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The UN has warned the UK Government to 'stop tasering children'

independent.co.uk - The United Nations will condemn and publicly shame the Government in May for allowing police to use 50,000-volt stun guns on children, as well as stopping and searching toddlers.  The Government fa...

London mayor race: the Green party vision of Sian Berry

theguardian.com - Sian Berry was the Green Party’s London mayor candidate in 2008. I don’t recall her saying sentences like this: “The reason you need to build profit into your development plans is because of risk. ...

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

votesustainable.org.au - Preface: Housing is a fundamental need and human right. Dearer residential property and land does not create national wealth. It simply creates a society of haves and have-nots, increases the cost ...

Assembly raises concerns with Minor Alterations to the London Plan

london.gov.uk - The London Assembly today raised concerns about a number of altered policies in the Minor Alterations to the London Plan. The Assembly agreed a motion, which highlighted the loss of housing standar...

The ‘pay-to-stay’ tenants who say policy punishes them for working

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theguardian.com - Susan, 36, and Stephen, 38, were born and brought up in Bermondsey, in south-east London. “Our families never worked and lived on benefits. We were the free-school-meal kids,” Susan says. “No schoo...

Only the rich and elderly will own homes within a decade, thinktank warns - Telegraph

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telegraph.co.uk - Matt Whittaker, chief economist at the Resolution Foundation, said the findings highlight how much the housing landscape for young, working people on modest incomes has changed. “At the turn of the...

Poverty Challenge: Shopping and kicking off the challenge

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24dollarsaweek.blogspot.com - Picking up some beautiful apples that we were only able to afford by utilizing a price matching smartphone app that the average person might not have at their disposal.  Especially those who are li...

As teeth-chattering temps move in, officials urge caution

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news.yahoo.com - NEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in...

The Housing Bubble Blog » From One Excess To Another

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thehousingbubbleblog.com - A weekend topic starting with Palo Alto Online. “Just after sunset in mid-January, my colleague and I were seated at a square, maple-colored table located near the entrance of the Starbucks on Cali...

West Leads Nation with Double Digit Price Increases

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mortgagenewsdaily.com - Once again a report on home price changes indicates that appreciation has not yet slowed.  CoreLogic issued a report on its Home Price Index for December of Tuesday which indicates a pick-up in mon...

What's Next for the Housing Market?

time.com - Economists are hopeful that housing market activity — and prices — will continue to perk up generally in 2016, due to a number of factors. The most important catalyst for housing is the improving e...

Millennials to Shape Housing Preferences – Once They Start Buying

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rismedia.com - The millennial generation is poised to make a significant impact on home design with their strong preferences for energy efficiency and smart-home technology; comfortable, workable kitchens and mor...

The poor are better off when we build more housing for the rich

news.nationalpost.com - WASHINGTON — To low-income residents and the groups that fight for them in expensive cities, new market-rate housing often feels like part of the problem. If San Francisco and Washington are becomi...

An apology for the builder, or, A discourse shewing the cause and effects of the increase of building

quod.lib.umich.edu - THE Cause of the Increase of Building is from the natural increase of Mankind, that there is more born than die. From the first blessing of the Creation, Increase and multiply, joined to the good G...

Social Democrats unveil housing policy in response to crisis

irishtimes.com - The Social Democrats have proposed a new department of communities, housing and planning, as a means of tackling the housing and homeless crisis. The party unveiled its housing policy in Dublin on ...

EGi - News Article - London homes under construction up a third in 2015

egi.co.uk - The number of homes being built in London soared by a third last year, nearly double the number under construction in the last peak, as office to residential conversions caused numbers to spike. Mo...

BC housing announcement mostly spin and little substance

ccapvancouver.wordpress.com - Yesterday, Feb 12th 2016, the BC government announced that it would spend $355 million over the next 5 years to build up to 2000 “affordable” housing units. The government claimed that this was an ...

Smart student unit by Tengbom

dezeen.com - Swedish firm Tengbom has designed a ten square-metre wooden house for students. Linda Camara and Pontus Åqvist of Tengbom architects worked in collaboration with students from Lund University in Sw...

