Housing crisis

Opinion: The real source of BC’s housing crisis: Governments, taxes and bureaucracy

A tradesperson works on a balcony at a condo tower under construction in Burnaby, British Columbia, on March 2.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Brent Sawchyn is CEO of PC Urban Properties, a Vancouver-based real estate development company. Housing supply and affordability is one of the biggest problems in Canada, and the situation is particularly serious in […]

Housing crisis

Australia’s housing crisis and COVID-19 travel boom put pressure on holiday park accommodation availability ahead of Christmas

Holiday parks have become the epicenter of a post-pandemic travel boom, with Australians embracing what’s on offer in their own backyards. Unlike last year’s COVID-19 riddled Christmas, caravan parks and campsites are seeing unprecedented booking numbers. BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park manager Andrew Hewett said seeing the park near capacity is a welcome sign. BIG4 […]

Housing crisis

Housing crisis and youth out-migration – The Irish Times

Sir, – I would like to respond to Leo Varadkar’s recent comments on the housing crisis and youth emigration. Specifically, “You’re not going to find that rents are lower in New York, or that it’s easier to buy a house in Sydney. This may be the case if you are going to a very rural […]

Housing crisis

The housing crisis threatens the education system

Six education unions issued a joint statement accusing the government of a failing housing policy that now threatens the effective delivery of education services. The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland, Fórsa, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation, the Irish Federation of University Teachers, SIPTU and the Teachers’ Union of Ireland represent around 110,000 members working in […]

Housing crisis

Low-income housing on Hosmer is a ‘solution’ to the housing crisis NIMBY – The Tacoma Ledger

Converting hotels to low-income hotels does not increase the number of rental units available in Tacoma. The housing crisis is a hot topic of conversation in Tacoma and for good reason. Tacoma doesn’t have enough affordable housing – the median apartment rental price here for one bedroom is $1,642, not including utilities and fees. This, […]

Housing crisis

Land release: the solution to the NSW housing crisis?

Does rising property prices threaten the future of Australian society? Edmund Burke said that society was a partnership between “not only those who live, but between those who live, those who are dead and those who are to be born”. What would Burke think, I wonder, of the current housing market and whether we were […]

Housing crisis

Updated ADU regulations can help tackle Boulder’s housing crisis

Boulder is a special place. It is practicable on foot, by bike and on foot. Our neighborhoods are beautiful. Our economy makes a remarkable recovery from the pandemic-related recession. And for a city our size, our open spaces are unmatched. Of course, keeping Boulder special takes work. Earlier this month, we voted at all levels […]

Housing crisis

The planning department refuses both proposals to deal with the housing crisis

Far too many people have been forced to live on the streets at Moruya airport. Photo: Kim Tresor. It looks like something out of the Depression era, but the housing crisis on the south coast is so out of control that around 50 families are living in tents at Moruya airport alone. The community includes […]

Housing crisis

Old hotels are havens for people in housing crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Addressing issues of housing affordability and homelessness has been a focus for Governor Gavin Newsom since taking office. What do you want to know The Homekey Project allocates funds for hotels and motels to be converted into affordable housing Vista Nueva, a converted hotel, has opened its doors to families struggling with […]

Housing crisis

New bills rushing through could help solve local housing crisis

A set of four bills are about to be signed into law in Michigan that leaders say could give a major boost to communities trying to create more workforce and affordable housing, by especially in areas like northern Michigan. The ticker spoke with Yarrow Brown, executive director of the nonprofit Housing North – a key […]

Housing crisis

The nonprofit is working on partnerships to solve Brevard’s housing crisis

Support local journalism. Unlock unlimited digital access to your best source for Space Coast news and information. Subscribe today. As the affordable housing crisis continues with no clear end in sight, a local nonprofit offers an approach that will hopefully solve the problem or, at the very least, alleviate it. Community of Hope is developing […]

Housing crisis

LETTER: Bill 23 “inadequate response to the housing crisis”

Proposed legislation is ‘a very serious assault on our available farmland, wetlands, green spaces, communities and climate’, letter author laments OrilliaMatters welcomes letters to the editor at dave@orilliamatters.com. Please include your phone number and daytime address (for verification of authorship, not publication).*************************There are few topics on which we will all agree. However, food and shelter […]

Housing crisis

John McClaughry: Getting out of the housing crisis | Columnists

The recent discussion of the “Vermont housing crisis” reminds us that this problem never goes away. That’s because the interests active in shaping housing policy continue to be far apart on almost any policy change that promises more affordable housing. My first experience in this field dates back to 1972. I sponsored a House bill […]

Housing crisis

Housing crisis: how to solve the rental disaster in London?

