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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...

  • Going Where the Jobs Are

    Washington, D.C.—It used to be a neighborhood of seedy nightclubs and old warehouses, but D.C.’s powerful real estate market has made the land around the planned baseball stadium for the Washington Nationals, just south of the Capitol, into a massive development site.

  • 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.