Surging homelessness and collapsing temperatures have exhausted Washington, D.C.'s capacity to shelter those in need on cold nights, something city law requires. A short-term fix is underway, but advocates remain optimistic that Mayor Muriel Bowser will still focus on long-term solutions.
“This partnership will open up a whole new channel for private capital to come in and deliver energy savings to a population that would benefit enormously, without any new expenditure of public funds required.”
The sharing economy isn't always the unadulterated positive force that it is often portrayed as being, and San Francisco housing market activists think they've found a good way to illustrate the downside of Airbnb's ascendance.
The fourth-largest mortgage servicing company has systematically faked key documents in foreclosures for years, according to a New York regulator, despite a national legal settlement in 2012 that was supposed to put a stop to such abuses by the industry.