Posts Tagged ‘housing’

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 […]

CBI, Urban Development Ministry discuss financing housing plan

TEHRAN – The Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdolnaser Hemmati and the Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami discussed ways of financing the National Housing Action Plan in a meeting on Tuesday. In this meeting, which was also attended by the managing directors of some of the country’s banks as well […]

Housing price rises 78% in Tehran city in a month on year

TEHRAN- Housing price in Tehran city has risen 78.9 percent in the eleventh Iranian calendar month (January 20 – February 18), as compared to the same month of the past year, according to the latest report released by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). The CBI’s report put the average price for one square meter […]

Housing rental rises 30% in Tehran in a month

TEHRAN- Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced that the rental price has increased 30.6 percent in Tehran city during the eleventh Iranian calendar month Bahman (January 19 – February 18), from its previous month. The CBI also stated that the housing rental in the capital city has risen 33.9 percent in the mentioned month, […]

Housing market expected to stay calm in coming months

TEHRAN – Fardin Yazdani, the planner of the Transport and Urban Development Ministry’s Comprehensive Housing Initiative, believes that the housing prices in the Iranian market are not going to experience any sudden rise in the coming months and the market will stay stable. “Given the housing market situation and the trends in other parallel markets, […]

VIDEO — Maine Veteran Builds Temporary Housing for Homeless Veterans: ‘We’re Keeping Them Alive’

A veteran in Boothbay, Maine, is helping fellow veterans struggling with homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. “Ed Harmon, a service officer with the American Legion post in Boothbay, Maine, retrofits trailers into living spaces through a project he calls the Veterans Emergency Temporary Shelter, or VETS,” Fox 10 reported Friday. The trailers serve as temporary […]

Local Activists Call Attention To Housing Rights

Above photo: Amy Cooper speaks with attorney Jamie Paulen at a tenant’s rights demonstration on Wednesday. Dean-Paul Stephens. Graham, North Carolina – Amy Cooper said she and a handful of other activists came together at Court Square in Graham on Wednesday for an event touting tenants’ rights while decrying evictions. “A lot of landlords take […]

Russia’s growing role in south Caucasus leads to housing reconstruction

Russia is growing its influence in the southern Caucasus region of Nagorna-Karabakh, reconstructing another 300 buildings, its new agency says. Moscow’s role is growing after Turkey prodded Azerbaijan to attack Armenians in the disputed area. From Russia’s point of view, this squabble between two former Soviet Republics can be patched up with some peacekeepers and […]

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