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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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Nova Scotia faces housing crisis

Ask what affordable housing is, and some will give you a traditional definition. “To me, affordable housing is where you pay a third of your income for rent, and nothing more, not a penny more,” Linda Carey said. Carey lives in an HLM. She says it’s almost impossible to find affordable housing. “There’s nowhere, nowhere, […]

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Ontario’s Speech from the Throne calls for ‘bold action’ on housing supply in the province

Ontario Premier Doug Ford kicked off a new legislative session today, re-introducing his government’s provincial budget, now titled Construction Plan (Budget Measures) Act, 2022 — in the Speech from the Throne. It is widely expected that the re-tabled budget – the largest in the province’s history – will be virtually the same as when it […]

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Housing Crisis Hits Local Post-Secondary Students Hard

As the new school year approaches, Cambridge students say they are in desperate need of accommodation Students returning to college and university are facing housing shortages in one of the most volatile real estate markets in history. Wut Yee Kyi Pyar is a PhD student at the University of Waterloo trying to find accommodation in […]

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Prefab houses could help solve the housing crisis

Posted Aug 8, 2022 7:18 a.m. Erika Bolstad Stateline EUGENE, Ore. – As a boy in the late 1950s, Terry McDonald watched workers build an 80,000 square foot manufacturing plant in an industrial neighborhood on the west side of Eugene. Long after his childhood, McDonald felt an affinity for the factory, where American Steel once […]

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Edo Land Reforms Accelerate Housing Sector Growth

The need to diversify the Nigerian economy has over the years been at the forefront of the government due to over-reliance on a single source of revenue – crude oil – a situation many have described as a monopoly. -economy. This call becomes necessary in the context of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which […]

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Tenant protections vs housing supply: why not both?

As a rabid and boring advocate of increased density, it has been music to me to hear local leaders talk about the importance of more housing to solving our affordability crisis. However, some of the reinvigorated interest in the offer has apparently been used solely to deflect calls for consumer protections, such as rent stabilization […]

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A true Thatcher heir would tackle the housing crisis, but neither Sunak nor Truss will

As this death march of a leadership race continues, young conservatives might finally get a taste of what it was like to experience 1970s politics. Now, as then, there are major structural factors that are holding this country back. Now as then, many of them enjoy the status of sacred cows. Now as then, no […]

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Massachusetts’ housing crisis becomes New Hampshire’s problem

By now, anyone who cares should be well aware of the housing crisis that has gripped this state. The high cost of real estate has caused a traffic jam that has kept many homes off the market, as those looking to downsize have found there’s no savings in selling that larger home for a ranch. […]

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The government, not investors, is responsible for the housing crisis

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to the writing or editing of articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Joel Griffith is a research fellow at the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. With so much attention focused on soaring gas and […]

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HDFC raises $1.1 billion ‘social loan’ to lend to affordable housing sector

HDFC raises $1.1 billion ‘social loan’ to lend to affordable housing sector Photo: PTI India’s largest mortgage lender, Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd. (HDFC Ltd), on Friday announced the completion of the $1.1 billion syndicated social loan facility for financing affordable housing in India. The loan was priced at a margin of 90 basis points […]

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RBI repo rate hikes could impact housing sector

Lending rates have been rising over the past few months and will continue to rise following the decision of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) monetary policy committee to raise the repo rate by 50 basis points. Since May, the benchmark rate at which the RBI lends money to commercial banks has been raised by […]

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Tiny houses could offer a solution to the housing crisis

A unique housing opportunity arises in the Niagara region as an approach to tackling the housing crisis in the form of a tiny home builder. Aloft Housing Inc., a company founded by former Habitat for Humanity COO Keith Gowan and other former Habitat members seeks to take small home living to new heights. Using over-parking […]

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Ketchikan Borough Assembly passes reforms to boost housing supply

A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs. In support of the plan, developer Bruce Hattrick said Ketchikan’s steep, rocky terrain makes it difficult and expensive to develop new lots. (KRBD File Photo) The Ketchikan Borough Assembly on Monday passed a four-part measure aimed at easing the area’s housing crisis. Beginning […]

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‘Fixer-Upper’ and our invisible university workforce housing crisis

Fixer-Upper: How to Fix Broken Housing Systems in the United States by Jenny Schuetz Published in February 2022 I have argued that higher education is in the midst of an unseen faculty and staff housing crisis. Invisible not because people in the process of not being able to find housing to buy or rent reasonably […]