“Her boyfriend left her and she can’t afford to pay her rent. She finds herself in court where in less than five minutes she is homeless – just like that. London’s 950,000* private tenants face a nightmare. About 27% of the capital lives in private rental accommodation and – worryingly – the cost of living […]

Housing crisis

Vail ski resort status, future threatened by local housing crisis

Just above Interstate 70, a narrow strip of sagebrush-covered hills are home to a Colorado treasure: the bighorn sheep that graze along this rugged, steep terrain. The land could also be used to help solve a chronic problem nearby: a shortage of affordable housing that threatens the future of the famous resort town of Vail. […]

Housing crisis

How will Hochul respond to New York’s housing crisis?

Upon re-election, Governor Kathy Hochul pledged to jump-start construction of 500,000 to 1 million new homes to address a housing crisis that stretches from New York City to the suburbs, and even north of the state. But first, in the two months before she sets out her priorities in her state of the state address […]

Housing crisis

LACKIE: Can the housing crisis be solved by tapping into the Greenbelt?

Breadcrumb Links Toronto and the GTA Ontario Columnists Creating communities where there is currently nature can only be laborious, time-consuming and expensive when we need speed and agility Publication date : November 12, 2022 • 9 hours ago • 4 minute read • 21 comments

Housing crisis

Gene Slater on the housing crisis, Rakeen Mabud on inflation coverage

Subscribe: RSS New York Times (06/24/22) This week on counter-turn: As Eric Horowitz noted at FAIR.org, much of the elite media coverage of housing issues has focused on the idea that homeowners of supposedly modest means are in a hurry; or that homeless people pose a threat to the lives and property of landlords, as […]

Housing crisis

Join eko Solutions President Peter Rodriguez in Undoing the Housing Crisis

FISHERMEN, IN /ACCESSWIRE/November 10, 2022/ Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through the recycling of former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is pleased to announce that Peter Rodriguez is a guest speaker on Cancel the housing crisis. Earlier this week, […]

Housing crisis

How the housing crisis is affecting Arizonans

Tom Simplot, director of the Arizona Department of Housing, will discuss the housing crisis facing the new governor and the many solutions that need to be put on the table. It will look at how we got here and how we can get out of this crisis. The Department estimates a need for approximately 270,000 […]

Housing crisis

‘So much has changed’: Activists say UGA and local government are inflaming housing crisis | City News

Editor’s note: This story is part two of a three-part series on the housing crisis in Athens. The series explores who is affected, how the crisis happened, and what the community and local government have done to mitigate the impact. The first part is here. Kathryn Titus tried to save for a house for her […]

Housing crisis

Kingston cohousing group hopes to ease housing crisis and loneliness

A cohousing community in Vancouver BC Image submitted. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated social isolation for most people, but especially those who live alone. The profound effects of social isolation and loneliness on the human brain have been linked to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: high blood pressure, heart disease, […]

Housing crisis

Reviews | Across the US, Citizen Action is putting the housing crisis on the ballot

Today, voters will vote in one of the most critical elections in recent history. Housing is noticeably absent from the coverage despite being a priority for many voters. Half of Americans struggle with housing insecurity, unable to find affordable housing for their family, cover rent increases or protect themselves from unlawful harassment and evictions. In […]

Housing crisis

Solving a housing crisis | TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Of America’s more than 6 million commercial buildings, hundreds of thousands of them languish, and many are located near job centers, public transportation, and are even zoned for mixed-use development. Kit Switch develops components to transform unused spaces into housing. Affordable housing is out of reach for many Americans. Nationally, there is only one rental […]

Housing crisis

Simply building more new homes is not the panacea for the housing crisis facing Britain

Monday 07 November 2022 06:15 Michael Gove renewed his pledge to build 300,000 new homes (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) A few weeks ago the reverse ferrets were coming fast and although the pace has slowed somewhat under the new PM, changes are still afoot as new government ministers get their feet under the table […]

Housing crisis

How your church can help with the housing crisis

We are in a housing crisis, with rents rising faster than wages. Here’s how the church can help. Image by naeim a from Pixabay The housing crisis Across the country, people with little or no income are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Landlords are increasing their prices at a rate incompatible with […]

Housing crisis

The housing crisis more than “capitalism” – The Durango Herald

I am writing in response to Ben Waddell’s October 1 article: “The housing crisis is not a crisis. It is capitalism. I appreciate Waddell’s contribution to my hometown and my alma mater, and agree with some of his points. I’d like to explore factors other than “capitalism” that contribute to the affordable housing crisis that […]

Housing crisis

Could office conversions solve New York’s housing crisis?

