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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 […]

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Sheguiandah First Nation takes innovative approach to housing crisis

SHEGUIANDAH FIRST NATION—Recent population figures from Statistics Canada indicate that Sheguiandah is the fastest growing First Nations community on Manitoulin Island, at 17.9%. The population of this community has grown from 134 in 2016 to 158 in 2021. But with growth comes challenges, and like much of the province, housing presents one of those challenges. […]

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Actions Heads of State can take to address the affordable housing crisis

In summary Progress in solving California’s affordable housing crisis has been abysmal, and that is unacceptable. Here are some actions to take now: By Pedro Nava Pedro Nava is chairman of the Little Hoover Commission. Cathy Schwamberger Cathy Schwamberger, a former member of the Little Hoover Commission, served on its housing affordability subcommittee. Dion Aroner, […]

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Landlords’ greed for short-term rentals exacerbates housing crisis

National housing charity Threshold has criticized the increase in short-term rentals for holidaymakers in Galway city as the housing crisis continues to wreak havoc across the country. Research by Threshold shows that in December 2021 there were 1,525 short stay adverts in the city and county of Galway. Of these, 972 were entire houses. On […]

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Omaha housing crisis creates barrier for displaced tenants

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – It’s been nearly two months since residents of Flora Apartments were told they would have to leave the unlivable conditions there. Since then, Together Omaha has been working to find them a permanent home. But they hit a roadblock because of Omaha’s housing crisis. Nearly half of families still stay in […]

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As housing crisis deepens, Liberman mulls new plan to drive prices down

Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman is working on a new plan to tackle Israel’s deepening housing crisis, amid new data showing dramatic further increases in house prices. The plan is an updated version of the one presented in October, which the Finance Ministry realized was no longer sufficient given the deteriorating housing market, according to several […]

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Op-Ed Industry Insights: The housing crisis is a huge threat to Ontario’s economic recovery

For some time now, storm clouds have been gathering over the housing market. But today the crisis is there and threatens our economic recovery. Young people can no longer enter the housing market and start a family. High prices are causing a talent drain as people seek more affordable living conditions. While immigration is expected […]

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The legislature ignored the affordable housing crisis | Letters to the Editor

Every Floridian, no matter where we come from. Where we come from or who we love deserves the freedom to know that with hard work we can provide a good life for our family. But this session, Governor Ron DeSantis and his Republican allies in the legislature have tried to divide us by putting their […]

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Are tiny homes the answer to the affordable housing crisis?

TAMPA, Fla. — Mathis McGriff, 64, joined the Navy in 1976 and remembers traveling the world. “Mainly Europe, Spain, Portugal, Africa, France,” he named the places where he was deployed. The Sulfur Springs native has fallen on hard times and now lives in a men’s shelter in East Tampa. “Better than living on the street […]

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Israel braces for housing crisis amid wave of Ukrainian immigration

The Ministry of Aliyah and Absorption has welcomed more than 4,110 new immigrants since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. At least 2,460 of them are Ukrainians and the rest are Russians. Another 340 Olim Hadashim from Ukraine are expected to land in the next 24 hours on two rescue flights from Moldova. Immigration and […]

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City of Sturgis working to address housing crisis

STURGIS, SD (KELO) — Affordable housing is a problem across the country. In the Black Hills, towns like Sturgis are struggling to keep up with demand as more people move to the area. Over the next few years, you may notice a lot of construction in the Black Hills neighborhoods. It’s because more people need […]

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Qld responds to housing crisis, amid flooding

by Kate Aubrey•05:45, March 14, 2022•3 minute read Kate Aubrey 05:45, March 14, 2022 3 minute read As the catastrophic flood leaves thousands homeless, the Queensland Government is rolling out measures to address housing challenges. The Queensland Government has announced a $600,000 Rapid Response Fund to help provide improved housing and homeless services in affected […]

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Demand for emergency motel accommodation increases as South Africa’s regional housing crisis continues

Temporary accommodation can be a lifeline for those trying to get back on their feet after relationship breakdowns, domestic violence, death in the family, drug and alcohol addictions and loss of life. job or home. Milang Lakes Motel owner Chris Parsons knows this all too well, having provided emergency housing for those in need for […]

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Rent affordability report highlights extreme housing crisis in Flagstaff | Local

Housing in Flagstaff is “the worst I’ve ever seen,” said Devonna McLaughlin, executive director of Housing Solutions Northern Arizona (HSNA). His organization recently released its 2022 Rental Affordability Report based on a survey of 50 market-priced apartment complexes (8,405 units) and 10 income-limited complexes (730 units) between November 2021 and January. The report summarizes a […]

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South Lake Tahoe faces its housing crisis

