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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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This city is ‘the epicenter of the housing crisis,’ says Biden administration official

By Emma Ockerman Rent prices have skyrocketed this year. US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge travels to a city to see the crisis firsthand US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge dubbed sunny Miami “the epicenter of this country’s housing crisis” during a recent visit. Fudge made the […]

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California reparations task force should tackle the root of the housing crisis

A divided house can’t stand, and at today’s prices, it can’t be paid for either. This is especially true in California, where the dream of home ownership has failed to materialize for people from all walks of life. Home prices are undeniably prohibitive for many Golden State residents; California has the second highest median price […]

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These 3 Myths About Montreal’s Housing Crisis Could Be Making It Worse — Have You Fallen In Love With Them?

The housing situation in Montreal is so bad that the city has been firmly ejected from its once-respectable place on global real estate affordability lists. But the Institute for Socio-Economic Information and Research (IRIS) says there are three myths – about how we compare to other cities, the current housing supply and the role of […]

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Newly resettled Afghan refugees from Minnesota face housing crisis

Gul Rahim fled Afghanistan last August, waited five months at a US military base and finally found a home in St. Paul for his family of 13. Six months after arriving in Minnesota, he faces expulsion. “We fought for America for 20 years in Afghanistan,” said Rahim, who served in the Afghan National Security Forces, […]

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OPINION: Solving the housing crisis must remain the government’s top priority

Last week, preliminary results from the 2022 census showed there were an astonishing 166,000 vacant properties in the state on census night last April. In Offaly, out of a total stock of 32,151 homes, 2,663 properties were vacant. These figures appear to contradict findings that there are currently just under 1,000 properties available to rent […]

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The “housing crisis” is the result of a failed economic experiment: I know, I’m from Hull

Luxury apartments adjoining the BBC Center in Hull. Photo: Andy Beecroft Learn more about the Dawn Foster Memorial Essay Award In Westminster, politicians on all sides agree on two facts: first, the UK is experiencing a “housing crisis”; second, it can be solved by building more houses. It’s supply and demand: too few houses, too […]

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Miami-Dade hails $100 million and new efforts to tackle housing crisis

By Nathan Hale (June 30, 2022, 9:53 p.m. EDT) — Days after the nation’s top housing official called Miami the “epicenter” of the nation’s housing crisis, leaders in the region unveiled new initiatives and outside funding of up to $100 million from a nonprofit organization at an event Thursday that highlighted its multi-pronged efforts to […]

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Blocked apartment projects show a new housing crisis in Australia: a looming rent shortage

But every challenge has its opportunities. Richard Temlett, associate director of property consultancy Charter Keck Cramer, explains that in some markets apartment prices may be increased to cover rising construction and financing costs. Sydney developer Coronation Property seized the opportunity this week, buying a large site in southern Sydney from Chinese developer Greenland and its […]

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Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge visits South Florida amid affordable housing crisis – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) — When it comes to affordable housing in South Florida, many throw around the word “crisis,” but federal officials want people to know that housing assistance is available. “It’s a $300 million public-private partnership,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said, “and when complete, 1,450 mixed units are in use.” Housing Secretary Marcia […]

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How Noosa residents can help tackle the area’s housing crisis

Members of the Noosa community have been asked to voice their views to help address the housing crisis that has gripped the area. Noosa Council is seeking feedback on its draft Housing Strategy for Affordable Housing, which has been deemed essential to the quality of life and growth of communities in the county. Mayor Clare […]

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Storm damage highlights Cuba’s severe housing crisis | Company

Olga Lidia Lahera lives with her daughter and two granddaughters in a tiny 15 square meter (160 square foot) apartment with peeling plaster walls that barely has room for a shelf with pots and a sofa bed rickety. A fabric curtain separates the space they use to wash. There is no bathroom. A little further […]

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Council task force to tackle the housing crisis in Limerick

Sharon Benson, Sinn Féin Councilor ELECTED members and officials from Limerick City and County Council are to form a special committee to look at what can be done locally to tackle the housing crisis. At a specially convened meeting of the local authority last week, Sinn Féin councilor Sharon Benson proposed that the council should […]

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What Doug Ford’s New Cabinet Faces: Inflation, Housing Crisis, Union Negotiations

Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveiled his new cabinet on a sunny Friday morning outside Queen’s Park. But after that, stormy economic and political times loom for Ford’s second-term government. Ontario is facing the highest rate of inflation in nearly 40 years, an economic reality that will have a strong influence on everything from the amount […]

