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

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

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Greens pledge to lift Western Australia out of housing crisis

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

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

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

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Real estate industry weighs in as Ottawa targets housing supply

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

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

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

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

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

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Dumping local zoning codes won’t solve the housing crisis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Panelists share ways to increase supply of affordable housing

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

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Senior housing sector continues to recover: CBRE

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

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Housing sector: RBI policy is positive for the housing sector

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

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Senator Lee introduces bill to increase housing supply in Utah

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Budget: housing supply increases by $10 billion

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

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USDA Loan Do you qualify to receive housing assistance?

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

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Edmond permits illustrate workers’ housing crisis

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

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

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

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Property council welcomes focus on sustainability and housing supply

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

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High rents worsen housing crisis in Hudson | Columbia County

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

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The local housing crisis worsens | Corowa Free Press

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

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Leaders share strategies to escalate housing supply chain challenges

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

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

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

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

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

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Can inclusive zoning put a stop to the housing crisis?

Zoning laws have a long history in America, dating back to the early 20and century. Often, exclusions of certain types of property, such as apartment buildings, have been used to separate communities racially. The award-winning book The color of the law by Richard Rothstein gives a detailed history of housing discrimination and the racial segregation […]

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Parking safety symptomatic of Oshawa’s housing crisis: adviser

Breadcrumb Links Toronto and the GTA Ontario “Our city center is under siege” Publication date : March 31, 2022 • 2 days ago • 3 minute read • 10 comments Oshawa Councilman Brian Nicholson recently posted on social media about gender-specific parking spots — spots painted pink and reserved for women. Photo by SCREEN CAPTURE […]

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LISA ROBERTS: The undersized affordable housing sector is further squeezed by the construction boom

LISA ROBERTS • Guest review Lisa Roberts is a former MP, former journalist, and present-day consultant who works to help build off-market housing. She served as NDP housing critic, following four different responsible ministers. About 20 years ago, Northwood opened Almon Place, a 66-unit building in Halifax with bachelor, one- and two-bedroom apartments for seniors. […]

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Retirement home sector rebounds as investor interest grows

Supported by strong long-term demand and heightened investor interest, the senior housing sector is now fully in recovery mode, according to the fifth annual report from JLL’s Valuation Advisory Group. Senior Housing Investor Survey and Insights. The survey also found that investors are bullish on the housing and aged care sector due to the predicted […]

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Ontario Investing $19 Million to Address Housing Crisis

Funding the courts will resolve backlogs and speed up decisions. The province is investing more than $19 million over three years to address the housing crisis. Officials say the funds will resolve long-standing backlogs at the Ontario Lands Tribunal and the Landlord and Tenant Board. The money will also support the appointment of arbitrators in […]

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Saxby calls for talks with Prime Minister over Devon housing crisis

Published: 11:30 a.m. April 1, 2022 North Devon Conservative MP Selaine Saxby has requested a meeting with the Prime Minister to discuss the shortage of affordable housing in North Devon. Devon Home Choice’s January 2022 report showed that 1,388 households were in need of accommodation in the district. Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday […]

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NOTICE: California’s student housing crisis requires immediate action

The housing crisis at UC Berkeley is just the latest sign of a much larger problem, writes Yifei Cheng PO ’24. (Courtesy of Firstculture via Wikimedia Commons) Earlier this month, the University of California, Berkeley narrowly escaped a court-ordered suspension of enrollment, thanks to some last minute amendments California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Concerned about […]

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Nuveen and Preferred Homes enter the UK affordable housing sector

Nuveen Real Estate, one of the world’s largest investment managers, has announced plans to enter the UK affordable housing sector on behalf of the TIAA General Account in a joint venture with Preferred Homes Limited (“PHL”), a for-profit registered provider of affordable housing, backed by Ashbourne Capital Partners (“ACP”), the UK-based property asset management firm. […]

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Seller Beware, Current Housing Crisis Offers Underselling Value | News

NEWPORT CITY — Over the past week, area homeowners have received unsolicited offers for their homes, some at prices well below market value. Bids are made through a mail campaign and are based on the municipal land value of the property, not the highest market value. This has left many wondering if this is a […]

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Government cites active role of women in housing sector

(Image courtesy of DHSUD) MANILA – The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) on Thursday pledged to continue advocating for safe spaces for women in the housing sector. At the culmination of Women’s Month, DHSUD celebrated three “Deserving Women Leaders” of Homeowners Associations (HOAs) – in recognition “of their notable contributions and remarkable […]

