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DC developer cites housing crisis in battle to remove five heritage trees

A real estate developer in washington dc, urges lawmakers to write a loophole in municipal law that would allow a company to remove heritage trees from a site where it wants to build a new one apartment complex. The company is looking to remove five heritage trees, each over 100 inches in circumference and protected […]

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Biden seeks to boost housing supply in the absence of congressional action

The Department of Housing and Urban Development will also encourage state and local recipients to use money from more flexible programs, including Community Development Block Grants, to create more affordable housing. The administration said the Treasury Department will encourage state and local governments to direct pandemic relief funds provided by Congress in 2021 toward affordable […]

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MDC Stock: Struggling Housing Sector May Present Opportunity

D. Lentz/iStock via Getty Images “Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easier.” -Robert A. Heinlein The last time we looked in depth MDC Holdings (NYSE: MDC) this summer, the outlook for the housing market has been much more robust. However, this part of the economy is taking gas as the average 30-year mortgage […]

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Housing supply crisis looms over election

Australia does not have a housing affordability crisis, it has a housing equality crisis and little is being done by either major party to close the growing gap according to some industry heavyweights. Housing affordability remains a hot topic ahead of the federal election, with both major parties pledging to tackle the issue, but neither […]

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London’s housing supply isn’t fit for purpose, and we need a bit of courage to fix it

Monday, May 16, 2022 6:00 a.m. The housing stock in London does not meet existing demand. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The housing market in London is extremely difficult to navigate. Students looking for an apartment to rent with two or three friends often have to give up the idea of ​​a living room for […]

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Salt Lake City’s housing crisis ignored by local politicians tied to real estate interests

Salt Lake City continues to be ranked among the top 10 most overvalued real estate markets in the nation as housing prices continue to rise. The median cost of a single-family home in Utah has increased 23.6% over the past year, following a 30.6% increase from 2020 to 2021. Across the state, there have been […]

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Housing sector backs super withdrawal program amid affordability challenges

Housing and real estate industry associations have hailed the Coalition’s commitment to allowing would-be homeowners to dip into their retirement accounts to enter the property market, even though market onlookers say the policy would worsen the accessibility crisis it is supposed to alleviate. During the official Liberal Party campaign launch on Sunday, Prime Minister Scott […]

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Student experiences of Berlin’s housing crisis – The Berlin Spectator

You’d think getting accepted into one of Berlin’s world-renowned universities would be cause for celebration – and it often is, until it becomes clear that it’s time to find accommodation. . Generally, the search for accommodation, whether it is a Wohngemeinschaft (WG) or studio, is an exciting undertaking, with all sorts of possibilities for a […]

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Tackling the housing crisis in North Devon

Many readers are familiar with the rapidly rising cost of properties and rents in the South West, which is causing a housing crisis. This is such an important issue that members of all political parties need to work together to find ways to help. If you own your home, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the […]

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What are the ways to solve the housing crisis in Vancouver?

Clearly, an overwhelming majority of Vancouverites feel that the city does not offer enough housing options. Many more want purpose-built rentals to be the council’s development priority. Some fear the Broadway transit expansion will displace thousands of tenants, while at least one person doesn’t trust the developers. These are just some of the frustrations expressed […]

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Kenya: GIZ unveils new program to support start-ups in the housing sector

Nairobi – Entrepreneurs in the housing sector have the opportunity to grow their businesses and attract funding from investors through the GIZ-supported Affordable Housing Startup Acceleration Programme. The program, which is managed by Pangea Accelerator in partnership with Integration Consulting Group and Afroscope Consulting, aims to find, train and support 25 entrepreneurs operating within a […]

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The Ryder Cup has an impact on Limerick’s housing crisis

Limerick properties are already leased for the 2027 Ryder Cup competition at Adare Manor. WITH homes in Limerick already rented for big bucks ahead of the Ryder Cup at Adare Manor in 2027, concerns have been raised about the impact this is having on the current rental crisis. Properties, ranging from a two-bedroom apartment in […]

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GIZ unveils new program to support start-ups in the housing sector

NAIROBI, Kenya, 12 May – Entrepreneurs in the housing sector have the opportunity to grow their businesses and attract funding from investors through the GIZ-supported Affordable Housing Startup Acceleration Programme. The program, which is managed by Pangea Accelerator in partnership with Integration Consulting Group and Afroscope Consulting, aims to find, train and support 25 entrepreneurs […]

