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What does the action plan mean for the supply of accommodation for nomadic workers

In May, President Biden announced his administration’s housing supply action plan, which aims to mitigate the effects of market volatility and housing costs on the American people over the next five years. . The plan outlines steps such as improving forms of federal funding through loans for projects such as multi-family developments, as well as […]

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Blocked apartment projects show a new housing crisis in Australia: a looming rent shortage

But every challenge has its opportunities. Richard Temlett, associate director of property consultancy Charter Keck Cramer, explains that in some markets apartment prices may be increased to cover rising construction and financing costs. Sydney developer Coronation Property seized the opportunity this week, buying a large site in southern Sydney from Chinese developer Greenland and its […]

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Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge visits South Florida amid affordable housing crisis – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) — When it comes to affordable housing in South Florida, many throw around the word “crisis,” but federal officials want people to know that housing assistance is available. “It’s a $300 million public-private partnership,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said, “and when complete, 1,450 mixed units are in use.” Housing Secretary Marcia […]

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Resizing housing supply is crucial to defusing the affordability crisis

More single occupancy housing is needed to ensure Australia scales up housing demand in the future, according to a leading social and affordable housing body. The 2021 census results showed a sharp increase in the number of one-person households, with the average household size increasing from 2,594 people per household in 2016 to 2,541 in […]

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How Noosa residents can help tackle the area’s housing crisis

Members of the Noosa community have been asked to voice their views to help address the housing crisis that has gripped the area. Noosa Council is seeking feedback on its draft Housing Strategy for Affordable Housing, which has been deemed essential to the quality of life and growth of communities in the county. Mayor Clare […]

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Harvard researchers release 2022 housing report

RALEIGH, NC — If you’ve been scrolling through Zillow, dreaming of homes lately (just me?), you’ve probably noticed a slight shift in the housing market. You are not crazy. Harvard researchers have just released their new report: The state of the nation’s housing 2022. What do you want to know Harvard University’s Joint Center for […]

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State of the Nation’s Housing Report 2022: The dream of owning a home is out of reach for 4 million Americans

Record high house prices and rents have exacerbated the affordable housing crisis in the United States, and rising interest rates are expected to make it even worse, according to the University’s annual State of Housing report. from Harvard released Wednesday. Although rapidly rising mortgage rates already appear to be cooling overheated housing markets, they are […]

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Storm damage highlights Cuba’s severe housing crisis | Company

Olga Lidia Lahera lives with her daughter and two granddaughters in a tiny 15 square meter (160 square foot) apartment with peeling plaster walls that barely has room for a shelf with pots and a sofa bed rickety. A fabric curtain separates the space they use to wash. There is no bathroom. A little further […]

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Council task force to tackle the housing crisis in Limerick

Sharon Benson, Sinn Féin Councilor ELECTED members and officials from Limerick City and County Council are to form a special committee to look at what can be done locally to tackle the housing crisis. At a specially convened meeting of the local authority last week, Sinn Féin councilor Sharon Benson proposed that the council should […]

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3 key takeaways from Harvard’s latest housing report

New homes fell in July. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a banner year in 2021, the housing market is at an inflection point, according to Harvard in its latest State of the Nation’s Housing Report for 2022. Here are some takeaways: Housing prices continue to rise National house price appreciation reached 20.6% in March 2022, marking […]

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What Doug Ford’s New Cabinet Faces: Inflation, Housing Crisis, Union Negotiations

Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveiled his new cabinet on a sunny Friday morning outside Queen’s Park. But after that, stormy economic and political times loom for Ford’s second-term government. Ontario is facing the highest rate of inflation in nearly 40 years, an economic reality that will have a strong influence on everything from the amount […]

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As housing supply fails to meet demand in Dallas, rent is too high

By now you are probably already feeling the pinch. As more and more people move to Texas, the least surprising thing is happening in Dallas: rents are skyrocketing. The Texas Realtors 2021 Relocation Report found that between 537,000 and 582,000 people moved to Texas in 2019, and the state ranked second in relocation activity in […]

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How Australia is handling airbnb, Stayz in a housing crisis

As more Australians struggle to find accommodation and the cost of goods and services soar, local and state governments have directed their considerable legislative arsenals at short-term accommodation providers. Some councils have raised rates for properties listed on platforms such as airbnb and Stayz, while state governments have capped the number of days such properties […]

