Scott Benson – City Council District 3 Jose King is experiencing a growing problem in Detroit, but it’s a good problem to have. When city officials announced that a new automotive manufacturing plant would bring 500 jobs to Detroit’s east side, Jose – a Generation Z (twenty something) GED recipient from Detroit Public Schools Community District’s Adult Education East Campus (class of 2016) and former employee of Walmart – was one of the first to get a job. His new position also included a 40 percent pay increase and a robust benefit package. With his newfound prosperity, Jose immediately looked to improve his quality of life – by moving out of the city of Detroit. Right away, I started digging in my Detroit toolbox to help Jose find an affordable housing solution suitable for a new member of Detroit’s middle class. The tool that I found is the Neighborhood Enterprise Zones Homestead (NEZh) program, which was established by … [Read more...] about Benson to Detroit: We need a landing zone for our growing middle class.
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The realtor.com data team set out to find the markets with the highest share of homes that a middle-income family could reasonably afford to purchase. Lance Lambert, provided by Published 5:00 am CST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: IStock; Realtor.com 10 Surprising Cities Where a $60K Middle-Class Salary Can Snag a Sweet Home 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Can America's stressed-out, fought-over, cash-strapped middle class still afford to buy homes? That's the megamillion-dollar question these days. Because while the economy is strong and wages are rising, these gains are being left in the dust by runaway home prices. Combined … [Read more...] about 10 Surprising Cities Where a $60K Middle-Class Salary Can Snag a Sweet Home
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Nonfiction Buy Book ▾ Amazon Local Booksellers Barnes and Noble When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. ByEmily Cooke July 9, 2018 SQUEEZED Why Our Families Can’t Afford America Over the months that I was pregnant, my overriding fear was that I would not be able to afford a child. How much do diapers cost? I asked a friend with a 1-year-old, as if the answer wasn’t online. She couldn’t answer; diapers were just one of countless minor recurring expenses. The cost of child care, however, she could tell me. If it didn’t cost an arm and a leg, it did seem that every month she cut off a finger and a toe and Venmo’d them to her nanny — a payment that despite its size was still inadequate to the … [Read more...] about In the Middle Class, and Barely Getting By
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Tim Logan Globe Staff May 16, 2018 With the Boston City Council set to take up a new proposal to set strict regulations for short-term rentals, industry giant Airbnb Wednesday weighed in with a letter warning the rules could hurt many middle-class Boston residents who don’t own a home.The regulations proposed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh would limit short-term rentals through Airbnb and similar services to residential property owners. That would “completely foreclose” the roughly two-thirds of people who don’t own their residence from using short-term rentals to earn extra income, wrote Will Burns, Airbnb’s public policy director for Massachusetts, in a letter to Walsh and the City Council.“As the cost of living continues to rise, these families and residents depend on their home-sharing income to pay their rent, monthly … [Read more...] about Airbnb says Walsh’s regulations would hurt middle class residents
Contributors Troy R. Bennett | BDN House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, and Troy Jackson, D-Allagash. By Sara Gideon and Troy Jackson, Special to the BDN • April 14, 2018 2:07 pm Every April, Mainers across the state scramble to gather their W-2s, mortgage statements and old receipts in an effort to file their taxes before the deadline. Sure as the snow melts and we enter mud season, the time to file our taxes is here. This year is no different, but in the Legislature, tax season couldn’t have come at a more relevant time. Over the past few years, we’ve intentionally created a tax system designed to benefit working families and Maine businesses, that invest in our people and our state. Although our economy is recovering, albeit at much slower pace than our New England neighbors, Maine families are still feeling the pressure. Rising costs of everything from child care and higher education to health care and property taxes are putting Mainers in tough … [Read more...] about Tax deal must benefit middle class, small businesses