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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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]