Tag: housing crisis

Eby Announces Dedicated BC Housing Ministry, as Opposition Seeks Audit of Providers

The housing crisis in British Columbia will receive the attention of a dedicated place at the government’s cabinet table, new Premier David Eby announced, as the Opposition raised concerns about his own management of the brief. Eby, who is set to set to announce his cabinet Dec. 7, said Tuesday he would appoint the first stand-alone housing minister to…


Regional Housing Crunch Causes Legal Spike

Housing and homelessness problems in regional New South Wales have reached a crisis point, with legal advocates fielding a surge in calls for assistance. Legal Aid NSW says services provided to clients at risk of losing their homes have increased by 53 percent in the past year. Calls for help have mostly come from regional…


The Start of the 2022 Housing Crash

Empty homes have started to pile up across the country. Inventory is surging, along with price cuts in cities least expected. Counties where there has been a large influx of buyers—such as in Tampa, Fla.; Dallas, Tex.; and Phoenix, Ariz.—are now seeing a large influx in inventory. The housing market is in bubble territory due…


Middle Class Struggling to Afford Housing Amid Surging Prices and Inflation

As the affordable housing crisis deepens, it’s now threatening the ability of middle class Americans to keep a roof over their families’ heads. Home and rental prices continue to surge nationwide and 49 percent of Americans consider housing costs a significant problem in their area, according to a Pew research study. Roughly seven out of 10 Americans…


Military Members Urged to Contact Habitat for Humanity Amid Housing Crisis

An email encouraging members of the Canadian Armed Forces to consider contacting Habitat for Humanity if they can’t find affordable housing is casting a spotlight on a growing challenge facing many military personnel and their families. The email was sent by a senior officer at 19 Wing Comox to other members at the Royal Canadian…


Out of State Buyers Fuel Surge in Housing Costs, Shortages in Tennessee

Housing woes continue to plague American homebuyers this year after purchase prices and rents hit unprecedented levels in 2021. Meanwhile, locals in Tennessee have found themselves between a rock and a hard place due to inflated prices resulting from people moving in from other states. Many out-of-state buyers arrive from areas with more expensive housing markets…


More Australians Feeling the Crunch From Rental Crisis

Helen Howell is planning to pitch a tent outside her mother’s house in Launceston if she can’t find a place to live in the next month. The 48-year-old Tasmanian has applied for 10 rentals in the past three weeks, but has found many are being snapped up even before they are open for inspection. “We’ve…


Sen. Pauline Hanson Calls for Ban on Foreign Ownership of Australian Properties

One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson has called on the federal government to ban foreigners from owning properties and reduce the immigration level to tackle the current housing crisis. In a statement released on April 21, Hanson said that Australia should follow the lead of New Zealand and Canada. “Many countries don’t allow foreign ownership…


Conservatives Blame Excessive Spending for Rising Cost of Living Ahead of Budget

Conservatives blamed on Tuesday the “out of control” spending by the Liberal government for the rising cost of living and pressed for more fiscal responsibility ahead of the tabling of the budget on April 7. “Thursday is fast approaching and with that, we will see our first ever NDP-Liberal budget, a budget that promises a…


Queensland’s Housing Shortfalls Cause No End of Troubles to Regional Employers

A severe shortage of housing is causing businesses in the Australian state of Queensland to run with insufficient staff and shorter operating hours, according to chambers of commerce across the state. The scant supply of accommodation has a disproportionate effect in regional areas, resulting in employers having to offer wage incentives or taking up the…