The hottest Housing Crisis Substack posts right now

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Holly’s Newsletter β€’ 1002 implied HN points β€’ 11 Feb 24
  1. Loving your life and being content with what you have is key to happiness, according to the stoic belief of 'love of one's fate.'
  2. Throughout life, there is a continuous cycle of looking forward to the next milestone in the future as the key to happiness, rather than appreciating the present moment.
  3. Having a comfortable and suitable living environment can significantly impact mental health and well-being. It is essential to prioritize aspects like space, access to outdoors, and accommodating pets when seeking a new place to live.
The New Urban Order β€’ 179 implied HN points β€’ 15 Apr 24
  1. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide on whether homelessness can be considered a crime, impacting how cities handle homeless individuals.
  2. Many cities fail to provide the necessary housing and services to keep people off the streets, leading to homelessness being criminalized.
  3. Jailing homeless individuals further exacerbates their situation, making it harder for them to transition out of homelessness.
The New Urban Order β€’ 219 implied HN points β€’ 25 Mar 24
  1. Using creative and simple methods, like Legos, can effectively convey complex topics like housing supply and demand to a wider audience on social media.
  2. Politicians can make their housing messages more engaging by focusing on simple but impactful messages, avoiding getting lost in technical details.
  3. Creating approachable and visually appealing social media content can help elevate the dialogue around housing issues and engage a broader audience in the conversation.
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Wrong Side of History β€’ 384 implied HN points β€’ 16 Jan 24
  1. The gap between rich and poor in London is widening, leading to a dystopian portrayal in media and reflecting real housing crisis issues.
  2. London faces a severe housing crisis with 1.2 million people waiting for social housing, causing downstream consequences like overcrowding and undesirable living conditions.
  3. Housing costs in London are impacted by supply and demand imbalances, making the problem both complex and simple to understand.
Wrong Side of History β€’ 356 implied HN points β€’ 18 Jan 24
  1. London is facing a housing crisis with high costs and limited supply in certain areas.
  2. A recent property development meant for the open market was taken over by Camden Council to house Afghan refugees.
  3. The decision to allocate housing to refugees sparked controversy over prioritization for housing resources.
The Dollar Endgame β€’ 359 implied HN points β€’ 01 Jan 24
  1. The Federal Reserve's actions post-2008 financial crisis led to massive asset price inflation in the housing market, benefiting a select wealthy few while worsening economic despair for others.
  2. The Fed's policies, like suppressing interest rates, inadvertently fueled the tech industry boom, resulting in addictive apps and negative impacts on mental health, particularly among young people.
  3. The economic impact of the Fed's actions includes rising depression rates, reduced birth rates, and impending strains on the retirement system, painting a grim picture for the future of the American economy.
Erdmann Housing Tracker β€’ 210 implied HN points β€’ 26 Dec 23
  1. The private securitization market dominated housing finance from 2004 to 2007 before collapsing.
  2. The Great Recession didn't follow the expected pattern in Atlanta, with unique housing price changes.
  3. The Global Financial Crisis was self-imposed due to a retraction in money and credit, not the predicted factors.
History's Parrot β€’ 98 implied HN points β€’ 11 Feb 24
  1. Canada's housing crisis is affected by political events and refugee policies, leading to insufficient coordination between influx of refugees and available housing.
  2. Neoliberalism is deeply entrenched in Western governments, promoting wealth privatization and public debt, widening the gap between rich and poor.
  3. The misappropriation of public wealth under neoliberalism includes compromising senior care for profit, creating debt traps in poor countries, and investing in unnecessary projects like the F35 jet fighters.
Comment is Freed β€’ 114 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jan 24
  1. Housing crisis is a key issue for both Conservative and Labour parties in the upcoming election.
  2. Concern over housing crisis is growing, especially in cities like London, impacting younger professionals.
  3. Focus on housing crisis should also address those who have no hope of owning a home, not just on homeownership and policy interventions.
Worcester Sucks and I Love It β€’ 58 implied HN points β€’ 11 Feb 24
  1. The Quality of Life Team, also known as the Garbage Police, is used to police homeless people, showing a concerning and widely misunderstood approach by the city council.
  2. The Garbage Police focus on removing homeless encampments, treating homeless individuals as a blight rather than addressing the actual root causes of homelessness.
  3. There is a lack of political will to address homelessness and public housing conditions, with significant implications for larger societal issues around housing and equity.
The Newsletter of (Not Quite) Everything β€’ 412 implied HN points β€’ 17 May 23
  1. The housing crisis in the UK is a significant political issue with contrasting views from different parties.
  2. Political parties are divided on addressing the housing crisis, with considerations for building on greenfield land and reforming planning laws.
  3. Australia's vast size and sparse population have influenced the creation of large novelty structures as tourist attractions.
Do Not Research β€’ 139 implied HN points β€’ 09 May 23
  1. The housing market is seen as a speculative asset by investors, impacting the economy and raising concerns about affordability.
  2. Institutional investors have capitalized on housing market crashes to increase their portfolios, leading to issues like housing shortages and gentrification.
  3. Challenges in affordable housing, fueled by planning ordinances and historic injustices, highlight the importance of activism in addressing housing inequities.
Cornerstone β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 07 Nov 23
  1. The importance of transit-oriented development in addressing housing needs and housing policy challenges in regions like Alexandria.
  2. Advocacy for zoning reforms and the need to view each other positively and collaboratively in solving the housing crisis.
  3. Engagement in community planning and promoting diverse housing options to create inclusive, thriving neighborhoods.
The Origins of the Housing Crisis β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 22 Feb 23
  1. Subscribers to a free substack newsletter about Britain's housing crisis can now access a year's worth of missed content in a comprehensive new report.
  2. The report is the result of a collaborative effort between the author, Samuel Watling, the Centre for Cities, and housing expert Ant Breach.
  3. The newly digitized dataset of European housing data in the report provides a broader examination of Britain's housing issues within a European context.
The Origins of the Housing Crisis β€’ 79 implied HN points β€’ 07 Jul 21
  1. The average house price being higher over time may not necessarily indicate a crisis as other factors like larger houses or increased income availability can contribute to it.
  2. The complaint in the housing crisis is not just about higher prices overall, but about lack of affordability for every property, especially compared to historical norms and international standards.
  3. Britain's housing crisis has deep roots dating back to the 1960s due to a mix of demand subsidies and supply limits, leading to market volatility and historical financial crises like in 1974-75 and 2008-2009.