Posts Tagged ‘housing’

UK Court backs housing charity’s ‘Jewish only’ rule, aren’t all equal in Britain?

Home » Europe, Injustice, Social » UK Court backs housing charity’s ‘Jewish only’ rule, aren’t all equal in Britain?     A small legal challenge has turned into a precedent-setting case about whether someone in today’s Britain can be prioritised or denied housing on the basis of their religion. The law isn’t always right and […]

Economist: Weak Economy Driving Strong Housing Market

New home sales blew away expectations in July, coming in at the highest level since 2006. A lot of people take this as a sign of a strengthening economy. Peter Schiff begs to differ. In his podcast, he argued that surging homes sales are actually a sign of a weak economy. Single-family new home sales […]

Wellington the ‘Smart Capital’ of 2040 – looks to build pack and stack housing characteristic of Agenda 2030

This article focuses on Island Bay from the Wellington plan for that word again ‘sustainable’ futures. And as always I reflect on the date the ‘Sustainable’ plans kicked off … 1992 with the Earth Summit & the introduction of Agenda 21. It is intriguing always to note that in its first 30 years we are […]

Make Corporate Landlords Pay For Housing Crisis

By Sofia Lopez and Sara Myklebust, Inequality. August 18, 2020 The Covid-19 crisis has both exposed and exacerbated racial and wealth inequality in the United States. As unemployment skyrockets and tens of millions of Americans struggle with a sudden loss of income, many are unable to pay rents or mortgages and are facing eviction, foreclosure, and […]

As Mass Evictions Loom, Practical Advice For Housing Takeovers

Federal protection against housing evictions has expired and local and state governments are not stepping up to fill in the gap leaving tens of millions of families vulnerable to homelessness during this growing pandemic and deep recession. In Philadelphia and across the country families, out of desperation, are taking over empty publicly-owned housing. It is […]

Housing Prices Rise At Twice The Speed Of Inflation And Pay

Housing Prices Rise At Twice The Speed Of Inflation And Pay Above Photo: FILE PHOTO: A ‘House For Sale’ sign is seen outside a single family house in Uniondale, New York, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo After losing over a third of their value a decade ago, which led to the financial crisis […]

After Centuries Of Housing Racism, A Southern City Gets Innovative

After Centuries Of Housing Racism, A Southern City Gets Innovative Above Photo: In Jackson, Mississippi, community land trusts are key to fair and affordable development. Denise Fitzgerald’s property abuts the string of quiet, empty lots that line Ewing Street in Jackson, Mississippi. Recently she was leaf-blowing detritus shed by the enormous sycamore tree dominating the […]

New Zealand: Northlanders Living in Cars as Housing Crisis Hits Hard

New Zealand: Northlanders Living in Cars as Housing Crisis Hits Hard May 21st, 2018 We had a couple with five children turn up to Playcentre. They’re living in tents. They fled Wellington with a plan to build some sort of shack on a small […]

Colorado Eviction Courts Overwhelmed As Housing Crisis Unfolds

It is official. Consumers in Colorado appear to be tapped out. This comes at a time when the recovery is now tied for the second-longest economic expansion in American history. The stock market is near an all-time high, unemployment is the lowest in two decades, consumer confidence is beyond euphoric, and Trump […]

It’s Time To Build New, Mixed-Income Public Housing

It’s Time To Build New, Mixed-Income Public Housing Above Photo: ‘Albany Public Housing,’ by Paul Sableman via flickr, CC BY 2.0 Is today the time to fight for public housing in the United States? That’s the argument of “Social Housing in the United States,” a new report published by the People’s Policy Project, an independent think tank. […]

HUD Unveils Plan To Increase Rent On Millions Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson wants Americans living on housing assistance to put more of their income toward rent and he wants to give public housing authorities the ability to impose work requirements on tenants. Under current law, most tenants who get federal housing assistance pay 30 percent of their […]

A Plan To Solve The Housing Crisis Through Social Housing

A Plan To Solve The Housing Crisis Through Social Housing Above Photo: From Many American cities face a severe shortage of affordable housing — and not just for the poor, but well up into the upper-middle class. A recent report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies concluded: “The rental market thus appears to be settling into […]

We’re committed to finalise permanent housing in villages as soon as possible The president visited the quake-hit Fattahbag village in Qasr-e-Shirin county of Kermanshah province on Tuesday, hours before the new year begins. During the visit, Dr Hassan Rouhani met with the people of the area and talked with them in a cordial atmosphere and was briefed on the process of rebuilding the houses that have […]

Bottom of the housing ladder: UK families forced to live in deplorable housing conditions

     Carley Jones has seen the rent on her crumbling one-bedroom flat in Medway in Kent rise 40% in just three years, but she hasn’t got much for her money. A hole in her seven-year-old son’s bedroom wall lets in cold air so the heating is on non-stop. The plaster is coming away in the […]

