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Streamlined application process recommended to boost supply of affordable housing in Victoria – Vancouver Island Free Daily

In an effort to quickly expand the city’s housing supply, Victoria is considering streamlining its application process for certain affordable and supportive projects. The changes would give housing projects owned and operated by non-profit or government organizations the maximum density allowed for the property in which the development was proposed – as defined in the […]

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Streamlined application process recommended to boost Victoria’s affordable housing supply – Victoria News

In an effort to quickly expand the city’s housing supply, Victoria is considering streamlining its application process for certain affordable and supportive projects. The changes would give housing projects owned and operated by non-profit or government organizations the maximum density allowed for the property in which the development was proposed – as defined in the […]

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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 […]

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Streamlined application process recommended to bolster supply of affordable housing in Victoria – Saanich News

In an effort to quickly expand the city’s housing supply, Victoria is considering streamlining its application process for certain affordable and supportive projects. The changes would give housing projects owned and operated by non-profit or government organizations the maximum density allowed for the property in which the development was proposed – as defined in the […]

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Streamlined application process recommended to bolster Victoria’s affordable housing supply – Oak Bay News

In an effort to quickly expand the city’s housing supply, Victoria is considering streamlining its application process for certain affordable and supportive projects. The changes would give housing projects owned and operated by non-profit or government organizations the maximum density allowed for the property in which the development was proposed – as defined in the […]

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Kevin Elson: Growth at Trent University is putting a strain on housing supply in Peterborough

When we talk about the housing crisis, we usually tend towards what it looks like in numbers. Vacancy rates, waiting lists for affordable housing, average house prices, or the amount of individual income spent each month on housing. We continue to ignore much of the conversation at the local level. What exactly is causing this […]

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Weinberger pushes zoning changes to boost housing supply

Click to enlarge Derek Brower©️ Seven days Mayor Miro Weinberger Mayor Miro Weinberger will push for major zoning changes in the South Burlington neighborhood and beyond in an effort to ease the housing crisis, he announced Thursday. Weinberger released a 10-point plan to open up areas of the city to builders. The aim is to […]

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Bill to increase housing supply passes

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 7:20 p.m.Press Release: New Zealand Government New law allows construction of three homes up to three stories high on most freehold sites Allows the construction of tens of thousands of new houses in the next 5 to 8 years Existing housing density rules brought forward by one year Legislation to cut […]

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Housing report highlights dire need in Richmond

City staff told council that the federal and provincial governments need to increase funding in order to address the affordability crisis. Ninety-five percent of Richmond residents cannot afford a home in the city today, if they don’t already own one. Ninety percent of Richmond residents could not afford a townhouse in Richmond, and 80% could […]

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Airbnb rentals are seen as a drag on Peterborough’s supply of rental accommodation

Peterborough’s vacancy rate could nearly double if short-term rentals, which include houses, apartments and single rooms, are added to the potential pool of rentals in the city and county of Peterborough. The vacancy rate was 2.6% for 2020, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, but local housing advocates say the rate could improve […]

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The social housing sector – better together? – Real Estate and Construction

The last 18 months have seen the world change dramatically. For the social housing sector in the UK, this has presented various challenges and caused organizations to operate in unplanned ways. Overall, the sector has risen to the challenge and organizations have shared their learning more openly and transparently with a common purpose. The common […]

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RTL Today – Report on land use planning and housing: Luxembourg has land reserves to build for 300,000 people

A joint report from the Ministry of Housing and the Ministry of Regional Planning was presented to the public on Monday afternoon. Luxembourg currently has 5,000 hectares of land reserves to build, of which 3,750 can be used for residential purposes, explained the Minister for Spatial Planning Claude Turmes. This means that approximately 300,000 additional […]

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The pitfalls of the housing supply permit bill and other issues

Announced last month, their amendment to the Resource Management Act is a bold move, traveling at high speed, to tackle New Zealand’s housing crisis. Today, Jessie Chiang from The Detail looks at what the new bill changes and the case for not leaving our green spaces behind. Simon Wilson is a senior editor at the […]

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Ontario Greens to increase housing supply in Parry Sound-Muskoka by expanding zoning options