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According to the report, patterns of segregation dating back to the 1930s remain in Norfolk council housing. Here are the proposed solutions. – The Virginian-Pilot

NORFOLK – A 2011 report revealed “worrying patterns” of discrimination and segregation in housing in Norfolk, and although City Council and staff have taken various measures to improve housing, segregation remains a feature of housing in Norfolk, according to a draft report released earlier this week by the city. “Based on our comparison, many patterns […]

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Switching from flats to building homes at center of builder’s housing crisis plan – The Irish Times

The 58-page report presented to Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien on Compact Growth Design Standards cites ‘focus groups’ claiming that the rear third of gardens is generally ‘dead space’ or ‘underutilized’. Glenveagh Properties, one of the state’s largest home builders, is proposing that the current standards of a 60m² garden for a typical three-bedroom house be […]

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Biden pledges stimulus funds to increase housing supply

Image source: Getty Images This is a measure that could help solve the affordable housing crisis. Key points Affordable housing is a major issue affecting people across the country. The Biden administration aims to solve the problem by allocating stimulus funds to build homes. Housing is the typical American’s biggest monthly expense. But for many […]

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Terraced houses dominate the housing sector in the Netherlands

Photo: DutchNews.nl Terraced or row houses account for 42% of the Dutch housing stock, but this is largely due to construction in the post-war years, national statistics agency CBS said on Wednesday. A further 36% of the nearly eight million homes in the Netherlands are in apartment buildings and other multi-unit buildings and 13% are […]

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NOTICE | Qhamani Neza Tshazi: South Africa’s housing crisis is neither sustainable nor acceptable

The number of people in need of housing interventions in the country is estimated at at least 12 million, a number that is neither sustainable nor acceptable in a country of 60 million people, writes Qhamani Neza Tshazi. The apartheid government’s lack of investment in housing, coupled with the absence of a coherent and practical […]

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The US Treasury will increase the supply of affordable housing and reduce long-term housing costs for American families

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced new guidance (July 27, 2022) to increase the ability of state, local, and tribal governments to use U.S. bailout (ARP) funds to boost the supply of affordable housing in their communities . The step follows a commitment in the administration’s recently released Housing Supply Action Plan to leverage […]

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City’s housing crisis reveals ‘house of cards’

HAILEY, Idaho — Near the private jets that ferry billionaires to their opulent Sun Valley getaways, Ana Ramon Bartolome and her family have spent this summer living in the only place they have: behind a blue tarp in a sweltering garage to two cars. Without a fridge, the extended family of four adults and two […]

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Plastic houses could solve the housing crisis

Plastic houses could solve the housing crisis. Photo: Pixabay NOT Once when my children were growing up, I forbade them to play on the lawn. Yet that was the advice given to some families during the recent heat wave. The advice, carried by the media, targeted those with artificial lawns, warning that plastic grass can […]

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Sussex County Organizations Collaborate Against Housing Crisis With ARP Funds | New

GEORGETOWNDel.- Kimmeytown will be the site of several new homes to be built by Sussex County Habitat For Humanity. “This vacant lot that we are currently on will ultimately be five new homes that will be sold at an affordable price to families in need as well as the rehabilitation of a home that is […]

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Cayman Islands 2021 Population and Housing Census Report

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Christopher Saunders MP – with the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) – released the Cayman Islands Population and Housing Census 2021 report yesterday, 28 July 2022. The results of the census report conducted from October 10, 2021 to January 25, 2022 were presented today […]

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What resources are available amid Jacksonville’s affordable housing crisis?

Monthly expenses continue to swell with inflation for most families in Jacksonville, and even with various fixes, such as the proposed reduction in the property tax rate, some families are worried about how they will pay their bills now. . Despite initiatives aimed at helping future buyers or pleas for the freezing of rent increases, […]

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The CIH produces a second cost of living crisis briefing for the housing sector

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) publishes a series of newsletters provide an up-to-date summary of the latest research and data on how the cost of living crisis is affecting housing and social housing tenants. The first bulletin, launched in June 2022, looked at how the crisis is developing and why, the effects on household […]

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Fed interest rate hike will make housing crisis worse

The Federal Reserve recently announced a 0.75% increase in its benchmark interest rate, which is set to worsen an already bad housing situation. Rising rates will cause interest rates on fixed-term and variable-rate mortgages to rise, affecting the ability of potential buyers to pursue them while causing builders to cut production of new homes, experts […]

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Arribatec will transform the housing industry with its ERP implementations – ERP Today

