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In Search of Affordable Housing, Barcelona Turns to Repossessed Homes

Spain’s second city is forcing banks to find tenants for properties they own, but leave empty.

Don’t let an apartment you own sit empty, or the city may turn it into affordable housing for someone else. 37 more words

Affordable Housing

Opinion: Using Bhutan's housing system to help people get on the property ladder

Have you heard of Bhutan? It’s a kingdom and country in the Himalayas, in between China and India. The country is famed for measuring its national growth using the Index of Happiness instead of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product). 707 more words

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The Housing Debate: Why can't we all just get along and start building?

The Greater Toronto Area has one of the most complex housing markets in Canada, let alone North America. Latest reports have indicated that we are currently in a buyers market where… 1,289 more words

Urban & Regional Planning Issues

Unpacking Rent Pressure Zones

Scotland recently broke ranks with the rest of the UK over private renting by introducing a new standard tenancy which will mandate the grounds by which a landlord can end a tenancy; otherwise they are open-ended and average tenancy lengths are expected to lengthen.   953 more words


Are tax credits still viable?

The $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress Thursday contained several rebukes to President Trump, and none was more stinging than its rejection of the administration’s housing proposals. 74 more words


Beware Limited Local Growth Ballot Initiative

A Limited Local Growth Ballot Initiative would really suppress efforts to improve housing supply in the metro area.  Please tell your friends, colleagues and neighbors NOT to sign the petition to put arbitrary housing limits on the ballot in Colorado! 386 more words

Housing Policy

Ding uk in Hong Kong 香港丁屋的故事

Ding uk or New Territories Small House Policy is a type of house in Hong Kong where only the indigenous residents of Hong Kong are allowed to build houses on private land. 763 more words

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