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It was awesome to give a presentation w/ my friends at the reciprocity collective {who do outreach w/ #unhoused folks in #denver} to a students from ⁦@DePaulU⁩ on #policy #advocacy & what it can look like when you center #communitypower #copolitics@ProgressNowCO
There’s a beautiful thing that happens when we build policy with people most impacted, & leaders who understand social determinants of health, & students, & direct service providers. #copolitics #denverliving shout out to Amanda Orta - who runs programming for COVIVO #policy
Chicago has very similar niche #housing issues as #Denver - a group of parents from south side built policy development w/ #workingparents in Denver last yr - we convened it, it’s awesome to see parents & young ppl advocating for complex housing issues. In their communities.
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BREAKING: #BNNCanada Reports.

On Monday, Ontario passed a housing bill aimed at spurring development, but critics say it will raise property taxes, dismantle conservation authority powers, but not actually make homes more affordable. #Ontario #Housing #Canada #Social
The new law is just one of many recent housing changes from the Progressive Conservative government, including plans to open up some protected Greenbelt land to development & allowing mayors in Toronto & Ottawa to pass bylaws with only one-third council support.
Premier Doug Ford (@fordnation)'s housing push comes as the government attempts to build 1.5 million homes in ten years, despite high inflation and interest rates forcing the province to revise housing start projections downward. In the coming years,
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BREAKING: #BNNPortugal Reports.

The Lisbon City Council plans to implement a new model for the use of tourist taxes, with the revenue collected being invested in housing. #housing #tax #development #Lisbon #Portugal #Economy
Though there is little agreement on whether the tourist tax will be used for the aforementioned plans, the debate continues at the Lisbon Assembly.
"Regardless, with or without the tourist tax," said Lisbon Chamber vice president Filipe Anacoreta Correia, "the area of housing is a priority."
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Conservative divisions over housing goals have been reopened as a result of a backbench uprising over the government's plans to build homes. #Conservatives #Tories #Housing #UK #Politics #Social
A vote that was scheduled for Monday has been postponed by ministers due to the support of nearly 50 rebels for a proposal to outlaw mandatory targets in England.

The rebels contend that targets imposed by the government are excessive and weaken local councils.
Other Tories counter that doing away with them would result in fewer homes being built.

Michael Gove, the housing secretary, is anticipated to meet with rebels in an effort to quell the uprising, which would be the first under Rishi Sunak's premiership thus far.
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After a two-year-old boy died from prolonged mould exposure, a housing organisation acknowledged that it was "wrong" to make "assumptions about lifestyle." #Housing #AwaabIshak #Social
In the one-bedroom housing association apartment in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, where he lived with his parents, Faisal Abdullah and Aisha Amin, Awaab Ishak passed away in December 2020 from a respiratory condition brought on by mould.
Parents of Awaab, who were originally from Sudan, had frequently complained the mould. They also thought that because they were not from the UK, their treatment was different.
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An Antitrust Framework for Housing is out in @economyandspace!

Rick Peiser @HarvardGSD and I identify #monopolies in the US’ rental housing market, who real estate titans are, how they amass power, and what to do about it. #antitrust #housing

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Thanks to our editor, Brett Christophers, and 3 awesome reviewers, @monsieurashton Sai Balakrishnan and PhD students in DCRP @UIUCGeogGIS @GCEG_Dublin2022 @InvisibleMapper @richmg_ Julian Huertas and the students in GSD 5203—people like @janebaecobs @bnjmnbnjmn @saaaauuull
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Death of two-year-old from chronic #mould in flat a ‘defining moment’, says coroner
Awaab Ishak died in 2020, two weeks after second birthday, due to ‘chronic exposure’ to fungus in Rochdale flat…
#Discrimination #EndRacism #HousingCrisis #RightToRepair
/2 "The fungus was in the bathroom and kitchen of the social housing flat in Rochdale he shared with his parents, Faisal Abdullah and Aisha Amin. Abdullah first reported the mould to Rochdale Boroughwide Housing in 2017.
/3 After delivering a narrative verdict at Rochdale coroner’s court, Kearsley said: “How in the UK in 2020 does a two-year-old child die as a result to exposure to mould? This is not simply a Rochdale problem or a social #housing problem.
#RightToRepair #discrimination #endracism
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.@prattprattpratt is the worst kind of Californian. Because those who have #housing are often most culpable for standing in the way of solutions - even of ½ @$$ed solutions. Image
This bleat about #homelessness + isn't what it seems to be: elected officials are delivering the level of service and solutions that voters require of them. You can drive along a freeway or around MacArthur Park 2 see that is a low bar. His in-laws could explain this to him. Image
in simple, ideologically free terms that anyone who got a C in basic economics would understand, we are not building enough homes…
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Ford is using the classic right-wing-in-gov playbook. Greenbelt attacked; tenant protections stripped; strikes criminalized. They expect us to scramble, become issue-centric, be shocked. It's early enough that voters may forget.

