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Lack of Affordable Housing Causing Labor Shortages

Sky-high housing costs are driving workers away from Colorado's mountain towns, leading to labor shortages in some of the state's key industries.

January 5, 2022 - The Denver Post

Toronto

Vacancy Tax Considered in Toronto

Owning a home with no one living in it could soon come with a penalty in Toronto.

July 5, 2021 - The Star

Moms 4 Housing

A Dark Night for the Right to Housing Movement

After a string of high-profile successes in places as geographically distant as Philadelphia and the East Bay Area, an ugly episode in L.A. County the day before Thanksgiving dealt a brutal setback to the burgeoning right to housing movement.

December 1, 2020 - LAist

Vacant Properties

Three Lessons About Vacancies and Affordable Housing

The New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey was released in February 2017, revealing nuanced realities of the city's housing market.

June 5, 2018 - RPA Lab

Vacancies Come in All Forms, Even New Affordable Apartments in Brooklyn

A 298-unit, 18-story tower in Pacific Park Brooklyn opened its doors to new renters in various categories of affordability over five months ago. 27% remain empty in the higher income tiers, and unlike market-rate units, the asking rent won't drop.

November 26, 2017 - The New York Times

New York Apartments

New York Still Not Tracking Vacancies

Despite de Blasio's campaign promises, the city of New York still doesn't count vacant properties, a negligence that advocates for the homeless have been fighting for years.

November 18, 2017 - Next City

Vacant Home, Cleveland

Cleveland Counts Its Vacant Homes, Finds Hope in Shrinking Numbers

Surveyors hitting the streets in Cleveland have found that the problem of vacant homes in the city isn't as bad as first feared.

December 7, 2015 - Cleveland Plain-Dealer

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