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Why Biden’s tenants eviction ban faces legal challenges

Washington, USA | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden has partially extended a ban on evicting tenants who have been economically impacted by COVID-19. But it remains unknown whether the moratorium will survive mounting legal challenges. Last year, after the pandemic hit, capacity restrictions on businesses such as restaurants and …

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Cuba boosts housing program despite COVID-19 pandemic

Havana, Cuba | XINHUA | Dianelis Chavero, a 43-year-old public transport employee living in Havana’s 10 de Octubre district, is eager to move into a brand-new apartment the government has allocated to her family. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the tightening U.S. economic sanctions against the Caribbean nation, thousands of …

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Mitrelle to construct 10,000 units in Kigali

Sector players call for more incentives for low cost houses Kampala, Uganda |   STEPHEN NUWAGIRA | The recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Mitrelle Group, to construct 10,000 housing units in Rwanda has led major players to demand reassessment of priorities. The Israel-based global …

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COMMENT: Yes to affordable housing

The two key challenges that must be tackled to enable easy home building in urban areas COMMENT | JAN MISCHKE | From London to Lagos, “affordable housing” has become an oxymoron. In most cities, rents and home prices have increased faster than incomes, and in urban areas with robust job markets, housing …

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