Habitat for Humanity BCS launches podcast to educate on housing issues, policy

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -Bryan College Station Habitat for Humanity has launched a new podcast series aimed at informing the community of housing related issues in the Brazos Valley. The podcast named “Think Brazos” features interviews from candidates in local city council and commissioner races.

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Think Brazos discusses policies that impact housing affordability and financial stability for families in the Brazos Valley. Candidates from Single Member District 4, Flynn Adcock and Dorris Machinski, Brazos County Commissioner precinct 2 candidates Jane Sherman and Russ Ford, and candidates for College Station City Council place 4, Elizabeth Cunha and Joe Guerra, kick off the series of interviews.

“We did a wide array of interviews that we think the people in the community may find interesting, especially since this is the first day of early voting. We want the people to have as much information as

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Tear gas isn’t banned; Jersey City seniors deserve better housing; Education Matters team should win | Letters

Get the facts on tear gas

I’m surprised to see that law enforcement was awarded the cash for riot gear (“Three and a half months after first request, Hudson County law enforcement agencies will get tear gas”). But more surprised to see a member of the public being quoted as saying “tear gas is banned under the Geneva Convention.”

It is not.

And he is mistaken in his assumption that it pertains to protests of the nature we have been experiencing.  He might want to review the document in its entirety starting with “Basic Rules of International Humanitarian law in Armed Conflicts,” which this is not classified, and “Protection of Civilian Persons and Populations in Time of War,” which we are not.

Kenneth Keane, Eatontown, formerly of Jersey City

Seniors need more and better housing options

Jersey City needs better senior housing. We need more senior housing and better buildings

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Online Education Hasn’t Hampered Student Housing Collections

Following the second wave of COVID-19 infections in July, many universities revised re-opening plans an implemented online education through the fall. Online education, however, has not had a significant impact on student housing collections or leasing activity. Student housing owner and operator Pierce Education Properties reports 97% rent collections since the beginning of classes in August and less than 1% lease cancellations as a result of distance learning.

“The degree of no-shows—students who signed a lease, but did not move in—this year in our portfolio was consistent with years past at less than 1%.  And August collections for our portfolio were also very strong at 97%–they were 96% in August 2019. These trends were not impacted by the mode of course delivery,” Frederick W. Pierce, IV, president and CEO of Pierce Education Properties, tells GlobeSt.com.  “This information affirms that students do not want to stay at home and miss

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