Monthly Archives: December 2010

Uniform Taxation: A TIF Problem to Solve

Portland’s Pearl District (Photo free from File Morgue–portland-pearl-district-photo-by-gilbert928) Let’s say you’re the mayor of a medium-sized city in Washington state —let’s call it Northlakeshoreline —and your city has a problem. The country’s economy is a mess, of course, and the … Continue reading

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Developer revamping dorms for affordable housing

A developer is converting former dormitory buildings on Long Island into affordable housing, according to a story in The New York Times. In the project in Hempstead, the Community Development Corporation of Long Island, a nonprofit housing agency, and Conifer, … Continue reading

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Private equity invests in care homes

The Economist has an interesting article about how some private equity firms are investing in care homes. The firms are hoping to make money from aging populations in rich countries, but they may face obstacles, the story says.

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