Tag Archives: Rent

When Predatory Equity Hit the Big Apple – And What It Tells Us About the Future

When Predatory Equity Hit the Big Apple – And What It Tells Us About the Future
Things are heating up inside Wall Street’s new rental empire. Over the last few years, giant private equity firms have bet big on the housing market, buying up more than 200,000 cheap homes across the country. Their plan is to rent the houses back to families -- sometimes the very same people who were displaced during the foreclosure crisis -- while waiting for the home values to rise. But it wouldn’t be Wall Street not to have a short-term ... Read more

A unique approach to community development

A unique approach to community development
For fashion trends the world looks to Milan; Copenhagen has become synonymous with urban planning; but for community development, Manitoba is increasingly the source for inspiration and cutting edge policy. Manitoba's homegrown approach to community development is being studied by other cities looking for ways to deal with the complex challenges of poverty and social exclusion. This month, the Victoria Social Planning Council invited CCPA ... Read more