By James Nelson At first glance, the idea of ​​converting office space into residential space would seem like an easy answer to dealing with the post-Covid office space glut while solving market rate and affordable housing. We can see clear evidence of this strategy at work in the financial district, especially after 9/11 when 10,000 […]

Housing crisis

New funding keeps CT’s housing crisis hotline open on weekends

Connecticut’s housing crisis hotline will continue to provide live operators on weekends after the state provided it with additional funding, reversing a previous plan to cut service on Saturdays and Sundays. The change follows a report by Hearst Connecticut Media Group about concerns over a proposal to cut hotline operating hours amid rising homelessness and […]

Housing crisis

No room at the hostel? The housing crisis

Affordable housing advocate Fred Allebach posted his views on the Sonoma Journal’s Facebook page, based on a recent study, that Sonoma Developmental Center was the perfect place for the affordable housing we desperately need. . He recommended that the specific plan for 1,000 dwellings be approved as soon as possible. IT then took the unusual […]

Housing crisis

Schools in Rotorua face complex needs amid an emergency housing crisis

As Rotorua grapples with the future of its emergency accommodation, the city’s schools are dealing with the complex needs of children living in motels. Since the pandemic, schools near Fenton Street had taken in children living in transient accommodation. And while schools tried to support their tamariki, they often didn’t have all the information needed […]

Housing crisis

Understanding the complexities of the affordable housing crisis in Memphis

Everyone deserves a place to live. Unfortunately, Memphis is short of more than 30,000 quality affordable housing units for low-to-moderate income residents. This crushing shortage of accessible housing for working families is a local and national issue, one that has morphed into a full-fledged crisis due to the continued fallout from the global pandemic and […]

Housing crisis

The housing crisis leaves workers in expensive and cramped conditions

(CNS): The housing crisis in the Cayman Islands is driving low-paid foreign workers to live in expensive but still unacceptable slums, with some paying up to $400 a month for a bunk bed in tiny apartments where even kitchens have been turned into bedrooms. The CNS has received several reports of the cramped conditions in […]

Housing crisis

Task Force Recommends State Money, Crackdown on Bad Landlords, to Ease Housing Crisis |

INDIANAPOLIS — An interim study committee examining solutions to Indiana’s housing crisis on Thursday approved a long list of recommendations for future legislation — including state funding for housing-related infrastructure and a vague commitment to hold negligent landlords who sell “substandard” housing accountable. There are 16 early-stage ideas on the preliminary list. But despite their […]

Housing crisis

New York’s climate crisis is a housing crisis

“Hurricane Sandy damaged 10% of the city’s homes. In a city with a 4.5% vacancy rate, even a temporary loss of housing supply isn’t just a problem for those directly displaced: it tightens the market for everyone, which makes it more difficult and more expensive to find accommodation. » Adi Talwar Waterfront homes in Canarsie, […]

Housing crisis

South Florida is experiencing a severe housing crisis. What is the search for a new home? | Nation

The pandemic has exacerbated a longstanding housing affordability crisis in Miami-Dade County, leaving newcomers and residents alike challenged to cope with historically high prices and rents. According to the Miami Association of Realtors’ latest sales report, aspiring home buyers are still facing double-digit annual increases in the median sale prices of homes and condos. Those […]

Housing crisis

How owner occupancy regulation is contributing to the housing crisis

A city ​​concerned about blight demands that a grocery store be operated by Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods rather than a dollar store chain? In a 1975 decision, the New York high court said no, rejecting a zoning commission’s requirement that a grocery store be owned and operated by a specific high-end chain. The court […]

Housing crisis

Downtown high-rise projects set to ease housing crisis

Current high-rise building projects in Downtown Berkeley are currently seeking to address Berkeley’s current housing crisis. Trachtenberg Architects, a developer of various housing projects in Berkeley, is currently working on several mixed-use housing projects, including a 25-story building at 2190 Shattuck Ave., a 26-story building at 1998 Shattuck Ave. and a 17-story building at 2274 […]

Housing crisis

Toronto is experiencing a housing crisis. Activists are trying empathy to mitigate it.