There is ONE strategic response that can work:
We win against these tactics by UNITING at the point-of-resistance.

Right now, education workers are fighting back. So environmentalists, housing activists, others must join in. Show up with signs linking struggles.

Turn many different issues into a single political crisis.
In Canada this unity began to happen in 2012 in the student strike in Quebec. One difference is, Ford is at the beginning of this mandate. They are trying to catch up on the changes they couldn't make during COVID. And while he may not be an ideologue, those around him are.
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Earlier this week the @federalreserve raised #policy rates at an extraordinary 75 basis point increment (its fourth time doing so this year), in an attempt to moderate excessively high levels of #inflation.
Still, if the central bankers were hoping to see signs of slowing in the persistently solid #LaborMarkets, as an indicator that policies were slowing growth and in turn #inflation, they may be somewhat disheartened by today’s data.
Indeed, nonfarm #payrolls increased by 261k jobs in Oct, with private employment rising an average of 262k/month over the past three months, which does not yet imply that the slowing that policymakers believe we’ll need to see to tame #inflation has arrived.
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China Q3 GDP data:
Q3 GDP YoY +3.9%[Est.+3.3%;Prev.+0.4%]
Q3 GDP QoQ +3.9%[Prev.-2.6%]
#China #GDP #EconTwitter 🇨🇳
More data will be updated in this thread.
#China #EconTwitter 🇨🇳
China' Sept urban surveyed unemployment rate 5.5%[Est. 5.2%; Prev. 5.3%]
Jan-Sept urban fixed assets investment +5.9% y/y [Est.+6.00%;Prev.+5.8%]
Industrial value-added +6.3% y/y [Est.+4.5%;Prev.+4.2%]
Retail sales +2.5% y/y [Est.3.3%;Prev.5.4%]
#China #GDP #EconTwitter 🇨🇳
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Last night Front Steps Housing & Services (formerly Transitional Housing Inc.) held its first Home for All Ball since 2019. Front Steps provides permanent supportive housing & essential services needed to regain their independence. #HousingFirst @FrontCle
Front Steps Housing & Services was founded in 1986 as Transitional Housing Inc. (THI). It was one of the first transitional #housing programs in the country designed to serve #homeless & disabled women.
Four sisters from the Congregation of St. Joseph purchased an old Econo Lodge motel on West 25th Street & renovated it. The building was transformed into a 60-unit residence. Transitional Housing Inc. (THI) opened its doors to residents in January 1986.
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Reports show ‘epic failure’ at Cuyahoga County children services office, but officials say hands are tied

According to this August story by Kaitlin Durbin, several staff said the agency is an “epic failure” on all fronts.…
Chris Ronayne said the county government is “not navigable” for residents. “People don't know what it is, where it is & who's doing what over there.” The system has been “gummed up.” He asked “Are we in a tower downtown? Are we in our communities?” Image
He reiterated the importance of supporting local council members, Community Development Corporations (CDCs), nonprofits & mayors with neighborhood family service centers. Chris Ronayne said they're serving in communities on “main street. They're early watchers.”
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1/9 Can an innovative fundraising model using #NFT sales along with on-chain payments facilitate affordable and #climate-smart housing projects in Mozambique?
2/9 We’ve launched a pilot with @empowa_io, a unique decentralized property development and NFT digital collectibles platform seeking to harness the power of community to enable affordable home loans for financially excluded groups
3/9 @empowa_io partners with @CasaReal13, an affordable housing development enterprise offering housing solutions to low-income earners starting from as low as $10,000 per unit — the second cheapest newly built housing offered in Africa in 2021
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A long thread on the initial direct & indirect impacts of the chaos in the markets over the past week on UK house building & construction ...
#ukconstruction #construction #ukhousing #housing
It's clearly early days into the government-made chaos in the financial markets but there are some impacts for the UK construction industry that we can identify (albeit quantifying them is a much greater issue)...
#ukconstruction #construction #ukhousing #housing
Firstly, Sterling depreciations mean further rises in construction materials prices, which in July 2022 were already 24% higher than a year ago. Sterling has depreciated 12% since the end of July &...
#ukconstruction #construction #ukhousing #housing
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🇺🇸 (1/10) | As I already warned several times, the #housing #recession has gained traction since July as prices started dropping ⬇…
🇺🇸 (2/10) Today’s figures (Corelogic CS and FHFA) confirmed this assumption. Looking ahead, latest proxies already point to a larger drop in August.

