Posts Tagged ‘housing’

Maryland Senior Housing Shooting Kills 2; Suspect Held

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md.—Two staff members were fatally shot Friday at a Maryland apartment complex for seniors just outside of Washington and a suspect was taken into custody, police said. The shooting happened shortly after 9 a.m. at Gateway Village in Capitol Heights, Prince George’s County and Capitol Heights police said. Both victims were women—one found […]

Spain’s government eyes rent controls in new housing bill

Spain’s left-wing ruling coalition wants to rein in soaring housing costs by imposing rent increase caps on landlords who own 10 or more residential properties. Opposition parties and leaders of business organisations have criticised the proposal as an improper intervention in the free market by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s government. Government ministers approved draft […]

Berliners back seizing housing from so-called mega landlords

Berliners have backed one of Europe’s most radical responses to gentrification: seizing property from so-called mega landlords. In a referendum timed to coincide with Germany’s general election on Sunday, locals supported expropriation by 56% to 39%. “It’s nearly impossible to describe this feeling,” Kalle Kunkel, an activist for Berlin’s Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen campaign, told Euronews. […]

Elderly Christian Woman Beaten for Housing Converts from Islam

Harriet Namuganza, 83, was attacked in Iganga, Uganda for housing two Christians who had left Islam. (Morning Star News) NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – An 83-year-old Christian woman in eastern Uganda continues to receive hospital treatment two weeks after Islamic extremists, one posing as a pastor, attacked her, sources said. Harriet Namuganza had given refuge […]

A new model of refugee housing is needed for better integration

As York prepares to welcome Afghan refugees, housing is becoming a critical issue. It is not that York lacks rental housing, but rather that it lacks affordable housing, a particular problem for people who will likely have left their country with nothing. This article seeks to offer an alternative solution and to investigate ways and […]

Airbnb Opens Up Housing For 20,000 Afghan Refugees Globally

Airbnb opened the doors of its properties to 20,000 Afghan refugees globally Tuesday and sought assistance from hosts who rent property through the home-sharing company for more free housing for those fleeing the crisis. “The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the U.S. and elsewhere is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our […]

Teenager shot dead and two others injured in Marseille housing estate

A 14-year-old teenager was shot dead and two other minors were injured on Wednesday evening in a housing estate in Marseille. The two wounded children are aged 14 and 8. The local prosecutor said that “it was a motorbike with two people armed with at least one assault rifle — Kalashnikov type — who fired […]

Families Wait Years For Housing Vouchers Due To Inadequate Funding

The Appendix tables show average wait times for people who used a voucher in 2020 by state and housing authority. Wait times among assisted households vary across the country but average close to two and a half years (28 months) nationally. Averages by state range from nine months in Nebraska and West Virginia to five years […]

Realtor Transforms Abandoned Properties Into Tiny Home Villages That Give Permanent Housing to Chronic Homeless

Realtor Transforms Abandoned Properties Into Tiny Home Villages That Give Permanent Housing to Chronic Homelessby Good News NetworkJuly 24, 2021 A realtor in Missouri is determined to make her hometown “a city where no one sleeps outside.”For nine years Linda Brown and her husband David organized a nightly drop-in shelter where homeless people in Springfield could […]

Housing Should Not Be A Luxury

Above Photo: Uwe Hiksch / Flickr Few issues mobilize people in Berlin more than the housing shortage and the rapidly rising costs, writes Katharina Hofmann De Moura. “My home is my castle” — if there is one proverb that holds true at this very moment, it surely must be this one. The home as a […]

National housing plan’s 2nd group of units handed over to owners

National housing plan’s 2nd group of units handed over to owners – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The second group of the national housing plan’s units as well as some of the units under the Mehr Housing initiative were handed over to the applicants in an online ceremony on Monday, IRNA reported. In the mentioned ceremony which […]

Australian Housing Market Continues Upward Surge but Is Showing Signs of Slowing

Property researcher CoreLogic has found Australia’s residential home market has grown at the highest annual rate in 17 years, leaving dwelling values 13.5 percent higher than the end of the previous financial year. “This is the highest annual rate of growth seen across the Australian residential property market since April 2004, when the early 2000’s […]

Majority of Young Adults now Live at Home: The Millennial and Gen Z Housing Crisis Highlights a Growing Wealth Divide.

As the economy starts to fully open, there are some glaring issues that are being exposed. First, there is still a deep crisis in housing on the affordability front. The Fed in partnership with big banks buying up properties, is causing major market disruptions that are pushing out regular first-time home buyers (aka younger Americans). Then […]

Tenants Call For Public Housing Boss To Be Bounced

Above Photo: Sue Brisk. NYCHA tenants could lose their rights in terms of evictions, succession rights, and the lack of ability to pay rent due to one’s income. New York City – “Get Russ out!” public-housing tenants from around the city chanted outside the New York City Housing Authority headquarters in Lower Manhattan June 9, […]

Housing Right of the Poor Should be Respected As A Very Basic Human Right

Housing right or the right to shelter is a very basic human right that deserves universal recognition and respect. This needs to be re-emphasized at a time when some decisions in violation of this are being taken and there are a lot of apprehensions regarding whether these may become more frequent. Of course no right […]

