On the Gallatin River near Bozeman, Montana, kayakers are contributing to a study on the impacts of microplastics on the pristine river, which feeds into the Missouri and then Mississippi rivers.
The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board announced free domestic well testing for those who live in the Central Coast Region, including Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara counties, southern Santa Clara county and small portions of San Mateo. Testing is available to eligible well owners who use a private well or shared well that is not part of a public water system.
While federal lawmakers left Low-Income Housing Tax Credits in place during their tax overhaul earlier this year, affordable housing developers face another challenge: a lower corporate tax rate has investors less enthusiastic for the tax breaks that have traditionally helped them build affordable housing.
A new study found that landlord discrimination against tenants who use housing vouchers is contributing to the country’s already severe affordable housing crisis.
A recent hearing held in Savoonga, Alaska, focused on housing overcrowding and affordability and its impacts on Alaska Native communities. United States Sen. Lisa Murkowski chaired the hearing, which was the first to consider these issues.