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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 […]