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Facilitate the establishment of assembly plants for the housing sector

The government is asked to facilitate the creation of assembly factories for the production of materials Stakeholders in the building and construction sector have called on the government to facilitate the establishment of assembly plants for the production of materials needed for the housing sector. They said that such a move, as is done in […]

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Hamptonville could solve the Hamptons affordable housing crisis

In November, residents of the towns of East and Southampton will find a referendum on their ballots which, if approved, will provide tens of millions of dollars in new funds each year to help residents own or rent houses here. Currently, they cannot. Real estate prices are too high. Residents are moving away and the […]

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Ghanaian government urged to facilitate establishment of assembly plants for housing sector

Share this with more people! Stakeholders in the building and construction sector have called on the government to facilitate the establishment of assembly plants for the production of materials needed by the housing industry. They said that such a move, as is done in the automotive sector, would help reduce the cost of materials and, […]

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Bahrain invests BD 3.3 billion in social housing sector | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

TDT | manama The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Government initiatives and investments in the social housing sector are valued at 3.3 billion Bahraini dinars, the housing minister said yesterday. This information came as Housing Minister Basem Al Hamer was speaking at the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting held at the UN headquarters in New […]

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The PM “disconnected” from the housing crisis: Labor

Scott Morrison is “out of touch” with the issue of soaring house prices and rents, the Labor Party has said. But the Prime Minister pointed to a number of government housing-related measures, including the Housing Guarantee Scheme which allows first-time buyers to buy properties with down payments as low as 5%, as proof that the […]

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The housing crisis is forcing pet owners and foster families to make heartbreaking decisions

Every time Tanya Wooley brings a new cat or dog into her home, they become part of the family. For the past five years, she has provided temporary foster care in central Queensland to help people keep their animals in times of housing difficulties or stress. “You always start to think that [the] pet will […]

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Barkindji woman tackles Broken Hill housing supply problem with plan to build 500 eco-friendly homes

A woman from Barkindji hopes to improve housing supply problems in Broken Hill with a project that could result in the construction of around 500 eco-friendly homes in the town. Key points: Nara Nation’s Narelle Osborne says they hope to build some of the hardware in Broken Hill Ms Osborne says she wants to see […]

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YWCA Stand Against Racism event highlights racial disparities amid housing crisis

Spokane’s housing crisis has shocked renters looking to buy homes and landlords looking to move. Prices have skyrocketed and when houses come up for sale or apartments become available, they sell quickly. For communities of color in Spokane, the housing crisis seems even more pronounced, and on Thursday night, the Spokane YWCA dedicated its annual […]

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Moffatt: Ontario Budget Projects Deeper Housing Supply Crisis

Ontario is experiencing a housing supply crisis, and the 2022 Ontario Budget forecasts more challenges ahead. Earlier this year, Doug Ford’s government introduced the More housing for all (Bill 109) based, in part, on recommendations made by its housing affordability task force. Despite this, the 2022 budget forecasts annual housing starts to remain below 90,000 […]

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Wendell Cox: Political restrictions caused the housing crisis

Breadcrumb Links PF Comment The choice we face is clear: a modest expansion of greenfield development or greater housing poverty Housing costs have skyrocketed relative to household incomes wherever there is a strong policy of urban confinement. Photo by Peter J. Thompson/National Post Content of the article For 18 years, I have been monitoring international […]

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Housing crisis for national and Ukrainian refugees requires Covid-like response

The Residential Tenancies Board’s latest rent report shows the staggering heights rents have now reached and how shattered government housing policy and the housing market are. Rents push tenants into poverty, homelessness, emigration and depend on soup kitchens and food banks to try to survive. Many tenants are families with children. It is a social […]

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Anglicare housing report details low-income people’s struggle to find housing | The Daily Advertiser

newsletters, editors’ selection list, Wagga’s most vulnerable residents are struggling to find a roof over their heads as rent and housing prices continue to rise. A new report from charity Anglicare shows that people on low incomes, including pensioners, are increasingly unable to find safe and affordable accommodation in the city. The charity described the […]

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Refugees and housing crisis

Sir, – Reading the report on the government’s new plans to tackle the housing crisis (“Builders will be able to use extended hours to increase housing production”, News, April 26), it occurred to me mind that what the government should do is pretend that all homeless people are refugees; this seems to inspire them to […]

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Mold, major leaks and other abuses detailed in Senate report on military housing

