HOUSING

Edward James Jr. is 56 years old. He has no permanent address and lives in a tent in the woods. James says he is lucky to have the tent, the only steady roof he has had over his head for the last two years after he lost his job in construction. He does not stay in the tent city located in a separate area of Beaumont because he prefers his solitude, but the mosquitoes cause him some discomfort at his hidden campsite, as do the heat and his medical issues.

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According to the October 2015 Beaumont housing market report, Beaumont home sales soared 20 percent in October of this year, while home prices remained unchanged.

"The local market continues to remain strong with 4.7 months of inventory and brisk sales," said Vivian Todd, President of the Beaumont Board of Realtors. "Consumers are looking with confidence to Realtors for relevant, expert data and advice in buying and selling property."

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Jehovah Jireh Place of Grace should be like this senior living complex on Major.

The debate over where a low-income senior living complex will be erected in Beaumont has come to an end, with a lone finalist awarded the state tax credits needed to fund development. 

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According to a press release from the Port Arthur Housing Authority (PAHA), the agency is “deeply concerned” regarding violence in the Prince Hall Village neighborhood on W. 14th St. in Port Arthur.

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