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Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

December 27, 2013

“The bulk of D.C.’s new owner-occupied housing will need to cost under $400,00o (in 2011 dollars) in order for the new workers to be able to afford it …  As for rental housing, the vast majority will need to cost under $1,750 a month, and 43 percent will need to cost under $1,250 a month.” We Need More Housing. Lots More Housing (Washington City Paper)

“Using formerly homeless veterans such as Dyer and team leader Christopher Doyle helps them make inroads with a community that often is distrustful of people who haven’t experienced what they’ve been through.” Formerly Homeless Vets Return to Streets to Help Others in Need (Huffington Post)

“Ybarra said the moment was ‘exciting,’ telling NBC 15 that she’d never owned her own home before, much less one she helped build.” Homeless Couple Gets a Home on Christmas Eve, Thanks to Innovative ‘Occupy’ Group (Think Progress)

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