Third Baptist Church settles suit against S.F. housing nonprofit

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sfgate.com - An internecine legal fight between a prominent San Francisco church and the nonprofit it founded — and then sued — has been settled out of court. Third Baptist Church sued Third Baptist Gardens Inc...

Real Estate Tips For August 2014

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philmitschforamerica.com - Here are another 10 Real Estate Tips that home buyers, home sellers, real estate licensees, mortgage licensees and miscellaneous servicing company personnel involved in the entire home buying, home...

NetNewsLedger - Thunder Bay News - Social Housing to Receive Provincial Investment

netnewsledger.com - THUNDER BAY – HOUSING – Some of the social housing in Thunder Bay could be set for a retrofit with funding by the Government of Ontario. The province continues to put its new Climate Change Strateg...

Province commits $355 million for creation of more than 2,000 affordable housing units

voiceonline.com - OVER the next five years, the Province is committing a total of $355 million to create upwards of 2,000 new affordable housing units across British Columbia. “This is the largest single social and ...

Housing crisis looms as federal funding phased out, city officials warn

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kingstonregion.com - News – Kingston is heading for a social housing crisis that it will be hard-pressed to afford. The federal government is gradually phasing out funding to municipal providers of low-cost housing, in...

Councils spend £27m of RTB funds buying back homes | News

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insidehousing.co.uk - Councils have spent almost £30m of cash raised through Right to Buy sales to buy back homes they were forced to sell at a discount under the same policy. Figures released to Inside Housing under th...

São Paulo Is Betting Better Urban Planning Can Solve a Housing Crisis – Next City

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nextcity.org - Twelve million people. 588 square miles. 19 percent poverty. The Western Hemisphere’s biggest city. São Paulo, Brazil, is famously (or infamously) a city of superlatives. Its metropolitan populatio...

Tips for Moving in with a New Roommate

moversnshakers.com - Having a roommate saves money and wards off loneliness at home, but moving in with a stranger can make anyone feel anxious, particularly if you don’t know anyone in common and/or simultaneously goi...

Toronto housing market caps a record year as prices surge past $1-million

theglobeandmail.com - Toronto’s housing market has just capped a record year, new numbers show. And the industry believes it would have been even better had more homeowners wanted to sell. The Toronto numbers released t...

Interiors: how grey became the new magnolia - Telegraph

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telegraph.co.uk - It’s easy to layer your grey shades too. “The grading is another reason why grey is so popular. You can put a lot of depth into a design scheme without having to introduce lots of colours,” she add...

A crisis in Vancouver: The lifeblood of the city is leaving

theglobeandmail.com - There is a growing societal divide in Vancouver that is threatening its future. The city is increasingly becoming an investor haven for the rich. Sure, there are some lucky souls, relatively middle...

Working poor living on streets as rents soar beyond the reach of wages

mirror.co.uk - Stephen spends his nights on the airport train, head ducked down between the seats, trying to get some sleep as it rattles to and from the capital. Then, in the morning, he washes at the station to...

Shadow flipping could put Vancouver real estate deals under scrutiny from the taxman

vancouversun.com - Real estate agents found making a profit by “shadow flipping” Metro Vancouver homes could face the wrath of Canada’s taxman. Shadow flipping involves real estate brokers using an obscure “assignmen...

City or suburbs: Where can you afford to live?

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moneysense.ca - Two years ago, Jennifer and Glen Leblonc decided they were done with city living. From a practical standpoint, their family had outgrown their 1,200-square-foot condo in downtown Montreal. And the ...

Choosing university halls: top tips from students - Which? University

university.which.co.uk - We've also got advice to help you weigh up all accommodation options – and here's what to do if you miss out on a place in halls...  Apply as soon as you can If you want a place at halls then you n...

Housing deal encountering turbulence in Salem

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bendbulletin.com - HB 4079 — House Bill 4079 would create a pilot program in which two cities, one smaller than 30,000 and one larger than 30,000, expand the cities’ urban growth boundaries for affordable housing. Sp...