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KRON) – As the city of South Lake Tahoe continues to suffer from a housing shortage, a new grant aims to fund hundreds of much-needed affordable housing. Over the past year, the city has been able to raise $2.4 million in local funds to secure $65 million from state and federal […]

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South Australia’s regional housing crisis continues, survey finds

A survey of towns in South Australia’s industrial north shows that housing availability is falling short of projected population growth for the region. Key points: A population growth target of 9% has been projected in parts of South Africa Pressure on housing affordability pushes up rents Workers occupy 98% of tourist accommodation The survey by […]

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Study blames part of housing crisis on Bozeman zoning codes | Town

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Coming Together to Solve Maine’s Housing Crisis – Part One

Maine (WABI) – Finding a home in Maine is at a critical point. Real estate and construction costs continue to soar, further encumbering an already tight rental market. Housing is considered affordable if you spend no more than 30% of your income on housing-related expenses. Chances are many of you fall into the category known […]

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The social housing crisis leaves people desperate

SDLP Councilor Brian Tierney said a new survey had shown how desperate the situation was for Derry residents on waiting lists for social housing. Cllr Tierney, who represents Ballyarnett Borough, recently conducted a ‘Derry Housing Survey’ online and asked residents to share their experiences. Among the findings of the respondents, 73% of people had been […]

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More Multi-Family Units Will Ease Montana’s Housing Crisis

It’s no secret that the Flathead Valley has faced a lack of affordable housing and labor for years. But it’s a problem that has worsened in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as more and more people have moved to the area. Montana’s population between 2010 and 2020 grew by 10%, but only added 7% […]

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CA must build millions of homes by 2030 to tackle housing crisis

LOS ANGELES, CA – California needs to build millions of homes by 2030 to address severe housing supply and demand challenges. That’s according to a new report released Wednesday by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, which is updated every four years and outlines challenges and strategies for dealing with the state’s housing […]

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Te hīkoi toi: New ways of looking at the housing crisis

supplied Without a large format camera, David Cook mapped the lives of The Lennons, including their busy living room space with grids of three-by-three images. A world that could be stereotyped as small and ordinary is shown to be nuanced and rich. As you enter Lower Hutt CBD, driving to the Dowse, you can’t miss […]

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Work to fund housing, crisis personnel, for women fleeing violence

Labor has pledged affordable housing and funding for staff working in domestic violence crisis centers across the country. Corangamite MP Libby Coker was joined by the Federal Assistant Deputy Minister for Communities and Family Violence Prevention, Senator Jenny McAllister at the Sexual Assault and Family Violence Center in Geelong West on Friday afternoon and announced […]

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The wave of COVID-19 and winter conditions have worsened the housing crisis in Hamilton

C/O Gustavo Sanchez Amid the cold and the high number of COVID-19 cases, the city of Hamilton failed to protect and accommodate its homeless residents January 2022 has been a difficult month for the City of Hamilton, with temperatures plunging as low as -20 degrees Celsius and hundreds of Hamilton residents hospitalized with COVID-19. Unfortunately, […]

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Governor highlights New York’s housing crisis

The United States is short by nearly five million housing units needed to meet current demand. New York State and City face similar shortcomings. For example, the city’s housing plan notes that there are approximately one million households in New York that are considered low or extremely low income and only 424,000 housing units available […]

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Possible solution to the housing crisis

Photograph by Pixabay Printed and digital download photos available Could ethical rentals help solve the local housing crisis? SeaMoor Lettings, the innovative ethical letting agency run by South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council, has launched a new website to make it easier for local landlords to find out more and register. It […]

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How social housing solutions can alleviate the housing crisis

Proudly working and building on over £1 billion of homes across Merseyside over the past 35 years, Sutcliffe is no stranger to providing the very best civil and structural engineering services on social housing projects. With responsibility for continuing to build affordable housing across the Liverpool area and beyond, having worked on a number of […]

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Student housing crisis persists as cost of living rises in Seattle | Governance

Mary Gates Hall is home to many resources for University of Washington undergraduate students, including the Office of Minority and Diversity Affairs, the Career Center, and the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity and Student Success. Conor Courtney UW has 30,657 undergraduate students who live on campus or in off-campus apartments and houses. According to 2019 […]

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Homeowners need the same support as buyers to solve the housing crisis – Cox

“People need places to live.” It’s a phrase I use a lot, and some might think it oversimplifies the problems of the UK property market, but in summary, that’s essentially what we’re providing. It is for this fundamental reason that I believe the buy-to-let market will remain a central part of the environment […]

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Dermot Bannon reveals his solution to Ireland’s housing crisis

