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Posts about housing that are not part of the private market. Owners in this group can include non-profits, co-ops, associations, charities and governments.

Students Create Financing Model To Protect Affordable Housing From Market Forces

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HUD (the US Department of Housing and Urban Development) sponsors an annual affordable housing competition. The competition is open to university students across the country. The site chosen for this...

Social Housing: A Lifeline For Vancouver’s Oppressed And Overburdened

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Jen St. Denis, a journalist in Vancouver, British Columbia, is investigating the triple whammy of high housing costs, COVID-19 and the current stock of social housing. In 2019, the city...

Reviving Adam Smith

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A researcher at University College London draws attention to Adam Smith's theory of economic rent. Smith is widely known as the the father of free market economics. The theory...

For North American High Rise Social Housing Haters: Small Can Be Beautiful

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Or, in the case of one particular social housing project in France, small can be pig-ugly, at least in the view of this affordablehousingaction.org writer. But fortunately we all...

Canada’s COVID-19 Pandemic Triggers A Curtain Call For Social Housing

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The following article provides a clear and detailed history of one country's journey from some of the most affordable housing in the world, to some of the least. It reflects...

A Wooden High-rise Tower Will Offer Support to LA Homeless

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In March we posted a story about the possibilities of 'returning' to wood construction for social housing, as it was now being treated seriously as an alternative to more...

What Is ‘Trickle Up’ Housing Affordability?

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Given it's name, 'Trickle Up' affordability would suggest the defiance of gravity. That's always a risk when using physical world metaphors for the financial workings of such as a...

The PPP Era? Lost In Translation. Edinburgh Refocuses On Social Housing

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Bad news for that Thatcherite conservative, small government fever-dream of arranged housing marriages. Those are the ones in which a sturdy, competent private groom lifts the bridal veil to...
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