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Richard Brown: ‘Street votes’ could improve housing supply in London, but bigger solutions are needed

Giving wards more power to manage new developments is good news, but it won’t be enough to tackle London’s housing crisis. Michael Gove was in fine form yesterday morning as he sought to sell his housing and planning reform package on the airwaves. “Beauty! Infrastructure! Democracy! Environment! Neighborhoods!” he proclaimed, arguing that local empowerment would […]

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It takes three times minimum wage to pay rent in Santa Cruz County – KION546

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION) A new housing report highlights how the rising cost of living is pushing low-income families away from the Monterey Bay Area. The report, written by the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership, found that to pay an average rent in Santa Cruz County, tenants must earn $48.08 per hour. That’s more than three […]

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The housing crisis is having devastating effects on the inhabitants of Laois

The government’s Affordable Housing Fund will only deliver 38 homes over the next four years, a local TD has claimed. Sinn Féin’s Brian Stanley told The Dail the housing crisis was having a devastating effect on the lives of residents of Laois and neighboring Offaly, where he claimed the AHF would not provide any accommodation […]

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How ETFs let you get into the housing business without a heavy investment

Cameron Dawson and Matthew Tuttle provide stock market advice on “Making Money”. If you want to track a specific index – like the housing sector – you might consider buying an ETF or “exchange-traded fund”, which is an investment product that is a collection of bonds, stocks or other assets, similar to a mutual. funds. […]

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Efforts to End Fresno Housing Crisis Underway as Council Tries Plan – GV Wire

As the Fresno City Council develops a three-year plan to ease the housing crisis, Mayor Jerry Dyer’s administration is now stepping up to the plate. For example, the planning and development department is hiring more staff and cutting red tape on housing projects. The goal, Deputy Mayor Matthew Grundy said, is to speed up approvals […]

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Realtor.com® April Housing Report Shows Inventory Ready to Rebound – RISMedia

April data suggests that US housing supply is set to rebound, with active listings posting the smallest year-over-year decline (-12.2%) since December 2019, according to Realtor.com.® is the last Housing Trends Monthly Report released this week. Inventory improvements have been driven by the rise in the share of mid-size homes, which could mean more listings […]

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CTV Northern Ontario: Housing supply issues lead to increases in the North

Home prices in northeastern Ontario have reached record highs, with real estate agents in Timmins reporting a 16% increase in the average home price so far in 2022, compared to last year. The average home now costs about $247,000, according to the Timmins Cochrane and Timiskaming Association of Realtors, compared to $217,000 in 2021. The […]

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Australian Regional Institute calls on policy makers to diversify responses to housing crisis

The housing crisis is “a moment in history like no other”, says the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) in its report on the country’s residential infrastructure. Key points: The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) reports on the current health of the housing market Fifteen percent of analyzed LGAs with populations over 1,000 have stalled or failing housing […]

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May 9: Fake convoy narrative, don’t take advantage of housing crisis, safer streets for Hamilton and other letters

Do not cash out You would have to have your head buried deep in the sand not to know that we are in a housing crisis right now. But knowing that and knowing what to do are two different things. I’d like to offer not to cash out. If I have the ability to rent […]

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challenges in the housing sector | PNG Loop

According to findings gathered through research by Dr Lindsay Kutan of the PNG National Research Institute, these challenges reflect the absence of a comprehensive national housing policy. The report revealed that there is no clear direction from government and responsible housing agencies in providing adequate and affordable housing in urban areas. Dr Kutan said that […]

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The housing crisis has cost us votes, says Michael Gove

His intervention came amid a wave of anger over Boris Johnson’s leadership and handling of ‘partygate’ among MPs and campaigners reacting to the party’s loss of nearly 500 council seats across the country. Writing for The Telegraph, Damian Green, the leader of the influential One Nation Conservative MP caucus, warned that the party must ‘rediscover […]

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Housing crisis worsens as Sydney councils prepare to miss new housing targets

Peter Tulip, chief economist at the Center for Independent Studies, said repeatedly failing to meet new home delivery targets is worsening the housing affordability crisis. “As a rule of thumb, each 1% increase in the housing stock, holding other items unchanged, should reduce the cost of housing (both rents and prices) by about 2.5%,” he […]

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State law has turned to ADUs to help solve the housing crisis. But how many are actually used for housing?

