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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mayor of Richmond Hill calls provincial housing report ‘deeply concerning’

Richmond Hill Mayor David West welcomes some of the plans for a new provincial report on affordable housing, but he also finds some of the recommendations “deeply concerning”. the Report of the Task Force on Housing Affordability in Ontario published on February 8 proposes changes that would give the province the power to impose standards […]

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Few new promises to increase housing supply in BC’s 2022 budget

British Columbia’s 2022 budget is largely a stimulus budget. There are significant investments in continued recovery from last year’s extreme wildfires and floods, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget acknowledged that British Columbia’s “record supply and strong demand for homes” have led to significant price increases in 2021, in all major regions and […]

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Federal government announces up to $80 million to address housing supply chain issues in northern and remote communities

The federal government announced funding of up to $80 million to address housing supply chain issues in northern and remote communities. Ahmed Hussen, federal Minister of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion, made the announcement Wednesday morning during a virtual press conference with Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal and Yukon Member of Parliament Brendan Hanley. “The barriers […]

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Westport housing report ‘garbage load’

Report commissioned by Council draws criticism from residents and politicians Michael Gallagher A report commissioned by Mayo County Council has been called ridiculous by locals and politicians. The report’s conclusion – that there is no affordability crisis in the town of West Mayo – was met with derision by families and individuals […]

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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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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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Connecticut’s lagging residential construction is hurting affordable housing supply, experts say

Shaurice Bacon feels stuck in her home, an apartment with not enough space for her family. She lived in public housing in Bridgeport for two decades. She researched other low-cost apartments, applied to housing choice voucher programs, and explored rent-to-own options. She expanded her search to include Hartford, New Haven, New Britain and anywhere in […]

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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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The housing sector escapes the pandemic blues

While the pandemic has had a negative impact on most business sectors, contrary to common perception, the housing sector in bangalore did not suffer, reveals the Economic Survey 2021-22 The survey indicates that house prices rose during the first and second waves of covid-19, contrary to expectations that they would fall. It indicates that there […]

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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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Census data fuels debate on housing supply and demand

Steve Pomeroy of Focus Consulting said Canadian census data showed around 8% of homes, or 1.3 million, are not in full-time use by “usual residents”.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press New census data released last week shed light on whether high house prices are simply the result of a lack of housing supply. Many industry pundits and […]

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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 […]

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TBM board ‘upset’ over timeline for commenting on provincial housing report

‘There is no housing for people who do fairly standard jobs here,’ says Mayor Alar Soever Town of Blue Mountains (TBM) council and staff have been pressed to provide feedback on the report of the provincial Affordable Housing Task Force, which aims to build 1.5 million homes in Ontario over the next next decade. Released […]

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City of Waterloo seeks to boost supply of affordable housing with grants for nonprofits

The City of Waterloo is setting aside $500,000 to boost the local supply of affordable housing. The proposed grant, a first for the city, would help nonprofits offset some of the costs of creating or maintaining affordable housing in Waterloo. City councilors approved a draft of the grant proposal on Monday. “Programs like these are […]

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The housing sector under the PRRD reaches its highest level in four decades

DHSUD SPIN 3. Secretary Eduardo del Rosario leads the third anniversary launch event for the founding of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development in his central office auditorium in Quezon City, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. The three-day celebration will focus on the theme “Providing decent housing for Filipino families”. (Photo courtesy of DHSUD) […]

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Housing crisis: “While tackling our supply shortage, there is no shortage of resistance”

A drawing of a proposed condo tower for Belmont Village in Kitchener. The old real estate adage reminded us that it was all about “location, location, location”. Lately it’s starting to sound a lot more like “supply, supply, supply”. Ontario’s just-released report from its Housing Affordability Task Force points bluntly to the supply needed, calling […]

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How left-wing planners are canceling housing supply

Left-wing planners see duplexes and triplexes as the antidote to racist walkers and ranches. It’s been twelve years since I suggested to a Seattle developer that the cause of the housing “crisis” was a lack of supply. She dismissed my argument, saying the word “offer” was “too republican.” Today things have changed – you are […]

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How can we solve the housing crisis in Metro Vancouver?

