New stations, homes, jobs all part of mayor’s Bronx Metro-North plan; hopes to enhance Tri-state transit

New stations, homes, jobs all part of mayor’s Bronx Metro-North plan; hopes to enhance Tri-state transit

THE BRONX (WABC) — A large infrastructure plan has been set into motion, to bring more mass transit options to the East Bronx. The mayor announced his Bronx Metro-North plan yesterday, which includes building 6,000 new homes along the route and about 1,500 will be affordable housing. He also says there will be new jobs … Read more

Marina del Rey 98-unit affordable housing project

Marina del Rey 98-unit affordable housing project

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — It’s taken six years, but a new 98-unit permanent affordable and supportive housing community in Marina Del Rey broke ground Thursday. After protracted negotiations with neighborhood members about the development’s overall design, the building’s height and the number of units, Thatcher Yard is on track to open in about two … Read more

DCHFA funds 142-unit affordable community in Ward 1’s Park

DCHFA funds 142-unit affordable community in Ward 1’s Park

Washington, D.C., Dec. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) issued $51.2 million in tax exempt bonds and underwrote $31.5 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity for the construction of Park Morton Phase I on November 17, 2022. A part of the Deputy Mayor for … Read more

The hunt for affordable housing in Toronto

The hunt for affordable housing in Toronto

As rents have soared in Toronto — with the average two-bedroom on rentals.ca hitting $3,353 in October — city-dwellers may be left wondering what it takes to find an affordable home. The answer for tenants today involves wading through a tangle of waiting lists, random lotteries, independent application systems and, in some cases, banking on … Read more

Report finds worsening rental affordability in all cities | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Report finds worsening rental affordability in all cities | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Report finds worsening rental affordability in all cities | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Hobart and the regions suffering most rental stress, report reveals  9News ‘Falling down’: Aussie’s nightmare home  news.com.au The rental squeeze is tightening. And these Australians say there’s no escape  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

Conflict of Interest Alleged in BC Housing Decisions

Conflict of Interest Alleged in BC Housing Decisions

Texts sent by former BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsay to an employee appear to include repeated references to projects and funding involving a housing provider headed by Janice Abbott, Ramsay’s spouse, despite conflict of interest rules barring such communication. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners CONTEST: Win a Pair of Tickets to … Read more

Doug Ford’s new laws no help for Toronto’s housing woes

Doug Ford’s new laws no help for Toronto’s housing woes

So tell us, Steve Clark, why is it that Mayor John Tory deserves undemocratic powers to pass legislation at Toronto city hall with the support of just one-third of city councillors? “John Tory won a citywide mandate with over 342,000 votes — 36,000 more votes than every city councillor combined,” the Minister of Municipal Affairs … Read more

Rent and Food Push ‘Living Wage’ Up 17 Per Cent

Rent and Food Push ‘Living Wage’ Up 17 Per Cent

The cost of life in British Columbia has risen at a record rate this year as runaway rent and food prices erode savings and squeeze wallets. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select partners Dive Under the Sea with Vancouver’s Favourite Holiday Theatre Tradition For its 10th anniversary, the East Van Panto is reimagining … Read more

Toronto’s affordable housing program set to break ground

Toronto’s affordable housing program set to break ground

After delays of up to two and a half years, Toronto could break ground on three developments from its Housing Now affordable rental program by next summer, according to a new report, while the shifting tides of the development market, including rising interest rates, loom large. The three sites — at 50 Wilson Heights Blvd, … Read more

NYC Mayor Eric Adams announces plan to find affordable housing for the homeless

NYC Mayor Eric Adams announces plan to find affordable housing for the homeless

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City officials are unveiling an ambitious, new plan to find homes for the homeless. “I’m an ex-city employee, pro chef, cancer survivor, I am not what stigma says,” Housing Vouchers recipient Ernestine Jackson said. Jackson is a single mother of a teenage boy and knows how fine the … Read more