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How each provincial party plans to solve Ontario’s housing crisis

Real estate news Written by Laura Hanrahan Published: 2:03 PM 27 May 2022 With the provincial election approaching – now just under a week away – the lack of affordable housing is still a top concern for many Ontarians. As such, all major political parties have made housing a key point in their platforms, presenting […]

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Candidates Tackle Questions About Housing Crisis, Internet Services During DBOT Debate | bloginfo(‘name’); ?>

May 26, 2022 0 comments By Sam Odrowski Five candidates vying for the Dufferin–Caledon seat in the upcoming provincial election recently faced off at a candidates’ forum. The two-hour debate, hosted by the Dufferin Chamber of Commerce (DBOT) last Wednesday, saw Sylvia Jones (Progressive Conservative), Bob Gordanier (Liberal), Tess Prendergast (NDP), Andrea Banyai (New Blue) […]

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Perth housing crisis: WA facing shortage of 22,000 homes within four years

WA faces a shortage of around 20,000 homes within four years, fearing this will keep local house prices rising. The Real Estate Institute of WA said the state needed to build 19,500 homes a year to keep up with population growth, new demolitions and to address existing shortages. But official ABS figures show WA completed […]

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Housing crisis on Bendigo town’s agenda, but council refuses request for 14 homes

A housing development application for 14 unit-style semi-detached homes was rejected in a unanimous vote by Greater Bendigo City Council. Key points: Most of the properties on offer have been designed to share a wall, unlike independent houses on the street Councilors mentioned the need for additional affordable housing, but maintaining ‘neighbourhood character’ was a […]

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Focal Point of Housing Crisis in Draft Community Plan for Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory – Eye on the Arctic

Mike Gau, Whitehorse’s director of development, says one of the main goals of the proposed community plan is how to increase the city’s housing supply to keep up with its projected strong growth. (Mike Rudyk/CBC) Plan tackles housing and charts new neighborhoods to keep up with rapid growth For the first time in a decade, […]

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Australia. False election promises will do nothing to solve the housing crisis

In today’s Australian federal election, none of the parliamentary parties are proposing policies to address the deepening social crisis facing millions of working people. Instead, the official campaign has been dominated by a competition between Labor and Liberal-National, thrown at the business elite, over which party is best placed to implement cuts in social spending […]

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Homeless Charlottean sleeps in crawl space as affordable housing crisis worsens

“I want opportunities, to improve. And that won’t happen until I find a place to sleep. By Sarah Morgan, WBTV CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — There’s little Will Howard can do to escape the noise of his everyday life. It’s loud, constant, and chaos seems to follow the 57-year-old wherever he goes. The Charlotte native became […]

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Longtime community activist in Aurora, another victim of the housing crisis – Chicago Tribune

Mary Fultz is not the kind of person who asks for help, unless it’s for someone else. In fact, Aurora’s 56-year-old wife has been at the forefront of that city’s ongoing efforts to make its neighborhoods safer and its policies fairer for minority residents. For those who don’t remember the many times over the past […]

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The housing crisis scars a generation of children

A generation of children is scarred and traumatized by the housing crisis. They and their families live in a state of unease and fear. On Monday’s Liveline, a father recounted the devastating impact on his partner and children, eight-year-old and 11-month-old twins, when they had to leave their rental home because the landlord was selling. […]

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Leaders urge ACT government to address housing crisis

Leaders from Canberra’s community, housing and business sectors today called on the ACT Government to address the ACT housing crisis and commit to further action in the 2022 Budget -23 ACT. Over the past few weeks, the ACT Social Services Council (ACTCOSS), the Canberra Chamber of Commerce, the Property Council, ACT Shelter and the Community […]

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DC developer cites housing crisis in battle to remove five heritage trees

A real estate developer in washington dc, urges lawmakers to write a loophole in municipal law that would allow a company to remove heritage trees from a site where it wants to build a new one apartment complex. The company is looking to remove five heritage trees, each over 100 inches in circumference and protected […]