Businesses around the world are embracing technology to adapt to current technological upheavals, but in some sectors, such as housing, conventional methods are still very much in evidence. The benefits of implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions have revolutionized the way businesses operate, and Arribatec Integra has witnessed this in many housing industry projects. ERP […]

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Town Center Empty Properties Fund ‘only touches the surface of housing supply’

Policy initiatives such as the Scottish Government’s recently announced Town Center Empty Properties Fund are only scratching the surface of the housing sector’s problems and something more fundamental and longer-term is needed, according to a property company. DJ Alexander Ltd believes that while the policies are to be commendable, they do not address the real […]

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New Housing Report Highlights Need for More Homeownership Education

The housing aspirations of the next generation of homebuyers and the crucial need for greater education on housing options for young people have been revealed in a new report on the state of condominiums in England. Affordable housing provider SO Resi, part of Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, surveyed 2,000 18-30 year olds across the UK […]

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Selaine Saxby: The way out of the rural housing crisis is to stop treating the countryside like a holiday park

Selaine Saxby is MP for North Devon. Since being elected MP for Remote, Rural and Coastal North Devon in 2019, my mission has been to find ways to level out the pockets of severe deprivation in my beautiful constituency. For me upgrading has been about trying to get high speed broadband as the main infrastructure […]

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Councils need more funds to provide affordable housing, report says

Councils and housing associations should be funded to buy and upgrade existing homes to let at affordable rents as part of a wider upheaval in the private rental sector, according to the think tank. A new report of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) called for fundamental reforms of the private rental sector (PRS) to open […]

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What future for fire safety in the social housing sector? -SHP

fire safety hail jamie A leading group of experts took the stage for a busy session at FIREX International in May to examine the challenges of improving fire safety in the social housing sector. Jamie Hailstone provides an overview of the discussion. Introducing the session, Andy Frankum, chairman of the National Social Housing Fire Strategy […]

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Treasury Announces New Measures to Increase Affordable Housing Supply and Reduce Long-Term Housing Costs for American Families

Treasury Releases Updated Guidelines and How-to Guide to Increase Investments in Affordable Housing Using U.S. Bailout Funds WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury Department today announced new guidelines aimed at increasing the ability of state, local and tribal governments to use U.S. bailout (ARP) funds to boost the supply of affordable housing in their communities. The […]

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New Treasury Department measure aims to boost supply of affordable housing

The U.S. Treasury Department has issued guidelines aimed at increasing the ability of state, local and tribal governments to use U.S. bailout (ARP) funds to boost the supply of affordable housing in their communities. The Treasury Department step follows a commitment in the Biden administration’s housing supply action plan to mobilize ARP funds for affordable […]

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Default masking shortfall in Sydney housing supply

Sydney faces a chronic housing shortage, due in part to the way housing targets are set, the Property Council of Australia has warned. The analysis showed that several districts in Greater Sydney were struggling to provide enough housing and were not meeting targets, said PCA NSW executive director Luke Achterstraat. “Every year that the house […]

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Apple Veterans Square project shows commitment to tackling California’s housing crisis

Apple announced the recent opening of Veterans Square, a 30-unit complex in California. This facility aims to address California’s housing crisis by providing homes for veterans and other deserving individuals. Apple Veterans Square provides housing for veterans and deserving individuals In a press release, Apple said it has partnered with others to build Veterans Square […]

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Forget red or green tape, developers squeeze housing supply with gold tape

Planning departments across the country have been crucified for decades, but no one has turned the mirror the other way to see what developers are doing to preserve their profits. Certainly, infrastructure planning and delivery could be improved, but even if planners produced approvals overnight, that would not change the incentive to maintain a floor […]

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Rental scam circulating in Fountain during the housing crisis

FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KRDO) – While renting remains more affordable than buying a home right now, a Fountain-area con artist is taking advantage of people looking to find housing. Fountain Police are warning residents that someone is impersonating a landlord/real estate agent and is trying to scam people out of money. According to police, the scammer […]

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Social housing report blasts local government and community landlords – LandlordZONE

A cross-party race-to-the-top, housing and communities committee, in a new report, identifies serious problems in the social housing sector, but private housing is not unscathed. The condition of some social housing in England has deteriorated to such an extent that it is “unfit for human habitation”. The Leveling Up Committee concludes that social housing providers […]

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Biz News: NHFIC Major Bank Lender RFP, Housing Supply, Waste BINGO, Revolve ReCYCLING, Powerhouse Ultimo Design Competition, Essity, ModiBodi, Archwey and more…