Townhouses, six- to 12-unit multiplexes and co-op units would be more energy efficient, face less local opposition and could be replicated across large swaths of Metro Vancouver currently zoned for a new report, says a new report. single-family detached houses. Booming single-family homes and condo towers won’t solve Metro Vancouver’s housing crisis — what’s missing, […]

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Low-density areas of Metro Vancouver should be developed for new housing: report

To overcome the geographic constraints of Metro Vancouver, a new report calls for soft densification of low-density neighborhoods in the region to help improve housing affordability and supply. To date, most of the area’s growth has come from the redevelopment of former industrial land into high-density residential uses and the concentration of growth around major […]

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Tower Hamlets launches new housing report showing progress over the past 18 months

The housing crisis is the biggest challenge facing London today and remains a major concern for our residents and a top priority for Tower Hamlets Council. With one of London’s fastest growing boroughs, it is difficult for many people to have secure and affordable accommodation due to rising private rents and a lack of truly […]

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The housing crisis could be averted with these sweeping planning reforms

An informed discussion of land reform in Scotland is long overdue. Andy Wightman’s article on Allt-na-Reigh was a start, but somewhat disappointing in merely repeating known arguments for and against the future of the tiny house in Glen Coe. The main story is the shortage of good quality affordable housing and how land reform could […]

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Data reveals gap between wages and median home price for Florida hometown heroes

TALLAHASSEE, Florida., February 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A large number of florida according to a new data analysis by Florida realtors®. Sen. Ed Hooper (R-Clear water), Financial director Jimmy PatronisPresident of Florida Realtors Christina Papas and other leaders today highlighted data showing the disparity between median home prices and wages earned by many of the […]

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‘Really disappointed’: Aurora mayor slams provincial affordable housing report as open season for development

Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas is “really disappointed” with a new provincial report on affordable housing which he says could open the door to worrying levels of development. “Apparently the solution to the housing affordability crisis is to limit public participation and allow developers to build what they want, where they want,” he said in a […]

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Critics praise housing report’s zoning proposals, but see red flags

Ontario’s Housing Affordability Task Force makes little mention of affordable housing construction or the speculation and investment buying that many believe is driving up home prices. But among its 55 recommendations released on Tuesday, critics and politicians agreed that the proposal to end exclusionary zoning – the restriction that closes 70% of residential land in […]

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Ecological Survey: Housing Sector in Bangalore Has Performed Well Despite the Pandemic | Bangalore News

BENGALURU: While the pandemic has had a negative impact on most business sectors, contrary to common perception, the housing sector in Bangalore has not suffered, the Economic Survey 2021-22 reveals. The survey indicates that house prices rose during the first and second waves of Covid-19, contrary to expectations that they would fall. It indicates that […]

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Flammable and deadly: Unknown US housing crisis speaks to larger issues

Last week, with President Biden visiting New York and sitting down with Mayor Eric Adams, following the murder of two NYPD officers, the nNews coverage was all about the need to reduce street crime and the flow of illegal guns into America’s urban neighborhoods. Much has been said about the need for more aggressive policing […]

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Canada-New Brunswick Housing Benefit leaves out many facing housing crisis – NB Media Co-op

New Brunswick is expanding the Canada-New Brunswick Housing Benefit program to include more low-income working families in the province, Social Development Minister Bruce Fitch announced in December. While any investment in housing is essential to the well-being of New Brunswickers, housing advocates and academics worry that the short-term, targeted approach of this benefit will do […]

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Leveling up… implications for the housing sector

Yesterday the government’s long-awaited white paper on ‘race up’ was released, discussing some of the geographical disparities and, importantly, the government’s proposed reform of systems and the policy agenda for the coming years to remediate. The definition of its medium-term political objectives, at the heart of this document (alongside priority areas such as health and […]

