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Falmouth Select board says housing crisis is at breaking point

FALMOUTH – Members of the Falmouth Select Board highlighted the priority given to affordable housing at a recent meeting. Council members were asked to bring five strategic priorities to consider as the select council prepares to update the city’s strategic plan that will run through 2027. Vice President Onjalé Scott Price said her first priority […]

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$2.9 million plan to ease Darlington Point housing crisis

The conceptual plan of the subdivision. A $2.9 million subdivision development is proposed for Darlington Point, as a way to alleviate the housing crisis in Murrumbidgee. It is just part of a wider campaign being explored by the Murrumbidgee Council, with Chief Executive John Scarce and Mayor Ruth McRae recently speaking with Federal Housing Minister […]

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Increasing housing supply is not a panacea for the housing crisis

Canada needs to build more homes, faster, according to a recent report by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The report estimates that British Columbia alone will need 570,000 new homes by 2030 to reach a moderate level of affordability of 44%. It’s no coincidence that housing construction has been gaining momentum among policy makers, […]

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Trudeau targets $2 billion in spending to fix Canada’s housing supply and affordability issues

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday detailed plans to spend $2 billion to create more affordable housing in Canada. These expenditures include commitments made in the last two federal budgets. Trudeau said part of that $2 billion would go towards creating 17,000 new homes in Canada, the majority of which would be affordable housing. He […]

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Trudeau targets $2 billion in spending to fix Canada’s housing supply and affordability issues – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday detailed plans to spend $2 billion to create more affordable housing in Canada. These expenditures include commitments made in the last two federal budgets. Trudeau said part of that $2 billion would go towards creating 17,000 new homes in Canada, the majority of which would be affordable housing. He […]

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Calderdale housing shortage discussed by councilors in private rental sector debate

Calderdale councilors agreed that although landlord representatives cannot attend a meeting of the Oversight Committee to discuss the private rental sector, it would be good to get their input at a follow-up session. The report says many landlords provide a good standard of accommodation and manage their tenancies well, but some have limited understanding and […]

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The first years were left without seats in the halls before the end

Some University of West England students have been offered accommodation in Wales Freshmen from several UK universities have been told to look elsewhere for accommodation as halls of residence are already full. With weeks to go, new undergraduates from the University of Glasgow, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and the University of West England (UWE) have […]

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How Lenders Need to Innovate to Help Solve the Affordable Housing Supply Problem | Housing Finance Magazine

919039361464473 Creating sufficient housing supply, in whatever form, continues to be one of the country’s main challenges. With nearly a quarter of renter households spending 50% or more of their income on rent, the demand is certainly there. However, getting a deal to the starting line, let alone the finish line, requires experience and knowledge […]

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Housing crisis in Wigan: families living in hotels while waiting for a new home

City Hall bosses say they are doing all they can to help, including increasing the number of available homes, but more and more people need help. Homeless people in Wigan – from families to a now disabled ex-soldier – shared their difficult experiences of living in temporary accommodation and trying to find a permanent place. […]

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Letter to the Editor: Using government surplus to stem the housing crisis | Letters to the Editor

As for the Democrats’ plan for the state surplus, “Put Montana’s money to work,” I’m all for using the surplus to stem the housing crisis. . As a permanent resident of Montana, I’ve watched the dream of home ownership become out of reach for the average working-class family. The Democrats’ plan puts the surplus back […]

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Why the housing industry is excited about the census results

Dar es Salaam. The housing sector is eagerly awaiting the results of the 2022 Population and Housing Census to assess progress in addressing the three million housing deficit established in 2012. Watumishi Housing Investment (WHI) Managing Director Fred Msemwa made the statement during a recent interview with The Citizen. Speaking during the interview, Dr Msemwa […]

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LACKIE: Rents rise amid housing crisis

Breadcrumb Links Toronto and the GTA Ontario New Columnists And the problem will probably get worse before it gets better Publication date : August 27, 2022 • 7 hours ago • 4 minute read • 5 comments For rent sign in Stittsville, Ont. area on Sunday April 17, 2022. Photo by Ashley Fraser /Postmedia network […]

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Housing crisis: Woman shares game-changing home

Sanya Saleem, 26, is a mental health counselor to doctors in training, based in London. After handing her leave to the owner of her “shabby” apartment in the capital, she had only two weeks to find alternative affordable accommodation. Struggling to find a cheap apartment that suited her needs, Sanya decided to move into a […]