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How to Generate Listings Despite a Limited Housing Supply — RISMedia

The lull in homes available for sale continued to be at the heart of many challenges facing buyers and real estate professionals. Despite the gradual growth of the housing stock, agents and brokers argue that this is not enough to explain the deficit that has been simmering for a decade now. “We’re in a housing […]

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Understanding Housing Shortages in Canada

This analysis examines the problem caused by the lack of housing supply, but does not seek to solve all the complex problems that affect housing affordability. Alternative approaches to reducing demand are not explored in this report. This is just one of many reports we will publish in the future to deepen our understanding and […]

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OTTAWA (ON), June 21, 2022 /CNW/ – The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) will release its report, from Canada Housing supply shortages: estimating what it takes to solve from Canada housing affordability crisis by 2030. CMHC Logo (CNW Group/Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) This report takes initial steps to estimate how much more housing […]

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Canada needs ‘everyone on deck’ to close housing supply gap, says CMHC

According to a new report, the current rate of residential construction in Canada will see the country face a gap of 3.5 million units by 2030, well below the housing affordability mark. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released its latest analysis on Canada’s housing stock challenges on Thursday. The agency projects that Canada will […]

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The Affordable Housing Crisis and a Case for Changing Mixed Tenure

“The real housing crisis is the lack of affordable rental housing, not the true cost of buying a home,” says Michele Adair, CEO of Housing Trust, one of the largest community housing providers of New South Wales and Chairman of Peak Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) NSW. Australia is in the midst of a serious […]

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Saudi Arabia launches phase 2 land program to increase housing supply in its metropolis

RIYADH: Every startup’s dream is to reach a $1 billion valuation to become a unicorn. But, with the global need for a sustainable future, startups are eager to join the new gigacorn club. To enter this elite club, a company must offset one gigatonne of the world’s 52 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. Egyptian infrastructure […]

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Selling social housing is not the answer to the housing crisis | Opinion

We are told there were rows between Boris Johnson and his Secretary of State ahead of the Prime Minister’s recent speech on housing. I can well imagine how appalled Michael Gove would have been by his injured boss and his desperate attempts to regain the political initiative after the vote of no confidence. While Gove […]

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Landlords forced to compromise due to lack of suitable housing supply

“It’s not just the quantity of homes that we’re missing, but the type and suitability of properties coming to market – whether new or existing homes.” The report found that two-thirds of Britons (59%) feel trapped in a property that does not meet their needs, but have nowhere to go because of insufficient suitable accommodation, […]

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Dozens of tiny homes proposed for Sunshine Coast as housing crisis worsens

A builder leading a social housing project in the Sunshine Coast hinterland described the area’s housing crisis as “scary” and said more action on the ground was needed. Key points: A builder has obtained preliminary approval to build dozens of tiny houses in Cooroy Greg Phipps says tenants won’t have bills to pay as homes […]

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Goldman Sachs-backed homebuilder’s mega-factory could help solve national housing crisis

A British homebuilder backed by Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has confirmed plans to build a mega-factory of flatbed housing that will solve the country’s housing crisis. TopHat, which is majority-owned by the investment bank, plans to manufacture 4,000 flat houses a year at its new factory in Corby, Northamptonshire, from next year. The company, which […]

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Lack of supply of suitable housing forces landlords to compromise: YBS

Landlords and buyers at all stages of the property ladder are being forced to compromise as the lack of supply of suitable accommodation contributes to the current housing crisis, according to the latest analysis from the Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) . The report found that two-thirds of Britons (59%) feel trapped in a property that […]

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Housing Council calls for housing supply measures to complete shared equity trial

The Property Council of Australia welcomed the New South Wales government’s strong commitment to helping residents access home ownership, but stressed the critical role of supply measures in the policy mix. NSW chief executive Luke Achterstraat said the government’s shared capital lawsuit was an indicator of the extent of the challenges in the housing market. […]

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Alaska workers face a housing crisis in some communities. Employers hope that if they build it, employees will come.

