Posts Tagged ‘housing’

Chicago Teachers Demand Affordable Housing As Strike Begins

Chicago Teachers Demand Affordable Housing As Strike Begins Above Photo: Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union and Service Employees International Union Local 73 members march through downtown Chicago to demand a budget that funds their students and classrooms on October 14, 2019.MILWAUKEE TEACHERS’ EDUCATION ASSOCIATION VIA FLICKR More than 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) […]

Which Cities Have The Highest Risk Of A Housing Bubble?

Munich was deemed the city with the highest risk of a housing bubble developing in a recent survey released by investment bank UBS.  Other cities at risk include Amsterdam, Toronto, Vancouver and Frankfurt, placing two Canadian and two German cities in the top 7. Statista’s Katharina Buchholz notes UBS determined their risk index by looking at […]

A Bay Area Housing Solution With Worker Empowerment Built In

A Bay Area Housing Solution With Worker Empowerment Built In Above Photo: By Mark Hogan via flickr As housing crises heat up across American cities, the San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing an extreme disparity: in 2017, it added three times as many jobs as it did new housing units for those workers. To address this challenge, the […]

Housing construction plans government priorities: President Rouhani

In a meeting with Governor-Generals of Tehran, Qom and Alborz on Monday, Dr Hassan Rouhani listened to their reports on the three provinces in different sectors, emphasising the need for governor-generals to interact with people more closely and work to accelerate the resolution of their problems. He said, “Due to the sanctions, people are facing […]

San Francisco ‘tries everything’ to fight homelessness…except make housing affordable

   San Francisco is one of the wealthiest cities in the US, but its high housing prices and strict zoning have contributed to a homelessness crisis. The city has declared war on its rough sleepers – because housing them is too easy.​ The latest offensive in the city’s “war on homelessness” is sidewalk boulders – […]

Gaza families accuse UNRWA of exploitation in work-for-aid housing program

Palestinian recipients of aid have accused the United Nations agency tasked with supporting Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA, of exploitation after being required to work in return for rent stipends for families whose homes were destroyed in the 2014 war. UNRWA suspended the program in the midst of a financial crisis last year triggered by the […]

Gentrification vs. Revitalization: The Fight For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

Gentrification vs. Revitalization: The Fight For Affordable Housing In San Francisco Above Photo: Youtube Screenshot/ A close up look at the epicenter of the nation’s affordable housing crisis: San Francisco. We sit down with local residents and activists to hear about the manifold problems that gave rise to this crisis, and the creative ways in […]

With eyes on ‘erasing’ Green Line, Yamina introduces plan to fix housing crisis

ETZ EFRAIM, West Bank — Yamina party leaders on Wednesday introduced their plan to solve Israel’s housing crisis, proposing the construction of over 110,000 new apartments in the northern West Bank that would serve as home to half a million Israelis. “The Tel Aviv metropolitan area is almost as crowded as Gaza and as expensive […]

Why The Fed Is Compelled To Cut Rates – Housing, Housing, Housing!

Authored by Charis Hamilton via Econimica blog, The Annual Growth Of Potential Home Buyers Is Decelerating To Near Zero And Will Remain There For The Next Decade. The Annual Growth of Potential Sellers is Surging and Will Continue To Do So Over The Next Decade. A Surplus of Homes Are Being Built Versus The Minimal […]

Berlin’s Government Is Making Housing Unaffordable

Authored by Maurus Adam via The Mises Institute, As a reaction to an extremely tight housing market, the government of the German capital of Berlin has introduced price controls on rents which took effect on June 18, 2019. For the next five years, rents cannot be increased. This interventionist measure, made by a coalition of […]

74% Of US Housing Market Unaffordable For Average American

ATTOM Data Solutions published its 2Q19 US Home Affordability Report, which reveals median home prices last quarter weren’t affordable for the average American in 74% (353 of 480 counties) of the counties analyzed. The most unaffordable counties, the reported noted, were in Los Angeles County, California; Cook County (Chicago), Illinois; Maricopa County (Phoenix), Arizona; San […]

Palestinian neighborhoods in Jerusalem are targeted for increase in housing demolitions

Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Palestinians warned of accelerated demolitions in Jerusalem IMEMC/Agencies 18 June — The Jerusalem Center of Socio and Economic Rights, Monday, warned of the escalation of Israeli demolitions in occupied Jerusalem, noting it bears the nature of a collective form of punishment. The director of the center Zeyad […]

Existing Home Sales Tumble YoY For 15th Month – Worst Run Since Housing Crisis

After April’s disappointing drop in all segments of the home-sales data, existing home sales were expected to rebound (again) in May and surprised modestly to the upside. Existing home sales rose 2.5% MoM to 5.34mm in May (and saw a modest upward revision in April) However, existing home sales have declined on a YoY basis […]

How The Coup In Venezuela And The US Housing Crisis Are Inextricably Connected

How The Coup In Venezuela And The US Housing Crisis Are Inextricably Connected Above Photo: Work crews demolish a derelict block as Baltimore tries to reduce its sea of boarded-up properties, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. David McFadden | AP Trump’s war against Venezuela has triggered reflection on our country’s priorities. While Trump demands more missiles, residents […]

UN Recognizes Venezuela Among Top Nations For Right To Housing

UN Recognizes Venezuela Among Top Nations For Right To Housing Above Photo: UN-Habitat is holding it’s first Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss sustainability around the world. | Photo: Twitter: @KCBGroup “The GMVV continues to be an example to the world that housing in Venezuela is a social right, rather than a commodity,” The United Nations […]

Existing Home Sales Tumble YoY For 14th Month – Worst Run Since Housing Crisis

Existing home sales were the odd one out in March (falling as new- and pending-home-sales spiked) but expectations were for a catch-up rebound in April, but did not, dramatically missing the expectation of a 2.7% rise by dropping (again) by 0.4% MoM… This 0.4% decline comes after existing home sales fell 4.9% MoM in March […]

Red planet residence: NASA unveils prize-winning printable pods for housing humans on Mars

Proposed by New York-based company AI SpaceFactory, the strange structure is designed to be printed from recycled substances and materials found on-site during deep space explorations to the moon, Mars or beyond, to build sustainable housing for adventuring humans. AI SpaceFactory emerged the victor after a scaled-down model of their project came out on top […]

New Housing Data Warns The Era Of Double-Digit Home Price Gains Is Over

Following last month’s disastrous starts and permits data, Tuesday’s release of the S&P/Case–Shiller US National Home Price Index hinted at a nasty slowdown in all 20 metropolitan regions the index tracks, indicating that the era of double-digit growth is coming to an end. Case-Shiller’s 20-City Composite expanded at just 3.00% YoY in January (just above […]

The Radical Way Berlin Plans To Solve Its Housing Crisis

  Berlin ― A sea of placards streamed across Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, a large public square under the shadow of the city’s massive TV tower, with bold messages daubed in paint and printed across placards. “The City Belongs to Us!” “My Home, Not Your Profit!” “I Don’t Want to Move!” Thousands of people took to the streets […]

Mayors agree, Congress should invest in affordable housing

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