BUSINESS NEWS: NHFIC invites tenders from major bank lenders to expand panel of lenders for Housing Guarantee Scheme The National Housing Finance and Investment Company (NHFIC) has initiated a Request for Proposals (RFP) process, to enable ANZ and Westpac to join its main panel of bank lenders for the Home Guarantee Scheme – an Australian […]

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New housing report analysis calls for increased supply amid growing Hunter population

Jul 25, 2022Property Council of Australia A recent report from the Property Council of Australia and Gyde consulting showed an increase in population growth in the Hunter region, sparking a call for more housing to meet demand. The Property Council’s Hunter Regional Director, Anita Hugo, said population growth over the past five years in the […]

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Regional housing report analysis shows Illawarra-Shoalhaven must continue housing delivery

Findings from research conducted by GYDE Consulting for the Property Council of Australia showed mixed results on housing approvals in the Illawarra Shoalhaven as the area struggles with rising house prices and tight buyer and rental markets. The Property Council’s Illawarra Regional Director, Michelle Guido, said the results showed the Illawarra Shoalhaven was doing well […]

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Solving New York’s Affordable Housing Crisis, Even During a Pandemic

When New York City went into lockdown in the spring of 2020, many human service nonprofits had to find new ways to serve those in need, and Project Renewal was one of them. The 55-year-old nonprofit aims to end the cycle of homelessness and recently opened Bedford Green House, a 117-apartment building in the Bronx […]

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“The GST on rent will not only impact tenants, but also the rental housing industry”

Experts say the decision to levy an 18% GST on tenants will also impact landlords, which could tempt more people not to rent their apartments. Tenants who earn more than R20 lakh a year and therefore fall under GST will now have to pay an 18% tax on the rent. Representation photo […]

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Solving the housing crisis requires a multifaceted response

It didn’t take long for Governor Greg Gianforte to put his new housing task force to work. Committee members were appointed by executive order on July 14, and a week later the group held its first meeting at the state Capitol. Some might ask, “What took so long? To which we reply “Better late than […]

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Community housing sector struggles to access $350 million government fund

But Monte Cecilia Housing Trust chief executive Bernie Smith said many providers in the Auckland region will struggle to take advantage of the scheme. “I think in Auckland, if you’re a community housing provider and you’re sitting on a lot, that’s great,” Smith said. “But if you don’t already have the property and aren’t planning […]

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Concerns that the community housing sector cannot access a fund of 350 million dollars

A South Auckland community housing trust says many providers in the area do not have the land or development plans ready to take advantage of the government’s new affordable housing scheme. Builder on the construction site (file photo). (Source: istock.com) By local democracy journalist Stephen Forbes But others in the sector say that after waiting […]

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Housing supply issues ‘rising on a location-by-location basis’: strategist

David Auerbach, managing director of Armada ETF Advisors, joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss mortgage rates, housing supply, home buying sentiment and more. Video transcript [MUSIC PLAYING] Jared Blikre: Happy to see you again. Mortgage rates are rising again, with Freddie Mac reporting a 30-year fixed rate at 5.54%. How do these high rates affect […]

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Support for the redevelopment of Davis Tannery during the housing crisis

Editorial note: The following is a submitted Op/Ed article. The author’s assertion that the units in the proposed development will be “affordable housing” is not currently reflected in the proposal documents. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Kingston is facing a housing crisis. Simply put, there aren’t enough places […]

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Breaking State Lawmakers’ Efforts to Address the Current Housing Crisis

Paul Kiefer of Delaware Public Media discusses state legislative efforts to address ongoing housing issues Just after midnight on the last day of Delaware’s last legislative session, a group of House lawmakers made a final push to pass a tenant rights bill. The bill, which would have provided state-funded legal representation to tenants facing eviction […]

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Activists propose Airbnb ban to deter investors amid housing crisis

July 21, 2022, 9:42 p.m.Updated 59 mins ago By: Blaise Gomez The town of Newburgh is one of many communities in the Hudson Valley ripe for revitalization – with inexpensive old homes ready to be bought and repaired. Some efforts, however, take a modern twist — with what some call side effects. “We are in […]

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Housing supply in Canada has exceeded household formation for two decades, says BMO

Canada’s oldest bank is stepping up its efforts to claim that the housing shortage is a myth. BMO Capital Markets wrote to clients Thursday morning with another data point – completions versus household formations. The bank’s analysis argues that home completions have outpaced household formations for two decades. However, easy credit and successive waves of […]

