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Rough sleepers in policy and practice: chaotic and off course, or misunderstood?

Dan McCulloch

The Open University

Since 2010 the number of people sleeping rough has increased year-on-year, according to official estimates. Historically, rough sleepers have been the subject of national government policies, which have made distinctions between ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ individuals. 1,231 more words

Tenants in danger: the rise of eviction watches

Vickie Cooper, The Open University

Kirsteen Paton, University of Leeds

Not since 1915 has private housing tenure been so dominant. The gradual rescinding of public housing over the 20th century sees us exposed to the raw edge of the market today. 2,154 more words

NJ bill proposing state regulation of homeowners' associations faces stiff opposition

As HOAs become more common, so do the conflicts between homeowners and their HOA Boards. A Common Interest Community bill that recently passed the Assembly in New Jersey would task the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) with regulation of elections, recalls, and homeowner access to HOA  financial documents, among other things. 553 more words

HOA Conflict

The City, the Suburbs, the Country, and Free Choice

We prefer to live here in town, rather than the suburbs or the very sparsely populated country that stretches out endlessly just beyond the exurbs, but we can well understand why others might choose differently. 869 more words

Politics

George delivers the killer punch and affordable housing is on the canvas!

I have often heard commentators observe that there is no government housing strategy and that any fledgling ideas are snuffed out by Treasury  but after the last few days I beg to differ. 856 more words

Housing And Reneneration Policy Finance And Delivey

Response to Shelter's Rent Control Research

Earlier this week shelter published some research which poured some cold water on calls for rent control. Below a Digs member’s looked into the research and responded: 515 more words

Housing Policy

Our Housing Policies Do Not Match Our Economic Policies as a Nation

An extreme simpleton might say that the U.S. decided to “go global” with it’s economy when NAFTA became law in the Clinton Administration, but in truth that started much earlier. 526 more words

Economics