#Affordable Housing

Florida rent prices: Are they increasing or decreasing?

Rent prices are beginning to ease in large metropolitan areas following the recent crisis that forced many to pay astronomical prices for a place to call home. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) said that in October, 68 housing markets had smaller average rental rates, up from 38 in September. Places like Springfield, Massachusetts; Austin, Texas; Seattle and New York are some of the areas where rents are falling. The U.S. average rental rate was $2,040, down 0.9 percent from September.
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Massachusetts Continues to Struggle with an Alarming Public Health Crisis

Massachusetts residents continue to feel the effects of the pandemic. Even in December 2022, there are many folks throughout Massachusetts including the Berkshires that are having trouble making ends meet. Price inflation in grocery items doesn't help matters nor does the rising cost of heat along with the constant struggle of trying to find affordable housing especially close to work. In the Berkshires, organizations like Construct Inc. and the Community Development of South Berkshire (CDCSB) are continuing to secure local dwellings that they can turn into affordable, workforce and apartment housing. These efforts certainly do not go unnoticed.

Voters Return Steven Hernandez to Office of Mayor

COACHELLA — On paper, it appeared the odds were stacked against Steven Hernandez being reelected to a fifth term as mayor of this hardscrabble community. A popular Democratic Congressman, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D: a billionaire, Nachhattar Singh Chandi, president & CEO at Chandi Group USA; Riverside Sheriff’s Association (RSA); and Mujeres Advancing Leadership, Advocacy and Success (MALAS) — an organization of female elected leaders and residents, all actively donated money and/or vigorously worked to unseat the 39-year-old mayor.

Letters to the editor: Democracy won, public education lost

The people have spoken, and in state after state, they voted to save democracy. MAGA Republicans and election deniers lost despite being the party out of power in a midterm, despite high gas prices and cost of living, despite all the campaign ads warning of doom and gloom. It seems voters prefer women having the right to choose, their votes being counted, and elections being respected along with civility and competence from their leaders.

Opinion: Why Striking UC Grad Students and Academic Workers Deserve Better Pay

As many as 48,000 academic workers across the University of California system have participated in the largest higher education strike in American history. Striking employees include postdoctoral scholars, academic researchers and graduate students represented by the United Auto Workers union. They’re calling for better pay and benefits such as childcare support, dependent healthcare remission and expanded paid family leave.

Stakeholders Weigh in as Major Redevelopment Proposed in The District Detroit

The District Detroit is expanding with a multi-million development with a proposed mixed-income, mixed-use development in the city of Detroit. With just 50 blocks, six theaters, five neighborhoods, and four sports teams, District Detroit, nestled between downtown and Midtown, is an ever-evolving and expanding landscape that stakeholders can’t’ help but get behind to benefit impacted residents and businesses alike in a new multimillion development on tap. This two-part series unfolds the project and what’s in it for Detroit. Here is Part 1.

Woodway Town Council to meet Dec. 5

The Woodway Town Council will have its final meeting of 2o22 starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. Reappointment of Woodway Planning Commissioners Lisa Marquart and John Rettenmier. Comprehensive Plan Update – direction to the planning commission regarding affordable housing. There will be two opportunities for public comments. This...

Considering Buying Real Estate in Canada? Here’s What You Need to Know

The real estate market in Canada is booming and as an American, you may be considering purchasing a property up north. Whether you’re looking for a summer home by the lake or a rental property to generate income, there are a few things you need to keep in mind before making your purchase.

Waco weighs rules allowing new garage apartments, in-law suites

Waco officials see accessory dwelling units like garage apartments and detached in-law suites as an affordable source of more housing, and they are considering changes that would allow more to be built. Waco’s restrictions on ADUs mean they are only common in pre-World War II neighborhoods like Dean Highland and...

Okanagan strata councils seek how to maintain rental controls

The provincial government has taken away much of the legal authority of strata councils to impose rental restrictions with the idea of easing pressure on the rental vacancy market. But unintended consequences of that action may limit the effectiveness of addressing either low rental vacancy or creating more affordable housing...

Alberta changing sovereignty bill to reverse provision giving cabinet unchecked power

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is crafting changes to be debated next week to reverse the section of a bill that gives cabinet unfettered power to rewrite laws behind closed doors without legislature approval, the province's premier said Saturday. Danielle Smith told her Corus radio talk show that her...

The Architectural Team and Beacon Communities debut award-winning affordable passive house building for Boston seniors

National experts in multifamily design and development bring cutting-edge sustainability and wellness to affordable rental housing, continuing long-term collaboration to create affordable and inclusive communities. BOSTON, MASS.- The Architectural Team, an award-winning architecture and master planning firm, and Beacon Communities LLC, a privately-owned real estate firm that develops, acquires, invests...

Investments in Inuit housing inadequate to address human rights violations: watchdog

From a family living for seven years in a condemned home that was meant to be temporary to people with disabilities having to be carried in and out of their bathrooms, Canada's housing advocate says during a tour this fall of several Inuit communities she got a glimpse into the dire living conditions many have faced for years.