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Salt Lake City’s housing crisis ignored by local politicians tied to real estate interests

Salt Lake City continues to be ranked among the top 10 most overvalued real estate markets in the nation as housing prices continue to rise. The median cost of a single-family home in Utah has increased 23.6% over the past year, following a 30.6% increase from 2020 to 2021. Across the state, there have been […]

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Student experiences of Berlin’s housing crisis – The Berlin Spectator

You’d think getting accepted into one of Berlin’s world-renowned universities would be cause for celebration – and it often is, until it becomes clear that it’s time to find accommodation. . Generally, the search for accommodation, whether it is a Wohngemeinschaft (WG) or studio, is an exciting undertaking, with all sorts of possibilities for a […]

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Tackling the housing crisis in North Devon

Many readers are familiar with the rapidly rising cost of properties and rents in the South West, which is causing a housing crisis. This is such an important issue that members of all political parties need to work together to find ways to help. If you own your home, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the […]

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What are the ways to solve the housing crisis in Vancouver?

Clearly, an overwhelming majority of Vancouverites feel that the city does not offer enough housing options. Many more want purpose-built rentals to be the council’s development priority. Some fear the Broadway transit expansion will displace thousands of tenants, while at least one person doesn’t trust the developers. These are just some of the frustrations expressed […]

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The Ryder Cup has an impact on Limerick’s housing crisis

Limerick properties are already leased for the 2027 Ryder Cup competition at Adare Manor. WITH homes in Limerick already rented for big bucks ahead of the Ryder Cup at Adare Manor in 2027, concerns have been raised about the impact this is having on the current rental crisis. Properties, ranging from a two-bedroom apartment in […]

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The housing crisis is having devastating effects on the inhabitants of Laois

The government’s Affordable Housing Fund will only deliver 38 homes over the next four years, a local TD has claimed. Sinn Féin’s Brian Stanley told The Dail the housing crisis was having a devastating effect on the lives of residents of Laois and neighboring Offaly, where he claimed the AHF would not provide any accommodation […]

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Efforts to End Fresno Housing Crisis Underway as Council Tries Plan – GV Wire

As the Fresno City Council develops a three-year plan to ease the housing crisis, Mayor Jerry Dyer’s administration is now stepping up to the plate. For example, the planning and development department is hiring more staff and cutting red tape on housing projects. The goal, Deputy Mayor Matthew Grundy said, is to speed up approvals […]

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Australian Regional Institute calls on policy makers to diversify responses to housing crisis

The housing crisis is “a moment in history like no other”, says the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) in its report on the country’s residential infrastructure. Key points: The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) reports on the current health of the housing market Fifteen percent of analyzed LGAs with populations over 1,000 have stalled or failing housing […]

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May 9: Fake convoy narrative, don’t take advantage of housing crisis, safer streets for Hamilton and other letters

Do not cash out You would have to have your head buried deep in the sand not to know that we are in a housing crisis right now. But knowing that and knowing what to do are two different things. I’d like to offer not to cash out. If I have the ability to rent […]

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The housing crisis has cost us votes, says Michael Gove

His intervention came amid a wave of anger over Boris Johnson’s leadership and handling of ‘partygate’ among MPs and campaigners reacting to the party’s loss of nearly 500 council seats across the country. Writing for The Telegraph, Damian Green, the leader of the influential One Nation Conservative MP caucus, warned that the party must ‘rediscover […]

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Housing crisis worsens as Sydney councils prepare to miss new housing targets

Peter Tulip, chief economist at the Center for Independent Studies, said repeatedly failing to meet new home delivery targets is worsening the housing affordability crisis. “As a rule of thumb, each 1% increase in the housing stock, holding other items unchanged, should reduce the cost of housing (both rents and prices) by about 2.5%,” he […]

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State law has turned to ADUs to help solve the housing crisis. But how many are actually used for housing?

