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Qld responds to housing crisis, amid flooding

by Kate Aubrey•05:45, March 14, 2022•3 minute read Kate Aubrey 05:45, March 14, 2022 3 minute read As the catastrophic flood leaves thousands homeless, the Queensland Government is rolling out measures to address housing challenges. The Queensland Government has announced a $600,000 Rapid Response Fund to help provide improved housing and homeless services in affected […]

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Inside Housing – Insight – Habitat Week: the sector takes stock after a new fire in a skyscraper

A weekly roundup of the most important headlines for housing professionals A firefighter tackles the Relay Building blaze in Aldgate East (Picture: Alamy) dividing lines A weekly roundup of the most important headlines for #UKhousing housing professionals Good afternoon. When footage of a fire broke out on one of the highest floors of the Relay […]

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Pressure on state to increase housing supply as flooding increases homelessness

More than 17,000 property damage assessments have been carried out in South East Queensland as the state government prepares to implement a series of measures in response to ongoing housing and homelessness issues after recent heavy rains and floods. In Gympie – 202 houses were found severely damaged – 94 moderate and another 124 – […]

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The social housing crisis leaves people desperate

SDLP Councilor Brian Tierney said a new survey had shown how desperate the situation was for Derry residents on waiting lists for social housing. Cllr Tierney, who represents Ballyarnett Borough, recently conducted a ‘Derry Housing Survey’ online and asked residents to share their experiences. Among the findings of the respondents, 73% of people had been […]

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Inside Housing – Insight – Housing Week: Sector shows solidarity with Ukraine

A weekly roundup of the most important headlines for housing professionals Image: Getty dividing lines A weekly roundup of the most important headlines for #UKhousing housing professionals Good afternoon, Events in Ukraine over the past week have been difficult to follow. The images of the country’s major cities like Kyiv and Kharkiv being bombarded, while […]

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How social housing solutions can alleviate the housing crisis

Proudly working and building on over £1 billion of homes across Merseyside over the past 35 years, Sutcliffe is no stranger to providing the very best civil and structural engineering services on social housing projects. With responsibility for continuing to build affordable housing across the Liverpool area and beyond, having worked on a number of […]

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Homeowners need the same support as buyers to solve the housing crisis – Cox

“People need places to live.” It’s a phrase I use a lot, and some might think it oversimplifies the problems of the UK property market, but in summary, that’s essentially what we’re providing. It is for this fundamental reason that I believe the buy-to-let market will remain a central part of the environment […]

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Dermot Bannon reveals his solution to Ireland’s housing crisis

Room to Improve presenter Dermot Bannon spoke about the housing crisis in Ireland and what we need to do about it. The housing crisis is at the stage where the supply is insufficient to meet the demand of first-time buyers, who cannot afford a house, and renters who are struggling to find affordable property. to […]

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Covid-19 WA: Housing crisis predicted when hard border falls

Experts warn Western Australia will face a crisis when the hard border falls this week – and no, it’s not the threat of Covid spreading. The dismantling of Western Australia’s hard border this week has been widely welcomed, but experts are warning a ‘crisis’ is looming – and it’s not the threat of spreading Covid-19. […]

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Westport housing report ‘garbage load’

Report commissioned by Council draws criticism from residents and politicians Michael Gallagher A report commissioned by Mayo County Council has been called ridiculous by locals and politicians. The report’s conclusion – that there is no affordability crisis in the town of West Mayo – was met with derision by families and individuals […]

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Calls grow for urgent housing reform from housing industry

More than 40 housing charities, frontline organizations and leading local authorities have united to call on the government to clean up exempt housing, an under-regulated form of supported housing that has been plagued by exploitation, corruption and profit. The social justice charity Commonweal Housing and the Local Government Association […]

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Tower Hamlets launches new housing report showing progress over the past 18 months

The housing crisis is the biggest challenge facing London today and remains a major concern for our residents and a top priority for Tower Hamlets Council. With one of London’s fastest growing boroughs, it is difficult for many people to have secure and affordable accommodation due to rising private rents and a lack of truly […]

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Housing crisis must be at center of Bega and Monaro by-elections, say homeless people

Isabelle (pseudonym) is a single mother from the Bega Valley and although she has rented all her life, she recently found herself without a place to call home. Key points: Homeless people call for political action on the issue There’s a 10-year wait for social housing across the NSW south coast Housing should be a […]

