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Clashes at mass eviction in Rome as crisis bites

Rome - Riot police dragged away some 350 squatter families from abandoned offices in Rome amid violent clashes on Wednesday -- the latest in a rising tide of forced evictions in Italy fuelled by the economic crisis.
In the Media by Ella IDE (AFP)

U.S. housing effort in Haiti falls short

Washington - A U.S. project to provide badly-needed housing for hundreds of thousands of Haitians left homeless by a 2010 earthquake has failed to live up to its promise and went over budget, a government audit said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Activists block entrances to branches of Spanish bank

Barcelona - Anti-eviction activists blocked Wednesday the entrance to 12 branches of Spain's Banco Popular bank, which they accuse of not doing enough to prevent struggling mortgage holders from losing their homes.
In the Media by AFP

NYC mayor shifts from pre-k funding to affordable housing

New York - A sweeping liberal agenda tops Mayor Bill de Blasio’s task list following consensus and closure on the budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington - 1 comment

Paris man awarded 12,000 euros for renting 'broom closet'

Paris - A Paris court on Monday ordered nearly 12,000 euros ($16,500) in compensation to be paid to a man who rented a "broom closet" for 15 years.The court in Paris's 11th district said the owner of the tiny flat and its property manager had violated city byl...
In the Media by AFP

Ada Colau: Hardened fighter for Spain evictees

Barcelona - Enemies have branded her a "terrorist" and sent her death threats, but 40-year-old mother Ada Colau keeps on fighting for thousands of families facing eviction in Spain's economic crisis.As spokeswoman of the PAH, a grassroots movement campaigning to p...
In the Media by Daniel Bosque (AFP)

US housing starts fall in February

Washington - New US home construction fell slightly in February from January, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday, as the market continued to suffer from harsh winter storms.New home starts took place at an annual pace of 907,000 units, compared to a 909,000 u...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. home builder sentiment ticks up in March, still sour

U.S. homebuilder sentiment edged up in March but sentiment remained mostly poor as concerns linger, the National Association of Home Builders said on Monday.
In the Media by Reuters

Canadian home sales rise in February, forecast trimmed

Sales of existing homes in Canada edged higher in February from January, the first monthly increase after five straight declines, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Monday, but it trimmed its...
In the Media by Andrea Hopkins (Reuters)

Canada January new house prices post biggest rise in 20 months

Canadian housing prices rose by 0.3 percent in January, the biggest jump for 20 months, on strong gains in the western Prairie region, Statistics Canada said on Thursday.
In the Media by Andrea Hopkins (Reuters)
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