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Summarizing #BasicIncome @ $196B/yr
Avg cost $5,214 non-taxable

🆘20 Million Canadians
💰 Min $18,329 floor
🛑Perm Job Losses
🚑 Masks & Preventatives
🚑Essential Workers
⛑️BI Helps #CEWS by 📢#CreatingJobs
♿️#RaiseTheRates for #PWD

RT & #SpreadTheWord Image
How many Employers result in Permenant Job Layoffs because they can't commit to hours...

A #BasicIncome is also a means to protect these workers from loosing Weeks to Months of Income before they qualify for benefits. It's FASTER than EI. It's FASTER than Welfare.
How many mothers need to work 2 or 3 jobs just to pay the rent and bills? Sacrificing #FamilyQualityTime is not helping our society increase benefits of life by not having enough time for family outings, and experiences that can benefit creativity in the workplace.
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It would be great if you would provide ongoing coverage of this development. This type of thing is gonna have election implications in 2024…
@HousingLB Mark my words. Voters in single family home neighborhoods even in DNC propensity voting districts will absolutely revolt as developments like this pop up in their neighborhoods #housing #nimby #longbeachCA. This is the type
of issue that could turn the California Assembly and Senate GOP. And this type of zoning is UNNECESSARY. It was necessary when it passed but it isn't necessary now. There is about to be a HUGE crash in commercial real estate on two fronts.
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A thought on #NYC: the city isn’t dying, but it has problems: the cost of living is too high, #incomeinequality is rampant, and the city’s blood runs through its #transit system. Some things to consider:
(1) The #rent is too damn high, the residential market is distorted, and despite a 10% decline in #Manhattan rents they are still among the highest in the country #housing…
(2) Some people are leaving the city. #Housing demand in the #suburbs can shift back to the city, but the suburbs make more sense for families now…
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It is a new tool box. A way to apply new thinking to the problems of contemporary life. What are we DOING when we change something in a system like #energy #transport #housing or #food?

We are changing a system which makes us free. Free to cook, clean, move and shelter.
So it is never just #energy #energytransition work we are doing. We are not just trying to hit #netzero we are intervening in peoples lives and #capabilities

These freedoms are part of a contract between individuls, society and institutions.
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...though basically unchanged in 3 1/2 years

And, those good ole #FederalReserve policies again mean the monthly cost of an average #NewHome (approximated here) is back where it was 15 years ago...

#housing #QE
...while, as a proportion of the average weekly wage )as per #NFP), well - you can see for yourself:-

As we always say, there'll always be a scarcity of something real as long as there are few such constraints on #money & #credit creation.

#mortgage #RE
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/17/2020…
Adam Tooze on the geopolitics of the pandemic - SupChina…

#geopolitics #pandemic
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there are a number of really interesting ideas in @NZGreens election #housing proposals (@TheGreenParty take notes) 1/n
the housing WarrantOfFitness (WoF) for rental is one. Bit like an EPC but expanded to damp etc. Riffs off the WoF for cars (which is actually pretty lax: emissions tests NZ global dumpster for polluting cars, whole other thread) #openaccess research 👉…
another is a commitment to put PV & batteries in all suitable state homes 👉"virtual power stations". Maybe @solarcityNZ is lining up for that. Could substantially decouple energy habits from grid demand. #flexibility at scale @energyotago @JTorriti @CREDS_UK
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I was surprised to read last week that Minister O’Brien had a report which said there was no significant issue of rent arrears… @labour #housing
The report was published today by @ESRIDublin here… #housing #covid

Here is what it actually says 👇
“while our analysis focuses solely on the immediate, short-run time
frame, it is likely that the scale of the COVID-19 shock is such that, the longer the
duration of the downturn, the higher the missed payments, and consequently,
arrears rate will climb”
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Let’s dive into #manufacturing and understand how #Pakistan has lagged its #Asian peers in #industrialization, how stagnant growth turned to a decline even #precovid and how #financing has been unable to encourage #investments in the sector… (1/n)
#Industrial value add per worker in Pakistan has seen minor improvements in the last 25 years. While it changed by 12% for Pak, it changed by 512% for #China. Unfair comparison so not even on the chart but #India has doubled its #Productivity too… (2/n) Image
What’s worse is that post 2018, manufacturing in Pakistan has been on the decline, specifically Large Scale Manufacturing which makes up the bulk. Major reasons cited are PKR #devaluation, rising #energy costs and higher #taxes... (3/n) Image
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Giving Evidence today publishes #research about Royal patronages of charities: what are they, which charities have them, and whether they help.
It's in today's @TheTimes (£).
Our findings include these (thread):…
#charity #Royal #royalfamily
2/ UK charities should not seek or retain #Royal patrons expecting either many public events with them, nor an effect on revenue.