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BILD commends province for taking action on housing supply

Toronto, March 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Greater Toronto Area, March 30, 2022 — The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) commends the provincial government for taking action to address the housing supply crisis in the GTA through legislation and other measures. “For decades, previous provincial governments and successive municipal governments have made it […]

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Sinn Fein putting slogans before substance on housing crisis, says Taoiseach

The Taoiseach has accused Sinn Fein of putting slogans before substance as it renews hostilities with Mary Lou McDonald over Ireland’s housing crisis. Icheal Martin and Ms McDonald were again involved in combative exchanges at the Dail over their respective proposals to tackle homelessness, supply problems and soaring rents and buying costs. The pressure on […]

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Ontario Introduces New Legislation to Increase Housing Supply in the Province

Ontario’s housing minister on Wednesday introduced new legislation aimed at increasing the supply of housing in the province. On Wednesday, Ontario Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark introduced the More Homes for All bill at Queen’s Park. The plan outlines three key areas the government is focusing on to address the problem. The province […]

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Nuveen enters the affordable housing sector in the UK

Nuveen Real Estate has announced its intention to enter the UK affordable housing sector on behalf of the TIAA General Account in a joint venture with Preferred Homes Limited (“PHL”), a for-profit registered provider of affordable housing, backed by Ashbourne Capital Partners (“ACP”), the UK-based real estate asset management company. The joint venture has identified […]

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CVS Health and Fresno Housing Collaborate to Address the Affordable Housing Crisis and Provide Healthy Housing in Fresno County

WOONSOCKET, RI, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CVS Health and Fresno Housing have collaborated to build new affordable housing in Fresno, California. Through Red Stone Equity Partners, CVS Health will invest approximately $18.4 million in the Arthur @ Blackstone, a new Fresno Housing development slated to break ground this spring. Twenty of the Arthur @ […]

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Join our April 6 Housing Supply and Affordability Information Session – City of Mississauga

On Wednesday, April 6, the City of Mississauga is hosting a live virtual information session on how we are addressing the housing crisis in our city and working to make housing more affordable. Residents will learn about the steps Mississauga is taking to create more housing supply and make it more affordable. The session […]

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Metros where job growth exceeds new housing supply | Latest titles

We’ve all heard stories about how hard it is to find – let alone afford – housing in cities like New York or San Francisco. When demand far outstrips available properties in a given area, costs artificially rise and it becomes common for many people to be forced to travel to the suburbs to find […]

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County Affordable Housing Report to be Unveiled | Columbia County

HUDSON – Columbia County will discuss the current housing situation in the county during a virtual forum on Wednesday. A recent study commissioned by the Columbia Economic Development Corporation and conducted by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress will be discussed at the forum. Duncan Barrett of DuncanBarrett LLC will moderate the discussion. Panelists will be […]

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President Biden throws money at the housing crisis. Will it work?

President Joe Biden hopes to throw money at the housing crisis, where home ownership is increasingly out of financial reach for many Americans while families grapple with steep rent increases. But are Biden’s proposals enough to really dent the housing market? The Biden administration plans to increase funding for the US Department of Housing and […]

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Greater Springfield Housing Report Releases Second Study

The second report of a multi-phase project investigating Pioneer Valley housing issues was released today by the UMass Donahue Institute, Way Finders, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, and the Metropolitan Springfield Housing Study Advisory Committee. Phase II analyzed regional segregation and the important relationship between place and opportunity in our communities. The research also […]

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British Columbia Housing Supply – Victoria Times Colonist

A commentary from a VP, Consulting, with Vancouver-based Rennie real estate organization. February 9 marked the release of the first installment of data from the 2021 Census. This first release provided data on the total population and number of dwellings in Canada and insight into the growth of our communities. Based on this high-level data, […]

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WMNF | WaveMakers: Centraide’s Jessica Muroff talks about the housing crisis

March 27, 2022 by Rayna Kanas and categorized under Class, Economy, Housing, Infrastructure, News and Public Affairs, Poverty. As the term “crisis” keeps cropping up around the housing market in the Tampa Bay area, many are working hard to mitigate the effects on the community. This week, WaveMakers hosts Janet and Tom Scherberger spoke with […]

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Local governments agree to work together to solve the local affordable housing crisis