From home offices to music studios, California homeowners have found a number of creative reasons to build secondary suites in their backyards. But regardless of their use, ADUs all have one thing in common: State law considers them dwellings, even when they are not being used for housing. This discrepancy has implications for a statewide […]

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Leaders grapple with solutions to housing crisis as problem worsens

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The future of housing is a topic that concerns many South Florida families. Residents wonder if they will be able to afford to continue living here. It also has the attention of the business community and leaders in Palm Beach County, prompting an economic summit on Thursday to address trends, […]

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Ahmed Hussen has a plan to solve Canada’s housing crisis

Ahmed Hussen’s first home in Canada was public housing on Hess Street in Hamilton which he shared with his cousin. He was then only 16 years old, a refugee who had fled Somalia during the civil war. In 2002, the same year he earned an undergraduate degree at York University, Hussen co-founded the Regent Park […]

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Euthanasia is not a solution to the housing crisis

Dear Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Housing, The recent news of two Canadians seeking to die with medical assistance after being unable to find affordable housing within a month should put you to shame. It is a testament to the monumental failure of your government’s housing and labor policies, which has seen […]

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Housing crisis in Bristol: ‘no fault’ evictions have more than doubled since the pandemic

The number of people being evicted from private rental property through no fault of their own in the Bristol area has more than doubled since before the covid pandemic, new figures have revealed. And the controversial ‘no-fault evictions’, which give people just two months to find alternative accommodation, are now happening at the rate of […]

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Hamptonville could solve the Hamptons affordable housing crisis

In November, residents of the towns of East and Southampton will find a referendum on their ballots which, if approved, will provide tens of millions of dollars in new funds each year to help residents own or rent houses here. Currently, they cannot. Real estate prices are too high. Residents are moving away and the […]

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The PM “disconnected” from the housing crisis: Labor

Scott Morrison is “out of touch” with the issue of soaring house prices and rents, the Labor Party has said. But the Prime Minister pointed to a number of government housing-related measures, including the Housing Guarantee Scheme which allows first-time buyers to buy properties with down payments as low as 5%, as proof that the […]

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The housing crisis is forcing pet owners and foster families to make heartbreaking decisions

Every time Tanya Wooley brings a new cat or dog into her home, they become part of the family. For the past five years, she has provided temporary foster care in central Queensland to help people keep their animals in times of housing difficulties or stress. “You always start to think that [the] pet will […]

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YWCA Stand Against Racism event highlights racial disparities amid housing crisis

Spokane’s housing crisis has shocked renters looking to buy homes and landlords looking to move. Prices have skyrocketed and when houses come up for sale or apartments become available, they sell quickly. For communities of color in Spokane, the housing crisis seems even more pronounced, and on Thursday night, the Spokane YWCA dedicated its annual […]

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Wendell Cox: Political restrictions caused the housing crisis

Breadcrumb Links PF Comment The choice we face is clear: a modest expansion of greenfield development or greater housing poverty Housing costs have skyrocketed relative to household incomes wherever there is a strong policy of urban confinement. Photo by Peter J. Thompson/National Post Content of the article For 18 years, I have been monitoring international […]

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Housing crisis for national and Ukrainian refugees requires Covid-like response

The Residential Tenancies Board’s latest rent report shows the staggering heights rents have now reached and how shattered government housing policy and the housing market are. Rents push tenants into poverty, homelessness, emigration and depend on soup kitchens and food banks to try to survive. Many tenants are families with children. It is a social […]

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Refugees and housing crisis

Sir, – Reading the report on the government’s new plans to tackle the housing crisis (“Builders will be able to use extended hours to increase housing production”, News, April 26), it occurred to me mind that what the government should do is pretend that all homeless people are refugees; this seems to inspire them to […]

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Letter: Taxing private landlords will not solve the housing crisis