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Canada-New Brunswick Housing Benefit leaves out many facing housing crisis – NB Media Co-op

New Brunswick is expanding the Canada-New Brunswick Housing Benefit program to include more low-income working families in the province, Social Development Minister Bruce Fitch announced in December. While any investment in housing is essential to the well-being of New Brunswickers, housing advocates and academics worry that the short-term, targeted approach of this benefit will do […]

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Leveling up… implications for the housing sector

Yesterday the government’s long-awaited white paper on ‘race up’ was released, discussing some of the geographical disparities and, importantly, the government’s proposed reform of systems and the policy agenda for the coming years to remediate. The definition of its medium-term political objectives, at the heart of this document (alongside priority areas such as health and […]

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Dudley housing report flags communication failures

A report from HOUSING pointed to failures in communications between tenants and Dudley Council, but a plan for improvement is underway. At a meeting of the Housing and Public Realms Review Committee on January 27, councilors discussed a plan to improve housing supply in the Borough of Dudley. The local council commissioned experienced housing consultant, […]

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Taoiseach says housing crisis won’t be over in a year, but report shows progress has been made

THE GOVERNMENT said its Housing for All plan had made “significant progress” towards increasing the volume of supply. The Government today released the second quarterly update on progress in delivering Housing for All since it was launched in September last year. It shows that the closure of the construction sector during last year’s first lockdown […]

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Nimbyism contributing to Canada’s housing crisis, economist says

Municipal opposition to housing development has contributed to Canada’s current housing crisis, according to Scotiabank Canada chief economist Jean-Francois Perrault. The federal government regulates who comes into the country, but municipalities — and, to a lesser extent, provinces — hold a lot of power over where people end up living, Perrault told the House finance […]

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Productivity Commission confirms worsening housing crisis

Productivity Commission confirms worsening housing crisis Today’s Productivity Commission report on government services shows more and more Australians are being pushed to the brink of poverty and poverty homelessness due to the explosion of rents and the reduction in the supply of social housing. In 2021, an alarming 45.7% of people on Commonwealth Rent Assistance […]

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Montreal’s Housing Crisis Leads Experts to Discuss Short- and Long-Term Solutions

Calls on the government to address the lack of emergency shelter and accessible social services NewsAllyson Brownie — Posted January 23, 2022 3 minutes As winter and Omicron strain Montreal’s shelter system, experts discuss options to address the housing and homelessness crisis. Photo courtesy Kelsey Litwin In March 2020, the pandemic forced shelters to adopt […]

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The role of the private sector in the housing crisis

The private sector has a role to play in helping address the housing shortage, according to the state government. Arthur Gorrie The state government is taking long-term action to provide more social and emergency housing in the Wide Bay area of ​​Gympie as soaring house prices and rents put a strain on many people who […]

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‘No hope’ for Laois homeless as housing crisis hits with construction delays

Laois are living in emergency accommodation while new homes for council tenants lie unfinished, and others lie empty awaiting repair. People are “constantly” receiving notices to leave their rental accommodation, which is increasing the number of homeless people, according to a Laois adviser. Portlaoise Borough Councilors this week urged Laois County Council to hire more […]

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Lehman, Watson: To solve the housing crisis, bring all the actors around the table

Breadcrumb Links Opinion Columnists There are too many separate working groups, summits and programs going on right now at all three levels of government. Ottawa, like other cities in Ontario, is struggling with affordable housing, whether rental or owner-occupied. Photo by Tony Caldwell /Postmedia Content of the article Ontario is in the midst of a […]

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Will increasing housing supply solve the affordability problem?

Opinion: Government policies simply aren’t on the radical scale required to cut costs and prices enough to close the affordability gap In a 1978 episode of RTE’s Frontline, journalist Forbes McFall said, “There is now a general feeling that something is wrong with the housing market. Thousands of people can no longer afford to buy”. […]

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Waterloo Region Mayors Call for Collaboration to Solve Housing Crisis

Ontario is in the midst of a housing crisis as prices continue to soar. People should have the choice to live close to work and family, just like the generations before them. But for too many of them, the housing crisis has already made that choice for them. Tragically, as these problems ripple through the […]

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Could digital twins transform the social housing sector?

