Affordable Housing http://wyso.org en Volunteers Conduct Homeless Count In Montgomery County http://wyso.org/post/volunteers-conduct-homeless-count-montgomery-county <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">In the midst of the ongoing intense cold weather, teams of volunteers are spreading across Montgomery County Wednesday morning for the yearly statewide census of homelessness. The count gives service organizations a snapshot of how many people are on the streets or in shelters on a given night, and it is required for counties that receive affordable housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:07:16 +0000 Lewis Wallace 45192 at http://wyso.org Volunteers Conduct Homeless Count In Montgomery County Hedge Fund-Backed Rental Company Wins Back $184,000 From Huber Heights City Budget http://wyso.org/post/hedge-fund-backed-rental-company-wins-back-184000-huber-heights-city-budget <p>Last month <a href="http://wyso.org/post/hedge-fund-buying-huber-heights-wyso-s-lewis-wallace-talks-bloomberg-reporters" target="_blank">WYSO reported</a> that an Illinois-based hedge fund had purchased about one in eleven homes in the town of Huber Heights. The company <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-21/magnetar-goes-long-ohio-town-while-shorting-its-tax-base.html" target="_blank">made national news</a> by asking Montgomery County to reduce its property taxes by over a million dollars. Now the results are in—and they weren’t as hard on the local budget as expected.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 43043 at http://wyso.org Hedge Fund-Backed Rental Company Wins Back $184,000 From Huber Heights City Budget Can A Neighborhood Improve Without Gentrifying? WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Talks To Jan Lepore-Jentleson http://wyso.org/post/can-neighborhood-improve-without-gentrifying-wyso-s-lewis-wallace-talks-jan-lepore-jentleson <p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:33:04 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42942 at http://wyso.org Can A Neighborhood Improve Without Gentrifying? WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Talks To Jan Lepore-Jentleson Twin Towers Crossing Cuts Ribbon On Low-Income Homes http://wyso.org/post/twin-towers-crossing-cuts-ribbon-low-income-homes <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-5984507b-7d3c-cd45-2e0e-f72b2ae74fe4"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Just down the block from the tall church towers that give Twin Towers its name, there’s a surprising image: instead of Dayton’s classic, old wood homes you see a block full of brand new wood homes in a similar style.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:37:41 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42409 at http://wyso.org Twin Towers Crossing Cuts Ribbon On Low-Income Homes Is Racial Discrimination Blocking Recovery In Dayton? WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Talks To Jim McCarthy http://wyso.org/post/racial-discrimination-blocking-recovery-dayton-wyso-s-lewis-wallace-talks-jim-mccarthy <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">It’s been five years since the housing bubble burst. Lots of people in the Dayton area lost their homes to foreclosure, and many of those homes are still sitting vacant. </span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Lewis Wallace 41645 at http://wyso.org Is Racial Discrimination Blocking Recovery In Dayton? WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Talks To Jim McCarthy