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Housing policy: noble intentions, but improvements needed

The new policy expands housing possibilities, but falls short of addressing some fundamental issues

After staying long in the making, the first Tamil Nadu Affordable Urban Housing and Habitat Policy has been finally notified and it has been in the public realm for a few weeks now. Coming as it does, at a time when housing prices are steeply increasing, and owning or renting a house is possible only in far peripheries, the policy is a significant step. It has noble intentions and expands housing possibilities, including transit and rental housing for migrant workers. While this is a plus, in the absence of any reliable stock-taking, a clear statement of the problem and reassuring solutions, there are serious questions about the policy’s effectiveness.

Avowed objectives of the policy are three — first, the government will henceforth provide housing only for the very poor and ease its financial burden; second, it

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Much needed improvements coming to Highway 501 and East Cox Ferry Road

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – Improvements are finally coming to one of the most dangerous intersections in Horry County.



the inside of a building: SCDOT is working on improvements to one of the most dangerous intersections in the county.


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SCDOT is working on improvements to one of the most dangerous intersections in the county.

Between backed up traffic down Highway 501, to last-minute lane changes before a confusing intersection, Highway 501 and East Cox Ferry Road in Conway can be an everyday headache for Horry County drivers.

But it’s not just a headache. It can be deadly.

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said in 2017, 2018, and 2019, throughout each year, there were over 100 accidents at the intersection. In 2019, a person was killed.

But the DOT said upgrades are coming.

“So anytime we look at improving intersections we look at a lot of these same type of corrective measures. As far as offsetting left-turn lanes, adding additional turn lanes,”

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Urgent Improvements Needed to COVID Testing

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Reflecting the ultimate risk and reward, healthcare stocks are capable of delivering big returns at what feels like the drop of a hat, but investors need to be prepared for big risk, too.Unlike companies in other sectors, the survival of many healthcare players, especially when they are in the early stages, hinges on only clinical trials of their therapies or products in development and regulatory rulings, with updates on either front acting as catalysts that can send shares in either direction.So, any piece of good news can propel shares to sky-high levels. Disappointing outcomes, however, can send investors running for the hills.Given the inherently volatile nature of the space, due diligence is necessary before making investment decisions. That’s where the Wall Street pros can lend a hand, as they know the ins and outs of the industry.Bearing this in mind,

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Staycation trend funds improvements in Moray village but campaigners warn government support is still needed

Campaigners are calling for more government support to upgrade rural tourism facilities as a result of the post-lockdown staycation boom.

The Findhorn Village Conservation Company has been collecting voluntary fees from the beach car park for more than two years.

The daily charges, which are £1 for cars and £10 for motorhomes, were introduced to generate income to maintain the site for visitors as well as make improvements for residents.

The model has been hailed as an example to follow by other communities by members of Moray Council.

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Vehicles at the beach car park in Findhorn.

However, the group believes government support is still critical to cope with the rising trend of staycations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday the Scottish Government stressed it was “very aware” of the concerns and stressed it had increasing funding pots to cope with demand.

Conservation company chairman

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Home rehab loans available through city, county for needed repairs

The COVID-19 pandemic has reportedly made some residents hesitant about inviting contractors into their homes.

The result has been a decrease in requests for rehabilitation loans, according to Olmsted County Housing Director Dave Dunn.

Rochester officials are now encouraging people to consider using city or county programs to make home improvements.

“Equity, compassion, neighborhood vitality and livability are at the heart of the (Rochester) City Council’s strategic priorities,” Rochester Rochester Community Development Director Cindy Steinhauser said. “The Rochester Home Rehabilitation Loan Program is a great opportunity for residents who don’t have the funds to partner with the city to do needed repairs to their home and help preserve our housing stock and neighborhoods.”

The Rochester Home Rehabilitation Loan Program provides deferred loans for residents with qualified rehabilitation projects.

Loans up to $25,000 with 2 percent simple interest are available to homeowners to make home remodeling improvements related to health, safety

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