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Can Housing Instability and Homelessness Lead to Health Problems?

The COVID-19 pandemic — and the job losses and halted eviction bans it came with — have made homelessness and housing instability a reality for more people than before. And when someone finds themselves in precarious living conditions, their personal health can take a heavy hit.Amongst other issues, people experiencing homelessness are 40 to 50…

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More Affordable Housing, Healthier Hearts?

By Cara MurezHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — One of the keys to good health could be in the hands of those who decide zoning policies for their communities. Inclusionary zoning policies that provide for affordable housing were associated with lower rates of heart disease for those who benefited from these dwellings, according…

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Transitional housing helps homeless youth get on their feet

Washington Dash left home when she was a teenager, after a rough patch with her parents when she came out as gay, eventually landing in the shelter system in Anchorage, Alaska.The shelter was a safe and helpful space, she said, but it was also chaotic and difficult to study as a first-year college student – with…

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Will Housing Inventory Increase in 2021?

If you’ve been following the real estate market, you probably know that it has been many months since buyers and sellers enjoyed anything like business as usual. Record-low interest rates and pandemic-driven demand has led to record-low inventory in markets both large and small. Now, however, we may be able to envision a return to…

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Cathie Wood Saw 2008 Housing Bubble in 2006

Casgains Academy presents the career of Cathie Wood. Cathie Wood was an economic analyst in the late 1970s and 1980s when there was high inflation. Many noted experts believed that high inflation was going to stay for a long time. Cathie predicted that high inflation would go away soon and she ended up being correct.…

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Housing affordability drops Marginally from 4Q 2020

Housing affordability weakened slightly during the first quarter of 2021, according to the latest report from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. 63.1% of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of January and end of March were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $79,900…

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The Parisians Housing Refugees During the Pandemic

Aziz and Sima met near the exquisite tiles and towering minarets of a popular shrine in Tehran. Aziz, a gentle and pensive nineteen-year-old, noticed Sima sitting on a bench, and introduced himself. Sima, he learned, was from the same province in central Afghanistan as he was, and also a Hazara, a historically persecuted ethnic minority.…

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Housing advocates say evictions are ongoing ‘full steam,’ even though a federal ban

On March 26, a sheriff’s deputy walked up to a one-story brick home in a suburb of North Tulsa, Oklahoma, and told the woman inside it was time to leave.She called Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma in a panic. Eric Hallett, the attorney on the phone, instructed her to grab important documents and medicine. There…