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Floyd Perras
In recent years, there have been many studies on the cost of homelessness. Most of them suggest if the funding spent on homelessness were put towards housing, the problem would be solved. A study by the Sheldon Chumir Foundation of Ethics in...
P.E.I. consumers are less than thrilled that oil and food — especially staples such as bread, pasta, rice and coffee — are about to become more expensive. Grocery giant Loblaws has announced it will raise prices on many items by an average of...
Marietta Haffner, Michael Oxley
The central question in this paper is: What impact might taxation have on the volatility of house prices? Measures of house price volatility for Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, UK and USA will be compared. The principal forms of housing taxation...
Kelly Egan
Bill Haggett, 53, spent much of his life as an anti-poverty advocate. Then, like the shoemaker's barefoot children, he became poor himself, dependent on help for his daily bread. There are worse things than being poor, of course. Haggett...
Each year, Ottawa Public Health conducts the Nutritious Food Basket Survey. Every year the results show that low-income households struggle to pay rent and bills and to buy sufficient nutritious food for their family. The survey requires visits to...
Scott Susin
Since the early 1980s, low-income housing subsidies have increasingly shifted towards vouchers which allow recipients to rent in the private market. By 1993, vouchers subsidized as many households as lived in traditional housing projects, although...
Marc Lund Andersen
Different solutions to reduce home equity risk have been presented in academic literature. Nevertheless, homeowners still do not have good opportunities to hedge housing risk. It seems to be generally agreed that a sustainable solution must involve...
Frank Vastmans, Erik Buyst
Real income and the real interest rate have been widely considered as two important determinants of house prices. We find that the purchasing power for housing, which is based on the net present value of future income flows, is a more powerful...
Rural life as we know it is under threat. The severe and growing shortage of affordable housing is polarising communities, forcing families out of the countryside, and removing a labour force needed to sustain rural life. There is a real danger...
Rachel Adcock, Rebecca Butler-Dines, David Chambers, Michael Lagarde, Alexandra Moore, Charlotte Nutting, Suzette Reed, Arielle Schreiber, Paul Warren, Kobi Webb, Elie Zwiebel
Like most of America, Colorado faces a homelessness epidemic. Amidst a stark rise in housing costs and equally sharp drop in available affordable housing, Colorado’s cities struggle to address the overwhelming needs of its homeless residents. While...
Shengwen Li, Xinyue Ye, Jay Lee, Junfang Gong, Chenglin Qin
Due to the rapid economic growth and urbanization, China’s real estate industry has been undergoing a fast-paced development in recent decades. However, the spatial imbalance between the economic growth in urban and that in rural areas and the...
Tim Stockwell, Kate Vallance, Gina Martin, Scott Macdonald, Andrew Ivsins, Clifton Chow, Alissa Greer, Jinhui Zhao, Cameron Duff, Philippe Lucas, David Marsh, Warren Michelow, Andrew Treno
This bulletin compares the price of alcohol in British Columbia with“standard doses”of six widely used illicit drugs.
Emily Cooper, Ann O'Hara
This issue of Opening Doors focuses on the recent Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) publication Priced Out in 2002: Housing Crisis Worsens for People with Disabilities. The authors discuss the major findings, and methodology of this report,...