WASHINGTON (Grey DC) – The Senate Standing Subcommittee on Investigations on Tuesday released the results of its 8-month investigation into the mistreatment of military families in private housing. The bipartisan subcommittee investigated complaints about housing hazards, including mold, major leaks and other housing hazards that were allegedly ignored by military contractor Balfour Beatty Communities. Officials […]

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Mold, major leaks and other abuse detailed in Senate report on military housing

WASHINGTON (Grey DC) – The Senate Standing Subcommittee on Investigations on Tuesday released the results of its 8-month investigation into the mistreatment of military families in private housing. The bipartisan subcommittee investigated complaints about housing hazards, including mold, major leaks and other housing hazards that were allegedly ignored by military contractor Balfour Beatty Communities. Officials […]

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Letter: Taxing private landlords will not solve the housing crisis

This letter concerns the recent article: “Avon considers its options for handling short-term rentals”. While the city council certainly has the power to tax anything within the city limits, I have to ask why are private landlords held responsible for the failures of local employers for neglecting the concept of employee housing? I have lived […]

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The government wants to work with the private sector to improve the housing sector

play the videoMinister of Public Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye Government offers tax incentives to private developers Housing deficit reduced from 2 million to 1.8 million units The urban population of Ghana is 57% of the total population, Asenso-Boakye The Minister of Public Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye, noted that the government is working with […]

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Despite the housing crisis, 1 Government of NL housing unit. of 5 is vacant in northern Labrador

Despite homelessness and overcrowding described as a crisis in Labrador, one in five provincially-run housing units in Inuit communities across the region are empty and awaiting repairs. Some units have been vacant for almost three years, according to figures provided by the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation. The provincial government says it is working to […]

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A sensible way to tackle the housing crisis

COURTESY IMAGE DID YOU KNOW? Bonnie Donovan Did you know that in Santa Barbara, the most expensive component of the cost of housing is land? The only way to find truly affordable housing in Santa Barbara is to take an inventory of all government-owned land in Santa Barbara County, whether federal, state, county, or city-owned. […]

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Scotland’s housing sector can build back better – Diana MacLean

The number of new homes being built in Scotland fell to the lowest level for over 70 years in 2020. Those of us in the Scottish housing industry would do well to wonder about the second half of this statement. Earlier this year, exclusive analysis by Riverside Scotland for The Scotsman showed the number of […]

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Thinking big helped Australia solve a housing crisis in the 1940s. We can do it again | Ellen Fanning

On March 14, 1977, a Rolls-Royce carrying the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh swept through Sydney’s working-class Waterloo suburbs to tour a new inner-city high-rise housing commission development. Reports from the day note that the royal couple were “quickly taken to the 29th floor of the one-bedroom house of Mr Vyvyan Smith, 83, [where] the […]

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Housing crisis strategy pits municipal interests against provincial control

Local democracy can be a beautiful thing, especially for the citizens who participate in it and influence the vital decisions that impact their lives. An instructive lesson in this kind of “people power” was taught by residents of a central Kitchener neighborhood who appeared before a city committee and blocked approval for a condominium development […]

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Reviews | Stop blaming millennials for the housing crisis

Placeholder while loading article actions The country has turned against my generation once again, this time for having the nerve to try to find a place to live. Early in the pandemic, some wondered if the rise of remote working could revitalize smaller, cheaper, “second-tier” cities. Footless, white-collar millennials could reinvigorate the Rust Belt! hollowed […]

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NAR’s Bryan Greene Joins Housing Supply and Affordability Crisis Think Tank – RISMedia

Bryan Greene, Vice President of Policy Advocacy for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) along with several other senior housing officials recently joined the national think tank Third Way for a discussion on how to solve the housing crisis, with a focus on increasing availability, affordability and accessibility for all, announced the NAR. Greene was […]

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Texas A&M housing report shows home prices rising in Bryan

BRYAN, Texas — If you’re interested in buying a home in the Brazos Valley, you’re in luck, but it may cost you a little more. It’s simple – supply and demand. Jaime Stanley, owner and chief development officer of HōM Realty, says there may have been more sales in 2021, but for 2022 it’s a […]

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Net Zero: Challenges for the social housing sector

The Scottish Parliament has set a target for Scotland to become a net zero carbon country, society and economy by 2045. Heat inside buildings accounts for around a fifth of all carbon emissions. Scotland’s greenhouse gases, making the housing sector a key element in the drive to reach net zero. The Scottish Government has published […]

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Housing crisis propels high death toll in South Africa floods

