Linking the Housing Affordability Crisis and Homelessness

first_img Related Articles Linking the Housing Affordability Crisis and Homelessness in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago January 14, 2020 1,059 Views Previous: Cities Reporting Increased Serious Delinquencies Next: Are Recession Fears Overshadowing Actual Market Trends? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Rep. Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, said during its Tuesday hearing that the affordable housing crisis has come during a time when the homeless population rose 2.7% in 2019.“While more than half a million people have no place to call home, there are millions more who are on the brink of experiencing homelessness because they cannot afford to pay rent,” Waters said. Waters noted that 568,000 people experienced homelessness in 2019 and it rose 42% from 2010-2017. Los Angeles, California, reported a 16% increase in the homeless population over the past year. Water said, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, more than 10 million low-income households are severely cost burden and spend more than 50% of earning on housing. Waters added that “Congress has failed to prioritize this issue,” and continued to underfund programs that give people access to housing. “Not only are we failing to adequately invest in fed programs to meet the needs of people who are currently meeting the needs of homelessness, we are currently failing to adequately invest in the solutions that can prevent homelessness in the future,” she said. CoreLogic reported previously that home prices rose 3.7% annually in November 2019 and are expected to increase by 5.3% from November 2019 to November 2020.Waters’ proposed legislation—HR 1865—would give $13 billion for new programs, serve people experiencing homelessness, and increase the supply for affordable housing.Committee member Patrick McHenry said while the economy is performing well and wages are rising, “housing affordability challenges are real.” He added that high-cost cities and states, such as California and New York, are making matters worse by enacting “counterproductive, regulatory, and zoning laws” that decrease the amount of housing, cause housing costs to rise, and low-income families to be kicked out of their homes. Sourcing The Washington Post, McHenry said California is responsible for half of the nation’s homeless, unsheltered population. Additionally, homelessness more prevalent in states that voted for Hilary Clinton in 2016 while states that voted for Donald Trump have been seeing a decline in the homeless population. “If we want to fight inequality, lets build more housing so that low-income Americans have the chance to live in high-opportunity cities where they work,” McHenry said, adding that higher-density housing is needed so people can live closer to where they work. Several states and cities have enacted bills straying from single-family zoning, allowing for denser zoning options. Virginia is the most recent example of this, as HB 152 would allow duplex homes, townhouses, and cottages in any place currently zoned for single-family housing.A City Lab report states Virginia is struggling with affordability and shortages, with interest in the market growth with the pending arrival of Amazon’s HQ2. “This is obviously a good problem to have. We’ve attracted a lot of people to this area that people find to be desirable,” said House Delegate Ibraheem Samirah, the author of the bill. ATTOM’s latest Rental Affordability report found that buying a home is more affordable is just 53% of the 8556 counties surveyed. However, among the counties with populations of at least 500,000, the scales tip in favor of renting. For 69% of these more populated counties, renting is the better option.  Home Prices Homelessness Housing Affordability Renters 2020-01-14 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share 1Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Tagged with: Home Prices Homelessness Housing Affordability Renters Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Linking the Housing Affordability Crisis and Homelessness About Author: Mike Albanese Subscribelast_img read more

‘Back to the Roots’ for HMS Dauntless

first_img Share this article March 24, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today ‘Back to the Roots’ for HMS Dauntless The Glenmallan jetty – next to the Garelochhead-Arrochar road – has been used by Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships for nearly two decades, loading and unloading bombs, missiles, shells and other ammunition (they’re stored in underground bunkers three miles away at the MOD’s Glen Douglas armaments depot).Whilst alongside in Loch Long, many of Dauntless’ sailors seized the opportunity for some adventurous training: skiing, cycling and white-water rafting in some great scenery in Scotland.Her business at Glenmallan complete, Dauntless sailed 34 miles down Loch Long and up the Clyde to Glasgow’s King George V Dock – roughly half-way between Govan and Scotstoun, where the destroyer was built and fitted out respectively.The ship spent four days in the city and although she wasn’t open to the public, a hectic programme of private visits was lined up: students from several schools, and youngsters from a good half dozen Sea Cadet and Combined Cadet Force units, plus members of the Glaswegian branch of the Association of Wrens.In addition, civic dignitaries and other guests were invited aboard for a demonstration of what Dauntless is capable.For the first two months of the year have been taken up with Operational Sea Training – the demanding assessment which ensures all Royal Navy vessels are fit to deploy around the globe.Having come through the rigours of OST off Plymouth, the training and exercises around the UK continue for Dauntless, beginning with the latest Joint Warrior war games which begin this week in western Scotland with more than 30 British and foreign warships. Length152.4m Training & Education Speed+29kn Statusactive [mappress]Press Release, March 24, 2014, Image: UK Navy Displacement8,000 t ‘Back to the Roots’ for HMS Dauntless Range7,000 nm (13,000 km) at 18 kn (33 km/h)center_img View post tag: Defense View post tag: Roots Draught7.4m View post tag: Dauntless HMS DAUNTLESS SPECIFICATIONS View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMS HMA DAUNTLESSThe Portsmouth-based destroyer has spent the past week or so around the Firth of Clyde – first on the loch, then in the city of her birth for a visit to Glasgow. View post tag: back Complement190 View post tag: Navy Beam21.2mlast_img read more