Social Housing

Vancouver council greenlights $2B affordable housing fund

A new $2 billion Affordable Housing Endowment Fund, announced June 13, was approved June 21 by City of Vancouver council.<p>The fund will amalgamate …


Rental market prices force Beverly Bartlett on to social housing waiting list

Superannuitant Beverly Bartlett and her son Matthew have just joined a list of 500 applicants waiting for social housing in the Waikato.

Hot Springs

The City of London Will Be Powered By 100% Renewable Energy Starting in October

According to a statement from the city, London will be transforming the way that their infrastructure consumes and sources their energy.The post The …

Renewable Energy

Wigan man admits to fleecing firm out of £370k

A Wigan man has finally admitted to ripping off a company to the tune of £370,000.


'Social investment' and Government's data chop-shop to remain under Labour

National's hallmark "social investment" policy has a new focus after a change of Government.

New Zealand Politics

Rubens Menin is named World Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 | Financial Times

Brazil’s Rubens Menin, chairman of property developer MRV Engenharia, has been named the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 and becomes the first …

Home Ownership

Douglas Todd: Progressives wrestle with dilemma on migration

It’s called the “progressive’s dilemma,” a term popularized by two Canadian scholars of multiculturalism. It describes the way people with …

Universal Health Care

Residents prepare for move as Vancouver closes run-down Sahota building

Shelly Ingram will be glad to leave the mouldy bachelor suite at the Regent Hotel that she and her partner, John, have shared with mice for the past year.<p>Next week, the City of Vancouver is shutting down the run-down rental building in the Downtown Eastside and the mayor says it will be bought or …

Canadian News

Tenants of Hobart social housing worried about their future under new landlord

The new operator of a social housing complex in Hobart's CBD is adamant no residents will be left homeless by a change to the tenant mix.<p>Next month …


Émigré Architects on Building a Future London

The theme of this year’s London Festival of Architecture is identity. Culture Trip speaks to three architects from international practice dRMM about …


Public housing tenants caught trashing their properties could have their payments slashed by $1,400 – as its revealed those rorting the Centrelink system may face immediate eviction

• <b>Rental bond on NSW public housing tenants who cause damage to homes</b>• <b><br>Choose between paying cash or have the funds taken from Centrelink</b> …


Melbourne's housing crisis and homelessness

Share selection to:<p>As Australia heads into winter, Melbourne’s streets become unwelcoming; cold, dark, wet and, often, empty, as many of us stay …


Aldi given go-ahead to knock down 'community hub' next door to make way for car park extension

A SUPERMARKET chain’s proposals to demolish a neighbouring shop to make room for its own car park extension have been waved through by planners.<p>Bury …


Homeless families 'will be moved out of capital' during Pope's visit

Emergency accommodation sought as demand for hotel rooms to soar<p>HOMELESS families face being moved out of Dublin due to demand for hotel rooms during …


'Grenfell two is in the post - unless you act and act quickly,' says survivor who warned of blaze that killed 72

A survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire who predicted disaster would strike in 2016 has issued a stark warning about combustible cladding covering …

North Kensington

A plan for Dublin's newest town has been given the green light - but not everyone is happy

A proposed image of how Clonburris would look.<p>Image: South Dublin County Council<p>A proposed image of how Clonburris would look.<p>Image: South Dublin …

County Dublin

Middle-class incomes show strongest growth since financial crisis | Financial Times

Britain’s middle classes have seen stronger income growth as the economy has recovered from the financial crisis than the country’s highest and …

Income Inequality

Next Phase of New Council Homes Planned in Swansea

Swansea ...The post Next Phase of New Council Homes Planned in Swansea appeared first on Business News Wales.

News (Wales)

New Social housing safety

Legislation to make sprinkler systems compulsory in new social housing is to be taken forward.<p>Housing Minister Kevin Stewart confirmed that the …

Scottish National Party

A plan for SF’s new mayor London Breed

San Francisco’s new mayor-elect, London Breed, has lifted many hopes and expectations but her challenges are formidable. As a journalist, I spend a …

San Francisco

Province spent R18 million on security at disused Green Point building | Cape Argus

Cape Town - In a shocking admission, the provincial government said it forked out R18 million since July last year for security at the illegally …

Cape Town

Wellington City asks Government for rent subsidies and votes to review social housing rents

Wellington City Councillors voted to let staff develop "a fairer and more equitable"rental scheme for its social housing.<p>Wellington city leaders are …


Minister to face grilling after reports shed new light on homeless figures

The Housing Minister will face a grilling from the Housing Committee later today.<p>Eoghan Murphy is due to appear before TDs and senators on issues …


Social housing firm Mears Group's shares on the up as operations 'stabilise' a year after the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy

• <b>Mears has seen trading 'stabilise' a year after the fire tragedy</b>• <b><br>With safety and compliance checks done tendering has been resumed</b><p>Social housing and …

Money (UK)

Belfast City Hall’s £28k reception to be replaced - less than a year after it was installed

Belfast City Hall is getting a new reception area – less than a year after ratepayers footed the £28,000 bill for the building’s current welcome …


8 candidates seeking a Vision Vancouver seat on council in fall election

With Squamish Chief Ian Campbell selected as the mayoral candidate for Vision Vancouver, the race to be a part of his City Council team is heating …

Vancouver Politics

New Rate Rebate scheme being rolled out

Land & Property Services (LPS) have urged local housing tenants and homeowners to check their eligibility for a new Rate Rebate Scheme.<p>The scheme …

Derry (Northern Ireland)

Critical report of Wellington social housing says it could generate $160 million shortfall

A Wellington social housing review has found properties are not affordable for many tenants and are not financially sustainable, with a "graph of …


Commercial Drive social housing and condo project cancelled after “surprise” fee from city | The Star

VANCOUVER—After a seven-year process to allow a 12-storey condo building at Commercial Dr. and Venables St. that would have included 30 units of …

Social Issues

Anger over the 'affordable housing' owned by Manchester council - and being marketed by a Cheshire agency to households on £80k-a-year

Plans to sell off 20 council-acquired homes in Blackley to households on up to £80,000 a year have sparked anger in the town hall.<p>In a …