The new settlement, a tight cluster of squat houses made of drywall, was built without electricity and nestled between a noisy highway and a river. Officials acknowledged the risk of flooding but promised residents that within three months they would be moved to permanent homes, recalled Themba Lushaba, who was resettled with his girlfriend. Thirteen […]

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Viewpoint: Gutted zoning is not the answer to Montana’s housing crisis

Robert Horne Jr. and his dog, Grady Now that Montana has finally realized it has a serious housing problem, “housing experts” have come out of the woodwork to tell us how to fix it. Predictably, when there is a problem to be solved, some of these “experts” try to exploit the problem by using it […]

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Federal budget gives a lifeline to ailing co-op housing sector

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tables the federal budget in the House of Commons in Ottawa on April 7.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press The long-neglected co-op housing sector received a major boost in the federal government’s 2022 budget, but given the scale of the affordability challenge in Canada, some are hoping it’s just the start of something […]

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Vancouver school at risk of closing to make room amid housing crisis

Michael Hooper outside the Queen Elizabeth Annex in Vancouver on April 15.Jackie Dives/The Globe and Mail Parents on Vancouver’s west side oppose the possible closure of a small school in Dunbar, saying the school board’s plan to get rid of the precious land fails to take into account the massive population growth expected as well […]

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Missoula housing report finds high prices and low supply

Not surprisingly, housing in Missoula is not only very expensive, but also very scarce. The Missoula Organization of Realtors held a press conference on Tuesday to provide an overview of the current housing situation. The MOR provided this comment in a press release that summarizes the current housing situation. “Supply is at an all-time low, […]

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Final Fantasy 14 director promises to finally fix the in-game housing crisis

Final Fantasy 14 will suspend future housing lotteries while the issues are resolved, and Square Enix has provided an update on fixes for system bugs. Earlier on April 19, Square Enix and Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida visited the Magnetite to write an apology. When the hosting lotteries for plots in Final Fantasy 14 […]

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Scarcity of housing supply could dampen impact of rising rates on property market, economists warn

A record mismatch between housing demand and supply is forcing economists to reconsider the role interest rates will play in cooling house prices. Typically, rising rates cool a boiling housing market by making mortgages more expensive. During the current rate hike cycle, however, housing supply is so low relative to pent-up demand – both in […]

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Australia’s housing crisis worsens as overseas students return

A new report from Australian property company Domain shows vacancy rates across all areas are at their lowest since their record highs began in 2017, with Melbourne posting one of the steepest year-on-year declines , dropping from 4.3% in March 2021 to 1.8% this March. “Experts say the situation will get worse as international students […]

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for March 2022

Strong spring home sales set records for highest median price and lowest supply DENVER, April 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The busy spring season got off to another strong start this year. March home sales jumped 32.2% from February while posting a record median sale price report of $360,000. As buyers continued to far outnumber sellers, […]

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Olympia hopes to address homelessness as a housing crisis

This winter, after the city of Olympia carried out homeless encampment sweeps following increased pressure from the community, around 76 households were accommodated in hotels to wait out the cold. Now only seven households remain in the hotel stay program supported by Olympia Mutual Aid Partners. Although there has been success in involving some homeless […]

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Carriage houses and in-law suites are seen as contributing to the affordable housing crisis in Chattanooga

Melanie Newton said she and her husband built a secondary suite above their garage in the South Chattanooga neighborhood four years ago, and it has been occupied ever since. “We literally had someone in there two days before construction was finished,” she said in a phone interview. Chattanooga has fewer than 100 such units, often […]

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Housing crisis: Time to act, says OHBA chief

Breadcrumb Links New homes and condos Houses Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark delivered the keynote address to OHBA members at his Industry Leaders Dinner held Monday, April 11 at Toronto. IMAGE PROVIDED BY OHBA Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on […]

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How Lawmakers Contributed to Florida’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Unlike affordable housing options right now, there is no shortage of stories of struggle in Florida. Across the state, people are seeing homes and rentals sold. The crisis forced 62-year-old Vernita McCaskill to stay at a hotel in Tampa for a month and a half. “I don’t see how to get out of it at […]

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Maine House passes bill to boost state housing supply

AUGUSTA — The Maine House voted 78 to 51 Thursday night in favor of a bill that supporters say will ease Maine’s affordable housing crisis, in part by allowing duplexes and secondary suites to be built on plots of single-family homes. The bill’s main sponsor, House Speaker Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford and other affordable housing advocates […]

