housing

Local home sales affected by changes due to the coronavirus pandemic

The latest quarterly survey from the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors shows a sharp drop in local home sales, a downturn that the association...
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Tue, 04/28/2020 - 11:45am
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Realtor says real estate market should be paused

In a span of just two days , New York state went from partially lifting a pandemic-spurred restriction on showing homes in person to reinstating it once...
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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 12:21pm
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Rochester Housing Authority says public housing waiting list applications will be accepted online

The Rochester Housing Authority says that its public housing waiting list applications will now be accepted online at www.rochesterhousing.org/apply ....
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Tue, 03/10/2020 - 3:46am
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Connections: How will the new housing section of Rochester City Court work?

Rochester City Court has a new housing section . Now, tenants can bring small claims actions against landlords to be heard by a judge. We talk about how...
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Fri, 01/17/2020 - 9:39am
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Connections: Why is housing so expensive in some American cities?

The New York Times asks a provocative question: why are people so unhappy in some of the most ostensibly booming American places? For example,...
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Thu, 01/02/2020 - 9:13am
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Connections: Discussing the desegregation debate in Pittsford

The Town of Pittsford is preparing for an election, and it’s embroiled in a debate over segregation and housing policy. We invited candidates from both...
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Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:25am
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Connections: The impact of new luxury housing on the supply of affordable housing

Can building new, high-end housing units help increase the supply of affordable housing? A new working paper says it can. Economist Evan Mast of the W.E...
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Fri, 06/07/2019 - 10:22am
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Connections: Discussing the proposed American Housing and Economic Mobility Act

We continue our series of conversations about the issues and policies that will generate debate and conversations in advance of the 2020 election. This...
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Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:14am
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With “rent burdens” on the rise, advocates urge changes to state laws

A recent study by the nonpartisan Fiscal Policy Institute says nearly half of New York renters are “rent-burdened .” Ron Deutsch, the group’s executive...
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Wed, 05/01/2019 - 9:05am
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Connections: Reshaping Rochester - What does affordable housing look like?

We continue our series of conversations about urbanism in Rochester with participants in the Community Design Center’s Reshaping Rochester program....
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Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:08am
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