NZ Study Probes Political Pratfalls At ‘Housing Crisis’ Hurdles

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A 'housing crisis' implies that some kind of problem exists. Exactly what is that problem? The answer to this fundamental question shapes how people think about it, how politicians...

Affordable Housing Insanity: In Jersey City, You Can Be Too Poor To Be Poor

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Too rich to be poor? Now that's a concept that's easy to understand. Too poor to be poor? In all the world, it's apparently only possible in Jersey City, New...

‘Don’t Stop The Financial Music’ And Other Conservative Affordability Fixes

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Free market devotees are getting rather boxed into a corner these days when it comes to proposing solutions for affordable housing crises. There are still hopeful cries everywhere from the...

Manitoba Looks To Plow Affordable Housing Furrow With Tractors That Don’t Pull

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You gets what you pays for, we guess. The Canadian province of Manitoba has apparently been snoozing through three decades of feeble Thatcherite Public Private Partnership (PPP) experiments in...

U. S. Housing’s Ben Carson, Maestro Of Medical Metaphor, Attacks California

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Thanks to a FOXBusiness report, the world is aware that Secretary Ben Carson of HUDHUD — the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has recently 'called out' the...

A Crisis Of Shoes, Ships Or Sealing Wax? Florida Housing Money Can Fix It

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In a time of growing housing crises, what possesses a state legislature to use its housing trust fund as a reserve to tackle other urgent matters, not once but...

Cozy Canada Missed 2008 Wake Up Call, Now Faces Housing Bubble Bath

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2008 US/World Housing Crisis and beyond. What? Us Canucks Worry? No need. We were proud of our doughty bank system that rode out the storm without risky mortgage investment holdings...

Canadians Try Under-Bridge Living For High Art And Fine Dining

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In April 2019 we wondered, is it some kind of pointed April Fool's Joke highlighting the plight of homeless people forced to shelter under bridges? We'd already seen and...

Distracted Politicians — Beware Generation Rent!

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UK politicians are distracted. An opinion piece in the Daily Telegraph, inadvertently tells us just how distracted they are. The article itself is behind a paywall, but the headline and...

UK Quantifies An Immense And Intolerable Grey Area Between Housed And Homeless

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"Lucy, I'm home!" No, it's not a classic line from the historic "I Love Lucy" television show delivered in a Cuban accent by Band Leader Ricky Ricardo. What is it? It's a...

Housing A Bigger Concern In UK Than Brexit: No Priority for Election-Focused Tories

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It seems that UK citizens are more worried about the nation's housing crisis than they are about Brexit. Parliament, meanwhile, has moved beyond obsession to a state of flat-out...

Bernie Sanders: A Godfather Of Affordable Housing With Feet Of Clay?

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Bernie Sanders, the renowned Independent senator who turns Democratic when it suits him, has been a darling of American progressives since the runup to the 2016 presidential election, where...

America’s Non-Housing Crisis Spreads To Infect The United Kingdom

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Recently, America has produced a couple of entertaining "There Is No Housing Crisis" stories, one from the left and one from the right. On the left, a Mother Jones article...

Big Changes Cloud Horizon Of Fannie Mae And Freddy Mac

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Two financial and housing industry giants, the federal government-created mortgage guarantors, Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac,The Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA), aka Fannie Mae and the Federal Home Loan...

Fire-Bombing Banks In Ireland: A Warning For Other Nations?

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The Irish are quick to anger when the border with Northern Ireland is involved. Just recently, someone advised a Belgian bank to hire Unionist security people from the Republic...

Worried You Can’t Get Student Housing? You’re Just One More Whiner With A Bad Attitude

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What do you say to a Howard University student who feels she is facing a choice between homelessness or heading elsewhere to school? If you're speaking from the lofty heights...
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