Room to Improve presenter Dermot Bannon spoke about the housing crisis in Ireland and what we need to do about it. The housing crisis is at the stage where the supply is insufficient to meet the demand of first-time buyers, who cannot afford a house, and renters who are struggling to find affordable property. to […]

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The housing crisis threatens us all, warns an economist

By Cecilia Chan, Personal editor Chandler and the rest of the Phoenix metro area must extricate themselves from the current housing deficit or face economic disaster down the road, a leading Valley economist warns. The housing shortage just isn’t bad in Arizona, but it’s across the country, economist Elliott Pollack told Gilbert City Council as […]

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Covid-19 WA: Housing crisis predicted when hard border falls

Experts warn Western Australia will face a crisis when the hard border falls this week – and no, it’s not the threat of Covid spreading. The dismantling of Western Australia’s hard border this week has been widely welcomed, but experts are warning a ‘crisis’ is looming – and it’s not the threat of spreading Covid-19. […]

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The housing crisis is taking its toll on families in South Canterbury

A Timaru woman who has struggled for months to find a home for her family worries about others in the same situation. Shea Swalley, her partner, and their five children had been homeless since early December until finally securing a three-bedroom house in Pareora last week after applying for more than 50 houses. The search […]

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FL law enforcement blames housing crisis for understaffed

The lack of affordable housing in Manatee and Sarasota counties is a major obstacle for police departments trying to attract new recruits to Southwest Florida, law enforcement officials said Thursday. . At a law enforcement roundtable hosted by U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, sheriffs and police chiefs lamented the negative impact of the housing […]

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Video shows desperation to find affordable housing

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — A North Carolina real estate agent posted a video on social media this week showing the reality of the housing market. “I’ve told the truth, we have a housing crisis,” Monique Edwards said in the video. “This is a house priced under $300,000 in the Raleigh area, and as you can […]

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BC Considers Legislation to Help Address Housing Crisis in Capital Region

It is considered a punch in the bow for local municipalities. The province says there are not enough units approved and built to meet demand. Now the minister responsible for housing says he is considering legislation to modernize processes to speed up building development approvals. This, if the municipalities continue to drag their feet. “We […]

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Solving the housing crisis – Flathead Beacon

Last October, 28-year-old Devynn Fetter returned home to her single trailer in Columbia Falls to find a pamphlet on her door that said the owners of the manufactured home park were selling and hoped to close by Christmas. After an initial panic, Fetter soon learned that the brochure was from NeighborWorks Montana, a local nonprofit […]

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As housing crisis deepens, Tampa protesters call for rent control | Tampa

Protesters gathered outside Tampa City Hall last Friday to demand rent control in Tampa as rents soar during an unbridled housing crisis. Several members of the Tampa Tenants Union, as well as supporters of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the Democratic Socialists of America, spoke about how the crisis is affecting tenants in […]

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Phoenix has a housing crisis. Ignoring it will cost us all

The conversation takes place on the sidelines of football matches. In the classrooms of Arizona State University. Among friends and relatives who are increasingly desperate to find affordable housing. Between parents and their millennials who have well-paying jobs. In heartbreaking stories of evictions and displacements featured in that same newspaper. Arizona’s housing shortage and unprecedented […]

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Housing crisis jeopardizes regional business plan

Tanaist Leo Varadkar THE Mid West Regional Enterprise Plan, which sets out a series of projects and initiatives for Limerick, Clare and Tipperary over the next three years, is already in jeopardy due to housing shortages. Speaking at the launch of the plan in Nenagh yesterday, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said the housing crisis was one […]

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What are the solutions to Florida’s housing crisis?

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Dawn Elder moved into her new three-bedroom apartment in Boynton Beach last March. “I love this place,” she said as she walked past her lake in front of her back porch. This single mother of two was planning to renew her lease until she opened a letter from her landlord. RELATED: […]

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delivery must be central

There was no good news in the latest house price inflation figures, with a 14.4% rise in annual prices deepening the affordability crisis in key market segments. There are signs that housing supply is set to increase but inevitably this process will be gradual and big questions remain about the pace at which improvements can […]

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digging our communities – Knox County VillageSoup

Dr. Robert Wasserstrom lives in Camden and serves on the Economic and Workforce Development Committee of the Camden Rotary Club. Over the next six years, Maine will need 10,000 workers to replace retirees. Data from the Maine Department of Labor suggests that employers in Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties will seek about 800 additional hires. […]

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How can we solve the national affordable housing crisis – KION546

Opinion of Janneke Ratcliffe for CNN Business Perspectives Millions of Americans are losing the chance to reap the benefits of home ownership due to a shortage of supply. This shortage is most acute among affordable housing, where low- and middle-income renters, young first-time home buyers and people of color are losing confidence that they will […]