HUD has released a new study on housing voucher programs around the country … Chicago’s cutting-edge program has helped over 130 new homeowners with the purchase of a home, more than any other housing agency in the nation.
Month: June 2006
Relecting a trend for mixed-use developments – where people live, work, shop and play – Bayshore Mall , located in a northern suburb of Milwaukee’s – is undergoing a major transformation.
Oregon is testing a program that could replace its gas tax with a mileage-based fee system. Funds collected from the program would be used to finance road maintenance in the state.
Mass layoffs, one factor that contributes to state employment and unemployment trends, were highest in California for the month of May 2006. Temporary help services, food service contractors and the motion picture industry posted the largest initial claims for mass layoffs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The District of Columbia is moving forward with plans to build a new 41,000 seat ballpark for the Washington Nationals. The new park, to be financed primarily through municipal bonds, is the cornerstone of the Anacostia River Waterfront revitalization project.
Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip to one of this country’s many unique, but lesser-known getaways. One example is the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village – a wonderful tourist destination for the family, offering a history showcase and living village of yesteryear.
Lafayette’s “Nominate Your Neighbor” initiative will recognize homeowners who do an outstanding job on the upkeep and maintenance of their properties. The project is designed to increase neighborhood pride and boost economic development.
Data for state and local government finances is the focus of two recent U.S. Census Bureau releases. One provides a ranking of states by revenues and expenditures, while the other gives a detailed breakdown of revenues, expenditures, debt and assets.
Southern hospitality, great entertainment, and lots of affordable housing options helped Nashville earn the number one spot on Kiplinger’s annual list of Smart Places to Live.
Portland Mayor Tom Potter could be pioneering a new trend in government communication … his blog is an effective way to foster two-way communicate with citizens.