Helen Rogers, Director of Housing Products at Global Software Providers Civicexamines the potential of digital twins to deliver a better, safer and greener social housing sector across the UK Every industry knows the importance of digital transformation. From aerospace to construction, automated processes and digital collaboration have quickly gone from a “nice to have” to […]

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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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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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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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Housing Minister questions content of Social Justice Ireland housing report

The housing minister has said a report that a fifth (19%) of the population live below the poverty line when housing costs are taken into account is “incorrect”. Writing in an editorial for the Irish Examiner, Darragh O’Brien said the Social Justice Ireland report was “an important insight into the impact of housing costs on […]

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Supply and demand for social housing a constant treadmill

Picture file Clare Sinn Féin TD Violet-Anne Wynne spoke out against the treadmill effect of families in need of social housing and the number of homes being added to the social housing stock. Deputy Wynne said: ‘There are 3,000 people on the social housing waiting list in Clare. This number has not decreased much for […]

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Inside Housing – Sponsored – COP26 Climate Summit: What the housing sector has learned

The priorities identified at COP26 are not new, but the conference has served to increase the pressure to make progress. For social housing, this includes the issue of sustainability, according to Inenco Dan Pardesi How has COP26 changed what is expected of social housing organizations when it comes to environmental sustainability, and specifically when it […]

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The social housing sector is “financially resilient” in 2020-21 despite the pandemic

The Social Housing Regulator has published its 2021 Global Accounts today (December 14, 2021), a financial statement of the social housing sector for the year ending March 31, 2021. The report shows that the sector has demonstrated resilient financial performance in the face of difficult economic and operational conditions. The first part of the year […]

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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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Bank of Punjab: housing sector in Pakistan

Housing industry in Pakistan Pakistan, the 5th most populous country in the world, thrives with a young population at a population growth of 2.4%. According to various statistics available on the web, the housing and construction industry in Pakistan accounts for 2.5% of the GDP and employs around 8% of the country’s approximately 60 million […]

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Overcoming barriers/problems in providing MMC in the social housing sector

Mary Bennell, director of SWPA, explores the challenges of implementing modern construction methods (MCM) in the social housing sector and tells us how we can overcome these blockages There has been great progress in delivering homes using MMC in the South West over the past two years and many organizations now have clear plans to […]

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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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Scott Restrick: For a housing sector heading towards net zero, the EPC is a brutal tool

Scott Restrick, Liaison group responsible for energy and sustainability, is then featured in Scottish Housing News’ #COP26SHN showcase of the social housing sector’s efforts to help tackle the climate crisis with his views on how the housing sector housing urgently needs access to a more sophisticated toolkit to meet the needs of both our tenants […]

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Annual statistics on stocks and rents in the social housing sector show the impact of the pandemic

The Social Housing Regulator has published statistics on the social housing sector for suppliers registered with private and local authorities, including ownership of shares and rents as of March 31, 2021. Feedback from all registered social housing providers shows the sector providing 4.4 million homes across England with a net increase of around 25,000 social […]

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Morgan Sindall Launches Machine Learning Software Platform for Social Housing Sector

Building and regeneration group Morgan Sindall Group plc will launch a technology platform this week that uses machine learning to provide social housing landlords and tenants with real-time, actionable insights to help ensure their properties are healthy, compliant and more cost-effective in energy. Using discrete, interconnected sensors placed within a home, the platform collects data […]

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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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Work underway to reform the territory’s community housing sector

To continue to drive investment, stimulate our economy and improve housing conditions for Territorians, the Territory’s Labor Government is developing a new model of social and affordable housing. Currently, the territory has an aging public housing stock and there is a great opportunity to realize economic benefits from large-scale transfers to the community housing sector […]

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APRA must do more to chill the housing sector – ShareCafe

Australian trade commentators, analysts and investors went a little wild at the weekend after APRA, the main financial regulator, dipped its toe in house price waters and revealed a slight tightening of service rules real estate loans. He was blamed for the drop in the ASX 200 on Wednesday, banking stocks, especially Commonwealth and no […]

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Cybercrime at your doorstep – Focus on the social housing sector

Municipalities and social housing organizations have not been spared by the resurgence of cyberattacks in recent years. This is all the more the case as many accommodation providers have sought to improve their adoption of digital services to accommodate the growing digital footprint of modern society. Unfortunately, as the provision of digital services increases, so […]

