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  • ‘Workforce’ developers do without the programs

    The phrase “workforce housing” might sound like another bit of doubletalk invented in Washington to sell a pol-icy.

  • Small towns hungry for housing in Illinois

    Towns in rural Illinois are welcoming efforts to relieve housing pressures that have led to overcrowded, substandard housing and long commutes for workers in area factories and agribusinesses.

  • Washington Update

    Congress has approved an increase in low-income housing tax credit and tax-exempt bond authority as part of a package of tax incentives (H.R. 4440) to promote recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina

  • Congress approves tax incentives for Gulfhurricane recovery

    Congress has approved an increase in low-income housing tax credit and tax-exempt bond authority as part of a package of tax incentives (H.R. 4440) to promote recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

  • In the News

    Communities grapple with day-labor issues; Katrina wind-damage reports; roofing-tile installation manual; circ-saw recall; more

  • In the News

    Improved energy efficiency in central air; California comp system criticized as harmful to workers; a rise in material prices; cordless-tool voltages ramp up; more

  • In the News

    Helping the homeless in Orange County, Calif.; Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain; second life for old latex paint; Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies annual report; more

  • Letters

    Fire sprinklers; hidden vent holes; handyman contracts; ice advice; more

  • Letters

    Immigrant labor; sealed crawlspace follow-up; a remodeler risk; more

  • Success With Spanish-Speaking Employees

    Three builders who employ mostly Spanish-speaking workers answer questions about communication, safety, cultural differences, and other matters.