Housing bill would spell loss of 80,000 council houses, town halls warn

theguardian.com - Town hall leaders have criticised the government’s drive to boost homeownership, warning that it would lead to the loss of 80,000 council houses in the next four years and add more than £200m a yea...

Calgary requests $100 million for affordable housing | Metro News

metronews.ca - The City of Calgary has asked the federal and provincial governments for $100 million to spend on affordable housing projects in the city, and it says it can start those projects within one month o...

American Consumer Credit Counseling Offers Tips on How to Save on President’s Day Sales

virtual-strategy.com - National non-profit provides consumers with tips on how to get more for your money this President’s Day Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 12, 2016 Even though Valentine’s Day often steals the spotlight i...

Clay Richie: Budget 2016: Federal Ministry Of Works, Power And Housing Appropriation Bill By Saatah Nubari

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clayrichie.blogspot.com - Welcome to the fifteenth piece in the #SaatahBudgetSeries. In this episode, I will be taking a look at the budget of the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing. Before I begin, I would love t...

Labor housing policy 'fiscal fantasy'

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au.news.yahoo.com - Labor believes its capital gains tax policy will make it easier for Australian families to get to own their homes by increasing housing stock. But the government has described it as "fiscal fantasy...

Bedroom Tax: The Battle Continues

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morningstaronline.co.uk - The government has just lost two high-profile cases, but RUTH HUNT asks if others will follow THE recent victory in the High Court of the Rutherford family and the case of “A,” who needed specialis...

How To Live With Other People

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alltheunheardvoices.wordpress.com - As I wrote this, I realised I’d not been the best house mate recently… sorry guys! Since moving out of my parents house at the age of 18, I have lived with 26 different people. 15 of those were in ...

What Happens in Porter Ranch Now That the Enormous Gas Leak is Finally Plugged?

la.curbed.com - Plugging the well permanently It's been a long time coming, but the gas company entered the final stages of plugging the well this week. Workers have dug nearly 8,500 feet into the ground to pierce...

The Washington region needs bold commitments to end the housing crisis

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greatergreaterwashington.org - Once the bias of living EOTR or in PGC is broken, these areas will become a hotbed for new development, and house prices will start to increase, then we can start talking about an affordable housin...

When will the Vancouver real estate bubble burst? - Vancouver Magazine

vanmag.com - Hilliard MacBeth thinks it might happen soon—and that it won't be pretty when it does In a recent report, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation indicated that there were “problematic conditio...

Upland CA Homes For Sale and Real Estate

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ballensocal.com - Incorporated in 1906 and boasting a temperate climate all year round, Upland, CA has a great environment for you. Featuring plenty of suburbs located in all areas of the city, this is a relatively ...

Why Home Buying Is (or Isn't) Like Dating - Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com

realtor.com - There’s something desperately missing in your life. You decide to do something about it now, and so you sign up for one of a slew of websites that aim to help yearning hearts like yours find a matc...

Benefit changes pushing the young out of rented housing ‹ RLA Landlord News Hub

news.rla.org.uk - Government changes to remove housing benefit from 18 to 21 year olds from April will make it far more difficult for them to access rented housing according to landlords. A new survey of more than 1...

Increase the threshold for Pay to Stay

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you.38degrees.org.uk - Whilst many of us do agree that high earners should probably pay more for living in social housing, an entire household on £30,000 (or £40,000 in London) a year just isn’t high or wealthy. That wou...

Hackney to lose 915 social homes in estate regeneration 'disaster' - Hackney Citizen

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hackneycitizen.co.uk - Government plans for a £140 million estate regeneration will mean 915 less social homes in Hackney, according to new research. The borough would gain just 15 affordable homes in their place, while ...

Public Housing Units Getting Free Internet at Speeds Higher Than Most Homes

pjmedia.com - Google Fiber and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have partnered to bring “ultra-high speed” 1 gigabit Internet to public housing units in many cities – a connection speed much...

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