Prospective buyers consult with a housing agent at a housing project launch in Jakarta.
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The affordability of housing prices is important for the nation’s economic growth.
In raising rents from social to affordable for council tenants, the cost burden for tackling the housing crisis effectively falls on those most in need.
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The government has long promoted the idea that we can build our way out of the housing crisis. Startling numbers of empty homes suggest the problem isn’t one of scarcity but affordability
A single open-air car park takes up land that could potentially house hundreds of people.
A 1961 photo that shows a Styrofoam igloo in the Inuit community of Kinngait.
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Plastic versions of igloos show an early example of culturally sensitive housing, abandoned in favour of inadequate southern-style structures.
A small homeless camp is shown outside a department store in Montréal, Que., on Jan. 23, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
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It’s possible to prevent homelessness, but it will take a commitment and dedication to understanding the conditions that produce it.
Biden has made fixing the economy one of his top priorities.
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Biden proposed $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief spending to help with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Four economists have a few ideas for him.
In both London and Liverpool – two extremes of Britain’s polarised housing market – activists have been busy re-imagining the future of public housing.
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People who buy property through shared ownership may become trapped by high costs and rising property values.
This former school site in Dallas, Melbourne, is one of many sites suitable for public housing that are being prepared for sale in areas with high housing need.
Of 2,646 hectares of public land being prepared for sale in Victoria, 24 sites are suitable for building high-quality public housing in places of high need. Why isn’t the land being used for this?
Coronavirus has made it glaringly obvious how serious the problems with UK housing are.
Protesters demanding a freeze on rents in Minneapolis.
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Current measures prohibiting the eviction of tenants and helping them through the financial crisis won’t last forever. A 40-year-old voucher program might be a longer term solution.
A pedestrian walks past graffiti in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
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Even as Americans are all told to remain at home, millions are now unemployed and must scramble to figure out how to pay for that home.
Millions of Australians are struggling with unaffordable housing. It’s a systemic problem that’s been decades in the making, and only concerted system-wide reforms will fix it.
Campaigning for a third term in government in 2014, NZ Nationals leader John Key visits a new housing development, consistent with the government’s framing of affordability as a supply problem.
Tracing politicians’ use of the term ‘housing crisis’ reveals it came into common use only in recent years, and then only by opposition MPs. Governments prefer to frame the issues differently.
Goldsmith Street, a social housing development which won the 2019 RIBA Stirling prize for architecture.
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For decades, social housing has been defunded and ignored. The system is now broken, and it needs to be fixed.
Scott Morrison talked about first home buyers during the election campaign, but had little to say about social housing.
The Morrison government, having added a housing minister to its ranks, needs to recognise housing as having more than just economic value. Its impact on our ability to give and receive care is critical.
Labor wants housing to be a federal election issue, but to solve the problems of recent decades Australian governments need to comprehensively rethink their approach.
The problems with housing systems in Australia and similar countries run deep. Solutions depend on a fundamental rethink of our approach to housing and its central place in our lives and the economy.
People should be able to feel at home regardless of whether they own the place they live in.
Renting a house shouldn’t mean it’s not home. Until we change our meaning of home by separating it from ownership, we will never be able to “fix” Australia’s housing crisis.
When The Village Voice shut down in August, the city’s protest movements lost one of their biggest champions.
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For decades, the alternative weekly’s photographers served as the eyes of the streets, working with activists to document and publicize the anguish and rage of everyday New Yorkers.
Accra’s sprawling slums.
Research in Ghana shows that improving slum housing could be one of the alternatives to the capital’s housing crisis.