We couldn't find any effect of Royal patronages on charities’ revenues, despite multiple sophisticated statistical analyses.
#charity #fundraising
3/ We were surprised that three-quarters (74%) of UK charities which have #Royal patrons did not get a single public engagement with them during 2019.

Only 1% of charities which have #Royal patrons got more than one public engagement with them during 2019.
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"Not now, not later, you won't evict our neighbours!"
Several hundred tenants are gathered at Queen's Park to demand no Covid-related evictions.
#topoli #onpoli #cdnpoli A group of people bearing flags and signs gathered under gre
Organizer Ashleigh from Parkdale says Bill 184 takes power away from the Landlord and Tenant Board and puts it into the hands of landlords, while tenant resources are being undermined. She says this is no coincidence.
#topoli #onpoli #housing A person with a loudspeaker
What does this mean? Ashleigh says it means "We are held to whatever conditions our landlords want to throw at us.... it means they are coming for our homes." Calls Toronto an "increasingly unlivable city."
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Forced evictions & demolitions during #Covid_19 in Pakistan.
As “Eviction” contradicts the “stay at home” policy, the United Nations has called on member states & governments at all levels to stop all migrations & evictions at this time of pendamic covid-19.
The recent effects of the #COVIDー19 are causing a lot of problems around the world, especially for people who have suffered significant loss of #income. In such a difficult and critical time, ‘#home’ has become a ‘#defense’ against the #coronavirusPandemic.
States around the world are ordering people to stay “at home” to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But at the same time, many states are at risk of being evicted, while at least 150 million people worldwide are homeless and living on temporary shelters or sidewalks.
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You didn’t think you had school today, but class is now in session. We’re going to learn about the history of racist #housing policies in Seattle and how their history still affects communities today. /Thread
1/ Acknowledging our history, including the most ugly parts, keeps us accountable in moving forward towards achieving equity – from housing to education to jobs & beyond, we must recognize that governmental systems & laws still in place today were designed to codify prejudice.
2/ Today, neighborhoods from Wallingford to Queen Anne to the Central District are rooted in layers of systemic discrimination: from who can own land, what can be built, and whether & how it can be financed.
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so many #homeless, so many empty property in #Corkcity this home has a lot of character & potential #socialcrime #homeless @CorkHealthyCity @corkcitycouncil #pfg #programmeforgovernment #Cork Image
here is another, great location too, someone's home, piece of history just boarded up @CorkHealthyCity @corkcitycouncil #socialcrime #homeless #cork #inequality #programmeforgovernment Image
& another, this one looks Dutch influenced, beautiful aesthetic, someone's #home, sadly ready to collapse #Homeless #socialcrime @CorkHealthyCity @corkcitycouncil #inequality #programmeforgovernment Image
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1/ This thread will be a VERY sobering analysis of some of the $billions (and $trillions, when pensions are included) that go solely to the #police--not including fire departments & other emergency management divisions of municipal budgets. @alex_zee @NigelJaquiss
2/ I've been saying for many years that over-militarized #police departments cripple #cities' budgets at BEST--and are brutal & racist at worst. NYPD's annual budget: $5 billion!! @NYCMayor’s proposed $24M cut is well under *1/200th* of the budget.
3/ New York City spends more on policing (possibly $6B/year, in fact!) than it does on the Departments of Health, Homeless Services, Housing Preservation and Development, and Youth and Community Development *combined*.
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Dear @CityofVancouver
I am writing in regards to the motion to reduce the City's 10 Year Housing Target.

I moved to Vancouver with my wife, who is disabled an unable to work (at least for the next few years). I am a 33 year old professional with a pre tax income of
approximately $100,000.00.

Despite my upper middle class income, there are next to no options for myself and my wife to purchase a modest condominium or duplex in this city to start a family.

For me, the numbers look like this: an average 2 bedroom condo costs approximately $1M
and requires $200k down-payment. If I can save 15% of my after tax income (approx. $11,000) it will take me between 15 to 20 years to qualify. That ignores likely further increases in property values. And of course, I can't save the 15% because of the exorbitant rentals rates
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Alright, quick thread since I'd rather write a long-form article at some point when I can get the will and mental space to do so, but let's talk about Design Review in Seattle:


#housing #seattle #urbanism #design #architecture
Today, city council passed an emergency resolution tied to Design Review and COVID. The current system requires most developments in the city to have public meetings. Given that option is currently impossible, the system has been edited (temporarily)

Projects that normally have to go through full design review will go through administrative design review, and affordable (aka publicly subsidized) housing projects will be exempt from the process. This will be for six months, or until online meetings are able to be held...

