• House Financial Services Committee Takes Key Step Toward Enacting Choice Neighborhoods Initiative

    Washington, D.C.–The House Financial Services Committee took a key step toward the enactment of an Obama Administration priority, the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative. This proposal is designed to transform distressed neighborhoods and public and assisted housing developments into viable and sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods by linking housing improvements with appropriate services, schools,

    National 28 July 2010 20:56
  • Rent Control: An Intelligent Discourse is Needed

    By Charles X. Gormally, Brach Eichler LLC The authority of the government to adopt laws to regulate rents charged to residential tenants has been firmly established for nearly 40 years. Even though there is near-unanimous consensus among economists that rent control does not improve the availability or quality of affordable housing, many municipalities still

    National 01 July 2010 17:07