0 Have your say From: PA Ledwith, Burniston, Scarborough. THE Government has said it will give extra funds to the police so to help them reduce crime. Good.Where will they house the villains? There are murders every day of the week, literally, and we have murderers in prison who have been there for more than 40 years. We aren’t told how many there are or how much it costs taxpayers.The Yorkshire Post says: Basic mistakes in CPS letters to victims are unacceptableThese villains will no doubt get a Christmas lunch, while here in England, yes England, some children will go hungry and others will spend the season homeless on the streets. Yet murderers will be housed, clothed and fed. It is obscene.From: Bob Watson, Baildon.CHRISTOPHER Boon, 28, has been jailed for life for murdering his wife and 11-year-old stepdaughter (The Yorkshire Post, November 6).It was reported that he stabbed his wife 18 times, and the poor little girl, who it seems was trying to defend … [Read more...] about YP Letters: True cost of housing the criminals as your anger over police funding and violent crime grows
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POLITICS 11/09/2018 05:50 am ET In a slew of ballot initiatives, voters approved measures to address rising rents and homelessness. By Michael Hobbes In the midst of a housing crisis that has been steadily worsening for years, voters in more than a dozen cities and several states finally got the chance to do something about it Tuesday. In California alone, 60 housing-related measures appeared on state and local ballots during the 2018 midterms. Nationwide, at least 30 state and local initiatives proposed legal changes that would fund affordable housing, provide homeless services or expand tenant protections, according to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition. Twenty-three of those measures passed. The United States needs more than 7 million units of affordable housing to meet its current needs, according to the NLIHC. In 2016, nearly half of the nation’s renters were considered cost-burdened, spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent. … [Read more...] about Voters Finally Got A Chance To Weigh In On The Housing Crisis
POLITICS 11/09/2018 05:45 am ET We asked our readers to tell us how rising rents and living costs are affecting their lives. Their answers surprised us. By Michael Hobbes Every year the numbers get worse: soaring rents, booming home prices and dwindling social spending. Since its beginnings as a background issue in coastal enclaves, the housing crisis has gone mainstream, hitting smaller cities and out-of-the-way towns across the country. This year, HuffPost has chronicled multiple angles of the housing crisis, from its effect on millennials to its impact on inequality to its arrival in unexpected places. Last month, we traveled to six U.S. cities and held a town hall dedicated to housing affordability in Boulder, Colorado, where we asked you to share your housing stories. We also launched Betting The House, a project to hear our readers’ experiences with buying and renting a home in America. We received more than 400 responses, covering nearly every state and … [Read more...] about ‘I Eat Once A Day’: The Untold Stories Of The Housing Crisis
Melissa Nann Burke The Detroit News Published 11:21 AM EDT Nov 1, 2018 In a relatively sleepy race, two Marine veterans of different generations are vying for the U.S. House seat representing northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Freshman Rep. Jack Bergman, a retired three-star general from Watersmeet, has rarely split with President Donald Trump, embracing his tariffs, border wall and the GOP tax reform bill. He wants to repeal the federal health care law and scale back regulations. Democrat Matt Morgan of Traverse City, an Iraq veteran and political newcomer, has campaigned on single-payer universal health care, infrastructure upgrades and immigration reform. He says Trump's tax reform has had no "meaningful" effect on worker wages. "People often say, he's a Marine, you're a Marine. What's the difference between the two of you? The biggest difference is who's funding our campaigns," Morgan said. "He accepts corporate political … [Read more...] about Marine veterans vie for U.S. House seat in northern Michigan, U.P.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has another ambitious new bill. On the heels of her recent capitalism and anti-corruption bills, the Massachusetts Democrat introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at the perhaps less flashy yet nonetheless pressing issue of housing in the United States. Some advocates have called America’s shortage of affordable housing the greatest, overlooked crisis in the country. “Housing is the biggest expense for most working families — and costs for everyone, everywhere are skyrocketing,” Warren said in a statement. She’s not wrong. Additionally, at the same time as the price of buying or renting a home has surged due to the lack of supply, federal housing assistance programs have fallen behind. Warren’s bill, the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, tries to reverse both those trends. And while it’s unlikely to pass Congress anytime soon, the legislation spells out her views on fixing the housing crisis ahead of a potential … [Read more...] about 3 things to know about Elizabeth Warren’s new housing bill