Posts Tagged ‘affordable housing’

Nov
2015
20

40 Milwaukee Felons to Receive Skills Training, Union Apprenticeships Through Housing Project

  In Wisconsin, Gorman & Co. Inc. has announced a plan to hire and train 40 Milwaukee residents with felonies for careers in the construction industry. The move is part of a $9 million campaign to rebuild and rehabilitate the city’s Century City neighborhood.  Gorman & Co. Inc. will work with the Milwaukee Area Workforce [&hellip…;
Jun
2015
2

Cuomo Jabs de Blasio Over Prevailing Wage Cuts for NYC Construction Workers

Cuomo Jabs de Blasio Over Prevailing Wage Cuts for NYC Construction Workers
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May
2015
11

NYC Mayor, Labor Want to Reform Tax Program that Hurts Wages, Stifles Affordable Housing

NYC Mayor, Labor Want to Reform Tax Program that Hurts Wages, Stifles Affordable Housing
  An alliance of labor unions and contractors calling themselves Up4NYC have begun a major push to overhaul the 421-a tax abatement program so that it can provide more affordable housing and guarantee higher wages for construction workers.  The launch of the lobbying campaign comes as the state legislature begins debate over tax abatement…
Sep
2013
20

There Isn’t a Single Neighborhood in SF Where Working Three Full-Time Minimum Wage Jobs Gets You a Two-Bedroom Apartment

There Isn't a Single Neighborhood in SF Where Working Three Full-Time Minimum Wage Jobs Gets You a Two-Bedroom Apartment
  A new map provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Health shows how many minimum wage jobs it would take to rent a two-bedroom apartment in each of the city’s neighborhoods.  The results are not shocking but remain quite disturbing and act as yet another morsel of evidence that the minimum wage should [&hellip…;
Aug
2013
28

Latest AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Project to Supply $32M, Create Union Jobs and Affordable Housing for the Elderly

Latest AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Project to Supply $32M, Create Union Jobs and Affordable Housing for the Elderly
  A major rehabilitation project of the 2101 Michigan Building in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood will receive backing from the AFL-CIO’s Housing Investment Trust (HIT) and create 245 union construction jobs.  The 26-story, 250-unit residence will undergo a $42 million makeover, $32 million of which will be derived from HIT…