BRACEBRIDGE – Ontario Greens Leader Mike Schreiner was in Bracebridge with Ontario Greens candidate for Parry Sound-Muskoka Matt Richter today to highlight the Ontario Greens’ plan to dramatically increase the housing supply by expanding zoning options in residential areas. “I spent the morning meeting with local residents and their voices are clear: There is a […]

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The Problem With Vacant Housing Taxes When Trying To Address Housing Supply Problems

Breadcrumb Links Real estate The construction of thousands of new homes is necessary to properly close the gap between supply and demand Publication date : November 19, 2021 • November 19, 2021 • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Vancouver’s annual empty home tax report for 2019, the latest available online, identified 6,025 vacant […]

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Housing supply continues to struggle to meet demand in Nelson-Tasman

The demand for housing in Nelson-Tasman still exceeds the supply of new homes, leaving the area one of the least affordable in the country. A report on the state of housing in the area outlined some of the reasons for the current shortage, which was discussed at a meeting of Nelson City Council on Tuesday. […]

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Township of Patton Task Force to Present Affordable Housing Report and Recommendations

Patton Township Municipal Building, 100 Patton Plaza. Photo of Ben Jones | StateCollege.com After a year of effort, a Patton Township task force will present its report and recommendations on affordable housing at Wednesday’s board of supervisors meeting. The meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Township of Patton Municipal Building, 100 Patton Plaza. It […]

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The RMA bill “Facilitating the supply of housing” – removal of administrative formalities for the intensification of housing | Denton

In a rare show of unity, Labor and National have teamed up to bring a radical new housing policy to life. The Resource Management Amendment Bill (allowing the supply of accommodation and other matters) (the “Bill”) proposes amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 (“RMA”) to advance and strengthen the National Policy Statement on Urban […]

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Inside Housing – Insight – Spending Review 2021: What is the housing sector asking for?

Financing and development of affordable housing The government must invest £12.8billion a year over the next 10 years in social rented housing to ‘break the back’ of the housing crisis, according to Shelter. The charity also wants the government to announce the next 10 years of its Affordable Housing Program (AHP) now, rather than waiting […]

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Can the private housing sector stop chasing it?

Can the private housing sector learn new tricks? Getty Endless eviction bans, credit check bans for new residents and limits on rent increases are just some of the government interventions that have proliferated in recent years, even before Covid-19. and government reactions to it costing people their jobs and income. It would be reasonable to […]

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Regional housing report reveals causes of housing crisis in Riverina | The Daily Advertiser

newsletters, editors’ selection list, A new regional housing report has confirmed that extremely low levels of rental vacancy in the Riverina are at the root of the region’s housing crisis. The report from the specially appointed Regional Housing Task Force, published on October 1, found that the majority of the NSW region is suffering from […]

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NWA cities strive to expand housing supply to accommodate region’s growth

Growth in northwest Arkansas continues. Following the release of census data in August that showed Fayetteville was now the second-largest city in the state, an article published by online media company Visual Capitalist ranked the northwest metropolitan area of Arkansas as the sixth fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation. It seems almost certain that […]

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None of the federal parties propose doing enough for housing: report

Breadcrumb Links News Election 2021 A UBC research lab says no federal party has a platform that will “restore housing affordability for all.” Publication date : Sep 17, 2021 • September 17, 2021 • 2 minute read • 5 comments A graphic summarizes an analysis of each party’s housing platform by a University of British […]

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Governor Newsom Signs Landmark Legislation to Boost California Housing Supply and Tackle Housing Crisis

Governor Newsom’s plan to return to California will lead to more than 84,000 new homes and an end to homelessness, including today’s announcement of $1.75 billion in housing funding affordable for new california housing accelerator SB 8 extends Housing Crisis Act of 2019 to further boost housing production SB 9 gives landlords additional tools to […]

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How advocates are tackling housing supply to help close the homeownership gap

by Gabbriel Schivone Realtors® are members of the National Association of Realtors® Maggie Amado-Tellez, a nonprofit leader and REALTOR® member of the National Association of REALTORS®, has always aspired to buy her own home. And, once she realized that dream, she made it her mission to make sure others could do the same. Amado-Tellez’s homeownership […]

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RESCON: Blaming slow approval process for lack of housing supply

Breadcrumb Links New homes and condos Houses Publication date : Sep 13, 2021 • September 13, 2021 • 3 minute read • Join the conversation The shortage of new housing has contributed to the rising cost of housing; prices for new construction and existing homes have surged. Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are […]

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Is there really a housing shortage?

