed by Rhonda Bland.

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Free Seminar Series: PERSPECTIVES ON FAIR HOUSING

Starting October 13 · University of Pennsylvania ·

Learn about the challenges facing cities today, and converse with some of the pre-eminent minds in urban research. Click on “read article” for registration information.

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