BRADENTON — On Thursday, the Manatee County Commission and Bradenton City Council came together for a joint meeting to discuss several areas of cross-cutting concern and impact for each governing body. Topics discussed included affordable/workforce housing and how the two local governments could effectively work together to find concrete steps to address this growing issue […]

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The housing crisis is gripping Fresno and its leaders must act on it

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content offer viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. Fresno City Council member Miguel Arias looks at the grand second-floor entrance to the historic Hotel Fresno, currently being renovated as an affordable apartment project, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. […]

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First-time buyer subsidies are a failed solution to the housing supply crisis | Northern Beaches Review

There is a housing affordability crisis in Australia and both major political parties are reluctant to address the root cause of the problem: supply. Figures put forward by Labor housing spokesman Jason Clare showed prices on the Central Coast and parts of northern Tasmania had risen by more than 40 per cent, with regional Australia […]

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UBCM housing report is ‘simplistic’: Richmond councilor

There is no “instant fix” to the housing crisis: Coun. Andy Hobbs A report from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) says housing supply in the province is actually keeping pace with population growth – but a city councilor says the report doesn’t reflect decades of slow growth housing. Canada – including British Columbia […]

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Why We Need to Talk About the Shared Housing Crisis in Kingston

Editorial Note: The following is a submitted opinion piece. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. When people talk about “affordable” housing, they may be referring to many levels of housing. For the wealthy, affordable housing is the cost of buying a house for your nuclear family. For the poor […]

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Municipalities disagree on housing supply report | News

VANCOUVER — A municipal government report that says British Columbia is building enough homes to match the province’s population growth has drawn heavy criticism from the housing minister. The Union of British Columbia Municipalities report released Wednesday said data shows enough homes are being built to match the province’s growing population, but the number of […]

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Regional employers feel the effects of the housing crisis | Queensland country life

Jobs in the Queensland region are not being filled and businesses are cutting hours because there is nowhere for new employees to live, according to state chambers of commerce. Difficulty finding accommodation has a disproportionate effect in regional areas, and the ripple effect means that some employers offer wage incentives or take it upon themselves […]

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Housing Minister and municipal governments at odds over BC housing supply report – Coast Mountain News

A municipal government report that says British Columbia is building enough homes to match the province’s population growth has drawn heavy criticism from the housing minister. The Union of British Columbia Municipalities report released Wednesday said data shows enough homes are being built to match the province’s growing population, but the number of affordable homes […]

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Rotorua’s affordable housing supply set to grow by new standards

Rotorua Professionals McDowell Real Estate principal and auctioneer Steve Lovegrove. Photo/Andrew Warner Thousands of Rotorua residents affected by the housing crisis and excluded from the property market could find success as new housing standards allow more construction. Last week it was announced that Rotorua Lakes Council would join 12 other councils nationwide to reach major […]

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Housing Minister and municipal governments at odds over BC housing supply report – Keremeos Review

A municipal government report that says British Columbia is building enough homes to match the province’s population growth has drawn heavy criticism from the housing minister. The Union of British Columbia Municipalities report released Wednesday said data shows enough homes are being built to match the province’s growing population, but the number of affordable homes […]

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“Flexible density units”: another tool to increase the supply of housing in Santa Cruz

On Tuesday, the Santa Cruz City Council approved a new type of housing model: the flexible-density unit, which aims to give developers more options in terms of the size of units they can bring to the housing stock. from the city. Adding UDFs to the city’s housing palette would help developers draw up their building […]

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Housing Minister and municipal governments at odds over BC housing supply report

VANCOUVER — A municipal government report that says British Columbia is building enough homes to match the province’s population growth has drawn heavy criticism from the housing minister. The Union of British Columbia Municipalities report released Wednesday said data shows enough homes are being built to match the province’s growing population, but the number of […]

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Provincial task force appears to blame municipalities for housing crisis, Waterloo Region officials say

WATERLOO REGION – A provincial affordable housing task force appears to be blaming municipalities for Ontario’s soaring housing prices and lack of supply, regional staff said in a report presented to Waterloo Region council on Wednesday evening. In its February report, the task force said the province would need 1.5 million new homes over the […]

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Spring launch of UK housing supply with 21% increase in listings

With real estate listings finally up – and up significantly – could this be the beginning of the end for the country’s housing supply problems? The latest figures reveal a much needed increase in the number of new properties coming to market in the UK. Although buyer appetite remains strong, this could ease some of […]

