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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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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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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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Pressure on state to increase housing supply as flooding increases homelessness

More than 17,000 property damage assessments have been carried out in South East Queensland as the state government prepares to implement a series of measures in response to ongoing housing and homelessness issues after recent heavy rains and floods. In Gympie – 202 houses were found severely damaged – 94 moderate and another 124 – […]

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Inside Housing – Insight – Housing Week: Sector shows solidarity with Ukraine

A weekly roundup of the most important headlines for housing professionals Image: Getty dividing lines A weekly roundup of the most important headlines for #UKhousing housing professionals Good afternoon, Events in Ukraine over the past week have been difficult to follow. The images of the country’s major cities like Kyiv and Kharkiv being bombarded, while […]

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Payday Loans with No Credit Check

Payday loans are an excellent option for those who do not have good credit and need funds fast to pay for expenses prior to when you get your next paycheck. If you’re someone with a poor credit score and are looking for payday loans that do not require credit check. We’ll take an in-depth review of how […]

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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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Australia faces a housing supply crisis

Australia could face a “worrying” housing deficit of more than 160,000 homes over the next decade, according to new projections. The National Housing Finance and Investment Company Housing State of the Nation 2021-2022 The report shows that when net migration overseas returns to pre-covid levels by 2024-2025, the number of new households will begin to […]

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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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What is a no credit check loan?

No credit check loans are loans where the lender does not check the borrower’s credit before approving and lending loans. These types of loans can be tempting if your credit is poor and you don’t qualify for other products. However, no credit check loans can be risky and are generally not well regarded as they […]

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New National Housing Report Highlights Serious Supply Shortages

The National Housing Finance & Investment Corporation (NHFIC) released its second report on the state of the nation’s housing yesterday, showing that while housing supply may appear healthy in the short term, there is in fact a major housing crisis. offer on the horizon. Australian Property Council chief executive Ken Morrison said the report shows […]

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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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Ballot proposal would cap ‘predatory’ interest rates for payday loans

LANSING, MI — A polling committee is busy asking a question about the November ballot that would prevent payday lenders from charging “predatory” interest rates if approved by voters. The Michiganders for Fair Lending campaign officially launched its petition-raising effort Wednesday to cap high interest rates on payday loans, payday loan advocates say are creating […]

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Marlborough short of land for housing – report

Marlborough is expected to run out of land zoned for housing over the next 30 years. The report identifies a potential shortage of land for urban development of around 900 long-term homes, driven by faster than expected growth in Blenheim. Photo: 123RF A report from Marlborough District Council states that the area’s population is expected […]

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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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Edinburgh housing crisis: 15 ‘super landlords’ dominate the city’s rental market

FIFTEEN registered owners own around 5,300 privately rented properties in Scotland’s capital, a freedom of information (FOI) request by the Edinburgh Evening News revealed. This represents around nine per cent of the private rental sector in Edinburgh. One owner owns more than 1010 properties, and dozens of others own more than 100 properties each, according […]

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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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The housing crisis in Ireland: is collective action the best solution?

As the New Year rolls around, houses are impossible to buy for most young people, rents are still very high and derelict buildings lie unused across Ireland. It seems inevitable that housing will once again become a hot topic in 2022. Which explains the genesis of the Community Action Tenants Union… We are in the […]

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Townsville vacancies at 10-year low as rental prices soar and housing supply dwindles

In the regional city of Townsville, a two-bedroom unit in the CBD could cost renters up to $570 per week. Key points: COVID has seen Townsville’s housing stock shrink as there is an excess of rentals in Melbourne Townsville’s vacancy rate is 0.7% Some estate agents think it’s too expensive to own an investment property […]

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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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Montreal’s Housing Crisis Leads Experts to Discuss Short- and Long-Term Solutions

Calls on the government to address the lack of emergency shelter and accessible social services NewsAllyson Brownie — Posted January 23, 2022 3 minutes As winter and Omicron strain Montreal’s shelter system, experts discuss options to address the housing and homelessness crisis. Photo courtesy Kelsey Litwin In March 2020, the pandemic forced shelters to adopt […]

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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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Will 2022 bring a solution to the low supply of housing?

This year will bring provincial and municipal elections to Ontario. In the GTA, with housing inventories at near historic lows, strong housing demand and rapidly rising prices, housing supply and affordability will rank alongside the COVID-19 recovery as key drivers. electoral issues. The lack of housing supply exacerbates inequalities, slows down economic growth and threatens […]

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Will 2022 be the year we fix the housing supply in the Greater Toronto Area?

Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on this page. Content of the article This year will bring provincial and municipal elections to Ontario. In the GTA, with housing inventories at near historic lows, strong housing demand and rapidly rising prices, […]

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Kevin Elson: Growth at Trent University is putting a strain on housing supply in Peterborough

When we talk about the housing crisis, we usually tend towards what it looks like in numbers. Vacancy rates, waiting lists for affordable housing, average house prices, or the amount of individual income spent each month on housing. We continue to ignore much of the conversation at the local level. What exactly is causing this […]

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Australia needs to increase housing supply to improve affordability

The intent behind federal government policy First Home Loan Deposit System is well placed, but good intentions do not necessarily translate into good policy. The winning soundbite that the government hopes will echo in the media is: “We are helping young people buy their first home sooner”. This is a result worth pursuing. Home ownership […]

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Airbnb rentals are seen as a drag on Peterborough’s supply of rental accommodation

Peterborough’s vacancy rate could nearly double if short-term rentals, which include houses, apartments and single rooms, are added to the potential pool of rentals in the city and county of Peterborough. The vacancy rate was 2.6% for 2020, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, but local housing advocates say the rate could improve […]

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Housing supply will collapse without TfL funding deal, warns Sadiq Khan

Mayor says government’s failure to protect capital’s transport networks is a ‘failure of duty’ to the country Sadiq Khan has issued a fresh appeal to the government to provide sufficient long-term funding for Transport London claiming that housing supply as well as transport services will be damaged if a satisfactory agreement is not reached, and […]

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While consumer stress remains historically low, accelerating inflation and slowing housing sector tell a different story

ADA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New data from LegalShield, the consumer brand of PPLSI and the leading provider of membership-based legal services and identity theft protection plans, shows that once again the global stress consumer prices remain subdued and relatively unchanged from September, despite consumer prices rising at a healthy pace. 6.2% annual rate according to the Bureau […]

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Scott Restrick: For a housing sector heading towards net zero, the EPC is a brutal tool

Scott Restrick, Liaison group responsible for energy and sustainability, is then featured in Scottish Housing News’ #COP26SHN showcase of the social housing sector’s efforts to help tackle the climate crisis with his views on how the housing sector housing urgently needs access to a more sophisticated toolkit to meet the needs of both our tenants […]

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Three takeaways from the Sonoma housing report

In April, the City of Sonoma released its Housing Needs Data Report, defined as “a roadmap on how to meet our growth and housing challenges”. In 61 pages of charts and tables, it offers a somewhat bleak look at the housing situation in Sonoma, which continues to be out of reach for many residents even […]

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APRA must do more to chill the housing sector – ShareCafe

Australian trade commentators, analysts and investors went a little wild at the weekend after APRA, the main financial regulator, dipped its toe in house price waters and revealed a slight tightening of service rules real estate loans. He was blamed for the drop in the ASX 200 on Wednesday, banking stocks, especially Commonwealth and no […]

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NWA cities strive to expand housing supply to accommodate region’s growth

Growth in northwest Arkansas continues. Following the release of census data in August that showed Fayetteville was now the second-largest city in the state, an article published by online media company Visual Capitalist ranked the northwest metropolitan area of Arkansas as the sixth fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation. It seems almost certain that […]

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for July 2021

DENVER, August 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — July inventory rose an uncharacteristically 4.0% from June, marking the first two consecutive months of month-over-month inventory gains since April and May 2019. Meanwhile, July’s 1.3 months of inventory set a new low for the month. Home sales in July were the third highest total in the report’s 13-year […]

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Refsa urges the government to increase the supply of affordable housing | Daily Express Online

Refsa urges the government to increase the supply of affordable housing Published on: Tuesday August 17th, 2021 By: Bernama Text size: Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia needs to increase its supply of affordable housing and ensure that selection procedures are consistent and transparent. Research for Social Advancement (REFSA) researcher Lillian Wee said the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified […]

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Inside Housing – Commentary – Housing sector set to be on war footing ahead of spending review

We also rely heavily on government support to subsidize new developments, and if we don’t get more government funding for firefighting and zero carbon, these issues will take a significant chunk of our balance sheets. The political context is not very favorable either. Unlike health and education, social housing is an easy target. Most of […]

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Saudi new housing supply jumps 29% in first quarter of 2021

Ukrainian government launches official website for crypto donations: Crypto Moves RIYADH: Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation has launched the official Aid For Ukraine website to raise cryptocurrency funds to support the country’s armed forces and humanitarian aid programs in its war against Russia. The crypto donation platform is in partnership with staking service provider Everstake […]

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NT’s urban public housing sector in ‘crisis’ as priority applicants face two-year wait

The letter telling Tracey Myles government housing was on the horizon appeared in April, during a months-long period of homelessness. Key points: Applicants for priority urban housing in the Northern Territories face an average wait time of 23 months NT government says housing department operates on ‘failed model’ But social service groups are questioning the […]

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Housing report highlights scale of crisis on Bowen Island

Eighty-four percent of residents cannot afford a new single-family home, and single-family homes make up 90% of the housing stock The housing needs report presented at the regular council meeting on Tuesday evening painted a grim picture of the island’s housing crisis. “…[It’s] the most acute affordability problem I’ve seen,” said Urbanics consultant Sophie Payne. […]

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Portland housing report shows progress, but affordability gap persists

Years of political change and public funding have produced more housing in Portland, but rents and house prices remain unaffordable for about half of the city’s residents. A new report from the city shows that most new construction approved in the past five years is for low-income residents or for those who can afford high-end […]