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  • Rooting Out Jackson's Legacy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —I did not celebrate when Alphonso Jackson resigned as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 31.

  • Failure of Leadership

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — While pitcher Roger Clemens was testifying at a circus of a congressional hearing a few weeks ago, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank was just down the hall, working away with a handful of other legislators at a hearing on how to modernize the Community...

  • Good Redesign Makes Old Buildings Safer

    Gibson Plaza has a crime problem. The 217 family apartments in Washington, D.C., seem plagued by violence.

  • IALD's DC Chapter Hosts Happy Hour

    The IALD's Washington, D.C., chapter is hosting a social happy hour on Thursday, April 3, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Illuminations in Georgetown, located at 3323 Cady's Alley. As a special feature, local student-designed lighting fixtures will be displayed, and the students will be on...

  • Corcoran Student Wins Lighting Competition

    A competition organized by Corcoran College of Art and Design instructor Andrea Hartranft, senior associate with C.M. Kling & Associates in Alexandria, Va., for her fall 2007 lighting design class has yielded dividends for the student whose design was selected as the winner—Amanpreet Birgisson.

  • Confidence in Apartment Sales, Credit, EvenOccupancies Declines, NMHC Reports

    Apartment sales are abysmal, according to the latest quarterly survey on apartment market conditions, released this week by the Washington, D.C.-based National Multi Housing Council (NMHC).

  • Foreclosures a Fair Housing Problem

    Washington, D.C.—The home loan foreclosure crisis may have been avoided had fair housing laws been properly enforced, according to a report released Dec. 9 by the National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, based here.

  • DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Green building used to give applications an edge in the competition for funding here. Now it’s mandatory.

  • Rural Housing Pushes Forward

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The long-awaited bill to preserve affordable rural housing is still hung up in Congress.

  • BEST SENIORS PROJECT:Public Housing Redevelopment Leads Revival

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—When the Washington Nationals start playing baseball in their new stadium next spring, the elderly residents of Arthur Capper Senior Apartments will have a short walk to take in a game.