Help stabilized tenants buy their buildings

Affordable Housing (Photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) Rent increases for approximately one million rent-stabilized apartments in New York City will begin on October 1, the highest increases since 2013. The effects of the pandemic have put pressure on landlords, especially owners of smaller multi-family homes, and it has also dramatically affected families who have already … Read more

‘Wolves in green clothes’: Toronto voters have the power to crack down on fake environmental NIMBYism

Toronto voters in this year’s municipal elections will have the power to save Ontario from some of its biggest environmental problems. By electing a mayor and council committed to housing an additional 1.4 million residents by 2051 — and using some of those new homes to transform Toronto’s “single-family” post-war neighborhoods into dense, walkable, entire … Read more

‘Wolves in green clothes’: Toronto voters have the power to crack down on fake environmental NIMBYism

Toronto voters in this year’s municipal elections will have the power to save Ontario from some of its biggest environmental problems. By electing a mayor and council committed to housing an additional 1.4 million residents by 2051 — and using some of those new homes to transform Toronto’s “single-family” post-war neighborhoods into dense, walkable, entire … Read more

Toronto councilor Michael Thompson charged with sexual assault

Toronto City Councilman Michael Thompson has been charged with two sexual assault charges. His attorney says Thompson will plead not guilty to the charges. The councilor has since resigned from the ceremonial position of deputy mayor at the request of Mayor John Tory. The charges against Thompson were filed by Bracebridge OPP, attorney Calvin Barry … Read more

What’s Behind the Increased Use of Kendra’s Law in New York City?

Mayor Adams rides the subway (Photo: Mayor’s Office) When Mayor Eric Adams campaigned last year, he repeatedly called on city and state officials to step up use of Kendra’s Law — a state law that allows court-ordered outpatient mental health care for people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. “We must strengthen Kendra’s law”, Adams … Read more

White House Hunger Summit must get real about poverty to be successful

Emergency food (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office) The White House will soon convene a conference on hunger, nutrition and health — the first of its kind in more than five decades. In that time we have made great strides in reducing food insecurity, but the changes are not all good. After an explosion of unhealthy, … Read more

This election is the time to debate what Toronto should be

It’s September of a Winter Olympic year, so you know what that means in Toronto – election fever kicks in! Can’t you just feel it in the air? The kids are back at school, the beach towels are being put away for a new season, and that means it’s time to pay close attention to … Read more

LA City Council approves contract to create 3,000 new public transit shelters | News & Community

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a contract for the city’s Street Transit Amenities program, which aims to install 3,000 transit stop shelters and 450 additional shadow structures in the city. The council voted 12-1 to approve Tranzito-Vector as the contractor to install, upgrade and maintain transit shelters. The … Read more

Housing organizations say the proposed Kalispell program should provide more help

A wider range of individuals should be beneficiaries of a proposal that would set the stage for using certain city funds for labor housing projects, experts told Kalispell City Council on Monday evening. Cassidy Kipp, deputy director of Northwest Montana’s Community Action Partnership, told the city council that a housing needs assessment would better define … Read more

Keller tells library to delete banned book posts on social media

The Keller Public Library posted a list of banned and challenged books on social media on Monday, but the city asked the library to remove the post over concerns it would cause controversy among residents. Yffy Yossifor [email protected] Some Keller residents became concerned Monday when they saw that the city had asked the public library … Read more