Earthworks are underway for the new employee accommodation next to the current employee accommodation at Alyeska Resort on June 9th. (Bill Roth/DNA) Some employers in Alaska are building housing for workers, in an effort to address a severe labor shortage. This includes Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, which is building a $6.6 million facility designed for […]

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A Melbourne company’s innovative solution to Australia’s housing crisis

A melbourne company came up with an innovative idea to solve Australia’s problem lodging crisis by building entire houses across 3D printing. Fortex technical director Jake Hartman said the process is similar to a desktop 3D printer, but on a much larger scale and can build a house in a more efficient timeframe. “We are […]

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Tenants’ Bill of Rights Attacks County’s Rental Housing Crisis

Miami – In the first of its kind, MiamiDade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava signed into law the county’s Tenants’ Bill of Rights that would protect tenants from their landlords and help ease their burden during an affordable housing crisis. Cava, flanked by county commissioners at a news conference last week, said the first-ever tenants’ […]

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LETTER – Valemount’s housing report is impressive, but misses half of the equation – The Rocky Mountain Goat

First, I would like to congratulate the authors of the recently completed Valemount housing report. After reading it cover to cover, I was impressed with the comprehensive work that was done, and I think our village was ultimately given some value for another study that was commissioned. There are several conclusions that the report seems […]

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Housing supply plummets under added pressure from asylum seekers – The Irish Times

In the summer of 1998, four young Congolese men lived in a large, ramshackle house on Montpelier Hill in Dublin 7, divided into more than a dozen apartments. When I met them in their studio, they were playing Scrabble to improve their English. Their vocabulary had greatly improved since their arrival in Ireland. They helpfully […]

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The student housing sector remains strong

Image by Drazen Zigic/iStockphoto.com The industry’s rapid recovery from the initial pandemic-induced woes has continued into 2022, according to a recent Matrix Yardi report. The student housing sector recorded strong growth in pre-lettings and rents in the first quarter of the year. Ongoing economic setbacks, such as labor shortages and supply chain issues, had little […]

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Comment: Lowering inflation will not help housing supply

By Conor Sen / Bloomberg review Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meeting provides the clearest sign yet that the central bank is treating inflation as a national emergency, with markets expecting a 0.75% increase in interest rates. But the Fed’s policy actions come at a high cost, especially in the housing market. With mortgage rates having crossed […]

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for May 2022

Home sales may decline year over year as inventory increases DENVER, June 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Although May is one of the busiest months of the year for home sales, closings in May 2022 were 8.5% lower than May 2021. However, they rose 5.8% from April. This month-over-month increase was about half the average gain […]

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Atlas Cottage Homes Announces Alternative Solution to Florida’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Atlas Cottage Homes is built on foundations and as such is a great asset. Tweet that “The need for affordable family housing for florida labor is essential,” said Lincoln Hine, Founder of Atlas Group LTD and CEO of Atlas Cottage Homes. “We are equipped to create 5,000 homes over the next five years at our […]

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What’s next for the manufacturing housing sector?

Mary Manor Estates, a 116-unit prefab community in Sunnyvale, California, which changed hands in March in a sale brokered by Harri5. Image courtesy of HARRI5 While the affordable housing crisis shows little to no signs of improvement, prefab housing communities have flourished as one of the best options for residents and investors. To encourage the […]

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The housing crisis is getting worse, how to fix it?

The housing crisis could affect 1.6 billion people by 2025, according to the World Bank. Shortages of land, loans, labor and materials are some of the factors fueling the housing crisis. The world needs to build 96,000 new affordable homes every day to house the nearly 3 billion people who will need adequate housing by […]

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Inflation and rate hikes hit the housing sector

The Housing Finance Association expects rising inflation and interest rates to dampen demand for real estate and mortgages this year. The price of new houses continues to rise, in line with the rise in the price of building materials. According to Vichai Viratkapan, acting director general of the Real Estate Information Center (REIC), interest rate […]

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UC Berkeley SB9 Housing Report Calls City of Sonoma

The language surrounding California’s housing crisis has changed over the past year, from Governor Gavin Newsom declaring that “NIMBYism is destroying” the state, to the passage of Senate Bill 9 last September that virtually ended single-family zoning. The University of California at Berkeley published a new report analyze the impact of SC 9 on 10 […]

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HUD “Our Way Home” focuses on providing affordable housing

US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge earlier this month launched the “Our Way Home” initiative, a new effort to boost the nation’s supply of affordable housing. Our Way Home is a nationwide initiative that enhances unique housing delivery successes in local communities and connects cities, counties, tribal communities, states and U.S. […]

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Why raising wages won’t solve the housing crisis: ‘Politics got us into this mess’

