Officials propose DC Housing Authority board overhaul after HUD report

Officials propose DC Housing Authority board overhaul after HUD report

DC Mayor proposes Housing Authority overhaul D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants to dissolve the D.C. Housing Authority’s board after a federal report from September blamed the agency’s leadership for failing to provide sage housing for thousands of District residents. WASHINGTON – D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser wants to dissolve the D.C. House Authority’s (DCHA) governing … Read more

An extra $834 a month: Millions of Australians set for blow as RBA weighs up eighth consecutive rate rise

An extra 4 a month: Millions of Australians set for blow as RBA weighs up eighth consecutive rate rise

The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to raise interest rates for an eighth consecutive month, causing more headaches for mortgage holders. The RBA’s board is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, when experts predict they will once again lift the cash rate in a bid to curb Australia’s rising inflation. WATCH VIDEO ABOVE: Kochie rips … Read more

Ontario Housing Minister won’t say if he tipped off developers over Greenbelt changes

Ontario Housing Minister won’t say if he tipped off developers over Greenbelt changes

Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, during a session with reporters at Queen’s Park, failed to directly answer questions about whether developers, some of whom are large PC donors, got any advance notice of his proposal to carve out certain tracts from the Greenbelt.Chris Young/The Canadian Press Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs … Read more

From streetcar garage to cultural hub

From streetcar garage to cultural hub

Toronto Transit Commission’s Danforth Carhouse and Garage at 1627/1675 Danforth Ave.Dave LeBlanc/The Globe and Mail Scale is a curious thing. When I lived in Scarborough’s Midland Park neighbourhood, a walk to Scarborough Town Centre – I think I did it twice in five years – felt fantastically far. Now, living on the Danforth, a walk … 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

UK property demand down 44% since market-rocking mini budget: Zoopla

UK property demand down 44% since market-rocking mini budget: Zoopla

Estate agents “Sold” and “For Sale” signs outside residential properties in the Maida Vale district of London, UK, on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Demand for U.K. residential properties has nearly halved following September’s government budget that spooked financial markets and toppled the prime minister, research Monday showed. The fiscal … Read more

Why Doug Ford’s broken vow matters

Why Doug Ford’s broken vow matters

Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford (centre) sits in chamber after Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy delivered the Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review at the Queens Park Legislature, in Toronto, on Monday, November 14, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris YoungChris Young/The Canadian Press Let’s leave aside for the moment whether Doug Ford is right to want to take land … Read more

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

How NYC’s Code Blue emergency notice aims to protect homeless people

How NYC’s Code Blue emergency notice aims to protect homeless people

This month, freezing temperatures descended over New York City for the first time this season. Stores teemed with bundled shoppers buying winter gear. Harsh wind carved beneath bridges. Bats, stunned by the cold, fell into the grass in Central Park. And homeless outreach teams fanned out across the city trying to direct vulnerable people indoors. … Read more

Mortgage demand rises as interest rates decline slightly

Mortgage demand rises as interest rates decline slightly

A home, available for sale, is shown on August 12, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Mortgage applications rose 2.2% last week compared with the previous week, prompted by a slight decline in interest rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Refinance applications, which are usually most sensitive to … Read more