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Apartment hunting in Vancouver.

I drove my friend X. to the open house. The usual routine: a mob of displaced renters waiting by the entrance for the building manager to appear; a two-minute tour of a bare apartment; a dozen people jostling for room in the lobby to squat and fill in the application form. 1,728 more words


If progressives are to tackle poverty and inequality they need to look beyond the rural idyll | IPPR

All too often when policy makers consider the countryside they think of chocolate box images of the rural idyll. These assumptions, however, mask a nuanced reality in which rural areas are much more vibrant and dynamic than many imagine but also suffer far greater deprivation and poverty too. 761 more words


Repeal the Mobile Home Site Rental Tax

I was not aware that HoCo charges a mobile home site rental tax. In a county that has a policy to encourage affordable housing, it is really unconscionable that such a regressive tax is charged on those with the least amount of money. 376 more words

Unsocial housing? The rise of Permitted Development

Office-to-residential conversions have been spreading like wildfire in central Romford recently, with yet another one in the pipeline¬† – this time in London Road, where plans have been announced to convert… 566 more words

stirringsinthefanns reblogged this on and commented:

Some interesting and timely observations on the rash of office to residential conversions in central Romford which, unsurprisingly, come as the Crossrail project is nearing completion...

Housing 31: a tale of two cities

The Times reports that housing developments in Birmingham have benefited from billions of pounds of new investment attracted by the prospect of HS2, the high-speed rail line that is planned to connect London Euston to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds from 2026. 583 more words


News Tidbits 7/14/2018

1. We’ll start of in Dryden with some revisions to the Trinitas project. This project has slowly but steadily been winnowed down in size. The original proposal in late May was 224 units and 663 beds… 1,182 more words