low-income housing http://news.stlpublicradio.org en As Lawmakers Debate Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Syndicators Face More Scrutiny http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-debate-low-income-housing-tax-credits-syndicators-face-more-scrutiny <p><strong>(Updated 3/17 at 10:30 a.m.)</strong></p><p>State Sen. John Lamping learned two important lessons during his relatively short tenure in the Missouri General Assembly: It’s hard to pass new laws; and it’s easy to stop changes to existing ones.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:54:27 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org As Lawmakers Debate Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Syndicators Face More Scrutiny Under The Microscope: Questioning Low-Income Housing Tax Credit's Impact And Future http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/under-microscope-questioning-low-income-housing-tax-credits-impact-and-future <p>Carl Miles' apartment at Rosie Shields Manor has everything he could want in a home – and then some.&nbsp;</p><p>Miles’ spacious room has sleek wood-like floors and a modern-looking kitchen. He’s within walking distance of a bank and grocery store. And he can even throw parties in the Pagedale facility’s community room or common area – with management’s permission, of course.</p><p>“It’s wonderful. It’s a wonderful place to live,” said Miles, who is 70 and retired. “It’s got a lot of security. The people are generally pretty friendly. We socialize a lot. And we have a pretty good time.”</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:01:26 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34317 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Under The Microscope: Questioning Low-Income Housing Tax Credit's Impact And Future Schweich's Audit Questions Efficiency, Impact Of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/schweichs-audit-questions-efficiency-impact-low-income-housing-tax-credit <p>State Auditor Tom Schweich released an audit critical of Missouri’s low-income housing tax credit, saying that the widely used incentive is inefficient and has a “very low” return on investment.&nbsp;</p><p>And the Republican statewide official is hoping the audit will spur the Missouri General Assembly to break a years-long logjam on changing the state’s largest tax credit program.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:38:02 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34300 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Schweich's Audit Questions Efficiency, Impact Of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Politically Speaking: Treasurer Zweifel On Tax Credits, Military Matters And Political Futures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-treasurer-zweifel-tax-credits-military-matters-and-political-futures <p>Every week, St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Note: You can&nbsp;</span><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/politically-speaking/id775890522" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">subscribe to us on iTunes</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;now.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 03:11:07 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Chris McDaniel & Jo Mannies 34161 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Treasurer Zweifel On Tax Credits, Military Matters And Political Futures Kinder Says He's Tired Of Being Ignored By Governor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-says-hes-tired-being-ignored-governor <p><em><strong>(Updated 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22)</strong></em></p><p>Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s office in the Missouri Capitol is just around the corner from the official quarters of Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p>But they might just as well be in different universes.</p><p>At least that’s the view of Kinder, a Republican, who on Wednesday vented about his long-standing lack of communication with Nixon, a Democrat.&nbsp; Kinder believes their non-relationship has had a negative impact on public policy.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:11:11 +0000 Jo Mannies 33185 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kinder Says He's Tired Of Being Ignored By Governor St. Louis Hopes To Spur Low-Income Housing Near Metro Train And Bus Stops http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-hopes-spur-low-income-housing-near-metro-train-and-bus-stops <p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced a new program today that’s geared toward building low-income housing near MetroLink stations and MetroBus stops.</p><p>The city will use $1 million from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to spur development around public transit.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said easing transportation costs can help low-income residents move up the income ladder, giving them affordable access to things like jobs and education. &nbsp;</p><p>Big picture, he said the idea falls under the city’s Sustainability Plan.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:53:14 +0000 Tim Lloyd 31192 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Hopes To Spur Low-Income Housing Near Metro Train And Bus Stops