If there’s one place that needs a solution to its housing crisis, it’s Canada’s largest metropolis. Average prices remain out of reach for Toronto residents, despite recent declines in home prices due to interest rate hikes by the Bank of Canada. Single-family homes are valued at over $1 million in the GTA. Canada faces one […]

Housing crisis

Many are forced to live in tents as flood damage worsens the housing crisis in Greater Shepparton

Marian Reeves is living in a tent in northern Victoria after flooding made the house she rents uninhabitable. Key points: A Shepparton real estate agent says flood damage has increased demand for rental properties in the area Goulburn Valley Health fears flood damage will make it more difficult for new staff to find accommodation at […]

Housing crisis

Blue Hill Peninsula is considering a new way to solve the housing crisis

The lack of housing for workers and families has prompted officials across the Blue Hill Peninsula to consider creating a regional housing authority. A newly formed peninsula-wide housing task force has addressed the topic twice in as many months in its ongoing efforts to alleviate the housing crisis. The group plans to explore the form […]

Housing crisis

Tony Danza, AMC filming, senior housing crisis

As we head into the weekend, let’s take a look at the news from the past week. After Hurricane Ian’s destruction, New Bedford goaltender Anthony Lessa Jr. traveled to Florida to help with the aftermath. Longtime Red Cross volunteer Lessa has helped manage the logistics of the FEMA camp, which serves as a base of […]

Housing crisis

Supporting San Diego’s Measure C to Address the Housing Crisis

The editorial board operates independently of the UT newsroom but is held to similar ethical standards. We base our editorials and recommendations on rigorous reporting, interviews and debates, and strive to be accurate, fair and courteous in our section. To disagree? Let us know. Measure C asks San Diego voters – once again – to […]

Housing crisis

Australia’s housing crisis is self-inflicted. We need four reforms to reverse it | Matt Grudnoff

HHow come in Australia, one of the richest countries in the world, we have a housing crisis where hundreds of thousands of tenants cannot afford a roof over their head ? To understand why rents are skyrocketing, we need to look at the larger political problem: We’ve spent about two decades trying to screw up […]

Housing crisis

Vernon tackles affordable housing crisis with 29 new units – Vernon Morning Star

New affordable housing has arrived in Vernon. Albert Place 2, the second and final building in the Albert Place housing project, brings 29 additional affordable rental units for low-to-moderate income households to 3610 25th Ave. The total project includes 47 affordable rental units for families and seniors in Vernon. The houses are close to public […]

Housing crisis

Chris Selley: Calculus stalks politicians indifferent to housing crisis

Breadcrumb Links NP Comment Most seniors who own homes in Toronto have basically won the lottery. They’re not worth politicians worrying about Get the latest news from Chris Selley straight to your inbox Register Publication date : October 19, 2022 • 27 minutes ago • 4 minute read • Join the conversation Toronto Mayor John […]

Housing crisis

Economist explains how to solve the housing crisis in the United States

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and co-host of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast. He recently spoke with economist and author Jenny Schuetz about the housing crisis. Cities and rural areas face problems due to strict zoning guidelines and lack of government intervention. Loading Something is loading. Thank you for your registration! Access your […]

Housing crisis

Final Fantasy 14: the video game that almost solved the housing crisis

My family and I were both on the housing market in April. They had to sift through assignments and go to empty open houses. It involved me sitting at their kitchen table with my computer, playing Square Enix Holdings Co’s Final Fantasy XIV online role-playing game. In Final Fantasy XIV, like half a dozen other […]

Housing crisis

We won’t solve the housing crisis until the TDs attack the Nimby Brigade

“The impact this development will have on the Pale-bellied Brent Goose is of particular concern,” said Fianna Fáil TD Sean Haughey in opposing a recent bid for Dublin City Council. The scheme would provide around 600 new apartments on a derelict site in Raheny in Mr Haughey’s constituency. The brant goose is a protected species, […]

Housing crisis

The realizable housing crisis made worse by Ian Devastation

Guest correspondence DAILY SRQ SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2022 | BY Christine ROBINSON Graphic courtesy of the City of Sarasota: “Missing Middle” overlay district. Our workable housing situation was pre-COVID and pre-Hurricane Ian crisis. The mass migration to Florida because of COVID remote work opportunities, and now the hurricane, has enormously intensified our […]

Housing crisis

Keith Anderson: Edinburgh’s housing crisis – an ‘informed’ citizen’s perspective

Having spent the past 40 years working in housing across the country, including Edinburgh, Keith Anderson says it’s clear most people can’t plan for or achieve wellbeing throughout their lives when faced with runaway rent increases, insecure tenancies and house price growth that outpaces income growth. Housing economics is both simple and complicated to understand […]