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How Australia is handling airbnb, Stayz in a housing crisis

As more Australians struggle to find accommodation and the cost of goods and services soar, local and state governments have directed their considerable legislative arsenals at short-term accommodation providers. Some councils have raised rates for properties listed on platforms such as airbnb and Stayz, while state governments have capped the number of days such properties […]

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The Affordable Housing Crisis and a Case for Changing Mixed Tenure

“The real housing crisis is the lack of affordable rental housing, not the true cost of buying a home,” says Michele Adair, CEO of Housing Trust, one of the largest community housing providers of New South Wales and Chairman of Peak Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) NSW. Australia is in the midst of a serious […]

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Selling social housing is not the answer to the housing crisis | Opinion

We are told there were rows between Boris Johnson and his Secretary of State ahead of the Prime Minister’s recent speech on housing. I can well imagine how appalled Michael Gove would have been by his injured boss and his desperate attempts to regain the political initiative after the vote of no confidence. While Gove […]

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Dozens of tiny homes proposed for Sunshine Coast as housing crisis worsens

A builder leading a social housing project in the Sunshine Coast hinterland described the area’s housing crisis as “scary” and said more action on the ground was needed. Key points: A builder has obtained preliminary approval to build dozens of tiny houses in Cooroy Greg Phipps says tenants won’t have bills to pay as homes […]

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Goldman Sachs-backed homebuilder’s mega-factory could help solve national housing crisis

A British homebuilder backed by Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has confirmed plans to build a mega-factory of flatbed housing that will solve the country’s housing crisis. TopHat, which is majority-owned by the investment bank, plans to manufacture 4,000 flat houses a year at its new factory in Corby, Northamptonshire, from next year. The company, which […]

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Alaska workers face a housing crisis in some communities. Employers hope that if they build it, employees will come.

Earthworks are underway for the new employee accommodation next to the current employee accommodation at Alyeska Resort on June 9th. (Bill Roth/DNA) Some employers in Alaska are building housing for workers, in an effort to address a severe labor shortage. This includes Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, which is building a $6.6 million facility designed for […]

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A Melbourne company’s innovative solution to Australia’s housing crisis

A melbourne company came up with an innovative idea to solve Australia’s problem lodging crisis by building entire houses across 3D printing. Fortex technical director Jake Hartman said the process is similar to a desktop 3D printer, but on a much larger scale and can build a house in a more efficient timeframe. “We are […]

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Tenants’ Bill of Rights Attacks County’s Rental Housing Crisis

Miami – In the first of its kind, MiamiDade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava signed into law the county’s Tenants’ Bill of Rights that would protect tenants from their landlords and help ease their burden during an affordable housing crisis. Cava, flanked by county commissioners at a news conference last week, said the first-ever tenants’ […]

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Atlas Cottage Homes Announces Alternative Solution to Florida’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Atlas Cottage Homes is built on foundations and as such is a great asset. Tweet that “The need for affordable family housing for florida labor is essential,” said Lincoln Hine, Founder of Atlas Group LTD and CEO of Atlas Cottage Homes. “We are equipped to create 5,000 homes over the next five years at our […]

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The housing crisis is getting worse, how to fix it?

The housing crisis could affect 1.6 billion people by 2025, according to the World Bank. Shortages of land, loans, labor and materials are some of the factors fueling the housing crisis. The world needs to build 96,000 new affordable homes every day to house the nearly 3 billion people who will need adequate housing by […]

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Why raising wages won’t solve the housing crisis: ‘Politics got us into this mess’

An increase in the minimum wage will not make any dent in the housing crisis. That’s according to ISME chief executive Neil McDonnell. It was responding to proposals that Ireland’s national minimum wage could be replaced by a living wage in four years. This would be set at 60% of the median salary over a […]

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A new podcast explores the housing crisis in Muskoka

Photo by Maximillian Conacher on Unsplash Muskoka is going through a housing crisis and while there are a multitude of factors contributing to this problem, one thing is clear: people are hurting. That’s why Circles® Muskoka – a community-based poverty reduction initiative led by YWCA Muskoka – has launched a new podcast series called Walls […]

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From the housing crisis to the climate crisis, the future looks uncertain for our children. How do we prepare them?

This story is part of Amy Bell’s story parental guidance column, broadcast on CBC Radio One The first edition. I think at this point we could all use a textbook to navigate the current state of the world. Something like Parenting through an endless nightmare. Or maybe Dystopian Parenting 101. With one pandemic, one environmental […]

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The housing crisis means that house prices will not go down. Sorry, Millennials.