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‘Ballistic’ property market creates barriers for independent disability housing sector

Queensland’s competitive housing market has added further pressure on the disability accommodation sector, as providers look to tackle a ‘new century’ of support that emphasizes independent living. Key points: Endeavor Foundation will build 70 fully accessible homes over the next four years He estimates that 1,700 people need specialist disability accommodation in Queensland Disability support […]

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Inside Housing – News – Social housing report reveals gap in knowledge of net zero

News15.09.2110:50 GMTby Tim Clark A new report has revealed a gap between tenants’ concerns about climate change and their understanding of the concept of reaching net zero. Image: Getty dividing lines Social housing report reveals gap in awareness of net zero #UKhousing Research by Orbit Homes and the Chartered Institute for Housing (CIH) found that […]

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Inside Housing – News – Institutional investing is ‘naturally suited’ to the social housing sector, says Homes England

A senior Homes England official said there was a ‘natural fit’ between institutional investing and the social housing sector, and said the agency’s priority was to diversify the type of capital that social landlords had access. Civitas’ Tayo Bilewu and Homes England’s Fay Mitchelson during a panel discussion on innovative financing models for the delivery […]

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Supply of social housing | Tasmanian Green MPs

Question from Mrs O’CONNOR to the MINISTER of HOUSING, Mr FERGUSON Mr. Speaker, the acting Prime Minister’s responses together took up about 12 minutes of the House’s time. I’m just pointing out that today’s answers have been very long so far. Ms. Ogilvie – You didn’t even ask for indulgence. Mrs. O’CONNOR – I ask […]

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Inside Housing – Commentary – As a trade body in the housing industry, we are concerned about the rise of exempt accommodation providers

As the industry’s trade body, our role is to champion the value that housing associations bring to our society and to celebrate best practice across the industry. I am immensely proud of the incredible supported housing providers we represent, who provide excellent services in an incredibly challenging environment. But they should not be confused with […]

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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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Inside Housing – Commentary – What should the housing sector think of the government’s post-Brexit procurement strategy?

With respect to commercial delivery and procurement, housing associations must now “review whether they have the right policies and processes in place to manage the commercial delivery milestones identified in the NPPS, where relevant. for their supply portfolio. This is a very laudable requirement, but one that risks losing most of its housing association readers. […]

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Inside Housing – Commentary – Housing sector set to be on war footing ahead of spending review

We also rely heavily on government support to subsidize new developments, and if we don’t get more government funding for firefighting and zero carbon, these issues will take a significant chunk of our balance sheets. The political context is not very favorable either. Unlike health and education, social housing is an easy target. Most of […]

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Inside Housing – Insight – Housing Week: the reputation of the sector put to the test

A weekly roundup of the most important headlines for housing professionals An interview with Kate Henderson aired last night (Picture: ITV News) dividing lines A weekly roundup of the most important headlines for #UKhousing housing professionals Is the reputation of the social housing sector in crisis? It certainly feels like it could be. Last night […]

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NT’s urban public housing sector in ‘crisis’ as priority applicants face two-year wait

The letter telling Tracey Myles government housing was on the horizon appeared in April, during a months-long period of homelessness. Key points: Applicants for priority urban housing in the Northern Territories face an average wait time of 23 months NT government says housing department operates on ‘failed model’ But social service groups are questioning the […]

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Inside Housing – News – Evictions by private landlords overtake social housing sector for first time during pandemic

Evictions by private landlords have exceeded those in the social housing sector in England and Wales for the first time during the pandemic, official statistics show. Image: Getty dividing lines Evictions by private landlords have overtaken those in the social housing sector in England and Wales for the first time during the pandemic, according to […]

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Inside Housing – Commentary – Social housing industry can learn about customer service from Build to Rent operators

Interestingly, metrics are analyzed locally, and special attention is given to textual commentary, as well as trend analysis, to inform business decisions. How often do housing associations review their feedback at the street, block, project or officer level? From the outside, it seems that most housing associations still don’t care about online reviews, such as […]

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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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Affordable housing sector is a seller’s market as new buyers enter the fray, says exclusive webinar panel

Like many industries, the affordable housing sector in the United States has undergone a sea change resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Processes and protocols have changed for affordable housing professionals, some perhaps permanently. Closings are being done virtually and some of the preliminary work such as assessments and grant applications are completely different than they […]