This letter concerns the recent article: “Avon considers its options for handling short-term rentals”. While the city council certainly has the power to tax anything within the city limits, I have to ask why are private landlords held responsible for the failures of local employers for neglecting the concept of employee housing? I have lived […]

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Despite the housing crisis, 1 Government of NL housing unit. of 5 is vacant in northern Labrador

Despite homelessness and overcrowding described as a crisis in Labrador, one in five provincially-run housing units in Inuit communities across the region are empty and awaiting repairs. Some units have been vacant for almost three years, according to figures provided by the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation. The provincial government says it is working to […]

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A sensible way to tackle the housing crisis

COURTESY IMAGE DID YOU KNOW? Bonnie Donovan Did you know that in Santa Barbara, the most expensive component of the cost of housing is land? The only way to find truly affordable housing in Santa Barbara is to take an inventory of all government-owned land in Santa Barbara County, whether federal, state, county, or city-owned. […]

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Thinking big helped Australia solve a housing crisis in the 1940s. We can do it again | Ellen Fanning

On March 14, 1977, a Rolls-Royce carrying the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh swept through Sydney’s working-class Waterloo suburbs to tour a new inner-city high-rise housing commission development. Reports from the day note that the royal couple were “quickly taken to the 29th floor of the one-bedroom house of Mr Vyvyan Smith, 83, [where] the […]

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Housing crisis strategy pits municipal interests against provincial control

Local democracy can be a beautiful thing, especially for the citizens who participate in it and influence the vital decisions that impact their lives. An instructive lesson in this kind of “people power” was taught by residents of a central Kitchener neighborhood who appeared before a city committee and blocked approval for a condominium development […]

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Reviews | Stop blaming millennials for the housing crisis

Placeholder while loading article actions The country has turned against my generation once again, this time for having the nerve to try to find a place to live. Early in the pandemic, some wondered if the rise of remote working could revitalize smaller, cheaper, “second-tier” cities. Footless, white-collar millennials could reinvigorate the Rust Belt! hollowed […]

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Housing crisis propels high death toll in South Africa floods

The new settlement, a tight cluster of squat houses made of drywall, was built without electricity and nestled between a noisy highway and a river. Officials acknowledged the risk of flooding but promised residents that within three months they would be moved to permanent homes, recalled Themba Lushaba, who was resettled with his girlfriend. Thirteen […]

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Viewpoint: Gutted zoning is not the answer to Montana’s housing crisis

Robert Horne Jr. and his dog, Grady Now that Montana has finally realized it has a serious housing problem, “housing experts” have come out of the woodwork to tell us how to fix it. Predictably, when there is a problem to be solved, some of these “experts” try to exploit the problem by using it […]

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Vancouver school at risk of closing to make room amid housing crisis

Michael Hooper outside the Queen Elizabeth Annex in Vancouver on April 15.Jackie Dives/The Globe and Mail Parents on Vancouver’s west side oppose the possible closure of a small school in Dunbar, saying the school board’s plan to get rid of the precious land fails to take into account the massive population growth expected as well […]

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Final Fantasy 14 director promises to finally fix the in-game housing crisis

Final Fantasy 14 will suspend future housing lotteries while the issues are resolved, and Square Enix has provided an update on fixes for system bugs. Earlier on April 19, Square Enix and Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida visited the Magnetite to write an apology. When the hosting lotteries for plots in Final Fantasy 14 […]

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Australia’s housing crisis worsens as overseas students return

A new report from Australian property company Domain shows vacancy rates across all areas are at their lowest since their record highs began in 2017, with Melbourne posting one of the steepest year-on-year declines , dropping from 4.3% in March 2021 to 1.8% this March. “Experts say the situation will get worse as international students […]

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Olympia hopes to address homelessness as a housing crisis

This winter, after the city of Olympia carried out homeless encampment sweeps following increased pressure from the community, around 76 households were accommodated in hotels to wait out the cold. Now only seven households remain in the hotel stay program supported by Olympia Mutual Aid Partners. Although there has been success in involving some homeless […]