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Homelessness is a housing supply problem. Light Touch Density could be the solution, according to an AEI study

Addressing the Root Causes of Homelessness: Unaffordable Housing WASHINGTON, August 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — California more than a fifth1 of the total homeless population in United States, well above its population share of 12%. Between 2019 and 2020, homelessness in California increased by 6.8% – the most United States. Cities have been quick to respond […]

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New Rotorua homes unveiled to help region’s public housing crisis

The government has unveiled six new homes in Rotorua as it develops social housing in the city. Thirty-seven prefabricated homes will be built over the next year, with the first family moving in next Wednesday. Housing Minister Megan Woods told 1News the homes will provide a warm and safe place for children. “They will be […]

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Housing report reveals Sonoma has room for 579 homes

There’s plenty of room to build new housing in Sonoma, according to a draft housing report by city planning consultants. In fact, Sonoma could have capacity for an additional 579 homes within the city limits, according to De Novo Planning Group. The report, aka the 6th Cycle Housing Component Project, establishes the City of Sonoma’s […]

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Supply and demand for housing: from famine to celebration

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 11:09 a.m.Press release: Kiwibank Today we published our latest analysis on the current housing shortage in New Zealand and the housing market in general. The full note can be found here: https://inner.kiwi/commentary/housing-supply-and-demand-famine-feast/ The supply of new homes has far exceeded the anemic increase in demand for new homes over the past […]

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The pain will linger until Beijing acts

News analysis China continues to suffer economic setbacks. The latest came with the news that July home sales fell nearly 30% from June. Optimists had taken heart when home sales picked up in May and June in response to the easing of COVID-19 lockdowns, but the most recent news has dashed hopes of an easy […]

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Aslam reviews progress of housing sector projects

Provincial Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Mian Aslam Iqbal chaired a meeting here on Monday to review the progress and implementation of ongoing projects in the housing sector. The Housing Secretary and Head of Development Authority briefed the Minister on the progress of the plans. Provincial Housing Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal […]

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Minister reviews progress of housing sector projects

Provincial Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Mian Aslam Iqbal chaired a meeting here on Monday to review the progress and implementation of ongoing projects in the housing sector. LAHORE, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – Aug 22, 2022): Provincial Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Mian Aslam Iqbal chaired a […]

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NSW reveals $300m plan to boost housing supply

NSW reveals $300m plan to boost housing supply The Perrottet government has announced details of a plan it says will unlock development for tens of thousands of homes across the state. A number of high-growth councils are eligible to apply for a share of the latest round of Fast-Track Infrastructure Fund funding under an initiative […]

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Housing crisis ‘Perfect Storm for Build-to-Rent’

Government policy and converging financial forces have created a perfect storm in Australia’s apartment building industry which is about to hit hard. As early as the first quarter of next year, key indicators point to Australia being in the throes of a full-scale housing crisis. But the country’s newest asset class on the property development […]

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Housing report highlights need to build more than 90,000 homes in Halton

The construction of 1.5 million houses is a target that the four major provincial parties agree to achieve, but is it a realistic objective? New findings from the Smart Prosperity Institute’s latest housing report “Ontario Needs 1.5 Million More Homes” suggest the goal is not just reasonable, but ideal. According to their calculations, about 1.51 […]

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Resilience in the face of the Riverview Terrace housing crisis

On July 25, the world changed dramatically for 200 residents of the 163 Riverview Terrace units in downtown Adrian. The skyscraper that houses the elderly and people with disabilities has closed due to structural issues. The world has changed for these residents and the helpers from local health and social service agencies who are working […]

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Mayo’s housing crisis reaches ‘desperate’ proportions

Published: Sat 20 Aug 2022, 09:17 FOUR people without a bed for the night and absolutely nowhere to go – not even a tent to shelter in. This was the reality of homelessness faced by Mayo residents, a situation exacerbated by visitors enjoying the summer sun occupying all available beds in hotels and bed and […]

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The Esther Project Inc. expands its mission during the housing crisis

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) – Esther Project Inc. is a grassroots organization that helps families and women access resources to support a transition from homelessness to sustainable, permanent housing. It all started more than 16 years ago when the organization’s founder and executive director, Cheryl Snead, opened her family’s home to women and single mothers. The […]