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Housing manager to deliver hundreds of social housing amid ‘housing crisis’ in parts of Broxtowe – Reuters

Broxtowe City Council offices. By Anna Whittaker, Local Democracy Journalist A council leader has said there is a “housing crisis” in parts of Nottinghamshire because thousands of people are now on waiting lists for accommodation. Councilor Milan Radulovic (Lab), leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, said almost three-quarters of those on the council housing authority’s waiting […]

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Feature: Conservative leadership candidates won’t solve the housing crisis

By Rico Wojtulewicz, Head of Housing and Development Policy, ONF As the Conservative leadership election nears the final two, solving the housing crisis has become an increasingly popular topic of discussion. Yet when candidates fix things and strengthen existing proposals, they should be challenged to put votes ahead of the national interest. The welcome support […]

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Housing report shows higher prices despite market cooling

Minnesota Realtors released their latest housing report and it shows the market may be slowing slightly. Pending sales fell 16.6% in June compared to the same month in 2021. Completed sales also fell 13.7% during this period. “2021 was the best year ever for sales, so we knew this year was going to be like […]

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🌱 Affordable Housing Report + Small Town’s Biggest Wings Festival

Hey, neighbors! I’m back with your new copy of the Reno Daily. Let’s start this day off on the right foot, with a brief overview of the most important things happening in town these days. First, today’s weather forecast: Sunny; windy in the afternoon. High: 97 Low: 62. Big love to our first local sponsor. […]

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Sleeping cabins are revolutionizing Australia’s housing crisis

This Queensland community organization is tackling homelessness with Japanese-style ‘pod’ housing. Founded by Helen Youngberry in 2018 and developed over three years, Goodna Street Life sleeping pods are designed to provide temporary crisis housing for individuals and families facing homelessness. Each pod is slightly larger than a one-size-fits-all mattress, crafted from aluminum and lightweight, weather-resistant […]

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Expert denounces the proliferation of soil tests in the housing sector

The outgoing President of the Nigerian Institute of Construction (NIOB), Mr. Kunle Awobodu has condemned the proliferation of soil testing in the housing sector, saying it is one of the main factors behind the the frequent collapse of buildings or structural failures in the country. According to him, with the prevalence of cheap and dummy […]

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Facing the housing crisis | Letters

Governor Gianforte has just announced the formation of a housing task force to address the current affordable housing crisis in Montana and has selected Helena Area Habitat for Humanity as one of its members. I appreciate having a seat at the table to offer thoughtful and actionable solutions to create more homes in Montana. We […]

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for June 2022

As Inventory Rises, June Home Sales After Year High, But Trail 2021 DENVER, July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Midway through the peak summer buying season, home sales this year are trailing those of 2021 as signs of a more balanced market emerge. June saw the highest number of home sales of any month so far […]

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Trevor Hancock: Social housing crisis stems from 1993 federal cuts

Social housing is not just a problem for people on low incomes but a concern for all of us Last week I featured Livable Victoria, of which I am a member. We are an informal, non-partisan group of people who share a passion for making our region a more sustainable, vibrant, healthy and inclusive place […]

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Government policies are responsible for the housing crisis in the United States that crowds out low-income households from the housing market | American Institute of Enterprise

President Neal and Ranking Member Brady, along with the distinguished members of the committee, thank you for giving me the opportunity to testify today. Summary: The housing market is changing, and the real culprit is a massive housing price boom fueled by federal housing and monetary policies, which are increasingly pushing low-income Americans out of […]

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Next PM must tackle rental housing crisis as landlords plan portfolio disposal – NRLA

The lack of rental housing supply needs to be addressed by the next prime minister to meet home ownership ambitions, a trade body has proposed. The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has urged the government to take this into account when releasing the results of its latest survey. The study of 708 landlords […]

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New Prime Minister faces housing supply crisis, warns NRLA

The NRLA warns the next Prime Minister must tackle the supply crisis in the private rental sector if homeownership ambitions are to become a reality. New survey data from the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) shows that the supply of rental housing is expected to continue to decline over the next year. According to this […]

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Landlords challenge next Prime Minister to tackle housing supply crisis

The next Prime Minister must tackle the supply crisis in the private rental sector if homeownership ambitions are to become a reality, warns the National Residential Landlords Association, as new survey data shows that the supply of rental housing is expected to continue to decline over the next year. . According to this study, carried […]

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We need inventive thinking about the refugee housing crisis

While those fleeing war in Ukraine said they were grateful for a quiet place to sleep, it was still unsettling to watch them spend the night on the floor of Dublin Airport’s old terminal. Some 250 refugees, about half of whom were women and children fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, had no other choice […]

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A warning about the housing crisis in Hawaii – from 1970

A speech is drafted for delivery at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 3 at the Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. It is addressed to the Lieutenant Governor, who will address the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1186. The lieutenant governor’s remarks will launch straight into a singular topic, noting with frustration that the state of Hawaii […]

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Will Dr. Phil and Dr. Jim energize the housing industry and save us from the recession?