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Carriage houses and in-law suites are seen as contributing to the affordable housing crisis in Chattanooga

Melanie Newton said she and her husband built a secondary suite above their garage in the South Chattanooga neighborhood four years ago, and it has been occupied ever since. “We literally had someone in there two days before construction was finished,” she said in a phone interview. Chattanooga has fewer than 100 such units, often […]

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Housing crisis: Time to act, says OHBA chief

Breadcrumb Links New homes and condos Houses Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark delivered the keynote address to OHBA members at his Industry Leaders Dinner held Monday, April 11 at Toronto. IMAGE PROVIDED BY OHBA Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on […]

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How Lawmakers Contributed to Florida’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Unlike affordable housing options right now, there is no shortage of stories of struggle in Florida. Across the state, people are seeing homes and rentals sold. The crisis forced 62-year-old Vernita McCaskill to stay at a hotel in Tampa for a month and a half. “I don’t see how to get out of it at […]

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Poll finds 67% say it’s harder to find housing – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A new poll finds more than two-thirds of Bay Area voters say housing has become harder to find, up sharply from 2021. According to results from the Bay Area Council’s poll of 1,000 voters released Thursday, 67% said finding housing had become more difficult over the past year, up from […]

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Aitchison releases plan to solve Canada’s housing crisis

Parry Sound-Muskoka MP and Conservative Party leadership candidate Scott Aitchison released a plan this week that he says will increase housing supply across the country and solve Canada’s housing crisis. “Scott will provide federal leadership to get more homes built and invest in affordable and social housing because every Canadian deserves a safe bed to […]

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Suburbs are key to the housing crisis, but building their way out leads to growing pains

Many economic, political and business leaders have long pushed high-density, transit-oriented residential buildings as a way to lift New York and cities across the country out of the housing crisis. Developing these projects to the scale required also requires an awful lot of literal digging, as communities trying to be part of the housing solution […]

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Greens pledge to lift Western Australia out of housing crisis

As the third day of the federal election campaign kicks off, the Greens pledge to build 118,000 homes in Western Australia over the next 20 years. The move comes as Australia struggling with a serious housing crisis, or rental vacancy rates are at an all-time low in WA, while prices are skyrocketing, competition is increasing […]

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Housing crisis in Cornwall: Tax planning and reforms ‘urgently needed’

Photo: Shutterstock Cornwall Council’s Section 151 Officer has called on the government to implement reforms to planning and tax rules to help local authorities respond urgently to the housing crisis. Tracie Langley, who is also Cornwall’s COO, told Room151 the county faces a number of housing issues, including: a seasonal workforce which is increasing demand; […]

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Housing crisis in centers like Broome is stifling dreams of developing the north, experts say

Northern development has long been a goal of successive federal governments, but experts say the regional rental crisis is holding back growth. Key points: Experts say successful development in northern Australia will require housing reform Long-term residents face the prospect of leaving Broome as they find nowhere to live Realtor says ‘diabolical’ rent squeeze will […]

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HUDSON | Let go of local obstacles to ease the housing crisis | Opinion

Miller Hudson Access to affordable housing has been a Colorado challenge for nearly two decades. As the state’s economy recovered from the housing meltdown of the early 1990s, prices began to rise and they never looked back. Demand is finally collapsing into economic reality, with average stock appreciation jumping 9% in March alone. In 2018 […]

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Dumping local zoning codes won’t solve the housing crisis

Now that Montana has finally realized it has a serious housing problem, “housing experts” have come out of the woodwork to tell us all how to fix it. And predictably, when there is a problem to solve, some of these “experts” try to exploit the problem by using it to advance their political agenda. The […]

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Northland’s housing crisis drives up social housing waiting list and life on the streets

