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Bill Introduced to Remove Housing Barriers for People with Criminal Records

By |May 4th, 2016|


Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced the “Fair Chance at Housing Act of 2016” (H.R. 5085) that would take significant steps towards ensuring people with criminal records have meaningful access to housing.

The bill would require public housing agencies (PHAs) and other owners of HUD- and USDA-assisted housing to […]

Sir Walter Apartments up for sale ?

By |April 28th, 2016|

Downtown Raleigh’s Sir Walter Apartments up for sale

(Reprint from the News & Observer)

140-unit complex provides subsidized housing for seniors

Contract with HUD means tenants safe until at least August 2020

Long-time owner is seeking $16.8 million for property


Front exterior of the venerable Sir Walter Apartments building, 400 South Fayetteville Street at the corner with Davie Street in […]

Former homeless man finds success in the speaker business

By |April 20th, 2016|

Five years ago I wrote about a homeless man in California who wanted to start a speaker company.

That man, Kevin Nelson, dared to be different: his speakers could produce stereo sound from a single box. He was way ahead of his time — nowadays millions of Bluetooth speakers claim the same thing.

But Nelson’s speakers do […]