An increase in the minimum wage will not make any dent in the housing crisis. That’s according to ISME chief executive Neil McDonnell. It was responding to proposals that Ireland’s national minimum wage could be replaced by a living wage in four years. This would be set at 60% of the median salary over a […]

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A new podcast explores the housing crisis in Muskoka

Photo by Maximillian Conacher on Unsplash Muskoka is going through a housing crisis and while there are a multitude of factors contributing to this problem, one thing is clear: people are hurting. That’s why Circles® Muskoka – a community-based poverty reduction initiative led by YWCA Muskoka – has launched a new podcast series called Walls […]

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NH Housing report shows rise in rents and house prices

NH Housing report shows rise in rents and house prices Updated: 5:58 PM EDT June 13, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript FINDING AN AFFORDABLE PLACE TO LIVE MAY BE A CHALLENGE FOR THE NEAR FUTURE. JOANNE BOWNE’S FAMILY LOST HER APARTMENT DURING COVID. SHE SAYS THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO LIVE IN THE […]

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From the housing crisis to the climate crisis, the future looks uncertain for our children. How do we prepare them?

This story is part of Amy Bell’s story parental guidance column, broadcast on CBC Radio One The first edition. I think at this point we could all use a textbook to navigate the current state of the world. Something like Parenting through an endless nightmare. Or maybe Dystopian Parenting 101. With one pandemic, one environmental […]

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The housing crisis means that house prices will not go down. Sorry, Millennials.

The housing markets of the mid-2000s and early 2020s share some similarities. However, the end of the two warm cycles will be very different in nature. This is bad news for potential millennial buyers hoping to see house prices fall. Loading Something is loading. History repeats itself often, but when it comes to today’s real […]

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CHA Chooses Soccer Facility Over Affordable Housing: Report

Joe Mansueto and the Chicago Housing Authority owned land at Roosevelt Road and Ashland Avenue (Getty, Chicago Fire FC, Google Maps) A plot of land owned by the housing authority on the Near West Side, where officials once pledged to replace a demolished public apartment complex, will instead become a training facility for a professional […]

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Church of England wants to help solve housing crisis

BRitain has a housing problem. There are too few houses to meet the demand, and those that exist are unaffordable for many. On June 9, Boris Johnson outlined proposals to allow people to use the benefits to pay mortgages and to give tenants of housing associations (private non-profit organizations regulated by the government) the right […]

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Cornwall Council secures keys to two homes at housing crisis site

Cornwall Council has announced that it has received the keys to two of the 130 homes it purchased last year. Last November, Cornwall Council reached a historic multi-million pound deal to buy 130 homes in West Carclaze Garden Village as part of its efforts to tackle the housing crisis. The keys to the first two […]

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Main trends observed in the housing sector

Real estate is one of India’s most powerful economic foundations. Rapid urbanization, changing consumer behavior, regulatory reforms and the influence of COVID-19 are currently fueling the evolution of this pillar. After being hammered by the pandemic, the real estate sector has started to recover. The year 2021 has marked a turning point in the residential […]

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Housing industry slams Johnson’s plans to extend right to buy | New

Housing industry groups have criticized government plans to expand the Right To Buy scheme to allow housing association tenants to buy their homes. Boris Johnson unveiled the move in a speech in Blackpool this afternoon, widely seen as a bid to reset his post as prime minister after Monday’s vote of no confidence, which the […]

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Remote work influencing city centers, housing sector

Many employees have returned to in-person daily life more than two years after the pandemic reshaped public life, but the economic impacts will be “quite significant” if even a fraction of the workforce continues to adopt hybrid models or distant, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday. Linking a shift in work patterns to the future of […]

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Remote work is a threat to city centers and the housing sector, says Baker | New

BOSTON — Many employees have returned to the in-person daily grind more than two years after the pandemic reshaped public life, but the economic impacts will be “quite significant” if even a fraction of the workforce continues to work. to adopt hybrid or remote models, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday. Linking a shift in work […]

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Chester County pledges to increase supply of affordable housing – Daily Local

WEST CHESTER – With 350 affordable housing units for low-to-moderate income families planned or recently completed, Chester County has joined a growing number of cities and counties nationwide in joining the U.S. Department of Housing’s House America program and urban development, an all-hands-on effort to address the country’s homelessness crisis. Chester County Commissioners recently presented […]

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Johnson’s futile policy announcement is not an answer to the housing crisis

Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty After the vote of confidence earlier this week, Boris Johnson on Thursday turned his attention to the ongoing housing crisis to help him escape his own political crisis. The solutions he offered, however, were relics of the past that will not solve the problem of unaffordable housing, high rents and substandard […]

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Housing sector gets a boost from RBI

What is happening? At today’s Reserve Bank of India (RBI) policy meeting, the central bank raised interest rates by 50 basis points to 4.9%. This has been another problem for the real estate sector, but the RBI has also given relief to the industry. The central bank increased existing limits on individual housing loans by […]

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Rising interest rates: the housing sector could be hit in the short term

NEW DELHI: Rising interest rates will likely dampen the recovery in home purchases in the near term. The RBI’s decision to raise the repo rate by half a percentage point on Wednesday would see the interest rate increase by the same amount on all existing floating rate home loans. But for new home buyers, the […]

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Housing crisis compounded by record shortage of construction workers :: WRAL.com

By Matt Talhelm, WRAL Journalist Raleigh, North Carolina — The crews cannot build new houses fast enough to alleviate the housing shortage in the Triangle. Along with supply chain issues and the rapid pace of people moving around the Triangle, staffing shortages compound the problem. The construction industry is facing a record number of unfilled […]

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Inside Housing – News – Housing bodies to establish independent panel to tackle poor quality housing

Two leading industry bodies will assemble a panel of people with professional and lived expertise in social housing to tackle the ‘root causes’ of poor living conditions. Image: Getty dividing lines The @natfednews and @CIHhousing will set up a panel of people with professional and lived social housing expertise to tackle the ‘root causes’ of […]

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Teton County Democrats Present State of Housing Report at Block Party | City & County

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Toronto developer plans to tackle housing crisis by building 4 towers of mostly affordable units

A Toronto housing development company says it is trying to help solve the housing crisis by proposing to build four mostly affordable housing towers in the city’s northwest. Spotlight Development Inc. wants the towers, which range in height from 15 to 35 stories, to be a mix of condominiums and rental units, with 70% of […]

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Ontario Encourages Fast Application Process to Increase Housing Supply (Webinar) – Real Estate

June 07, 2022 Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. from Ontario More Homes for All Act 2022, received Royal Assent on April 14, just over two weeks after its first reading at Queen’s Park. Osler […]

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“It’s time to act” on the housing supply, says the head of RE/MAX

Written by Penelope Graham After years of discussion by the province’s political parties of all stripes, Christopher Alexander would like to see — finally — real action on Ontario’s supply crisis. “From our perspective, the challenge has been supply and demand. It’s well documented now, but that’s our problem. And we are really far behind […]

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HUD Program Tackles Housing Supply Crisis

The move, supported by the NAR, gives HUD the flexibility to boost affordable housing in a variety of ways, such as advocating for zoning changes and working with local authorities. WASHINGTON — The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new program designed to help the nation’s housing shortage by boosting affordable housing. […]

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The housing crisis persists | News24

Man holds a sign stating that housing is a human right during a rally for housing rights in the United States. Stephen Zenner/Getty Images Social housing company Communicare said that while encouraged by the city’s approval of public participation processes for social housing projects in Cape Town’s central business district (CBD), the announcement n is […]

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RE/MAX National Housing Report – GuruFocus.com

Competitive Spring Market Welcomes Buyers and Sellers with More Listings and Higher Prices DENVER, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Signaling a flattening of the spring seasonal surge, April 2022 home sales rose less than 1% from March — and fell 12.8% year over year — in all 53 metro areas in the report. That, combined […]

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NAHB says housing supply and affordability will improve with more workers

E-mail Sign up for our free weekly newsletter According to a new report from the Home Builders Institute, a severe shortage of construction workers continues to weaken housing supply and affordability. The construction industry can significantly alleviate the problem by working closely with unions to train and place thousands more in the skilled trades, the […]

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Does institutional ownership of SFRs help or hurt the housing sector?