Northland’s housing crisis is described as a “matter of desperation” as small towns see people living on the streets for the first time. Rising house prices, Auckland’s growing population and the impacts of Covid-19 are to blame for the problem, as the region’s public housing waiting list soars. Since the end of 2017, the number […]

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Federal budget not doing enough to end housing crisis, Sask. experts say

Although the latest federal budget focused on housing issues, some Saskatchewan residents and housing advocates say it falls short of expectations for addressing these issues. The 2022 budget, unveiled on Thursday, has been dubbed the “housing budget,” with $10.1 billion in spending over five years on housing, including measures to get more people into their […]

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Affordable housing crisis attacked with $250 million in federal relief funds

Amid soaring rent and house prices and a relentless shortage of supply, advocates hope an infusion of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal relief can finally make a dent in the affordable housing crisis. in Nevada. The state Legislature’s interim finance committee voted on Thursday to allocate the first half of a $500 million […]

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Our point of view: the housing crisis is everywhere, just like homelessness

Maine’s affordable housing crisis is weighing on nearly everyone. But this weighs more heavily on households that are already barely getting by. For these people, all it takes is one disruption — a job change, a rent increase, a sudden health problem — and they could end up on the street. With housing prices rising […]

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Edmond permits illustrate workers’ housing crisis

Edmond Councilor and developer Josh Moore speaks about the lack of workforce housing in the city during a presentation Wednesday at the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce. The average cost of new homes built in Edmond last year was $421,325, Moore said. (Photo by Kathryn McNutt) EDMOND – Building permits issued last year in Edmond […]

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High rents worsen housing crisis in Hudson | Columbia County

HUDSON — During a 2010 New York gubernatorial debate, political activist and perennial candidate Jimmy McMillan said “the rent was too high.” Her statement went viral early on social media as it resonated with so many. Twelve years later, rental prices are still soaring across the country. And Hudson, a town that has attracted both […]

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The local housing crisis worsens | Corowa Free Press

The Federation and Indigo Shire councils are among a growing number of communities in the NSW and Victoria region struggling with an unprecedented housing crisis as demand for housing outstrips supply. The lack of affordable housing in the region is widely attributed to the exodus of people from big cities during the pandemic, combined with […]

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Mountain Mediation hosts a community conversation on the housing crisis and its impacts on equity

Several months ago, the conversations team at Mountain Mediation began reviewing the next episode of the Community Conversation series. After reviewing several local studies conducted by Park City Municipal and the Community Foundation, the group began to look at housing and equity issues. Mountain mediation attorney Gretchen Lee said the conversations team convened a panel […]

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Can inclusive zoning put a stop to the housing crisis?

Zoning laws have a long history in America, dating back to the early 20and century. Often, exclusions of certain types of property, such as apartment buildings, have been used to separate communities racially. The award-winning book The color of the law by Richard Rothstein gives a detailed history of housing discrimination and the racial segregation […]

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Parking safety symptomatic of Oshawa’s housing crisis: adviser

Breadcrumb Links Toronto and the GTA Ontario “Our city center is under siege” Publication date : March 31, 2022 • 2 days ago • 3 minute read • 10 comments Oshawa Councilman Brian Nicholson recently posted on social media about gender-specific parking spots — spots painted pink and reserved for women. Photo by SCREEN CAPTURE […]

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Ontario Investing $19 Million to Address Housing Crisis

Funding the courts will resolve backlogs and speed up decisions. The province is investing more than $19 million over three years to address the housing crisis. Officials say the funds will resolve long-standing backlogs at the Ontario Lands Tribunal and the Landlord and Tenant Board. The money will also support the appointment of arbitrators in […]

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Saxby calls for talks with Prime Minister over Devon housing crisis

Published: 11:30 a.m. April 1, 2022 North Devon Conservative MP Selaine Saxby has requested a meeting with the Prime Minister to discuss the shortage of affordable housing in North Devon. Devon Home Choice’s January 2022 report showed that 1,388 households were in need of accommodation in the district. Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday […]

