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Bad Habits -- St. Louis Edition

First, to my American readers: Happy Thanksgiving. It is my hope that each of you has a good time with family and friends over the holiday. 1,275 more words

Crime And Punishment

Housing First or Treatment First?

Perhaps the most prominent debate about service delivery models for people who are experiencing homelessness revolves around the question: should housing come before treatment, or should treatment for people who are homeless and experiencing mental illness and/or addiction issues come before housing? 415 more words


City of Miami vs. Wells Fargo and Bank of America

Recently, Wells Fargo has undergone intense scrutiny for its questionable sales and employment practices (for more information, check out the New York Times coverage: http://nyti.ms/2e6ZH6l… 489 more words

Affordable Housing

Implementing the Homeless Reduction Bill: Lessons from London

Now that the Homelessness Reduction Bill has passed its crucial second reading, I-SPHERE PhD Student and practitioner Adam Stephenson considers how local authorities can best implement the bill based on his knowledge of local homelessness systems in London. 1,565 more words


Land, Tax & Housing Supply in Scotland

The Scottish Government has its five-year target of 50,000 new social and affordable homes and is exploring ways that the sector might overcome bottlenecks and impediments to the required levels of new build. 959 more words


Gimme (a 'standard') Shelter

Showing their undoubted media abilities, Shelter today launched a new study describing a model of a living home standard (LHS). The standard is based on 39 attributes of essential and more ‘tradable’ attributes of five dimensions of ‘home’ drawn from intensive research with the public carried out by Ipsos MORI. 812 more words


It's Time to Consider Property Taxation in the Round

Mark Stephens argues that Scotland’s new system of housing transaction tax (LBTT) should be allowed to bed down, but that as the Parliament’s Finance Committee considers… 2,048 more words

Affordability, Housing Markets And Private Renting