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Poll finds 67% say it’s harder to find housing – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A new poll finds more than two-thirds of Bay Area voters say housing has become harder to find, up sharply from 2021. According to results from the Bay Area Council’s poll of 1,000 voters released Thursday, 67% said finding housing had become more difficult over the past year, up from […]

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Aitchison releases plan to solve Canada’s housing crisis

Parry Sound-Muskoka MP and Conservative Party leadership candidate Scott Aitchison released a plan this week that he says will increase housing supply across the country and solve Canada’s housing crisis. “Scott will provide federal leadership to get more homes built and invest in affordable and social housing because every Canadian deserves a safe bed to […]

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Bipartisan bill to create tax credit to increase housing supply and revitalize struggling homes: The Prowers Journal

Russ Baldwin | April 14, 2022 | Comments 0 The legislation would help defray the cost of building or renovating homes, help existing homeowners stay in their homes Washington, DC –– US Senator from Colorado, Michael Bennett, a member of the US Senate Finance Committee, has co-sponsored legislation led by US Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) […]

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Framespace to Hire 150 Additional Employees to Accelerate Offsite Housing Supply | Irish Building Magazine.ie

The 120,000 square foot facility will initially allow Framespace to deliver 550 residential units per year, with the company expecting adoption of offsite (or modular) housing to grow as housing completions increase for achieve the government’s ambitious goals for social and affordable housing. Framespace plans to double its production over 3 years, with a target […]

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PCIP can be a game-changer for housing sector procurement

Kingdom and Glasgow West Housing Association talk about their positive experiences with the PCIP Public procurement is a valuable function that is carried out across the public sector – and it is assessed, measured and improved by the Procurement and Trade Improvement Program (PCIP). Excel Scotland offers a PCIP assessment to each of Scotland’s 32 […]

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Suburbs are key to the housing crisis, but building their way out leads to growing pains

Many economic, political and business leaders have long pushed high-density, transit-oriented residential buildings as a way to lift New York and cities across the country out of the housing crisis. Developing these projects to the scale required also requires an awful lot of literal digging, as communities trying to be part of the housing solution […]

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BMO chief economist debunks ‘myth’ of housing supply in Canada

A daily digest of research and analysis from Globe and Mail market strategist Scott Barlow BofA Securities’ global quantitative strategist Nigel Tupper maintains a growth model he calls “Global Wave” to gauge the strength of economic growth. The components are industrial confidence, consumer confidence, capacity utilization, unemployment, producer prices, credit spreads and corporate earnings revisions. […]

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Greens pledge to lift Western Australia out of housing crisis

As the third day of the federal election campaign kicks off, the Greens pledge to build 118,000 homes in Western Australia over the next 20 years. The move comes as Australia struggling with a serious housing crisis, or rental vacancy rates are at an all-time low in WA, while prices are skyrocketing, competition is increasing […]

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Housing crisis in Cornwall: Tax planning and reforms ‘urgently needed’

Photo: Shutterstock Cornwall Council’s Section 151 Officer has called on the government to implement reforms to planning and tax rules to help local authorities respond urgently to the housing crisis. Tracie Langley, who is also Cornwall’s COO, told Room151 the county faces a number of housing issues, including: a seasonal workforce which is increasing demand; […]

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The Cabinet plans to limit the rise in prices in the private housing sector due to high inflation

The Cabinet is working on a new housing proposal that would prevent private sector tenants from paying significantly higher rent due to rising inflation. An initiative first proposed by the Labor Party (PvdA) called for a maximum increase in rents for three years – until mid-2024 – limited to the official rate of inflation plus […]

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Real estate industry weighs in as Ottawa targets housing supply

This section is Present This section was produced by the editorial staff. The client did not have the opportunity to put restrictions on the content or to revise it before publication. by RBC Mortgages Breadcrumb Links Real estate News PF Economy The groups say they are encouraged by the measures taken, but not everyone is […]

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Housing crisis in centers like Broome is stifling dreams of developing the north, experts say

Northern development has long been a goal of successive federal governments, but experts say the regional rental crisis is holding back growth. Key points: Experts say successful development in northern Australia will require housing reform Long-term residents face the prospect of leaving Broome as they find nowhere to live Realtor says ‘diabolical’ rent squeeze will […]

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HUDSON | Let go of local obstacles to ease the housing crisis | Opinion

Miller Hudson Access to affordable housing has been a Colorado challenge for nearly two decades. As the state’s economy recovered from the housing meltdown of the early 1990s, prices began to rise and they never looked back. Demand is finally collapsing into economic reality, with average stock appreciation jumping 9% in March alone. In 2018 […]