Housing crisis

The hidden housing crisis in Milford | Milford LIVE! – Local news from Delaware, Kent and Sussex counties

Affordable housing is very scarce in the Milford area At recent city council meetings, there have been significant discussions about homelessness and begging in neighborhoods across the city. Council members receive complaints from downtown businesses about the many homeless people in downtown areas, some of which are impacting pedestrian traffic in the area. Around the […]

Housing crisis

Short-term rental operators call for national regulation amid housing crisis

Short-term rental operators have called for national regulation of their own industry to be part of the solution to Australia’s rental crisis. Key points: Australia’s short-term rental industry has gathered on the Gold Coast to discuss its long-term survival Housing researchers say short-term rental industry contributes to Australia’s housing crisis The Housing All Australians report […]

Housing crisis

Housing crisis for tenants in Peterborough area worsened in 2021, report finds

The housing crisis for Peterborough area renters has worsened in 2021, with rents rising at rates never seen before, the lowest vacancy rate in Ontario at 1% and the average asking rent for apartments vacancies 22.4% higher than the average rent for occupied units. Here are some of the key takeaways from the 17th Annual […]

Housing crisis

Colorado lawmakers hope to ease housing crisis

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) – According to Rocket Homes, Colorado has the 5th highest median home price at over $480,000, and in Grand Junction home prices are up nearly 16% from a year on year for the past five years. That means working-class people are struggling to afford housing, but Colorado lawmakers are trying to […]

Housing crisis

Scale of Kent’s social housing crisis revealed as families wait years in cramped conditions

Nearly 20,000 people are still waiting to be relocated by local authorities in Kent, with some families living in cramped conditions for more than two years while waiting to return home. The longest individual wait on record this year was nine years for a one-bed general-needs house in Dover. And although it was the longest […]

Housing crisis

Ministers blame Bank of England for soaring mortgage costs as housing crisis deepens

Cabinet ministers blame the Bank of England for soaring mortgage costs, reports say. The average two-year fixed mortgage interest rate hit 6.16% this week, its highest level since November 2008 amid the financial crisis. By comparison, the average two-year fixed rate was 4.24% at the start of last month and 2.34% in December 2021, financial […]

Housing crisis

Mayoral candidates agree on housing crisis, dispute best way to solve it in Sauder debate

Five frontrunners in Vancouver’s mayoral race challenged each other’s plans to tackle Vancouver’s housing supply and affordability issues during a debate Thursday night. The debate – hosted by the Sauder School of Business Center for Urban Economics and Real Estate – featured Kennedy Stewart of Forward Together Vancouver, Fred Harding of the Non-Partisan Association (NPA), […]

Housing crisis

As rents soar, dysfunctional City Hall exacerbates New York’s housing crisis

Mayor Eric Adams’ administration has failed to fill key housing agency positions, leaving its response to skyrocketing rents and the Big Apple’s worsening housing crisis crippled, officials said. insiders, activists and city officials told the Post. The growing frustration comes as affordable housing production has plummeted in recent months and developers struggle to get key […]

Housing crisis

Flooding of homeless shelters in Orlando area as concerns over housing crisis grow – WFTV

ORLANDO, Fla. — Freddy Clayton inspected the grounds of the old motel, noting piles of trash strewn across the grass and bits of building materials near guest room entrances. “It’s a setback,” he said, “but it’s manageable for us.” Clayton, president of the Orlando Union Rescue Mission, operates his men’s shelter on the property. A […]

Housing crisis

University of Glasgow students placed in emergency accommodation amid housing crisis

Glasgow University students have been placed in emergency hotel rooms in a bid to tackle the housing crisis. At least 70 students have come forward asking for help with homelessness, but the figure is feared to be much higher. Of these, 49 students say they are homeless with 25 couch surfers. A further 24 Glasgow […]

Housing crisis

Is modular housing the solution to the housing crisis?