The housing markets of the mid-2000s and early 2020s share some similarities. However, the end of the two warm cycles will be very different in nature. This is bad news for potential millennial buyers hoping to see house prices fall. Loading Something is loading. History repeats itself often, but when it comes to today’s real […]

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Church of England wants to help solve housing crisis

BRitain has a housing problem. There are too few houses to meet the demand, and those that exist are unaffordable for many. On June 9, Boris Johnson outlined proposals to allow people to use the benefits to pay mortgages and to give tenants of housing associations (private non-profit organizations regulated by the government) the right […]

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Cornwall Council secures keys to two homes at housing crisis site

Cornwall Council has announced that it has received the keys to two of the 130 homes it purchased last year. Last November, Cornwall Council reached a historic multi-million pound deal to buy 130 homes in West Carclaze Garden Village as part of its efforts to tackle the housing crisis. The keys to the first two […]

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Johnson’s futile policy announcement is not an answer to the housing crisis

Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty After the vote of confidence earlier this week, Boris Johnson on Thursday turned his attention to the ongoing housing crisis to help him escape his own political crisis. The solutions he offered, however, were relics of the past that will not solve the problem of unaffordable housing, high rents and substandard […]

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Housing crisis compounded by record shortage of construction workers :: WRAL.com

By Matt Talhelm, WRAL Journalist Raleigh, North Carolina — The crews cannot build new houses fast enough to alleviate the housing shortage in the Triangle. Along with supply chain issues and the rapid pace of people moving around the Triangle, staffing shortages compound the problem. The construction industry is facing a record number of unfilled […]

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Toronto developer plans to tackle housing crisis by building 4 towers of mostly affordable units

A Toronto housing development company says it is trying to help solve the housing crisis by proposing to build four mostly affordable housing towers in the city’s northwest. Spotlight Development Inc. wants the towers, which range in height from 15 to 35 stories, to be a mix of condominiums and rental units, with 70% of […]

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The housing crisis persists | News24

Man holds a sign stating that housing is a human right during a rally for housing rights in the United States. Stephen Zenner/Getty Images Social housing company Communicare said that while encouraged by the city’s approval of public participation processes for social housing projects in Cape Town’s central business district (CBD), the announcement n is […]

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Multiple housing advocacy groups come together for groundbreaking change amid Spokane’s housing crisis

Nazeerah Muhammad works tirelessly to pay the $1,025 rent for her one-bedroom apartment in Browne’s Addition. She is among Spokane tenants who have little access to financial safety nets such as bank loans or generational wealth. The American Community Survey found that 58% of Spokane renters are people of color. Muhammad, a black woman, has […]

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Curious nature: For cavity nesters, a housing crisis

Nests in primary cavities include woodpeckers, some chickadees, and wrens. These birds dig their own homes with their strong beaks and are sub-classified between strong and weak diggers.Courtesy picture Spring and early summer in the mountains mean more feathered friends are looking for a mate and a safe home to raise their young. Not all […]

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Bozeman’s affordable housing crisis tied to newcomers and Wall Street

Just as wildlife is being displaced by sprawl at the exurban boundaries of Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley, the current housing frenzy in Bozeman and other Greater Yellowstone towns is displacing workers, young people, single mothers with children and housing seniors who used to be affordable. Photo courtesy of Jacob Boomsma/Shutterstock ID 1857352360 EDITOR’S NOTE: […]

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Mayors speak out on housing crisis at conference of municipalities

Mayors and municipal leaders from across Canada gathered in Regina this week for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference. This is the first in-person meeting since 2019. Delegates from federal, provincial and municipal governments advocate to each other on how to improve the lives of Canadians. The pandemic has increased the need for affordable […]

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Local candidates offer solutions to the housing crisis

Breadcrumb Links New Local News Affordable housing was one of the main issues addressed by local candidates running in the June 2 provincial election. ANDREW AUTIO/The Daily Press jpg, TD Content of the article Housing and homelessness are some of the dominant issues prevailing in the 2022 Ontario General Election for candidates across the province. […]

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How can we ensure housing stability for our community

(The opinions and views expressed in comments and letters to the editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Somerville Times, its staff or its editors) By State Representative Erika Uyterhoeven Displacement is an issue our district knows all too well. Unchecked rent […]