🇺🇸 (3/10) In addition, the recent bounce of #mortgage rates implies that sales’ cancellations will rise, and demand (at least from 1st time buyers) will collapse. As a result, downward pressures are expected to intensify from September.
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I have a serious ? #YYJ #YYJPoli . We're all debating/arguing #housing- what is the best path to get the results we want? BUT - how can we possibly agree on best route; if we haven't even discussed where we want to go? 1/
2/ I mean, really... think about it...
What is our destination?
What do we want #Victoria #YYJ to be now and in future?
How big?
How dense?
How many people?
3/I'm sure we can agree, that the need for housing keeps increasing, both from:
current residents (and I'll add former, who have been forced out)
AND rising demand from ppl wanting to move here to enjoy the west coast life style, climate.
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Last week, Census released 2021 data giving us our first look at the spatial distribution of the transition to working from home. A tale of two Americas emerges. Those who could adjust to work from home, and those who could not.
A quick deep viz dive into the data...🧵
We see major #disparities in the share of the population that worked from home by race/ethnicity with White and Asian Americans able to WFH at much higher share than Black and Hispanic Americans regardless of city. Here a look at how WFH share varied across cities over 500k.
Some cities - DC and SF - had relatively high share of population WFH and also were relatively equitable. Other cities, like LA, Boston, and New York exhibit large disparities by race/ethnicity. This begs the question if income or accommodations are factors. Let's look at both.
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#China's August urban surveyed unemployment rate 5.3%[Est. 5.4%;Prev. 5.4%]
Jan-Aug urban fixed investment +5.8% y/y [Est.+5.5%;Prev.+5.7%]
Aug industrial value-added +4.2% y/y [Est.+3.8%;Prev.+3.8%]
Aug retail sales +5.4% y/y [Est.+3.5%;Prev.+2.7%]
1/n #GDP #EconTwitter 🇨🇳
China produced 5.74 million tons of non-ferrous metal in August, which rose by 6.7%, the most since January 2021.
Jan-Aug non-ferrous metal productions +1.9% to 44 million tons.
2/ #China #copper #aluminum
In Aug, #China's total retail sales were recorded at 3.6258 trillion yuan, up 5.4% y/y but dropped 0.05% m/m.
Among them, retail sales of goods were 3.25 trillion yuan, which rose by 5.1% y/y; The total revenue for the catering industry was 374.8 billion yuan, surged 8.4% y/y.
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Today’s #JobsReport revealed an #economy that is producing #jobs at a slower pace than it has over the prior several months.
That said, a historic number of jobs have been created in this recovery since the fall of 2020, so a slowing in the pace of #growth isn’t unexpected.
Even with today’s somewhat slower rate of #hiring at 315,000 jobs for the month of August, the 3-month and 6-month average of #payroll gains has been 378,000 and 381,000 jobs, respectively, which is clearly indicative of slowing today from a point of strength.
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1- #ConnectingTheDots Checking in on #Housing following recent data

Question 1: What will happen to HOUSE PRICES?

Let's keep things simple - there is a RECORD number of houses under construction... Image
2- ...the SUPPLY of new homes is near a RECORD... Image
3- ...affordability is tracking very POORLY... Image
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Vote D!ONNE Renée @OnElectionDay #Toronto!

Our platform remains the same as in previous Elections.

We march, advocate, peacefully protest; yet, we continue to be harmed trying to ensure that we all have the ability to live & thrive.

Together we succeed!
Save your dollars. This campaign doesn’t ask for donations.
Elections shouldn’t be about who can afford to buy Elections or how much wealth a Candidate has— that’s white supremacy tactic 101.2b.

Your efforts to share the message Vote D!ONNE Renée @OnElectionDay is what is needed
We won’t get what we need without you. Together we succeed!✅

#TORONTO #TOpoli #voteTO
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(1/6) More homebuyers are returning to the market, motivated by a record share of listings with price drops and mortgage rates falling to a four-month low.

“Homebuyers may catch a break this month,” said our Deputy Chief Economist @TaylorAMarr. #housing
(2/6) Our Homebuyer Demand Index—a measure of Redfin homebuying activity—rose 7 points during the last week of July.

Meanwhile, mortgage purchase applications increased for the first time in five weeks.
(3/6) We’ll have to wait and see if this increased homebuying activity results in sales.

In July, pending sales posted their largest decline since May 2020.
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What could go wrong?😏
#Miami may put #homeless in encampment on environmentally-sensitive #VirginiaKey. That wld imperil fed 💰 bec feds prioritize #housing over drug addiction, a la #SF.…
@JennyChachan @citizenj17 @michelletandler @JeffreyBrandes #SoFL
@JennyChachan @citizenj17 @SteveAdams80182
@JeffreyBrandes @John_Kass @SethBarronNYC @karol @michelletandler Uh-oh! 😲

1/ MT @newschica #Miami Comm. Diaz de la Portilla came out of his liquor-induced fog for a moment, asks for a reconsideration, then changes his vote to a YES. Image
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