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Portland Housing Project - OPB's Think Out Loud

More than 250,000 people are expected to move to Portland in the next 20 years. To accommodate all that growth, the city’s plan is to allow more duplexes and triplexes to be built in close-in neighborhoods. 54 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Okay, Toronto. It’s up to you

As I watched last Thursday’s election results, I was reminded of the motto printed on housing hero Steve Pomeroy’s letterhead: focus on what you can  1,118 more words

Big Picture Thinking

How to Make Americans Understand the New Housing Crisis

Several new advocacy groups have sprung up to push for better housing policies at the state and national level. Their first job: Communicating how significant the problem really is. 80 more words

Affordable Housing

Talk and interview: Housing policies in Austria. Where are they headed?

I’ve recently given a lecture at the symposium “Markt oder Staat? Wohin steuert die Wohnungspolitik?”. The event was organized by the Verein für Wohnbauförderung. It aimed at discussing recent developments of housing policies in Austria in the context of the reform plans of the new coalition government. 182 more words

Housing Policy

Texas groups sue HUD and Ben Carson re: anti-segregation

Carson And HUD Are Sued Over Delaying Anti-Segregation Rule – https://www.npr.org/609361214

I really cannot believe it. Texas activist groups are the plaintiffs in a federal level anti-segregation lawsuit?

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American Politics

Recognize the Right to Housing in Law

Canadians have been urging their governments to recognize housing as a human right for over a decade. Last year, the federal government introduced Canada’s National Housing Strategy and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that “housing rights are human rights”. 292 more words

New research reveals local councillors think housing crisis is getting worse

  • 61% believe housing crisis is getting worse
  • 51% blame slow build out rate by developers
  • Providing affordable homes the top priority
  • 60% believe viability assessments being used by developers to avoid planning obligations…
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