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Lagos to crack down on fraudulent activity in housing sector

The Lagos State government has said it will crack down on fraudulent activity in the housing sector to ensure the sanity of the industry. This was announced by the Lagos State Governor’s Special Adviser for Housing, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, on Wednesday during an event organized by the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) Construction and Property […]

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Arizona officials to sponsor legislation to help housing supply and affordability

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – New legislation regarding housing affordability was recently sponsored by State Representatives Steve Kaiser and Cesar Chávez. “The supply of available housing in Arizona has not kept pace with demand, making it harder for Arizona families to find affordable housing,” Rep. Kaiser said. “The biggest impediment to increasing housing supply is […]

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Can California subdivide toward a solution to the housing crisis?

In September, Governor Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 9 authorizing the development of up to four residential units on every single-family lot in California. Many cities have already been moving towards eliminating one house per lot for years, but now it’s becoming universal across the state. The law effectively eliminates traditional single-family zoning. Called […]

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How Suburban Sprawl’s Single-Family Home Zoning Limits Housing Supply

America’s suburbs are expanding again. Last year, single-family housing starts hit 1.123 million, the highest since 2006, according to the National Association of Home Builders, but options for potential buyers remain slim. Experts say the problems in the US housing market are tied to past political decisions. In particular, they say restrictive zoning codes limit […]

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In Sitharaman’s 2022 budget, Covid-hit housing sector gets a boost

Union Budget 2022: Nirmala Sitharaman announced that Rs 48,000 crore has been allocated for housing projects under the Prime Minister’s Housing Scheme (Representative Image: Shutterstock) Budget 2022: The Center is also looking forward to developing remote areas, with Sitharaman announcing that border villages will be covered by the Vibrant Villages program. As part of this […]

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Budget 2022: Rs 48,000 cr disbursed for PMAY to boost the housing sector

The government’s renewed push for greater infrastructure development and massive allocations for the subsidized housing program have applauded the country’s property and construction companies. A budget allocation of Rs 48,000 crore for the Pradhan Mantri Away Yojana (PMAY) has been announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman for the financial year 2022-23 in today’s Union Budget. […]

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Expectations of homebuyers and the housing sector from Budget 2022

This year, the budget is expected to provide more incentives for people to buy their own homes. By Atul Monga With record high mortgage interest rates and a sudden surge of remote working, the real estate industry has seen strong growth lately. After a lackluster 2020, 2021 was a real bargain for the housing sector […]

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5 Solutions to Charlotte’s Affordable Housing Crisis

The Sharon Oaks apartment complex, which has been rehabilitated as a NOAH project. Photo: Danielle Chemtob/Axios. If what we’re doing now won’t solve the affordable housing shortage anytime soon, what can we do? Here are some of the ideas from inside our community and beyond that experts say could make a dent. 1. Vouchers The […]

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New Affordable Homes Arrive in Kelowna to Tackle Housing Crisis – Okanagan

Affordable rental units are coming to Kelowna in a bid to curb the ongoing housing crisis – with the project’s groundbreaking ceremony taking place on Friday. Construction of 122 affordable, energy-efficient rental units is underway at the National Society of Hope’s Apple Valley development building in Kelowna. Read more: 20-story affordable housing building in downtown […]

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Maxwell Drever Takes Leading Role in Workforce Housing | APN News

Previous story: Top 5 Influential Wildlife Professionals in India Maxwell Drever plays a leading role in the workforce housing sector Posted on January 27, 2022 Amid various misconceptions regarding affordable housing, one of the most prominent is the myth that affordable housing is not a good business option for the community. In reality, the point […]

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Well, here’s the neighborhood! Draft housing report suggests not protecting ‘character’ of neighborhoods and allowing 4-story apartments anywhere” Burlington Gazette

