OECD countries ill-equipped to meet Covid-19 housing crisis – The Irish Times

The world’s wealthiest nations have halved public investment in housing development over the past 20 years, with Ireland “at the bottom of the group”, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has told a Housing Agency conference. The Covid-19 pandemic will increase demand for social and affordable housing over the long term, said Willem

The Government Cannot Build its Way Out of England's Housing Crisis – Byline Times – Byline Times

Julian Mercer analyses the misguided policy of successive governments of building too many new houses, but not creating any more homes For generations, governments have embarked on seemingly ambitious building programmes to solve the housing crisis – but it stubbornly refuses to be solved. As recently as 2017, Theresa May declared her “personal mission” to

Canada's housing co-ops find success in the face of despite Covid-19 challenges – Co-operative News

Housing co-ops in Canada remain positive about the future, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 this year. A recent survey conducted by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) during a virtual town hall held last month revealed that 96% of co-op managers and staff were ‘doing well’.  Most housing co-ops in Canada are

Greystar eyes €180m purchase of Griffith Avenue apartment portfolio – The Irish Times

Cairn Homes is understood to have been in talks with US-headquartered property giant Greystar for the sale of 385 homes it is developing on a site at Griffith Avenue in Marino, Dublin 3. While the terms of a deal have not been agreed between the parties, The Irish Times understands that Greystar has made an

Greystar in €180m bid for Griffith Avenue apartment portfolio – The Irish Times

Cairn Homes is understood to have been in talks with US-headquartered property giant Greystar for the sale of 385 homes it is developing on a site at Griffith Avenue in Marino, Dublin 3. While the terms of a deal have not been agreed between the parties, The Irish Times understands that Greystar has made an

Rough sleeping in lockdown 2.0: is the government's Everyone In policy on the way out? – Inside Housing

“For everything else, the same problems that existed pre-pandemic are still there,” says Mr Downie. “So what is it and where is it that people are supposed to move on to? That is essentially the problem that silts up and blocks this whole effort.” To assist with the effort, the government has allocated £266m to

BTR roundup – new hires, mental health support and … – Property Investor Today

The fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector continues to generate plenty of news, even as we live through Lockdown 2.0. The week-long virtual Festival of BTR is currently underway, run by BTR trade body UKAA, highlighting the sector’s growing prominence in the private rented sector. Here, we zone in on the latest BTR news from

Green Homes Grant: How to claim up to £10,000 for energy efficiency improvements – The Independent

Homeowners can take advantage of government funding of up to £10,000 to help make properties more energy efficient as part of Boris Johnson’s environmental plans announced this week. The Green Homes Grant launched last September and was due to close for new applications on 31 March but has now been extended until the end of

Post-Grenfell social housing reforms unveiled – BBC News

Post-Grenfell social housing reforms unveiledPublishedduration57 minutes agoRelated TopicsGrenfell Tower fire image copyrightGetty Images Landlords in England are to be held more accountable, the government has said, as part of social housing reforms three years after the Grenfell fire. They include a charter setting out what tenants can expect from a landlord, including to be safe

The charter for social housing residents: social housing white paper – GOV.UK

Foreword from the Prime Minister As a cub reporter in the 1980s, I was once despatched to a Wolverhampton council estate to call on a young family who had written in about the damp in their flat. And what struck me most when I arrived wasn’t the condensation streaming down the windows like a waterfall