From home offices to music studios, California homeowners have found a number of creative reasons to build secondary suites in their backyards. But regardless of their use, ADUs all have one thing in common: State law considers them dwellings, even when they are not being used for housing. This discrepancy has implications for a statewide […]

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The housing industry is pushing for a small solution to a big problem

Facilitating the construction of tiny homes and grandma’s apartments is one of the quickest solutions sought to help hundreds of Sunshine Coast residents who have nowhere to stay. A Sunshine Coast Housing and Homelessness Network (SCHHN) workshop – the first since the pandemic – took place this week to develop an “action plan” for the […]

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Leaders grapple with solutions to housing crisis as problem worsens

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The future of housing is a topic that concerns many South Florida families. Residents wonder if they will be able to afford to continue living here. It also has the attention of the business community and leaders in Palm Beach County, prompting an economic summit on Thursday to address trends, […]

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Government recruits construction workers to ‘meet demand’ when housing supply increases

A Housing for All initiative dedicated to the recruitment of construction workers has been launched by the government. Social Care Minister Heather Humphreys and Higher and Further Education, Research, Innovation and Science Minister Simon Harris today (Thursday 5 May) launched the FutureBuilding initiative to support the construction industry. The pilot initiative – run by an […]

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Government recruits construction workers to ‘meet demand’ when housing supply rises

A Housing for All initiative dedicated to the recruitment of construction workers has been launched by the government. Social Care Minister Heather Humphreys and Higher and Further Education, Research, Innovation and Science Minister Simon Harris today (Thursday 5 May) launched the FutureBuilding initiative to support the construction industry. The pilot initiative – run by an […]

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Government recruits construction workers to ‘meet demand’ as housing supply rises

A Housing for All initiative dedicated to the recruitment of construction workers has been launched by the government. Social Care Minister Heather Humphreys and Higher and Further Education, Research, Innovation and Science Minister Simon Harris today (Thursday 5 May) launched the FutureBuilding initiative to support the construction industry. The pilot initiative – run by an […]

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Government ‘landlord bashing’ is fueling rental housing supply crisis, NRLA warns

Landlords have warned ministers that their ongoing attempts to curb investment in the private rental sector are fueling a supply crisis, driving up rents and making home ownership harder to afford. The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) says that since 2015 this has included taxing the supply of new homes for rent through a three […]

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Ghana: Exploring huge opportunities in the housing sector… Yofi Grant urges the private sector

The Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have urged the private sector to explore the immense opportunities in the housing and infrastructure sectors in Ghana, using insights from the investor map of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call was made during the third edition of the SDG Investor […]

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Construction strike risks worsening housing supply crisis

Breadcrumb Links Toronto and the GTA Ontario News “We think it would be good to end it because we are already short of housing”: union boss Publication date : May 04, 2022 • 14 hours ago • 2 minute read • 20 comments Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers picket at a construction […]

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Ahmed Hussen has a plan to solve Canada’s housing crisis

Ahmed Hussen’s first home in Canada was public housing on Hess Street in Hamilton which he shared with his cousin. He was then only 16 years old, a refugee who had fled Somalia during the civil war. In 2002, the same year he earned an undergraduate degree at York University, Hussen co-founded the Regent Park […]

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Euthanasia is not a solution to the housing crisis

Dear Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Housing, The recent news of two Canadians seeking to die with medical assistance after being unable to find affordable housing within a month should put you to shame. It is a testament to the monumental failure of your government’s housing and labor policies, which has seen […]

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Increase housing supply, not demand

The main, if not the only way to achieve this is to remove all land use planning constraints on the outskirts of cities. This will increase the supply of land for development and thus increase the number of homes for sale. This absolutely guarantees to drive down housing prices. Increase supply, not increase demand. Tim […]

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Housing crisis in Bristol: ‘no fault’ evictions have more than doubled since the pandemic

The number of people being evicted from private rental property through no fault of their own in the Bristol area has more than doubled since before the covid pandemic, new figures have revealed. And the controversial ‘no-fault evictions’, which give people just two months to find alternative accommodation, are now happening at the rate of […]

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Housing supply key to opposition housing plan

The Property Council of Australia today welcomed the Federal Opposition’s housing announcements and its plan to play a federal leadership role in tackling housing affordability and supply. Property Council chief executive Ken Morrison said the opposition’s announcement presented a solid basis for what is a much-needed national plan to tackle the housing affordability crisis. “Housing […]