By staff January 26, 2022 BURLINGTON, ON Marcello Alaimo, operator of Exquisite Living, has posted some comments on the draft housing task force which is due to release the report and its 58 recommendations at the end of the month. The task force tasked with finding ways to make housing in Ontario more affordable wants […]

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Sicamous Housing Report Shows Lack of Rentals Forces Residents to Choose ‘Unsafe’ Housing – Keremeos Review

A lack of rental housing, combined with the prevalence of short-term rentals, is causing some residents to live in “inadequate or unsafe” housing, according to a report for Sicamous District. In June 2021, the district engaged CitySpaces Consulting to complete a Housing Needs Report. The full report was submitted to the district on Jan. 18 […]

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Sicamous Housing Report Shows Lack of Rentals Forces Residents to Choose ‘Unsafe’ Housing – Vernon Morning Star

A lack of rental housing, combined with the prevalence of short-term rentals, is causing some residents to live in “inadequate or unsafe” housing, according to a report for Sicamous District. In June 2021, the district engaged CitySpaces Consulting to complete a Housing Needs Report. The full report was submitted to the district on Jan. 18 […]

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Sicamous Housing Report Shows Lack of Rentals Forces Residents to Choose ‘Unsafe’ Housing – Salmon Arm Observer

A lack of rental housing, combined with the prevalence of short-term rentals, is causing some residents to live in “inadequate or unsafe” housing, according to a report for Sicamous District. In June 2021, the district engaged CitySpaces Consulting to complete a Housing Needs Report. The full report was submitted to the district on Jan. 18 […]

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Sicamous Housing Report Shows Lack of Rentals Forces Residents to Choose ‘Unsafe’ Housing – Summerland Review

A lack of rental housing, combined with the prevalence of short-term rentals, is causing some residents to live in “inadequate or unsafe” housing, according to a report for Sicamous District. In June 2021, the district engaged CitySpaces Consulting to complete a Housing Needs Report. The full report was submitted to the district on Jan. 18 […]

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More sprawl won’t help the Golden Horseshoe’s housing crisis

Unless you were rushing Netflix and the fleas and never getting airborne, you sure wouldn’t have missed house prices hitting ‘forget it’ level for the majority of the locals. of the Golden Horseshoe. Some commentators argue that the lack of land limits the ability to build new homes, thereby driving up prices, and that a […]

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Nimbyism contributing to Canada’s housing crisis, economist says

Municipal opposition to housing development has contributed to Canada’s current housing crisis, according to Scotiabank Canada chief economist Jean-Francois Perrault. The federal government regulates who comes into the country, but municipalities — and, to a lesser extent, provinces — hold a lot of power over where people end up living, Perrault told the House finance […]

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Productivity Commission confirms worsening housing crisis

Productivity Commission confirms worsening housing crisis Today’s Productivity Commission report on government services shows more and more Australians are being pushed to the brink of poverty and poverty homelessness due to the explosion of rents and the reduction in the supply of social housing. In 2021, an alarming 45.7% of people on Commonwealth Rent Assistance […]

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The role of the private sector in the housing crisis

The private sector has a role to play in helping address the housing shortage, according to the state government. Arthur Gorrie The state government is taking long-term action to provide more social and emergency housing in the Wide Bay area of ​​Gympie as soaring house prices and rents put a strain on many people who […]

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Community Land Trust: A Proven Model for Solving Indy’s Housing Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened an already severe housing crisis. As property values ​​and housing costs soar downtown, low-income residents are being pushed further to the east and west sides of Indy, disrupting communities and established support systems. We now have the opportunity to begin to address the housing crisis and its devastating effects through […]

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MEREDA 2022: Maine House speaker calls for action on statewide affordable housing ‘crisis’

Maine needs more housing of all kinds and especially affordable housing, Ryan Fecteau, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, said Thursday in Portland. “There is a problem, and we have to fix it,” he said in his keynote address to the Maine Real Estate & Development Association’s annual forecast conference, which was attended by […]