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Murray joins local housing leaders to discuss housing supply

Margaret Salazar, HUD regional administrator in the Pacific Northwest, speaks to Sen. Patty Murray about funding for American Rescue Plan Act programs during a panel discussion Aug. 17. Staff of Senator Patty Murray Local housing leaders met with U.S. Senator Patty Murray on Wednesday at Olympia to talk about the American Rescue Plan Act and […]

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Housing crisis continues in West Michigan

KENT COUNTY, Michigan – Western Michigan, like much of the country, is experiencing a housing crisis. John Bitely, president of Sable Homes in Rockford, said the situation will get worse before it gets better. “The housing market is still very active. It’s different than it used to be in that we see single offers instead […]

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A series of bad reports show that the housing sector is plunged into “recession”

A The flurry of negative reports on the housing market is raising fears that the sector is beginning to drag the entire economy into a recession. The latest bad news is that existing home sales fell 5.9% in July, a sixth straight month of decline, according to a report released Thursday by the National Association […]

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Gold Coast caravan park owner attacked as accommodation options dwindle

A 76-year-old Gold Coast caravan park owner said she was being attacked by those hit hard by the housing crisis. Dora Low today said her caravan park is at 100 per cent capacity and many turn violent when told there is no free space. Confrontational footage shows people brandishing screwdrivers and smashing screen doors in […]

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July housing report shows Austin market trending toward ‘more normal and sustainable levels’

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin’s housing market continues to “trend toward more normal and sustainable levels,” according to the July housing report from the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR). The median sale price in the Austin metro area, which covers Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties, was $515,000, a July record. But year-over-year monthly increases […]

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for July 2022

Median home prices edge down as sales fall, inventories rise DENVER, August 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A double-digit drop in home sales from June to July fueled a double-digit increase in homes for sale, triggering the first drop in median sale price since January. Median July sale price of $415,000 was down 2.9% from June […]

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US troops face a housing crisis; Georgia Sen. Warnock steps up

It’s not easy being a US Marine. It’s not easy being a single mother. And it’s not easy to afford housing in Southern California. For Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Deanes, who belonged to all three groups, making ends meet was a challenge. Positioned at pay grade “E-5” in the Army’s nine ranks of enlisted member pay […]

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Australia could reap billions in profit if we fix housing: report

A cost-benefit analysis has proven the value of addressing the country’s critical shortage of social and affordable housing. Every dollar invested in social and affordable housing could deliver double the benefits to the Australian community, according to a new report on Australia’s housing crisis. The Give Me Shelter report, released during Homeless Week earlier this […]

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Housing supply at its highest in a year

The latest OnTheMarket Property Sentiment Index, which reflects property market activity in July, has been released. It shows that the housing stock is at the highest level in a year due to seasonal returns in the housing market. It also reveals that there are no clear signs of political and economic uncertainty disrupting buyers or […]

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Housing sector remains weak in July

We start a new trading day with a new July residential construction report, Housing starts and building permits, which further illustrate what we saw in yesterday’s National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey that we are currently in a “housing recession”. New housing starts reached 1.446 million seasonally adjusted and annualized units last month, down […]

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New construction fell in July, further depleting housing supply

New home construction activity in the United States fell sharply in July, and the number of permits issued for new construction projects also fell, as rising mortgage rates and supply chain issues continued to cause what lawmakers are calling a national housing crisis. Seasonally adjusted housing starts fell 9.6% to 1.45 million units in July […]

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The “reasonably priced” solution to help solve the housing crisis

Thousands of empty homes could be refurbished at a “reasonable” price to help ease the housing crisis, according to a new report. Some 34,000 of the 167,000 empty properties could be renovated, according to a report by the Hardware Association Ireland, published yesterday. His plan, Empty Homes: Unlocking The Opportunity, aims to ease the housing […]

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Housing starts for new homes fall sharply: “the entire housing sector is in decline”

The number of new construction projects for single-family homes fell 10% in July, the biggest drop of the year, according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Homebuilders entered a weakened list of new construction projects this summer amid falling sales and general pessimism about future market conditions. Newly started single-family housing projects […]

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Sinn Féin launches survey into students’ experiences of housing crisis – Sorca Clarke TD