Modular housing could be the solution to the housing crisis, delivering homes 50% faster and cutting emissions in half, according to Make UK Modular Modular housing could be the solution to the housing crisis, according to research by Make UK Modular. “Greener, Better, Faster: The Role of Modular in Solving the Housing Crisis” found that […]

Housing crisis

LSC forges ahead in housing crisis

Livingstone Shire Council said granny flats could ease the housing crisis in CQ. Last week, in response to the housing crisis, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced a change to state planning rules to allow Queenslanders to rent out their granny flats or second homes at no time. anyone. The rules had previously limited rental to parents […]

Housing crisis

Failure to act on mortgage support will worsen housing crisis – Derry Daily

SDLP MP Mark H Durkan has criticized the lack of movement by ministers for Stormont and Westminster to implement support for homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments. South Belfast MP Claire Hanna also urged the Treasury to meet with financial institutions to see what additional protections could be given to landlords. The renewed calls […]

Housing crisis

75,000 children in housing crisis due to lack of housing in London

M More than 75,000 children are stuck in temporary accommodation in London due to lack of accommodation and lack of housing benefit, experts have warned. Two reports, one for Mayor Sadiq Khan by University College London and the other by the Center for London think tank, said the cost of living crisis could lead to […]

Housing crisis

‘Astonishing’ low level of construction contributing to housing crisis in Buncrana

The “astonishing” low level of housing construction in Buncrana over the past decade has contributed to the town’s housing crisis, a town hall meeting said. The meeting, aimed at finding possible solutions to the housing situation, was informed that there have been only 58 recorded completions of housing units over the past decade. The meeting […]

Housing crisis

Grant Presents Platform to Ease District’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Independent DC mayoral candidate Rodney “Red” Grant calls for change and offers solutions WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES, Sept. 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The District of Columbia is currently facing an affordable housing crisis due to minimal housing available to residents, developers using loopholes to circumvent affordable development and a system that is slow to serve […]

Housing crisis

Charlie Kratovil Releases Plan to Tackle New Brunswick’s Growing Housing Crisis

Policy platform emphasizes affordability, strengthens tenants’ rights, promotes homeownership and sets New Brunswick on the path to ending homelessness NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – At a rally with supporters and community members outside the city’s Housing Authority offices, New Brunswick mayoral candidate Charlie Kratovil presented his Declaration of housing justice rights, a 10-point policy proposal to […]

Housing crisis

Brandon housing crisis reflected in data | Spare News

A Brandon program to help homeless people in the city is calling for more affordable and transitional housing in light of census data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada that shows Indigenous peoples across the country are facing a housing crisis. lodging. Homelessness in Brandon has seen a huge increase as a result of the COVID-19 […]

Housing crisis

Data points to a simmering housing crisis in the making – Reuters

Home ownership and real estate activities in the broad sense are down 6.0% in 2Q A simmering housing crisis in the making as a by-product of the current economic turmoil as the sector experiences both demand and supply cuts. According to data released by the Department of Census […]

Housing crisis

Will a reduction in stamp duties solve the housing crisis?

The most recent monthly figures from the Office for National Statistics showed the average UK house price was £292,000 in July. That’s £39,000 more than the same time last year. Record increases are set to end as the cost of living crisis begins to bite homeowners. The Bank of England’s strategy of raising interest rates […]

Housing crisis

Plight of Scottish tenants revealed as housing crisis worsens

The housing crisis in the Scottish private rental sector (PRS) is rapidly worsening, leaving thousands of tenants in dire straits as they are unable to find accommodation. This is the view of the Belvoir Group and Andrew Jack, of Belvoir in Edinburgh, said: ‘The current situation is incredibly difficult for tenants, and many of those […]

Housing crisis

Nurses move to UK as housing crisis sees many on the left struggling

The housing crisis is forcing young nurses to move to countries where accommodation is cheaper, said the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization (INMO). Secretary General Phil Ní Sheaghdha said the attractive packages offered by Britain’s NHS – which include free or reduced-rent accommodation – are attracting new entrants to the UK. She said the exodus […]

Housing crisis

Dillingham housing crisis leaves some teachers sleeping at school

Science teacher Dan Bonser holds his cat, Nix, on September 7, 2022 in the classroom where he and his family have stayed since arriving in Dillingham in August. (Izzy Ross / KDLG) This article originally appeared on KDLG.org and is republished here with permission. There was a lot of turnover in the Dillingham City School […]

Housing crisis

Meeting the moment of our housing crisis

Climate justice begins when we recognize the adverse effects of extreme weather on our communities and the world and advocate to mitigate these costs and damages for all of us. In real time, the climate justice movement highlights the social, public health and economic challenges and costs of adapting to and responding to climate change. […]

Housing crisis

Hot Springs nonprofit aims to ease housing crisis

HOT SPRINGS – Hot Springs has a housing crisis that has been illuminated by the covid-19 pandemic, something that Kim Carter, executive director of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic, is trying to help solve. One of the groups of people who have been struggling since the pandemic began is the people of ALICE, Carter said. […]