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“Multigenerational poverty is self-evidently more than a question of housing. It is unlikely to yield to even the best-intentioned one-dimensional approach.

Multifactorial approaches may be more productive.”

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Quotes

American real estate's future: Older, poorer, and more diverse

Over the past 10 years, we have witnessed an unprecedented rise in real estate prices, a housing crash, the near-total freeze of lending for residential real estate, and a recovery in housing prices that occurred almost as quickly as the preceding crash. 531 more words

Finance

Rebelling Against the Bedroom Tax

Yesterday, a private member’s bill seeking to moderate and largely neuter the worst aspects of the bedroom tax won its vote as a result both of the Lib Dems siding with Labour and a large number of Tory MPs ignoring a three line whip (the vote went 306 to 231). 521 more words

UK

TV Debate - Is Gentrification Good For London, Or Social Cleansing In Disguise?

Today, I will be back on the Headline London panel on London Live TV, debating whether gentrification is a good thing for London or an insidious form of social cleansing. 423 more words

Culture

What we're reading: "'Poor Door' in a New York Tower Opens a Fight Over Affordable Housing"

Where is the line between incentivizing private-sector development of affordable housing and subsidizing (or promoting) more discriminatory, exclusionary housing practices?  Like many big cities, New York is trying to find out. 302 more words

Current Events

Affording Housing Part II

The initial piece written under this heading dealt with a number of issues relating to the high cost of property in Namibia, chief among these being the assertion that the housing/property market is far too unregulated, and as such a market failure has developed in the face of failing public housing delivery. 1,642 more words

Namibia