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Too damn high: New York City to freeze rent on 1-year leases
New York City's Rent Guidelines Board froze rents on rent-stabilized apartments with one-year leases, the first time the board has done so in its 46-year history.

30.06.2015 17:58

​Homelessness crisis: British families forced to live in hostels hits 7-year high
England's homelessness crisis has reached its worst levels since 2008, with 65,000 households forced into temporary accommodation, new figures reveal.

25.06.2015 11:53

Cities can require affordable housing from developers – California Supreme Court
The California Supreme Court has ruled that cities and counties have broad authority to require builders to include affordable housing units in new projects. Local ordinances requiring units to be set aside at below market price are thus constitutional.

16.06.2015 02:14

​‘Over 8,000 people a week risk losing their house’ – homeless charity
More than 8,300 people a week in England are at risk of losing their homes, a report by homelessness charity Shelter has found.

05.06.2015 14:18

US housing bubble fallout: Elderly and renters hit the most
Millions of Americans face housing trouble, from the elderly struggling to make inflated mortgage payments, to renters who can barely afford their lodgings. The housing bubble responsible for their woes was caused by bad loans, researchers say.

02.06.2015 17:46

Markets rally, pound surges on news of Tory majority
British markets rallied as news of Tory success saw the pound surge, estate agent shares soar and big firms express their hopes for an era of intensified free market deregulation.

08.05.2015 08:37

Google's new 'hackable' HQ to be built with robot-crane hybrids - if it goes ahead
Tech pioneer Google wants an army of robot-crane hybrids to help build its new Silicon Valley HQ, but a recent ruling could put the project under a cloud after the search engine was not given all the land it wanted.

07.05.2015 13:59

Family affair: NY Senate majority leader, son arrested on federal corruption charges
The New York Senate majority leader and his son have been arrested by the FBI on corruption and conspiracy charges. State Sen. Dean G. Skelos is accused of using his position to benefit his son’s business dealings.

04.05.2015 17:07

If a Clinton were to marry a Bush, the US could cancel elections
With apologies to their respective spouses, if Jeb Bush’s son, George P. Bush, had married Chelsea Clinton, Americans could have spared themselves the spectacle of Election 2016 and saved billions of dollars.

22.04.2015 10:23

​‘Housing a human right’: Protestors blockade luxury London property awards (VIDEO)
Housing and anti-homeless protestors blockaded the entrance to London’s annual Property Awards on Tuesday in a bid to highlight Britain’s critical lack of social housing.

22.04.2015 08:41

‘Poor door’: 90K apply for affordable units with separate entrance inside glitzy NYC high-rise
Nearly 90,000 people have applied for affordable apartments available in a new 33-story luxury condo building in Manhattan. The building made news last summer for its “poor door,” or separate access for those that will live in its 55 below-market rentals.

21.04.2015 16:01

The ‘too difficult’ box: Britain’s pre-election charades sidestep all the key questions
Is it laziness? Ignorance? Or have Britain’s political parties and the London media conspired to turn Britain's 2015 general election into a dreary series of rehearsed arguments?

15.04.2015 13:40