The housing sector is under enormous pressure and a slowdown in activity is likely, but the end result could mean a more reasonable outcome for both house prices and the cost of construction and renovation. This could prove to be a crucial test for Dr. Jim Chalmers, the new Albanian government treasurer. When you think […]

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Five things to know about the next housing crisis in the United States | Business and Economy News

As U.S. real estate remains strong despite rising interest rates, market analysts polled by Al Jazeera predict the next housing crisis will center on Americans excluded from home ownership. “That’s our big deal going forward,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, a New York-based research firm, told Al Jazeera. “It’s not going to be […]

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Can businesses help solve the housing crisis?

Working with the public sector Working directly with municipalities is another viable option, adds Hunt. As organizations grapple with their role as corporate citizens in the affordable housing crisis, Hunt says they need to understand their motivation behind any initiative. Companies, he says, have long had a strong case for tackling housing inequality for the […]

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Chester County Commissioners Join HUD in Pledge to Increase Supply of Affordable Housing

With 350 affordable housing units for low-to-moderate income families planned or recently completed, Chester County has joined a growing number of cities and counties nationwide to enroll in the US Department of Housing’s House America program and of Urban Development (HUD), an all-hands-on effort to address the country’s homelessness crisis. Chester County Commissioners recently presented […]

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It was an unprecedented housing crisis that called for an emergency summit, now four years later it’s worse

In 2018, Hobart Showground was at the center of Tasmania’s housing crisis, as people with nowhere to go moved to the site. Key points: The state government held the first meeting of a new group tasked with finding housing solutions It’s a similar idea to the 2018 housing summit which was in response to the […]

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What future for fire safety in the social housing sector?

FIREX 2022 hail jamie A leading group of experts took the stage for a busy session at FIREX International in May to examine the challenges of improving fire safety in the social housing sector. Jamie Hailstone provides an overview of the discussion. Introducing the session, Andy Frankum, chairman of the National Social Housing Fire Strategy […]

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Reviews | Tax land, not buildings, to help the housing crisis

Regarding the July 4 front page article “As inflation rises, so does the housing crisis”: We have some general inflation, but we have particular problems with the lack of affordable housing. That’s partly because of posh zoning and the wrong kind of property tax. In most jurisdictions buildings and land are taxed, with the value […]

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Housing crisis leaves opal miners no choice but to live in a tent

Opal miners Aaron and Skye Buschmann never thought they would be homeless. Key points: Opal miners Aaron and Skye have been living in a tent for six months They were told it was a five to seven year wait for social housing Homelessness Australia says anyone can be homeless Their daily job was to travel […]

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Clients say Tipp is too bureaucratic during the housing crisis

Tipperary County Council’s housing department was criticized by local councilors for being too complicated and bureaucratic, at the recent monthly Nenagh Borough meeting. Councilors stressed that they are at the front lines, often dealing with stressful situations where people find themselves in very difficult circumstances, and that they need a simpler housing application process for […]

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Letter to the Editor: Low wages are fueling the affordable housing crisis

I was so happy to read in a recent Press Herald editorial (“How to Fill an Immediate Housing Need in Maine” July 1st) that municipalities are finally starting to come up with creative and helpful ways to solve housing problems in Maine. Recent articles about affordable housing on the rise in the Greater Portland area […]

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Campaign aims to tackle ‘mistrust and hatred’ in the social housing sector – Disability News Service

Disabled Housing Association tenants have launched a campaign which they hope will end the widespread discrimination of people with disabilities by their landlords and raise awareness of the Equality Act. Disabled members of the Social Housing Action Campaign (SHAC) have come together to draw up a charter to which social landlords can adhere. The charter […]

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Is the long approval process fueling the affordable housing crisis?

It’s like watching paint dry or waiting for water to boil. Choose any euphemism for things that take a long time to cross the finish line. You might as well include getting approval for a subdivision in Greater Boston to the list. But does this arduous planning and approval process – touted as a way […]