A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 08, 2019
“Homes are where jobs go at night”

More jobs means more housing, and fewer jobs means fewer homes. “Homes (or “housing” or “real estate") is where (the) jobs go at night” is a popular saying of unknown authorship. “Too often people forget that homes are where jobs go at night” was printed in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) on January 7, 2000. “As someone recently quipped, ‘Houses are where jobs go at night’” was printed in The Reporter (Fond Du Lac, WI) on March 25, 2001.

“At the time I worked with Alan Kingston, who was with Workforce Housing and coined the phrase ‘housing is where jobs go at night’” was printed in Los Angeles (CA) Downtown News on February 23, 2004. It’s not known if Alan Kingston coined the saying because it’s not known when he first said this.

“Real estate is where the JOBS go at night” was posted on Twitter by J. Massey on December 20, 2013. “Real estate is where the jobs go at night. Directly proportional” was posted on Twitter by Christina Haftman on March 11, 2014.


7 January 2000, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), “Pace of urban growth races little alarm in poll of Twin Citians” by David Peterson, pg. B3, cols. 3-4:
“Too often people forget that homes are where jobs go at night,” Garczynski said.
(Gary Garczynski, vice president of the builders group.—ed.)

6 June 2000, Lincoln (NE) Journal Star, “HouseNebraska program expanded by $4 billion” by Fred Knapp, pg. 5, col. 5:
(Lt. Gov. Dave—ed.) Maurstad highlighted the link between housing and employment, quipping, “Houses are where jobs go at night.”

25 March 2001, The Reporter (Fond Du Lac, WI), “Land Use,” pg. 29, col. 4:
As someone recently quipped, “Houses are where jobs go at night.”

3 May 2001, Tampa (FL) Tribune, “Moratoriums don’t fix overcrowded schools” by Ron Coppenbarger, pg. 14, col. 4:
Let’s not forget, the home building industry doesn’t create new growth; this industry responds to the demand for housing. And remember, homes are where jobs go at night.

11 August 2002, Orlando (FL) Sentinel, “Desalting plants could land in Volusia, Brevard,” pg. A23, col. 2: 
Homes, they say, are where jobs go at night.

Los Angeles (CA) Downtown News
Downtown’s Newest ‘Gateway’Meta Housing to Develop $55 Million Residential Complex Near Crown Hill
By Kathryn Maese Feb 23, 2004
(...)
“At the time I worked with Alan Kingston, who was with Workforce Housing and coined the phrase ‘housing is where jobs go at night,’” Huskey said.

Google Groups: la.transportation
Toluca Subway Yard info
Harry Marnell
5/19/04
(...)
“At the time I worked with Alan Kingston, who was with Workforce Housing and coined the phrase ‘housing is where jobs go at night,’” Huskey said.

Twitter
Tyler Craddock
@tylercraddock
Houses are where the jobs go at night ... http://ow.ly/aQXi8
12:46 PM - 11 May 2012

Twitter
Signature Homes
@SigHomesSales
“Homes are where the jobs go at night.” How to Foresee Real Estate Market Trends. http://ow.ly/bYBLh
11:15 PM - 2 Jul 2012

Twitter
J. Massey
@CashFlowDiary
Local economies (today and in the future) are very important. 
Real estate is where the JOBS go at night.
1:54 AM - 20 Dec 2013

Twitter
Christina Haftman
@Cr8DigitalAsset
Real estate is where the jobs go at night.
Directly proportional.
9:56 AM - 11 Mar 2014

Leaf Chronicle (Clarksville, TN)
Commuters, military keep rooftops rising in Clarksville
Jimmy Settle, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Published 6:22 a.m. CT April 14, 2017
(...)
“Homes are where jobs go at night,” said Karen Blick, executive officer for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Home Builders Association.

Inside Business—The Hampton Roads (VA) Business Journal
Claudia Cotton, CEO of Tidewater Builders Association | Firstperson
By Linda Lamm English
Correspondent
Mar 8, 2019
(...)
Now living in Suffolk, she loves to play golf and spend time with her family on Lake Gaston, and likes the old saying, “Homes are where jobs go at night.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBuildings/Housing/Parks • Friday, March 08, 2019 • Permalink