Friday, September 6, 2013

Housing News for August 31 - September 6, 2013


EVENT

Book Launch of Inner City Renovation: How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities by Marty Donkervoort
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:00pm, West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue. 

MANITOBA

Manitoba works on tenant insurance for public housing 
Regina Leader-Post, August 31, 2013
The Manitoba government is working on a deal to make it easier for people in public housing to get tenant insurance. 

CANADA

Affordable housing complex wins building of the year award 
Calgary Herald, August 30, 2013
Calgary’s Housing Society, a not-for-profit agency providing affordable, integrated and supported homes to Calgarians in need, was awarded the Calgary Residential Rental Association’s building of the year award for its Alice Bissett Place in Inglewood.

The urban townhouse comes of age
The Toronto Star, August 23, 2013
One of the hottest emerging commodities on the Toronto and GTA real estate scene is the urban townhouse.  


INTERNATIONAL

UN rights expert to assess housing issues
United Nations News Service, September 3, 2013
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on housing, Raquel Rolnik, will visit the United Kingdom to assess policies and programmes put in place to address issues of social housing, affordability, discrimination and other questions related to the right to adequate housing.

As Renters Move In, Some Homeowners Fret
The New York Times, August 27, 2013
the decline in homeownership is also changing many neighborhoods in profound ways, including reduced home values, lower voter turnout and political influence, less social stability and higher crime.

OTHER URBAN STUFF

Can Whole Foods Remake Itself in the Middle of a Food Desert?
The Atlantic Cities, September 5, 2013
The high-end grocer announces plans to move into an unlikely Chicago neighborhood.

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