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Metro teen dies of COVID-19

Coronavirus text outbreak with the world map and HUD circle element cyber futuristic concept, Abstract background virus hazard vector illustration. A metro teenager has died from COVID-19, according to an update from the Minnesota Department of Health. The teen, from Hennepin County, was between 15 and 19 years old, according...
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Financial assistance available for renters and landlords on Kauai

LIHUE, Kauai (KITV4) – Officials are encouraging Kauai renters and landlords who are in need of financial assistance to apply for the County of Kauai's Coronavirus Rental and Utility Assistance Program (CRUA). The website is available for applicants to find support, especially those who experienced financial hardship at...
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Much agreement in 2nd Suffolk candidates forum

Last Thursday evening, the four candidates vying for the 2nd Suffolk district state Senate seat came together for a virtual forum during which all had an opportunity to lay out their platforms and priorities for the office. Hosted by Jamaica Plain Progressives (JPP), the NAACP Boston, Right to the City...

Mayor, Governor proclaims Community Action Month

WEST PLAINS – Missouri Governor Mike Parson and West Plains Mayor Mike Topliff have expressed support for Community Action by proclaiming the month of May Community Action Month. Gov. Parson’s proclamation was dated May 3, while the proclamation from the city of West Plains was dated May 24. Both...

Annual count shows homelessness down slightly in Champaign County

URBANA, Ill. (WAND) - An annual count has shown homelessness is down slightly in Champaign County. A total of 137 individuals were identified as homeless in Champaign County during the most recent Point-in-Time (PIT) count, down 11 from the 148 individuals identified through the count in 2021. The count was...

HUD announces more than $600 million in grants for NYS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Wednesday announced more than $600 million in grants to New York for community planning and development activities. The city of Dunkirk will receive $433,400 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The city of Jamestown will get $1,144,000 in CDBG funding, along with $397,000 for HOME Investment Partnerships funding. The grants are part of $6.3 billion to U.S. states, local entities of government, and U.S. territories through HUD's Fiscal Year 2022 CPD Formula Grant Program.
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Florida-based LO accused of falsifying documents

A Florida-based loan officer faces more than 30 years in federal prison if convicted on charges alleging she falsified divorce papers and child support payment information to help unqualified borrowers secure a loan, according to a Department of Justice indictment. Evelisse Hernandez is charged with four counts of bank fraud...

How to handle mold concerns in low-income housing

PASCO COUNTY, Fla — In recent months, 10 Tampa Bay has heard from people across our area dealing with poor living conditions in low-income housing. This was sparked by our coverage of Silver Oaks Apartments in East Tampa. Residents reported mold, broken appliances and sewage back-ups. It wasn't until...

Irreversible changes are coming to Gainesville unless there is public outcry

Since 2016, there seems to be an assault on Gainesville. For those of us who remember what it was like before, it’s hard to believe this is the same town we’ve known forever. Gainesville was known as Tree City, USA, for good reason. We had a beautiful city with a healthy tree canopy of mature hardwoods. There were mandates for green spaces, setbacks, parking, and density. But that’s all changing. Now if you drive down University Avenue, 13th Street, or NW 5th Avenue or visit Porter’s Quarters or downtown, you see massive development everywhere. This is because our City government has been changing the rules to make Gainesville developer-friendly.