The US single-family rental (SFR) market is on the rise. Residential rental rates in the United States rose 12.6% in January 2022, the fastest year-over-year increase in more than 17 years, according to the CoreLogic Single Family Rent Index (SFRI). At the same time, SFR should outperform other real estate sectors for the foreseeable future, […]

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Housing supply may deteriorate before it improves

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – As Cheyenne continues to grow, housing needs rise with it. In this housing crisis, local authorities are looking for ways to fill this void. But supply chain delays, bureaucracy and inflation are impediments to advancing the problem. According to Brenda Birkle of My Front Door, social housing has a […]

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Housing supply needs to be repaired quickly, say property bosses from Mirvac, Lendlease, Stockland and PwC

Tony Lombardo took over the management of Lendlease last year. In his previous role as Asia manager, he was familiar with Singapore’s carefully managed approach to housing and a planning system that can deliver in months what it takes years to approve in Australia. “We should have bipartisan support for a 25-year vision for this […]

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Multiple housing advocacy groups come together for groundbreaking change amid Spokane’s housing crisis

Nazeerah Muhammad works tirelessly to pay the $1,025 rent for her one-bedroom apartment in Browne’s Addition. She is among Spokane tenants who have little access to financial safety nets such as bank loans or generational wealth. The American Community Survey found that 58% of Spokane renters are people of color. Muhammad, a black woman, has […]

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Curious nature: For cavity nesters, a housing crisis

Nests in primary cavities include woodpeckers, some chickadees, and wrens. These birds dig their own homes with their strong beaks and are sub-classified between strong and weak diggers.Courtesy picture Spring and early summer in the mountains mean more feathered friends are looking for a mate and a safe home to raise their young. Not all […]

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Phelps Co. wants to control rural housing supply | Local News

HOLDREGE – The Phelps County Development Corp. is preparing a county-wide housing study, including each community and rural areas of Phelps County. The assessment will highlight current demographic and economic statistics, target demand for local housing units, and a five-year action plan for new housing development and existing housing rehabilitation activities. PCDC is assisted by […]

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Bozeman’s affordable housing crisis tied to newcomers and Wall Street

Just as wildlife is being displaced by sprawl at the exurban boundaries of Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley, the current housing frenzy in Bozeman and other Greater Yellowstone towns is displacing workers, young people, single mothers with children and housing seniors who used to be affordable. Photo courtesy of Jacob Boomsma/Shutterstock ID 1857352360 EDITOR’S NOTE: […]

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Labor shortage continues to weaken housing supply and affordability

A severe shortage of construction workers continues to weaken housing supply and affordability, according to a new report from the Home Builders Institute. The construction industry can significantly alleviate the problem by working closely with unions to train and place thousands more in the skilled trades, says HBI CEO Ed Brady. “The lack of skilled […]

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More skilled workers needed to increase housing supply and facilitate affordability

“Boosting housing supply requires training and placing thousands more skilled workers in well-paying jobs,” Brady said. “This is urgently needed as many of those working in the trades have aged or have left the sector permanently for other opportunities. As a nation, we need to train the next generation of skilled tradespeople. “It means recruiting […]

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G Square Housing: taking the next step in housing

What if there was a new way to live that doesn’t involve unnecessary expense, sacrifice privacy, or have to deal with noisy neighbors? G Square Housing plots offer an innovative solution to all of these problems. It is an evolutionary step in the housing industry and is rapidly gaining popularity among today’s modern families. As […]

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Mayors speak out on housing crisis at conference of municipalities

Mayors and municipal leaders from across Canada gathered in Regina this week for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference. This is the first in-person meeting since 2019. Delegates from federal, provincial and municipal governments advocate to each other on how to improve the lives of Canadians. The pandemic has increased the need for affordable […]

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“Our Way Home” initiative to improve housing supply in Milwaukee Co.

MILWAUKEE — In honor of National Homeownership Month, the White House announced a plan it says will address the nation’s housing supply, right here in Milwaukee. As part of the Our Way Home initiative, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development visits cities across the country to review projects to increase the supply of […]

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South Georgian Bay Task Force Releases Report on Affordable Housing

The task force engaged more than 400 people in a public inquiry into the matter and the responses were concerning, the president said PRESS RELEASESOUTH GEORGIAN BAY REGIONAL HOUSING TASK FORCE************************* A group of interested citizens spent nearly a year researching the issue of affordable housing in southern Georgian Bay and are now sharing what […]

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Local candidates offer solutions to the housing crisis

Breadcrumb Links New Local News Affordable housing was one of the main issues addressed by local candidates running in the June 2 provincial election. ANDREW AUTIO/The Daily Press jpg, TD Content of the article Housing and homelessness are some of the dominant issues prevailing in the 2022 Ontario General Election for candidates across the province. […]