VERIFY: Here’s how people in nursing homes vote

Voting by mail, assisted voting in the facility, and taking transportation to voting facilities are all options.

Viewer Ellen H. sent VERIFY this question:

“I was wondering if nursing home residents get the chance to vote? If yes how do they vote? Is it by mail-in ballot or can they vote in person if able? Thank you!”

Voting for seniors in nursing homes is different this year given the risks the COVID-19 pandemic poses to those in nursing homes. The VERIFY team broke down how people in nursing homes normally vote and changes to how they vote this year.

THE QUESTION

How do nursing home residents vote?

THE ANSWER

In most elections, nursing home residents have the option of voting absentee by mail, taking transportation to a voting place, or voting within the nursing home itself.

This year, nursing home residents are likely relying on absentee ballots, however

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More People Are Migrating From New York to Florida

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a trend for people to move out of high-tax, expensive states such as New York, California and Massachusetts, into other states with more space and affordability, new data shows.


In the third quarter of 2020, nearly 47,000 more Redfin.com users looked to leave New York than to move in. The potential net outflow represented a 35% increase compared to the figure of the same period last year, at 35,000, according to a report released Wednesday by the real estate brokerage.

“New York’s loss is Florida’s gain,” Redfin economist Taylor Marr said in the report. “When the pandemic hit the U.S. in March, remote workers started leaving New York City and its ultra-expensive housing in search of wide-open spaces, sunshine and affordable homes—all of which you can find in Florida, with the bonus of no state income tax.”

The trend has intensified as people feel more

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People invest in their homes in a pandemic year

It seems everywhere one looked this past summer there were construction trucks of different kinds parked on the streets and in driveways. Roofs were replaced, fences were erected, houses were painted and re-sided, and landscaping was updated.

Many people chose not to take annual vacations and they couldn’t attend concerts or sporting events, so, instead, they spent that disposable income on improving their homes and yards.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Now that the weather is turning colder, it’s getting dark earlier and people are retreating indoors to escape both the weather and COVID-19, they are turning a critical eye to the insides of their homes. For instance, that old wallpaper in the bathroom is long past its prime and needs to be replaced with paint. And the tub in there is also less than nice to use and life would probably be more pleasant with a walk-in shower instead. Finally, the furniture they have

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These people renovated their dream castle homes



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Rich people are buying Miami homes just for a place to park their yachts

When the 4,000-square-foot, four-bedroom waterfront house at 518 Palm Dr. in Hallandale Beach, Fla., sold for $2 million in July, Compass broker Chad Carroll got a surprise. The NYC-based buyer wasn’t looking for a holiday home. He just wanted a place to park his yacht. In Fort Lauderdale, a five-bedroom, 8,494-square-foot mansion at 1500 SE 10th St. sold late last year for $6.5 million, also with Carroll. (It’s currently on the market for $10 million, with Compass’ Tim Elmes.) Once again, the buyer was just looking for somewhere to park their yacht.

1500 SE 10th Street in Fort Lauderdale
1500 SE 10th St. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Daniel Petroni/Courtesy of Compass

Throughout South Florida, a surge of boat sales — especially since the pandemic — has led to a slip shortage, spurring buyers to spring for waterfront single-family homes with yacht parking, brokers say.

“We have a finite amount of developable waterfront, and they aren’t building mega-yacht

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Sec. Ben Carson: Under Trump administration, HUD has partnered in Harris County to lift people out of need

Yolanda, a veteran and single mother, was struggling to support her family. After connecting with the Gulf Coast Envision Center operated by Adaptive Construction Solutions, Yolanda was placed into a full-time job as a crane and rigging apprentice.

EnVision Centers have a simple goal in mind: to provide individuals in underserved communities with the tools they need to reach their highest potentials. They are centralized hubs that provide one-stop shopping for Houstonians for job training, education resources, social services and more. The Gulf Coast EnVision Center will join an existing center at the Haverstock Hills apartment complex, and both are proof that this important vision is already coming to life.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s designation of an EnVision Center at this state-of-the-art facility confirms and strengthens our partnership with Houston, Harris County and the surrounding community to improve its residents’ lives. EnVision Centers take a holistic

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Surrey RCMP respond to drug overdose involving five people

SURREY, B.C. – The RCMP say naloxone was used to help five people who overdosed after using drugs together in the early hours of Saturday morning.

They say officers initially responded to a report of a gas leak inside a Surrey, B.C., home at 1:48 a.m. and located five unresponsive people.

Other emergency services attended and administered Narcan, which is also known as naloxone, a medication that can help reverse opioid overdoses.

Police say all five people were revived after receiving up to four doses of Narcan each before being transported to hospital.

The Mounties determined there was no gas leak, but they say the five people had consumed drugs and overdosed one by one.

Police say no drugs were located at the time, so it’s not known what they consumed, but it’s believed to have been a highly concentrated batch.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, as well as

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Philippines Eases Curfew, Allows More People to Leave Homes

(Bloomberg) — The Philippines shortened curfew hours in Manila and eased the stay-at-home order in a bid to boost its economy. The peso and stocks rose.



a group of people standing outside of a building: A security personnel wearing a face mask and face shield carries a social distancing sing as he walks inside at the SM Mall of Asia complex, operated by SM Prime Holdings Inc., in Pasay City, Metro Manila, the Philippines, on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. The Philippines is expanding its search for vaccine supplies as the spread of infections appears to slow in Southeast Asia’s virus epicenter.


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A security personnel wearing a face mask and face shield carries a social distancing sing as he walks inside at the SM Mall of Asia complex, operated by SM Prime Holdings Inc., in Pasay City, Metro Manila, the Philippines, on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. The Philippines is expanding its search for vaccine supplies as the spread of infections appears to slow in Southeast Asia’s virus epicenter.

The curfew in most of the capital region will now be from midnight to 4 a.m., having previously been from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said in a televised briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday.

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People aged 15 to 65 will be allowed to go out in areas under

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What You Should Leave Behind For The People Who Buy Your Home

One of the big shifts in behavior throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, among so many others, has been the mad rush of people leaving cities for the suburbs and buying homes at an astonishing rate. There are also families taking advantage of low interest rates to upgrade their current home to something that better suits their situation. It’s not uncommon for a home that would have had a tough time selling this time last year to be purchased the moment the listing goes public for the asking price (often well above what used to be the market rate and possibly with multiple bids).

But this literal land grab has benefited people looking to downsize their homes after decades of ownership and who can now use a portion of that money to buy a smaller place and the rest to either maintain living expenses or invest in the

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California Law Prioritizes People Over Corporate Home-Buyers | California News

By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tenants, affordable housing groups and local governments will get first crack at buying foreclosed homes under a measure approved Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The bill is designed to keep corporations from snapping up homes and letting some fall into disrepair as they did during the Great Recession. The issue drew national attention a year ago when several homeless mothers calling themselves Moms 4 Housing moved into a vacant, corporate-owned house in West Oakland.

It was among 15 bills Newsom signed into law as renters and home-buyers again struggle during mass layoffs prompted by the pandemic. The governor said the measures “will directly lead to more affordable opportunities for renters and homeowners.”

The law bars sellers of foreclosed homes from bundling them at auction for sale to a single buyer. In addition, it will allow tenants, families, local governments, affordable housing

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