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Why are housing association flats lying empty when Grenfell survivors need them?

Why are housing association flats lying empty when Grenfell survivors need them? | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Properties owned by Kensington and Chelsea housing associations are being earmarked for redevelopment rather than providing much-needed homes
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The lessons from Canada’s attempts to curb its house-price boom

The lessons from Canada’s attempts to curb its house-price boom | Homelessness | Scoop.it
IN MATTERS of finance, if not climate, Canada is usually temperate. It was barely moved by the economic storms that blew the roof off America and Europe in 2008-09. Its banks were steady, it was argued, in part because they were shielded from the ferocious competition for market share that pushed banks elsewhere into hazardous loans.
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Property, profit and death – people don’t matter in London

Property, profit and death – people don’t matter in London | Homelessness | Scoop.it
When a young resident of Grenfell Tower said he thought that the fire was a conspiracy, he was right – a conspiracy of austerity, profiteering and democratic unaccountabiliy
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Rant: Empty office blocks should be new homes

Rant: Empty office blocks should be new homes | Homelessness | Scoop.it
“Tony Crofts, from Abolish Empty Office Buildings, says they are aiming to revive the social housing dream”
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Despite what many believe, there is no evidence that immigrants have preferential access to social housing

Despite what many believe, there is no evidence that immigrants have preferential access to social housing | Homelessness | Scoop.it
“Many white people in the UK feel that social landlords actively discriminate against them in favour of immigrants and ethnic minorities. Research by Alan Manning and colleagues finds no basis in re...”
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Federal Housing Finance Agency Unveils Plan to Loosen Mortgage Rules - New York Times

Federal Housing Finance Agency Unveils Plan to Loosen Mortgage Rules - New York Times | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Since credit remains tight for many borrowers, a federal regulator is trying to ease rules to put the housing market back on track.
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UK homes generally less expensive now than at the housing market's peak in ... - MoneyExpert

Britain’s homes are generally less pricey now than they were at the housing market’s peak in 2007, with London the exception as affordability within the capital seems to be fast becoming a mythical notion, according to new findings from estate...
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Trying To Go Green: How are modular buildings eco-friendly

Trying To Go Green: How are modular buildings eco-friendly | Homelessness | Scoop.it
With the demand for eco-friendly buildings at an all time high, modular technology offers an energy efficient solution to traditional construction techniques. Utilising sustainable materials, a low-energy manufacturing process ...
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Mortgage price war expected as UK lenders fight for market share - The Guardian

Mortgage price war expected as UK lenders fight for market share - The Guardian | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Bank of England report says mortgage availability expected to increase in fourth quarter after previous sharp contraction
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Monaco's $400 million penthouse a new lure for wealthy seeking privacy, lower taxes

Monaco's $400 million penthouse a new lure for wealthy seeking privacy, lower taxes | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Monaco, the tax haven on the French Riviera, is experiencing a luxury-housing boom that includes the world's most expensive penthouse as developers prepare for an influx of millionaires and billionaires escaping higher taxes or a loss of banking privacy.

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3rd Annual Women's Housing March and March Against Poverty!

3rd ANNUAL WOMEN'S HOUSING MARCH Sat June 13 @ 1:30 pm. Starts outside Downtown Eastside Women Centre (302 Columbia- corner Cordova, just west of Main) On Sa...
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It's time to address racial injustice in Britain's social housing | Cym D'Souza

It's time to address racial injustice in Britain's social housing | Cym D'Souza | Homelessness | Scoop.it
For 30 years, specialist BME housing associations have fought for better housing, but we need more money and concerted action
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Where to house the Grenfell homeless? Expropriate the rich’s empty investments | Penny Anderson

Where to house the Grenfell homeless? Expropriate the rich’s empty investments | Penny Anderson | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Those who have have suffered unimaginable horror could revitalise areas turned into property prairies by the rentier class. They deserve that at least
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Eight failures that left people of Grenfell Tower at mercy of the inferno

Eight failures that left people of Grenfell Tower at mercy of the inferno | Homelessness | Scoop.it
A litany of failings in building regulation and safety rules have left residents in tower blocks vulnerable for decades.
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Despite what many believe, there is no evidence that immigrants have preferential access to social housing

Despite what many believe, there is no evidence that immigrants have preferential access to social housing | Homelessness | Scoop.it
“Many white people in the UK feel that social landlords actively discriminate against them in favour of immigrants and ethnic minorities. Research by Alan Manning and colleagues finds no basis in re...”
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Athens Social Housing to Host Greek Families in Need - Greek Reporter

Athens Social Housing to Host Greek Families in Need - Greek Reporter | Homelessness | Scoop.it
The "Network of Social Housing" is a new program, undertaken by the City of Athens in order to provide short-term accommodation and support to families in need.
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New report reveals majority of social housing tenants who can work, are in work

New report reveals majority of social housing tenants who can work, are in work | Homelessness | Scoop.it
While the majority of Londoners think people in social housing are unemployed, new research reveals that 74% of those who can work do. A consumer survey [1] of over 1,000 Londoners reveals more tha...
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The Great Estate - The Rise and Fall of the Council House.

http://www.thefrockdoctrine.co.uk A documentary about social housing in the U.K. First Broadcast in August 2011. Copyright BBC-TV.
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Utterly average house on sale for £2m

Utterly average house on sale for £2m | Homelessness | Scoop.it
This semi-detached, end-of-terrace property in west London is perfectly presentable, but can it REALLY be worth £2 million?!. Apparently so.
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10 States Where Homeowners Struggle Most to Pay Mortgages

10 States Where Homeowners Struggle Most to Pay Mortgages | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Even as interest rates dropped and the housing market heated up, millions of consumers are still struggling in these state to make payments on their homes.
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Interest subsidy for low-cost housing to be hiked up to 5% - The Economic Times

Interest subsidy for low-cost housing to be hiked up to 5% - The Economic Times | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Finance secretary G S Sandhu said that the government would shortly announce enhanced subvention for affordable home loans.
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3rd Annual Women's Housing March and March Against Poverty!

3rd ANNUAL WOMEN'S HOUSING MARCH Sat June 13 @ 1:30 pm. Starts outside Downtown Eastside Women Centre (302 Columbia- corner Cordova, just west of Main) On Sa...
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