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V.22 No.33 |

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The Daily Word in Mubarak's potential release, bear maulings and Pistorius' indictment

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Aug 19 2013 10:16 AM ]
In the news: former President Hosni Mubarak, US unemployment rates, Oscar Pistorius, Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, I don't care if you raised the prices, new system, parcel from China, fork into your meat and two veg

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V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012

Gene Grant

Downtown Action

How do we make it go?

By Gene Grant
A decade ago, Albuquerque was ranked No. 1 as having potential for a creative economy. Urban density was a key component. So how’s it going?

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V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012
White says mold spread across walls and the carpeting.
Rachael White

Fair Housing

Plagued Properties

Absentee landlord saps city resources

By Elise Kaplan
PacifiCap, based out of Portland, Ore., owns seven apartment complexes throughout Albuquerque. Tenants from Arioso at Northeast Heights, Sandpiper Apartments and Aztec Village Apartments, all east of Carlisle on Montgomery, are frequent callers says Joe Martinez, director of the Safe City Strike Force.

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V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011
Solar tubes on the roof of Downtown @ 700-2nd Street. They heat water for the complex, which offers apartments on a sliding scale of $0 to $500 monthly.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Solar tubes on the roof of Downtown @ 700-2nd Street. They heat water for the complex, which offers apartments on a sliding scale of $0 to $500 monthly.

news

Eco-friendly living for the working class

By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Oct 4 2011 11:59 AM ]

We got curious about one of the bonds on the ballot. (No, not No. 12, which handcuffs millions for the Paseo interchange to millions for a sportsplex.)

We were interested in “No. 10: Affordable Housing” that kicks $10 million to workforce housing, homes for working families and inexpensive rental properties for senior citizens.

Read Carolyn Carlson’s report on the developments that come out of this money.

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V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
One of 12 housing developments around the city that houses people on a fixed income.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Fair Housing

Home and Garden

City cash creates eco-friendly living for the working class

By Carolyn Carlson
The Downtown @ 700-2nd complex is one of 12 paid for, in part, by the city’s Workforce Housing Trust Fund. They expand the housing choices for the city’s working class and those with disabilities.

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V.19 No.48 | 12/2/2010
Lisa Huval, policy and advocacy director for the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

News Feature

The Cost of Living

The affordable housing crisis in New Mexico

By Christie Chisholm

Michelle knew she was close to the edge, but she didn’t realize how close until her fiancé found himself out of work. He had been employed as an electrician on a construction site. When the project finished, he didn’t have another gig lined up. He searched, but two years ago during the height of recession phobia, no one was hiring. Suddenly Michelle’s waitressing income was the only thing supporting the two of them and her five girls, ages 4 months to 14 years old. A few months later, after falling behind on rent, they were evicted.

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Interior Design

The 96-square-foot house

By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Nov 30 2010 2:57 PM ]

“Excess isn’t luxury,” says Jay Shafer, owner of the Tumbleweed Tiny House company. The houses go for $40,000 or $50,000 ready-made but can cost 50 percent less if you build it yourself.

Hell yes.

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V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010

News Feature

Recession and Race

Economist says job losses have been hard on the state’s Hispanics

By Patrick Lohmann

In the summer of 2006, New Mexico economist Gerry Bradley and his colleagues were baffled by housing construction data. “Too many houses were being built. We’d never seen anything like it," he says. “It looked like something that wasn’t going to continue.”

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