Housing

For sale: The ‘ghost houses’ in Japan

In Japan, even ceramic tea bowls are carefully passed down from generation to generation. Recycling is so much part of the culture that the Tokyo …

Japan

Donald Trump Spent $90 Million In Taxpayer Money On Golf Trips, Enough To House About 5,000 Homeless Veterans

Donald Trump has spent $90 million in taxpayer money on golfing trips in the first 11 months of his presidency, which would be enough to house …

Donald Trump

Here's how the tax bill will impact housing

Congressional Republicans unveiled the final version of their tax reform bill on Friday, and while the more-austere housing measures present in the House bill are absent in the one Trump will likely to sign before the end of the year, the bill stands to reduce affordable housing construction and …

National Association of Home Builders

Woman hoping to dish out free hog roast to the homeless 'told "they’ve had enough"

A business woman who wanted to offer homeless people a warm meal in the run up to Christmas was shocked after the council allegedly told her rough …

Homelessness

The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures

Puerto Rico has had an awful decade — and it’s about to get worse.<p>First came a brutal 10-year recession and financial crisis that drove businesses from this island and left 44 percent of the population impoverished. Then, in September, Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 storm, shredded …

Business

Top 10 places to live in UK revealed

<b>The best place to live in the UK is a commuter town in Hampshire.</b><p>Everyone living in the district of Hart can feel a little smug today as it just …

Scotland

What Did and Didn't Make the Final GOP Tax Bill

Lots of small changes—but one big thing stays the same.<p>Conservatives in Congress rallied behind a final tax reform bill on Friday, moving one step closer to sweeping legislation that will redefine the Republican Party and remake finance in America. Several hold-outs in the GOP, including Senator …

Republican Party

More than 5,000 homeless children and pregnant women are in temporary accommodation

More than 5,000 West Midlands children and expectant mothers are forced to live in temporary accommodation because they are homeless.<p>The shocking …

West Midlands

Homeless Death Toll Rises As West Coast Affordable Housing Crisis Intensifies

The death toll of homeless individuals is on the rise as the affordable housing crisis intensifies in West Coast cities.<p>A Thursday report from …

Oregon

Infill and the missing middle: Letter to the editor

Regarding the Nov. 25 editorial, "Where a 'home for everyone' collides with 'not in my neighborhood,'" the characterization of the debate over the …

Mobile bedbug killing machine cooks insects to clean belongings

'We can salvage really viable things that otherwise would be discarded,' says organization<p>A Kamloops, B.C., non-profit has created a new weapon in …

Bed bugs

Lottery Opens For 46 Affordable Units In Hell's Kitchen

The units — studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms — are located on the former site of a diner on 11th Avenue and West 43rd Street.<p>HELL'S KITCHEN, NY …

New York City

Tiny solution for big housing problems

Tenant Ash Pari said that while Tiny House living comes with its challenges it's changed their lives for the better.<p>It may just be the small solution …

New Zealand News

Cardiff protesters call for more to be done to stop homelessness

This is a UK-Wide issue, which touches us all, and an issue which we are working hard to fix in our city.<p>At this moment we have enough spaces ready …

News (Wales)

Jacques Kelly: Upgrades underway in the community where Henrietta Lacks lived

Henrietta Lacks, the Baltimore County woman who died of cancer in 1951 and whose cells have been used in medical research since that time, has been …

Black History

It’s time Sajid Javid took action and created a compulsory Housing Ombudsman

Injustice festers in the housing market like a boil about to burst. Three stories have brought that home to me in the last week.<p>The first was a BBC …

Sajid Javid

Hot vacation rental trend: Renovated barns

Re-purposed buildings are hot right now, from restaurants in train stations to a hotel made from an asylum. And the vacation rental market has taken notice. According to HomeAway booking data, one of the biggest trends in 2017 was the growth of barns as vacation rentals, with a 55% surge over 2016. …

Travel

Council to consider housing Dublin's homeless in Mountjoy

The Department of Justice has offered the training unit of Dublin's largest prison to the local authority, which is now considering it to house …

News (Ireland)

State house tenant wants clarity on new pet policy

Housing New Zealand tenant Tash Kyle had to rehome her pet dog, Merlin, under the agency’s rules. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE A tenant of a state house in …

New Zealand News

What all Vancouver homeowners should know about the Empty Homes Tax

Anybody home? To address Vancouver’s housing crisis, the City of Vancouver has implemented an annual tax on empty or under-utilized residential …

British Columbia

Real estate expert says NDP have limited tools to reduce housing prices

An Ontario real estate professor says there aren’t many tools left in the toolbox for politicians looking to control B.C.’s surging real estate …

Real Estate

Greater Noida Authority gives relief to builders

The BJP government in UP, which has on several occasions accused the former Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) regimes of coming up …

BSP

Are spiralling Dublin rents choking its economic growth?

News (Ireland)

Doctor had to plead for boy with lung problems to be moved out of mouldy rental house

Jemima Balhas and her young son lived in a rental home with a serious mould problem for seven years, despite pleas from their doctor for them to be …

Mould

New, $1 billion program will bring rooftop solar to California renters

SACRAMENTO — Over the next decade, roughly 150,000 low-income renters in California will see their apartment buildings outfitted with solar panels — …

San Francisco Bay Area

Holiday Tipping: A Fraught Apartment Building Tradition

<b>Q.</b> <i>After years of renting in a small building, I won an affordable-housing lottery and moved into a large building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, with 24-hour concierge service and a mix of market-rate and affordable units. What is the etiquette on holiday tipping? I could afford around $250, but</i> …

Real Estate

Demolition 'devastating'

Crescentwood residents are miffed a century-old home was demolished. They’ve posted drawings, flowers, RIP notes, sympathy cards and placed a wreath …

Kerry councillor organises protest over housing of asylum seekers

A protest is getting underway in Kerry over the processes used to house asylum seekers.<p>A former guesthouse in the town will be used to accommodate 55 …

News (Ireland)

Week-long workshop to solve housing problems since Harvey

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - A week-long workshop on hurricane recovery wrapped up in Aransas County Friday with suggestions for solving low-income …

The new idea that could help tackle homelessness in the UK

<b>A new multi-million pound policy is being rolled out in cities throughout the country which could help eradicate homelessness in the UK.</b><p>Some £28 …

West Midlands