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New York’s housing crisis is becoming Adams and Hochul’s biggest political challenge

Pressure is mounting on New York’s political leaders to find solutions to the city’s worsening housing crisis as pandemic-era tenant protections expire and rents soar to record highs. New York City A statewide eviction moratorium expired over the weekend after the median residential rent in the city hit more than $3,400 in December, a record […]

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Leader-Post Letters: Solving the housing crisis, not the arena

Breadcrumb Links Opinion Letters There are so many more valid needs for the city than just another amusement arena, writes Lyn Goldman. Publication date : January 20, 2022 • 54 minutes ago • 3 minute read • Join the conversation The ice cream at the Brandt Centre. Photo by BRANDON HARDER /Regina Chief’s Post Content […]

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Housing crisis a ‘complex challenge’, say city leaders

WATERLOO REGION — A housing summit held Wednesday between the Ontario government and municipal leaders was a “frank and candid” conversation about ways to help solve the housing crisis, Karen Redman said. “It’s a very complex challenge,” said Redman, regional president. Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark said he’s heard “great ideas” from city […]

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Lehman, Watson: To solve the housing crisis, bring all the actors around the table

Breadcrumb Links Opinion Columnists There are too many separate working groups, summits and programs going on right now at all three levels of government. Ottawa, like other cities in Ontario, is struggling with affordable housing, whether rental or owner-occupied. Photo by Tony Caldwell /Postmedia Content of the article Ontario is in the midst of a […]

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Will increasing housing supply solve the affordability problem?

Opinion: Government policies simply aren’t on the radical scale required to cut costs and prices enough to close the affordability gap In a 1978 episode of RTE’s Frontline, journalist Forbes McFall said, “There is now a general feeling that something is wrong with the housing market. Thousands of people can no longer afford to buy”. […]

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Can Innovative Financing Help Tackle the Housing Crisis in Northwest Michigan? | News

TRAVERSE CITY — The problem doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. The population in northwest Michigan is growing. House prices are on the rise, and increasingly, a regional affordable housing crisis is the issue of the day for local authorities, businesses and even school districts. Everyone seems to agree that without housing for the workforce, […]

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Canada’s housing crisis worse than ever as Liberals sit alongside ‘Canada’s NDP

OTTAWA – Two new reports released this morning reveal what Canadian families have been going through for years: the cost of housing in Canada is skyrocketing, making it out of reach for many. Meanwhile, the Liberal government’s response to this deepening crisis is more talk than action. New Democrats have and will continue to push […]

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Mark Marissen: Let’s solve this Vancouver housing crisis with an open heart and mind

By Mark Marissen Healthy cities need a strong middle class. Unfortunately for us, Vancouver is well on its way to becoming a city for the very rich and the very poor. If, like me, you want Vancouver to be a home for middle-class families, it’s high time we acted urgently. Most young families in Vancouver […]

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New Report Finds Ontario Last in Housing Supply

TORONTO— Mike Schreiner issued the following statement in response to a new housing report that found Ontario has the lowest per capita housing supply of any province: “Ontario is dead last in housing supply per capita. We urgently need to change course. It is becoming increasingly difficult for Ontarians to find affordable housing. The housing […]

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How to tackle the rural housing crisis in property hotspots like Whitby and end Airbnb abuse – Yorkshire Post Letters

Do owners of second homes in national parks face new tax surcharges? Worth noting is the work being done by Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron to tackle the housing crisis in Cumbria (The Yorkshire Post, 10 and 11 January) created by the number of second and holiday homes and from Airbnb. His plan includes: […]

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Panelists say housing crisis will require the displacement of mountains and spirits – The Durango Herald

NIMBYism is an obstacle, but the real danger could be the demise of the middle class A 1,347 square foot three bedroom, two bathroom home on Delwood Avenue in Durango was listed at $ 549,000 on June 4, 2019 and was under contract five days later. (Jerry McBride / Durango Herald file) Changes in physical […]