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NOTICE: California’s student housing crisis requires immediate action

The housing crisis at UC Berkeley is just the latest sign of a much larger problem, writes Yifei Cheng PO ’24. (Courtesy of Firstculture via Wikimedia Commons) Earlier this month, the University of California, Berkeley narrowly escaped a court-ordered suspension of enrollment, thanks to some last minute amendments California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Concerned about […]

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Seller Beware, Current Housing Crisis Offers Underselling Value | News

NEWPORT CITY — Over the past week, area homeowners have received unsolicited offers for their homes, some at prices well below market value. Bids are made through a mail campaign and are based on the municipal land value of the property, not the highest market value. This has left many wondering if this is a […]

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Sinn Fein putting slogans before substance on housing crisis, says Taoiseach

The Taoiseach has accused Sinn Fein of putting slogans before substance as it renews hostilities with Mary Lou McDonald over Ireland’s housing crisis. Icheal Martin and Ms McDonald were again involved in combative exchanges at the Dail over their respective proposals to tackle homelessness, supply problems and soaring rents and buying costs. The pressure on […]

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CVS Health and Fresno Housing Collaborate to Address the Affordable Housing Crisis and Provide Healthy Housing in Fresno County

WOONSOCKET, RI, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CVS Health and Fresno Housing have collaborated to build new affordable housing in Fresno, California. Through Red Stone Equity Partners, CVS Health will invest approximately $18.4 million in the Arthur @ Blackstone, a new Fresno Housing development slated to break ground this spring. Twenty of the Arthur @ […]

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President Biden throws money at the housing crisis. Will it work?

President Joe Biden hopes to throw money at the housing crisis, where home ownership is increasingly out of financial reach for many Americans while families grapple with steep rent increases. But are Biden’s proposals enough to really dent the housing market? The Biden administration plans to increase funding for the US Department of Housing and […]

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WMNF | WaveMakers: Centraide’s Jessica Muroff talks about the housing crisis

March 27, 2022 by Rayna Kanas and categorized under Class, Economy, Housing, Infrastructure, News and Public Affairs, Poverty. As the term “crisis” keeps cropping up around the housing market in the Tampa Bay area, many are working hard to mitigate the effects on the community. This week, WaveMakers hosts Janet and Tom Scherberger spoke with […]

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Local governments agree to work together to solve the local affordable housing crisis

BRADENTON — On Thursday, the Manatee County Commission and Bradenton City Council came together for a joint meeting to discuss several areas of cross-cutting concern and impact for each governing body. Topics discussed included affordable/workforce housing and how the two local governments could effectively work together to find concrete steps to address this growing issue […]

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The housing crisis is gripping Fresno and its leaders must act on it

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content offer viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. Fresno City Council member Miguel Arias looks at the grand second-floor entrance to the historic Hotel Fresno, currently being renovated as an affordable apartment project, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. […]

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Why We Need to Talk About the Shared Housing Crisis in Kingston

Editorial Note: The following is a submitted opinion piece. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. When people talk about “affordable” housing, they may be referring to many levels of housing. For the wealthy, affordable housing is the cost of buying a house for your nuclear family. For the poor […]

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Regional employers feel the effects of the housing crisis | Queensland country life

Jobs in the Queensland region are not being filled and businesses are cutting hours because there is nowhere for new employees to live, according to state chambers of commerce. Difficulty finding accommodation has a disproportionate effect in regional areas, and the ripple effect means that some employers offer wage incentives or take it upon themselves […]

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Provincial task force appears to blame municipalities for housing crisis, Waterloo Region officials say

WATERLOO REGION – A provincial affordable housing task force appears to be blaming municipalities for Ontario’s soaring housing prices and lack of supply, regional staff said in a report presented to Waterloo Region council on Wednesday evening. In its February report, the task force said the province would need 1.5 million new homes over the […]