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1/ Had a bunch of friends ask me about post-Covid #housing mkt, obv a big topic on many minds. So let's do quick thread, just sharing some thoughts.

Here's Case-Shiller home price 1890-now on real basis (1890 = 100). Despite bubbles, note there's really little real gain. Image
2/ Shiller says that's probably bc housing is actually not that constrained a good: virtually infinite land, technological improvements, & family mobility means prices are kept low over time. That "expensive" you see is really inflation, as I showed here:

(Digression: I keep begging people to remember that 70% of their political anger right now—on the right *and* left—is really anger at the effects of inflation. But the government-capital-media nexus is masterful at disguising this fact, when they even understand it.)
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This will not have the impact on #housing that you think that it might. This is insufficient.
...“we can still get evicted after that moratorium is lifted if we're so behind on everything, that we don't have all of the back #rent ready? What if the landlord doesn't want to work with the tenant on paying them back in increments..?"
“it’s like a #rent “loan”. It helps in the beginning, but you better hope you make 2-3 times the amount when you're allowed to go back to work -otherwise you'll be in rent debt. It’s basically kind of a #housing band-aid.”
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The U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote on the CARES Act, which will provide communities with immediate #Coronavirus relief. Here's everything planners need to know. #CARESact

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#Housing security is addressed through new funding for critical block grants, housing voucher, and housing assistance programs. Provisions include $5 billion for Community Development Block Grants. #CDBG (2/16)
$5 billion for Community Development Block Grants (#CDBG). $2 billion to entitlement communities, $1 billion to the states, $2 bill for @HUDgov targeting to most heavily affected areas. (3/16)
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Quick intro: @TheVlage is a startup redefining #housing in Africa by offering furnished & serviced co-living spaces for young professionals & startup founders. They were finalists in the #ShelterTechAcceleratorKE program
Check them out here:
We're using the hashtag #ColivingKE, and we will begin promptly at 2p.m. See you soon! #COVID19 Joining the conversation is @HabitatEMEA @TerwilligerCtr
Cc: @JaneOtima @gegimu @consiliah @kikiwemo @MugureNjendu @HabitatNL
@MaimunahSharif says;In the coming weeks & months, we must look out for vulnerable communities,whose hardships are projected to expand. We already face a large homeless population, & this challenge will grow as the economic impact of #COVID19 tips even more people over the edge.
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For property owners who are crying "Why me?!?" the need to stop evictions or waive rent for people, let me say this. I have a renter. I have already told her that I will waive her rent and utilities if need be. #CoronavirusOutbreak #rentersassistance (1/3)
Because MY JOB as a responsible property owner is to make sure I can pay my bills in a time when my property is not rented or in a time of crisis. That is where we are -- it's crisis time. As the titleholder, it's my job to pay my bills, not someone else's. (2/3)
If you are overextended on your rental property mortgage and taxes, that is on you. If the property values where you own do not support a rent that allows breathing room, that is your responsibility. I have worked hard, and the extra money is nice, but I don't depend on it.
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We're really excited about #RegionalRail Phase 1 being included in this bond bill. This is a transformative project that reimagines what our Commuter Rail network can do for commuters, students, and residents across the region! 👩🏾‍💼🧕🏻👨🏻‍🦼👴🏿👨‍💻
#RegionalRail is about more capacity and more service, it's about #equity, and it's about economic development and more. Thanks to #mapoli for listening. With a few more amendments we can make this a reality.
#RegionalRail Phase 1 is about more trains during peak to relieve congestion 😟on the 🚞 rails and the 🚙🚗 road. In some cases the number of train during the peak (6:30-9:30 or 4-8) will increase by 50%!!! That's thousands of seats on nearly every corridor in and out of Boston!
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#SuicidePrevention: why I dislike the term, and what it often seems to come down to. How about instead we #Makelifeworthliving. Just some thoughts in a thread.
#SuicidePrevention feels like a negative designed to counteract another negative - that is, thwarting the wish to die. It's focus is to stop us from exerting control, in what may feel like the only meaningful way that is left when we've lost hope.
Removing access to 'means': a well-intentioned strategy, but what will it actually achieve? As for trying to reduce access or eliminate them all? Well.
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