California Gubernatorial Candidates on the State’s Housing Crunch

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: The Long Road to Recovery for Ohio and Foreclosures Next: Collingwood’s Tim Rood: Moving Mortgage Forward The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago As home prices in the western U.S. continue to climb, candidates for the California governorship are offering up solutions to tackle the crisis. At a recent conference in Sacramento hosted by the advocacy group Housing California, six leading gubernatorial candidates spoke on the costs of new homes and rising rates of homelessness in their state.Data from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index shows that the western U.S. is home to some of the hottest markets in the country, and the candidates for governor will undoubtedly be expected to address these housing concerns.Former San Francisco Mayor and frontrunner Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom has pushed for 3.5 million homes to be built within seven years, which his rivals have called “unrealistic.””The problem with being audacious is no one thinks it can be done,” Newsom said.Other Democratic candidates, including Antonio Villaraigosa and John Chiang, have called for similar drastic programs. Villaraigosa suggested increasing the current housing subsidy from $4 billion to $6 billion, while Chiang set a building goal similar to Allen’s, which he capped at a more “realistic” 1.6 million units within a decade.Republican candidates John Cox and Travis Allen, however, view government housing subsidies as more detrimental than helpful, noting the high taxpayer cost such programs would bring.”The California Democrats do not need to saddle Californians with even more debt,” said Allen. “This is the entirely wrong approach.”Cox proposed that the first step toward more housing was to eliminate some of the environmental and other regulations in order to reduce costs and time involved in construction.”They can subsidize a few thousand homes somewhere and that might help a few thousand people,” Cox said, “but it’s not going to help the hundreds of thousands who are living day-to-day spending 40 to 50 percent of their income on housing.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / California Gubernatorial Candidates on the State’s Housing Crunch Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 13, 2018 1,669 Views  Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily California Gubernatorial Candidates on the State’s Housing Crunch Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Crisis California Governor HOUSING housing shortage inventory shortage Subsidies in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Headlines, Journal, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Crisis California Governor HOUSING housing shortage inventory shortage Subsidies 2018-03-13 Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribelast_img read more

Standing out in today’s financial services landscape

first_imgCustomers have endless choices. Go to the grocery store or have a meal kit delivered? Take your car or use a ride-hailing service? Go to the movies or stream? This world of options is also affecting how customers manage their money.Managing finances is necessary for every demographic, but it doesn’t mean that customers are one-size-fits-all – each have their own needs and goals. More and more, customers demand ease and simplicity as managing finances takes a great deal of effort and time. Financial institutions need to be agile and ready to adapt as customer behaviors change.In the past, people would choose their financial institutions based on the convenience of the branch location or a family member’s relationship with one. Now we’re in a financial landscape where increased fragmentation is the norm. Consider that 63% of customers now consider fintech options for their financial services, and it shows, with the average household having up to five financial service provider relationships. They may use one institution for making deposits and paying expenses and another for financing a mortgage. So, what drives a customer to use multiple service providers for their financial needs? continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Alexandre Lacazette was gutted during Arsenal’s win over Southampton, reveals Laurent Koscielny

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette missed a glaring opportunity to score against Southampton (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette was ‘gutted’ after missing a glorious opportunity to make the game safe against Southampton on Sunday, according to Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny.The France international had already opened the scoring but failed to add to his tally later in the first-half when he scooped the ball over from point-blank range.Arsenal were indebted to goalkeeper Bernd Leno thereafter, who kept a rare clean sheet, as Unai Emery’s side recorded their third straight win to move into fourth place ahead of tonight’s match against Bournemouth.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:03FullscreenArsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-bournemouth-unai-emery-press-conference-1871444/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Koscielny insists Lacazette is ready to make up for the miss this evening and was impressed by the reaction of supporters inside the stadium and his teammates who helped lift the former Lyon star’s spirits.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I liked how the whole stadium rallied around Alexandre Lacazette after he missed a big chance in the first half,’ said Koscielny.‘Supporting him like you did was very important to him and the team. We have to show solidarity and unity all the time. Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 27 Feb 2019 5:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link697Shares Alexandre Lacazette was gutted during Arsenal’s win over Southampton, reveals Laurent Koscielny Alexandre Lacazette couldn’t believe his miss against Southampton (Picture: Getty)‘He was gutted that he missed but your support & that from the boys on the pitch too helped him to get over it & refocus quickly.‘I told him after the game that he could’ve had a hat-trick. He will be hungry to make amends for the miss in the game today.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Gov. Wolf at Process Tech Education Center Groundbreaking Vows to Build Strongest Workforce in the Nation

first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Monaca, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today vowed to build the strongest workforce in the nation, citing an example set by the continued expansion of the Shell Center for Process Technology Education at the Community College of Beaver County. While at the center’s Phase II groundbreaking ceremony, the governor congratulated the college for its efforts to train skilled professionals for careers at the Shell Ethylene Cracker Plant and related industry facilities.“When you have a project like the Shell Ethylene Cracker Plant that has the potential to create more than 100,000 direct and indirect jobs, you need to find ways to train the workforce, and collaborative efforts like this between education providers and employers are one of the best ways to do that,” Gov. Wolf said.Last year the college secured a $1 million gift from Shell and a $1 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to help fund the Phase II addition to the Shell Center for Process Technology Education. The Pennsylvania Department of Education provided a matching $2 million grant to move forward with the construction for which the groundbreaking took place today.CCBC’s four-semester associate in applied science program in Process Technology, or PTEC, trains students to be process technicians. These professionals are responsible for the set-up, operation, monitoring, and control of today’s advanced manufacturing facilities and processes. Graduates are equipped to fill critical roles for high-demand, high-earning careers in industries that include chemical, petrochemical, nuclear power, and steel manufacturing among others.One of Gov. Wolf’s initiatives to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce is the new Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center, which is led by a team of three private sector industry leaders and three of Wolf Administration cabinet secretaries working together to identify and quickly react to roadblocks faced by businesses in Pennsylvania.The Command Center is constantly seeking creative solutions to address the state’s education and workforce needs through employer engagement, and sharing these promising practices so workers can easily find the next steps to move out of a low-wage job and into a family-sustaining career and existing businesses can find skilled workers to fill openings so potential businesses see that Pennsylvania has the workforce it needs.In addition to the Command Center, Gov. Wolf’s plan to create the strongest 21st workforce includes:• Expanding PAsmart, a new innovative $30 million investment in STEM and computer science education, apprenticeships and job training that prioritizes partnerships among schools, employers and communities. The governor is proposing an additional $10 million for PAsmart to expand job training to more adult workers.• Proposing the Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) in the 2019-20 budget. SWEAP builds on the success of PAsmart to provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement. The plan expands access to early childhood education, increases investments in schools, and partners with the private sector.• Launching the Apprenticeship and Training Office resulting in 138 new sponsors and 193 new apprenticeship programs or occupations, increasing the total number of registered apprentices to 16,866 statewide.• Starting the Manufacturing PA Initiative to support critical training in the important sector of that economy.• Joining the Skillful State Network, a nonprofit initiative of the Markle Foundation to emphasize the importance of skills so workers, particularly those without four-year college degrees, can get good jobs in the changing economy.“As a business owner, I recognize the importance of workforce development,” Gov. Wolf said. “So, I’ve set an ambitious goal of making Pennsylvania’s workforce the strongest in the nation. We want to be ready to heed the call when a company, like Shell, decides to call Pennsylvania home.” Gov. Wolf at Process Tech Education Center Groundbreaking Vows to Build Strongest Workforce in the Nation May 02, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more