Sinn Féin TD for Longford Westmeath Sorca Clarke. Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2:09 PM Last update: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 2:27 PM Sinn Féin TD for Longford Westmeath Sorca Clarke has invited students at Longford Westmeath to share their experiences of the student housing crisis in the party’s online poll. The survey is an […]

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Dogs Trust warns of a looming housing crisis for dogs due to the cost of living crisis and the charity is urgently looking for foster families – 38% of dog owners in Scotland believe it is now harder to give their dog everything they need

Following a half point rise in interest rates last week, Britain’s leading dog welfare charity has warned that the exorbitant cost of basic necessities, such as food and heating, prevents many dog ​​owners from supporting their dogs. With adoption numbers dwindling because people can’t afford to take in a new dog, it could lead to […]

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Which parts of England are most affected by the housing crisis? And what drives the prices up? | UK News

Housing construction has not kept pace with population growth in almost half of England’s local authorities, according to an analysis by Sky News. In the decade to 2021, population grew faster than or at the same rate as housing stock in 150 of 309 local authorities, according to our analysis of data from the recently […]

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Editorial from Peterborough: Solving the housing crisis needs a helping hand and cooperation

The president of the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Home Builders Association fully agrees with his provincial organization’s five-point plan to get more homes built, but says even with the recommended changes, it would take 10 years before buyers do not notice a significant drop in prices. Premier Doug Ford’s promise has a shorter timeline. He […]

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Housing supply and affordability is a crucial election issue

GTA voters will head to the polls again in October to elect mayors and councilors for area municipalities. It is the level of government that has the most direct impact on the supply, location and choice of housing, and the choices voters make on Monday, October 24 will have a significant impact on the availability […]

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Newsom wants to investigate SF’s housing crisis. That’s where he could start.

In a weird way, I’m pretty glad Governor Gavin Newsom wants the state to investigate his former hometown’s housing approvals process. For starters, if there were indeed any new housing approval issues, many of them occurred when Newsom and his chosen successor, Ed Lee, were running the city. More specifically, it’s Lee’s determination to convince […]

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Opinion: Newsom takes on his hometown amid the state’s housing crisis

The editorial board operates independently of the UT newsroom but is held to similar ethical standards. We base our editorials and recommendations on rigorous reporting, interviews and debates, and strive to be accurate, fair and courteous in our section. To disagree? Let us know. On October 26, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 8-3 […]

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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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Albo launches another bogus housing supply advice

Academics from the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia have praised the Albanian government for announcing the establishment of a National Housing Supply and Affordability Council (NHSAC), claiming that he “could be the biggest and most impactful housing announcement of the year” this “is a major step towards a thoughtful and long-awaited […]

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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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Homebuilding industry releases five-point plan to address Ontario’s housing supply and affordability crisis

Content of the article Toronto, Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) and the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) released their key policy recommendations in a plan five points submitted for consideration by the provincial government. government for his new term. These priorities are based on the […]

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South Korea postpones announcement of housing supply plan due to downpours

This photo, taken on Monday, shows a submerged parking lot of an apartment complex in the southern district of Gangnam due to heavy rain. (Yonhap) The government postponed its planned announcement of housing supply measures on Tuesday in a bid to focus on responding to damage from heavy overnight showers. The government had planned to […]

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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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S. Korea to unveil inflation-fighting measures, housing supply plan this week

Apartments in Yeongdeungpo-gu in western Seoul are pictured. (Yonhap) South Korea will this week unveil additional measures to rein in inflation and a package of housing supply plans to help stabilize people’s livelihoods, the finance minister said Monday. The government plans to roll out soon-to-be-announced inflation-fighting measures ahead of the autumn Chuseok holiday next month, […]

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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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Teal Scaffold is making a difference in Merseyside’s social housing sector |

The Riverside Housing Group acquired four high-rise buildings that house 230 tenants, in a successful share transfer from affordable housing company, The Guinness Partnership, in 2021. Following the acquisition, a high number of essential boiler repairs were identified by Riverside’s maintenance and repair company Evolve facility services. The towers, comprising 170 apartments, were the latest […]

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Tyler’s second quarter housing report shows promising data for the future

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – Tyler’s second quarter housing report shows the housing market is strong. More homes are available for purchase in Tyler compared to the second quarter of 2021 with inventory up 37%. Additionally, the data shows that the median home price has increased slightly by 14%, with a current price of $285,000. Therefore, […]

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

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 segregation patterns today […]

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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 […]