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Strata housing sector can help achieve net zero emissions

“It doesn’t mean they have to install the chargers, but they can facilitate the infrastructure capacity of the premises, so that the strata can set up these facilities,” he said. “Right now, there’s so much talk about the energy crisis and energy security, and the strata sector is big enough to put in place innovative […]

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Minister, municipal governments at odds over housing supply in British Columbia

Breadcrumb Links Immovable Local News A UBCM report says data shows enough homes are being built…but the number of affordable homes and rental properties is lacking. Author of the article: A laneway house under construction in Vancouver. Photo by NICK PROCAYLO /PNG Content of the article A municipal government report that says British Columbia is […]

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Sheguiandah First Nation takes innovative approach to housing crisis

SHEGUIANDAH FIRST NATION—Recent population figures from Statistics Canada indicate that Sheguiandah is the fastest growing First Nations community on Manitoulin Island, at 17.9%. The population of this community has grown from 134 in 2016 to 158 in 2021. But with growth comes challenges, and like much of the province, housing presents one of those challenges. […]

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Actions Heads of State can take to address the affordable housing crisis

In summary Progress in solving California’s affordable housing crisis has been abysmal, and that is unacceptable. Here are some actions to take now: By Pedro Nava Pedro Nava is chairman of the Little Hoover Commission. Cathy Schwamberger Cathy Schwamberger, a former member of the Little Hoover Commission, served on its housing affordability subcommittee. Dion Aroner, […]

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Mirvac targets co-housing sector as rental pipeline swells

Cohabitation typically includes shared amenities such as laundry rooms, kitchens, and living areas. It has had mixed success in Australia – operator Hmlet fled Australia last year leaving a trail of debt – but others like Asia-based Dash Living have entered the market. Mr Penklis said the appeal of co-living was that it would create […]

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Prices rise as demand in the Knoxville housing market increases and housing supply decreases

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — A new report from the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors has shown that home prices and rents are getting too expensive for many Knoxville residents. Knoxville was once seen as an affordable place to live, but that is rapidly changing, according to association spokesperson Hancen Sale. “Knoxville is on the map. […]

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Fairway: More H4P companies could help add housing supply for young families

With the hiring of a new Business Development Manager specifically dedicated to growing the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) for Purchase (H4P) business, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation has chosen Reverse Mortgages for the purchase as a major initiative of the company to develop in 2022. To get a better idea of ​​the depth of Fairway’s […]

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Landlords’ greed for short-term rentals exacerbates housing crisis

National housing charity Threshold has criticized the increase in short-term rentals for holidaymakers in Galway city as the housing crisis continues to wreak havoc across the country. Research by Threshold shows that in December 2021 there were 1,525 short stay adverts in the city and county of Galway. Of these, 972 were entire houses. On […]

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Michael Gove continues a frosty relationship with the housing sector

The enduring love affair between the Conservative Party and the homebuilding industry may be on the rocks, judging by comments from government minister Michael Gove. Speaking at the Conservative Environment Network forum, the Secretary of State for Leveling Up, Housing and Communities said he was “not particularly popular with developers at the moment”, attributing his […]

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CSU could buy Edge as investment surges in student housing sector

The Edge on Euclid, the 11-story structure located at 1750 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland, looks set to change hands to become Cleveland State University. It is one of three deals in the area to revive the nascent apartment sector. A certificate that signals a buyer’s intended purchase of residential or commercial property, filed Feb. 18 […]

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Omaha housing crisis creates barrier for displaced tenants

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – It’s been nearly two months since residents of Flora Apartments were told they would have to leave the unlivable conditions there. Since then, Together Omaha has been working to find them a permanent home. But they hit a roadblock because of Omaha’s housing crisis. Nearly half of families still stay in […]

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As housing crisis deepens, Liberman mulls new plan to drive prices down

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman is working on a new plan to tackle Israel’s deepening housing crisis, amid new data showing dramatic further increases in house prices. The plan is an updated version of the one presented in October, which the Finance Ministry realized was no longer sufficient given the deteriorating housing market, according to several […]

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Op-Ed Industry Insights: The housing crisis is a huge threat to Ontario’s economic recovery

For some time now, storm clouds have been gathering over the housing market. But today the crisis is there and threatens our economic recovery. Young people can no longer enter the housing market and start a family. High prices are causing a talent drain as people seek more affordable living conditions. While immigration is expected […]