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Relocatable houses aim to solve the housing crisis on the Isle of Wight

In one of the first steps in tackling the island’s housing crisis, Isle of Wight Council has thrown its weight behind modular and relocatable homes. In a proposal unanimously backed by the cabinet last Thursday, the council will seek 20 two-bed houses to provide accommodation for families most in need. The council’s housing needs team […]

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CLARK: All levels of government must work together on the housing crisis

Breadcrumb Links Opinion Columnists Publication date : January 17, 2022 • 16 minutes ago • 3 minute read • Join the conversation A real estate sign reading ‘For Sale’ and ‘Sold Above Demand’ in Vaughan. Photo by Mark Blinch /Reuters Content of the article Overcoming the housing affordability crisis in Ontario requires coordinated leadership from […]

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Can Innovative Financing Help Tackle the Housing Crisis in Northwest Michigan? | News

TRAVERSE CITY — The problem doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. The population in northwest Michigan is growing. House prices are on the rise, and increasingly, a regional affordable housing crisis is the issue of the day for local authorities, businesses and even school districts. Everyone seems to agree that without housing for the workforce, […]

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Will 2022 finally put a stop to the housing crisis?

Whether you’re a struggling renter or a hopeful home buyer, you find yourself in the same predicament every time you log on to real estate sites. When it comes to Ireland’s housing crisis, it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Rising prices eclipse buyers’ dreams. But will 2022 be any […]

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New York’s eviction moratorium ends, posing a housing crisis for thousands

NEW YORK (PIX11) – A moratorium on evictions in New York was lifted on Saturday, potentially putting thousands of residents at risk of losing their homes. Governor Kathy Hochul previously said she would let the pandemic-era moratorium expire, but offset the tidal wave of impending evictions by reopening financial programs that offer New Yorkers rent […]

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Real estate expert warns of potential housing crisis in state

Perth is eyeing the barrel of a potential housing crisis as labor shortages account for more than a third of the city’s approved apartment developments, a property expert has warned. A new report from the Property Council of Australia has found that more than a third of approved apartment developments in Perth are on hold […]

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Will Labour’s appalling handling of the housing crisis trigger a rent strike in 2022?

The national average house price has increased by nearly 30% in 2021 The average national house price rose nearly 30% last year. Figures from QV show the average home price rose 28.2% in 2021, with the new national average hitting $1,053,315. Last month, Matthew Hooton tweeted a graph showing New Zealand with the highest level […]

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Canada’s housing crisis worse than ever as Liberals sit alongside ‘Canada’s NDP

OTTAWA – Two new reports released this morning reveal what Canadian families have been going through for years: the cost of housing in Canada is skyrocketing, making it out of reach for many. Meanwhile, the Liberal government’s response to this deepening crisis is more talk than action. New Democrats have and will continue to push […]

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Rise in holiday homes ‘fuelling housing crisis’ in Shropshire

Councilor Heather Kidd raised the issue at the full council meeting Shropshire Council has now vowed to look into the issue, after councilors reported tenants had been asked to vacate their homes by landlords seeking to cash in on the ‘stay-away’ boom. Councilor Heather Kidd, who represents Chirbury and Worthen, raised the issue at a […]

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Sleep bus will be sanctuary for Sunshine Coast homeless amid housing crisis

Queensland’s first sleep bus has arrived to provide emergency beds for homeless people on the Sunshine Coast, as support agencies struggle to help an avalanche of people caught in the housing crisis. Key points: The Maroochy Neighborhood Center raised $200,000 for two sleeper buses after a homeless man died in 2019 Queensland’s first sleeper bus […]

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Mark Marissen: Let’s solve this Vancouver housing crisis with an open heart and mind

By Mark Marissen Healthy cities need a strong middle class. Unfortunately for us, Vancouver is well on its way to becoming a city for the very rich and the very poor. If, like me, you want Vancouver to be a home for middle-class families, it’s high time we acted urgently. Most young families in Vancouver […]

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How to tackle the rural housing crisis in property hotspots like Whitby and end Airbnb abuse – Yorkshire Post Letters

Do owners of second homes in national parks face new tax surcharges? Worth noting is the work being done by Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron to tackle the housing crisis in Cumbria (The Yorkshire Post, 10 and 11 January) created by the number of second and holiday homes and from Airbnb. His plan includes: […]

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Panelists say housing crisis will require the displacement of mountains and spirits – The Durango Herald

NIMBYism is an obstacle, but the real danger could be the demise of the middle class A 1,347 square foot three bedroom, two bathroom home on Delwood Avenue in Durango was listed at $ 549,000 on June 4, 2019 and was under contract five days later. (Jerry McBride / Durango Herald file) Changes in physical […]