Housing Supply Shortage Looms in Australia’s Largest State

News South Wales, Australia’s largest state,  needs to reform its planning system to boost the supply of houses; otherwise, the state is on track to experience large housing shortages by the second half of this decade, a newly released report by the New South Wales (NSW)  Productivity Commission argues. The Productivity Commission White Paper 2021, […]

Exclusive — ‘House of Prostitution’: Democrat Ron Kind’s Building Housing Massage Parlor Was Previously Busted by Law Enforcement

Vulnerable Democrat Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) claimed, without evidence, that “racism” was behind concerns that a building he owns that now houses a seedy massage parlor, but newly resurfaced newspaper reports from the 1970s and 1980s indicate there is proof the location previously was busted by law enforcement for running a “house of prostitution.” The […]

Israel Targets Building Housing AP Journalists And MSM Spews Hasbara To Cover It Up

This Saturday Israeli airstrikes completely destroyed a 12-story civilian tower block also used by the US-based Associated Press, as well as Al-Jazeera, and other channels. This destruction of leading media stations was justified by MSM with unfounded claims of “Hamas, Hamas, Hamas”, which still does not justify their actions under international law. According to a […]

Gaza tower housing AP, Al Jazeera collapses after Israeli missile strike

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Iraqi base housing US forces targeted by drone in 2nd attack in less than a week

A drone attack launched against Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq has resulted in damages but no casualties. The facility, which is home to US and international troops, was also targeted by rockets earlier this week. Colonel Wayne Marotto, a spokesperson for the US-led coalition, said the base was “attacked by an unmanned aerial surveillance […]

A New Housing Bubble for Y’All

How is it possible for a real estate bubble to be occurring during the global lockdown?  Krystal Ball analyzes the new housing bubble that is going to be bigger than 2008!!!!!!!  Can you spell ‘speculation”?  If interest rates go up even 2-3%, the bubble will burst.  Middle class buyers will be the victims again. [embedded […]

Labour’s housing band aid: currently around 8500 adults & 3888 kids live in NZ motels, costing more than half a billion dollars to date

“Govt accused of running get-rich-quick scheme after National reveals motels being paid millions for emergency accommodation” And the Nats can’t talk … Key hocked off a large chunk of our state homes to property developers … paid for by our forbears. And Labour’s so far sold off $30 mill worth. As we speak councils NZ […]

Military Bases Housing Migrant Children Plagued by Serial Sexual Abuse Claims

Over the first few months of 2021, the migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border has exploded. Due to the policies of the Obama, Trump and now Biden administrations, many of those migrants, particularly unaccompanied minors, remain housed in increasingly controversial “overflow facilities.” Despite promises to reverse the policy, the Biden administration instead has taken the […]

Belarus launches housing project for elderly who saved Jews in Holocaust

In 1998, the now 90-year-old Lyubov Arkhiptsova-Volchek was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations – Israel’s title for non-Jews it recognized for risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust – for helping hide her 11-year-old Jewish friend from the Nazis. Today Arkhiptsova-Volchek lives in abject poverty in Belarus. “There’s no indoor toilet. […]

Jerusalem approves construction of 540 housing units beyond city’s 1967 lines

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Infrastructure Plan Doesn’t Come Close To Tackling The Housing Crisis

Infrastructure Plan Doesn’t Come Close To Tackling The Housing Crisis Above photo: Activists outside a homeless camp in Philadelphia on September 9, 2020. Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images. There is no safety net for housing, making any assistance during economic recessions difficult to deliver. The spending plans that the Biden administration released this week laid […]

Victoria’s ‘Big Idea’ Pays Off In Housing For People In Need

Victoria’s ‘Big Idea’ Pays Off In Housing For People In Need Above photo: Saanich Coun. Colin Plant, who chairs the CRD board, at Hockley House in Langford, a six-storey rental building with 120 new affordable homes. Darren Stone, Times Colonist.  Canada – Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and councillors Ben Isitt and Jeremy Loveday were met with […]

The Housing Crisis: One Year After Lockdown

Above photo: Nathaniel St. Clair. All the folks moving to Portland from California or New York and talking about how great the real estate prices are here may not know it (note: I was once one of them), but this city is the most rent-burdened city in the United States, and it exists within a […]

US housing legacy puts some Black neighborhoods at higher flood risk

TORONTO  – Homes in US neighborhoods with large Black or minority populations once marked as undesirable for loans are in greater danger of flooding caused by climate change, according to a study released Monday. In the 1930s, the practice of “redlining” took place when banks and insurers refused loans in parts of cities mainly with […]

Housing Justice Group Puts Power Back In Tenants’ Hands

Housing Justice Group Puts Power Back In Tenants’ Hands Above photo: Photo by Carly Rosin. Photo illustration by Elizabeth Brown. KC Tenants has secured passage of a tenant “bill of rights” and successfully blocked hundreds of evictions through civil action in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Brandy Granados’s road to activism began in November 2018 […]

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