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Dumping local zoning codes won’t solve the housing crisis

Now that Montana has finally realized it has a serious housing problem, “housing experts” have come out of the woodwork to tell us all how to fix it. And predictably, when there is a problem to solve, some of these “experts” try to exploit the problem by using it to advance their political agenda. The […]

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Northland’s housing crisis drives up social housing waiting list and life on the streets

Northland’s housing crisis is described as a “matter of desperation” as small towns see people living on the streets for the first time. Rising house prices, Auckland’s growing population and the impacts of Covid-19 are to blame for the problem, as the region’s public housing waiting list soars. Since the end of 2017, the number […]

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Federal budget not doing enough to end housing crisis, Sask. experts say

Although the latest federal budget focused on housing issues, some Saskatchewan residents and housing advocates say it falls short of expectations for addressing these issues. The 2022 budget, unveiled on Thursday, has been dubbed the “housing budget,” with $10.1 billion in spending over five years on housing, including measures to get more people into their […]

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Housing supply for Ukrainian refugees ‘stretching’ with tough weeks ahead, says Taoiseach

IRELAND’s efforts to house Ukrainian refugees will become difficult in the coming weeks as the offer is now “stretched”, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has warned. More than 20,000 Ukrainians have come to Ireland in recent weeks to escape the Russian invasion of their country. 2 Taoiseach Micheal Martin said there were tough weeks ahead as housing […]

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Senators Romney and Lee introduce bill to increase housing supply in Utah

WASHINGTON-US Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) joins Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and John Barrasso (R-WY) in introducing the Help open up underutilized space to secure shelter or HOUSES Act today to help local government units address housing supply and affordability in their jurisdictions. The federal government owns more than two-thirds of the land in Utah. Utah […]

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Panelists share ways to increase supply of affordable housing

Jenna Kimberley (left), president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines, moderated a panel discussion on housing supply at this week’s Affordable Housing Week symposium. Panelists (left to right) were Carrie Woerdeman of Kading Properties, Rachel Flint of Hubbell Homes Inc. and Lance Henning of Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity. Photo courtesy […]

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Senior housing sector continues to recover: CBRE

The greatest investment opportunity. Graphic courtesy of CBRE A CBRE A survey has found that the senior housing sector is expected to experience an increase in rental rates and residences in 2022. The same survey established that senior housing residence could return to pre-COVID levels in the 18 months. The majority of investors (82%) believe […]

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Housing sector: RBI policy is positive for the housing sector

Policy announcements from the Reserve Bank of India on Friday are likely to boost the housing sector in two ways. First, the regulator extended for a year the liberal standards for the housing sector introduced during the pandemic. This step can facilitate a higher flow of credit to purchase individual homes. Governor Das said the […]

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Senator Lee introduces bill to increase housing supply in Utah

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced his Helping Open Underutilized Space to Ensure Shelter or HOUSES Act to help local government units address housing supply and affordability in their jurisdictions. The federal government owns more than two-thirds of the land in Utah. Utah is also among the states with the most competitive housing markets and limited […]

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Affordable housing crisis attacked with $250 million in federal relief funds

Amid soaring rent and house prices and a relentless shortage of supply, advocates hope an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal relief can finally make a dent in the affordable housing crisis. in Nevada. The state Legislature’s interim finance committee voted on Thursday to allocate the first half of a $500 million […]

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The supply of housing obtains a budget increase of 10 billion dollars; Federal government adds measures to curb speculation

Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Posted Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:22 p.m. EDT Last updated Thursday, April 7, 2022 5:59 PM EDT TORONTO – The Liberal government will try to ease Canada’s housing crisis with more than $10 billion in funding to speed up home construction […]

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Feds add measures to curb speculation as housing supply increases by $10 billion – Boundary Creek Times

The Liberal government will attempt to ease Canada’s housing crisis with more than $10 billion in funding to speed up the construction and repair of homes, as well as banning home purchases from foreign investors and taking tax measures to reduce speculation, while adding assistance for those trying to enter the market. Commitments are one […]

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Our point of view: the housing crisis is everywhere, just like homelessness

Maine’s affordable housing crisis is weighing on nearly everyone. But this weighs more heavily on households that are already barely getting by. For these people, all it takes is one disruption — a job change, a rent increase, a sudden health problem — and they could end up on the street. With housing prices rising […]

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Housing report reveals Clark County mortgage wage disparity