Housing supply has kept pace with population growth, it’s just that there are fewer properties available for homeowners to buy, according to a real estate analyst. The post-lockdown housing market boom had seen house prices soar and the lack of supply was often cited as one of the main reasons for this. But new analysis […]

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Tax changes will have a ‘chilling effect’ on housing supply

Any hope of large-scale build-to-let development will vanish unless the government rethinks its new tax policies for investors, the Property Council has said. When the government announced in March that it would phase out the ability for property investors to offset interest charges against rental income, it was unclear what this would mean for the […]

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Hamilton could ‘dig in’ without family-friendly housing: report

By Nathan Sager Published on June 25, 2021 at 03:41 Hamilton’s housing construction policies need to be more family-friendly, especially as there is a climate crisis. Thursday, the Smart Prosperity Institute published a research paper which examines homebuilding and population trends in Hamilton from 2015 to 2020. The authors claim that Hamilton built fewer single-family […]

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Mayor Cooper Releases Affordable Housing Report

Mayor John Cooper today released a key report detailing steps Nashville can take over the next three years to meet its urgent affordable housing needs. In the report, the Mayor’s Affordable Housing Task Force, made up of 22 experts, provides nine priority recommendations for making meaningful progress by 2024. “Nashville needs to be a city […]

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Nearly 10% of US households at risk of losing their homes: report

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, nearly 10% of American households are at risk of losing their homes. The report adds that the housing crisis is “at a level not seen since the peak of the Great Recession in 2010”. Black and Hispanic landlords and tenants have been disproportionately affected. Loading Something is loading. […]

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Housing sector and municipalities call for 1 million new homes by 2031

A group of people – including representatives from the housing and insurance sectors – have presented a plan that will see the construction of one million new homes in the Netherlands over the next 10 years. Building more affordable and sustainable housing in the Netherlands A group of 34 organisations, including representatives from municipalities and […]

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The social housing sector is running out of time to meet its sustainability goals – Show House

Nine in 10 social housing construction professionals believe the sector urgently needs new government guidance if it is to successfully meet sustainability targets, new research has found. In a survey of 150 decision-makers involved in specifying building materials used for social housing developments, 88% agreed the sector cannot wait for the ongoing review of the […]

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Los Altos Council Discusses RHNA Data, Disagrees on Housing Report | News

In a debate that could spell a divide in the Los Altos City Council’s approach to housing, council last week was split on whether to invite representatives from a group that wrote a report suggesting state-mandated housing allocation figures in response to the affordable housing crisis. are based on faulty data at a future council […]

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Housing report highlights scale of crisis on Bowen Island

Eighty-four percent of residents cannot afford a new single-family home, and single-family homes make up 90% of the housing stock The housing needs report presented at the regular council meeting on Tuesday evening painted a grim picture of the island’s housing crisis. “…[It’s] the most acute affordability problem I’ve seen,” said Urbanics consultant Sophie Payne. […]

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Portland housing report shows progress, but affordability gap persists

Years of political change and public funding have produced more housing in Portland, but rents and house prices remain unaffordable for about half of the city’s residents. A new report from the city shows that most new construction approved in the past five years is for low-income residents or for those who can afford high-end […]

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Greater Boston Housing Report Highlights City’s Housing Challenges – News @ Northeastern

The country faces a housing crisis: There is a growing shortage of affordable housing, and tenants and landlords in many places are struggling to meet their monthly payments. The Greater Boston area is no better off. There are not enough houses for everyone; homelessness is on the rise; and modern zoning practices continue to perpetuate […]

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New Affordable Housing Report Shows Scale of Broward County’s Crisis

The number of people spending more money than they should on housing in Broward County continues to rise. According to a report released by Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center in late April – with data from 2018 – about 77,000 renters in the county spend more than half of their income on housing, showing how […]