A Public Bank Could Relieve Seattle’s Housing Crisis

In February 2017, the Seattle City Council made national news by voting unanimously to allow its contract with Wells Fargo to expire. It was a well-fought victory for indigenous and environmental activist groups, who cited the bank’s funding of the Dakota Access Pipeline and private prisons among reasons for their opposition. At the end of 2018, the […]

OPod Tube Housing System

OPod Tube Housing System January 17th, 2018 At least the “stacks” in Ready Player One featured actual trailers, which would be like mansions compared to this OPod thing! Via: Daily Mail: A Hong Kong architect has invented what he believed to be the solution […]

Housing Bubble 2.0: U.S. Homeowners Made $2 Trillion On Their Houses In 2017

Americans who are lucky enough to own their own little slice of the ‘American Dream’ are about $2 trillion wealthier this year courtesy of Janet Yellen’s efforts to recreate all the same asset bubbles that Alan Greenspan first blew in the early 2000’s. After surging 6.5% in 2017, the highest pace in 4 years […]

Affordable Housing Movement Rises From Foreclosure Crisis

In late September, activists staged actions in 45 cities to draw attention to predatory rent practices and vast cuts to Housing and Urban Development funding. “Renters Week of Action” was partially inspired by a report put out by the Right to the City Alliance (RTC) highlighting solutions to the problems tenants now face after the […]

Work on temporary housing for quake-hit people to start soon: IRGC Commander

Tasnim– Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said temporary accommodations are slated to be provided for thousands of quake-stricken people in western Iran soon. Major General Jafari visited the affected areas in the western province of Kermanshah on Sunday to assess the process of the IRGC’s relief operations in the […]

National Low Income Housing Coalition On Tax Proposal

Above photo: From Public Source. WASHINGTON, D.C.-  The tax reform legislation proposed by House Republican leaders takes a historic step in directly revising the mortgage interest deduction (MID), a $70 billion annual tax expenditure that primarily benefits higher income households—including the top 1% of earners in the country. The Republican tax proposal makes sensible reforms in […]

Israel Plans 2,615 New Settlement Housing Units; Get Busy Paying Your Taxes, Americans!

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Housing Mobility Is Destabilizing Baltimore’s Black Communities

Above Photo: From Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us breakthrough. A recently announced fair housing agreement by the State of Maryland with HUD is a great victory for fair housing. It recalls two of the great fair housing consent […]

Housing bubble: 57% of Australians can’t afford $100 mortgage increase

A new study shows 57% of Australia mortgage holders could not handle a $100 increase in their loan repayment. Stress has turned up in even the wealthiest cities. But who is truly wealthy? Paper profits on homes with enormous mortgages does not constitute wealth. Please consider $100 Tipping Point for 57% of […]

9to5 Colorado Fights For Renter’s Rights, Affordable Housing

Above photo: From @9to5colorado on Twitter. 9to5 Colorado Leaders and Partner Organizations Take Action for Renters’ Rights & Affordable Housing Denver Metro Area leaders fight for Renter’s Rights and the Preservation of Affordable Housing as part of National Renter’s Week of Action Colorado – Community members from Denver, Aurora, Westminster, and Commerce City came together to […]

Housing Bubble Symmetry: Look Out Below

September 12, 2017 By Charles Hugh Smith Housing markets are one itsy-bitsy recession away from a collapse in domestic and foreign demand by marginal buyers. There are two attractive delusions that are ever-present in financial markets: One is this time it’s different, because of unique conditions that have never ever manifested before in […]

New Tiny Home Community In Detroit Offers Housing To Low Income Citizens

Next Story The demand for tiny homes is on the rise across the nation as more and more people, especially millennials, are opting out of the traditional and increasingly out-of-reach American Dream of owning a large home and lot. Tiny homes offer an affordable solution to home ownership, and with the potential to live debt-free that […]

Colorado Is Providing Food And Housing For The Homeless Using $3 Million From Cannabis Tax

Colorado and Cannabis Taxation Since legalization nearly four years ago, the state of Colorado has seen an increase each year in tax revenue gained from cannabis sales. The state made nearly $70 million in June 2016, the completion of the last financial year. Revenue gained through taxation was one of the key arguments for legalizing […]

California Statewide Coalition Housing Now Confronts Housing Crisis

It’s official: The rent in California, not just San Francisco, is too damn high. California now has the highest poverty rate in the nation when the cost of housing is taken into account. Since 2005, more than 2.5 million Californians have been forced to leave the state in search of an affordable home. Unfortunately, the […]

How A Federal Program Is Destroying Public Housing

The Real Baltimore. A panel of activists discusses how a federal program to privatize public housing will hurt residents and provide millions in profits to private developers. Taya Graham: If there’s a single issue that illustrates Baltimore’s economic divide, it’s housing. While developers continue to reap generous tax breaks to build luxury apartments downtown, other […]

Going Underground – Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle w/ director Paul Sng

Going Underground – Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle w/ director Paul Sng Going Underground with Afshin We speak to Paul Sng, the director of the film “Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle”, about his new documentary and the systematic neglect of the working class. LIKE Going Underground Going Underground Afshin Rattansi […]

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