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Homes in southern Nevada are becoming less affordable. A new report on real estate data reveals the disparity between house prices and annual income. As mortgage rates continue to rise nationwide, wages are not keeping up with costs. According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ first quarter 2022 results in the United States […]

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Budget 2022: Housing supply increases by $10 billion; Federal government adds measures to curb speculation

By Josh Funk in Omaha OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Warren Buffett gave Berkshire Hathaway investors some details Saturday about how he spent more than $50 billion earlier this year and reassured them that the business he has built will last long after the 91-year-old billionaire is gone. Tens of thousands of investors filled an Omaha […]

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Budget: housing supply increases by $10 billion

TORONTO – The Liberal government will try to ease Canada’s housing crisis with more than $10 billion in funding to speed up home construction and repair, as well as measures to calm the market and help those trying to to buy their first home. “The main challenge in Canada when it comes to housing is […]

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USDA Loan Do you qualify to receive housing assistance?

USDA loans are a site selling No Credit Check Loans mortgages that have no down payment available for buyers in rural areas. It is claimed that USDA loans rank among the least well-known aid programs throughout the United States.They are loans guaranteed by the US Dept. of Agriculture as part of the Rural Devt. Guaranteed […]

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Edmond permits illustrate workers’ housing crisis

Edmond Councilor and developer Josh Moore speaks about the lack of workforce housing in the city during a presentation Wednesday at the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce. The average cost of new homes built in Edmond last year was $421,325, Moore said. (Photo by Kathryn McNutt) EDMOND – Building permits issued last year in Edmond […]

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Key Choices, Flexibility to Improve Access to Affordable Housing for Seniors: Report

Member of the US Senate Special Committee on Aging, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). (Credit: Pool/Getty Images) Policies at all levels of government that focus on choice, flexibility and cost-effectiveness are needed to improve access to affordable housing for older people, according to a new report. “A dwelling for the golden years” Tim Scott (R-SC), a […]

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Property council welcomes focus on sustainability and housing supply

The improvements will require continued collaboration between New South Wales and local government, industry and other stakeholders to create the homes the community needs, says the PCA. The announcement: The Property Council of Australia has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to make significant improvements to the BASIX (Building Sustainability Index) system and its reaffirmed commitment […]

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High rents worsen housing crisis in Hudson | Columbia County

HUDSON — During a 2010 New York gubernatorial debate, political activist and perennial candidate Jimmy McMillan said “the rent was too high.” Her statement went viral early on social media as it resonated with so many. Twelve years later, rental prices are still soaring across the country. And Hudson, a town that has attracted both […]

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The local housing crisis worsens | Corowa Free Press

The Federation and Indigo Shire councils are among a growing number of communities in the NSW and Victoria region struggling with an unprecedented housing crisis as demand for housing outstrips supply. The lack of affordable housing in the region is widely attributed to the exodus of people from big cities during the pandemic, combined with […]

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Leaders share strategies to escalate housing supply chain challenges

Leading Building Products Dealers Discuss Supply Chain Constraints and Solutions at ProDealer … [+] conference. (Left to right: Mark Hopkins, Hancock Lumber Company; John Perna, Hamilton Building Supply; Stephen Sallah, LBM Advantage; Mike Reeves, Espy Lumber and Master of Ceremonies Richard Laible) HBS Dealer John Perna operates Hamilton Building Supply Company in New Jersey, a […]

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Inside Housing – News – Housing supply ‘overshadowed’ fire safety despite multiple warnings ahead of Grenfell, Barwell agrees

He was also shown a letter from Fire Minister Brandon Lewis, sent in November 2015, which referred to the department’s “long-standing commitment” to reviewing the guidelines and noted “changes in construction technology, in particular the increased use of combustible materials. The letter said that Mr Lewis’s officials had met with the industry umbrella group, the […]

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Northern Colorado and Statewide Housing Report for April – Greeley Tribune

The following is compiled using the latest data available from Redfin. Median home sale price at Greeley until February (red fin): $417,750 (+2.6% since January; +21.5% since February 2021) Median selling price in Windsor (red fin): $576,012 (+5% since January; +34.2% since February 2021) Median selling price in Fort Collins (red fin): $530,000 (+6% since […]

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Mountain Mediation hosts a community conversation on the housing crisis and its impacts on equity

Several months ago, the conversations team at Mountain Mediation began reviewing the next episode of the Community Conversation series. After reviewing several local studies conducted by Park City Municipal and the Community Foundation, the group began to look at housing and equity issues. Mountain mediation attorney Gretchen Lee said the conversations team convened a panel […]