Report finds housing affordability worsening in all cities | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Report finds housing affordability worsening in all cities |  ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Report finds housing affordability worsening in all cities | ABC newsABC News (Australia) ‘Forced to move away from family and friends’: Rent affordability is shiftingThe Sydney Morning Herald Hobart and the regions have the most rental stress, the report found9News The rent pressure is getting tighter. And these Australians say there’s no escaping itABC news … Read more

Ford government defends Ontario Greenbelt land swap benefiting PC donors

Ford government defends Ontario Greenbelt land swap benefiting PC donors

Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark insists controversial changes to Ontario’s Greenbelt are about building new homes, not rewarding wealthy developers who donate to the progressive conservatives. Asked by reporters Monday if there was “favoritism” involved, Clark said, “No, it’s a bold move by the government to make sure we meet our housing target at the … Read more

Developers’ potential Greenbelt profits should be explored, NDP says

Developers’ potential Greenbelt profits should be explored, NDP says

The provincial opposition is calling for an investigation into how much property owners will benefit from the Ontario government’s proposal to open thousands of acres of environmentally sensitive Greenbelt lands for development. In a release on Friday, NDP MPP Marit Stiles said she wants Ontario’s auditor general to conduct a “value-for-money audit” to examine how … Read more

Ford’s housing bill has “nothing” to guarantee more affordable housing, the report says

Ford’s housing bill has “nothing” to guarantee more affordable housing, the report says

Toronto city officials have a scathing new assessment of Prime Minister Doug Ford’s key housing bill, saying it is doing “nothing” to address affordability while destroying the city’s ability to fund services for new residents. When the new city council meets on Thursday, it should urge the Ford administration to put Bill 23 on hold … Read more

The BC government introduces the Housing Supply Act and removes tier rent restrictions

The BC government introduces the Housing Supply Act and removes tier rent restrictions

The BC government is introducing two new measures to address housing affordability, but has no specific details on exactly what powers the province’s housing minister will have. The government is introducing the Housing Act to increase the supply of housing by encouraging municipalities to set housing targets and work towards those targets. If the law … Read more

NT Government to examine ‘viability and benefit’ of crisis shelter in Katherine

NT Government to examine ‘viability and benefit’ of crisis shelter in Katherine

Every day, dozens and dozens of people line up in front of a nondescript corner building that’s easily overlooked if you’re not in the know. Exactly at 8:30 a.m., the doors swing open and the line pours in. People get toast and hot cups of tea, put their names on the list for a shower … Read more

Breton Bay shack squatters forced to relocate by the WA government risk hefty fines

Breton Bay shack squatters forced to relocate by the WA government risk hefty fines

Despite the threat of hefty fines, six squatters living in beach shacks on the Western Australian coast are refusing to comply with government orders to demolish their 70-year-old camps. Most important points: WA’s Department of Lands wants to get rid of decades-old beach shacks Despite threats from the state, residents say they will keep the … Read more

A sharp fall in mortgage interest rates does little to detract from demand

A sharp fall in mortgage interest rates does little to detract from demand

A home for sale in the Mission Hills area of ​​Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 in Mission Hills, CA. Brian Van Der Bridge | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Mortgage applications rose 2.7% last week compared to the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. An additional adjustment … Read more

She has been quietly transforming the city for decades. Toronto’s best urban planner talks about her victories and regrets

She has been quietly transforming the city for decades.  Toronto’s best urban planner talks about her victories and regrets

In her 33 years with the City of Toronto, planner Lynda Macdonald has played a key role in transforming once-neglected and abandoned acres into some of the city’s most exciting new neighborhoods. Fort York, CityPlace, the central waterfront – they have all blossomed under her watch, sprouting gleaming towers filled with thousands of homes, shops … Read more

Developing the Greenbelt: Ontario’s New Building Plan

Developing the Greenbelt: Ontario’s New Building Plan

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