Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Kenolkobil Limited (KENO.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenolkobil Limited (KENO.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenolkobil Limited (KENO.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenolkobil Limited (KENO.ke) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenolkobil Limited is an oil marketing company supplying, storing, distributing and retailing an extensive range of petroleum products for markets in Africa sub-regions. This involves trading crude and refined petroleum products including motor fuels, industrial oils, liquified petroleum gas, aviation fuels, lubricants and various specialist oils. Kenolkobil Limited also markets a range of lubricants under the Castrol and K-Lube brands and sells a cooking gas called K-gas; and supplies gas accessories such as burners, regulators, cooking grills, lanterns, cookers, gas poles and hoses and fuel management systems. Kenolkobil Limited was the first marketer in Kenya to commission a fully-electronic fleet fuel management system, called K-Card which offers holder’s highly discounted purchases at its service stations across the country. Formerly known as Kenya Oil Company Limited (Kenol), the company was founded in 1959 as a wholesaler of packaged Kerosene and later invested in service stations. Today, Kenolkobil Limited is Kenya’s leading indigenous oil marketing company with operations in Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenolkobil Limited
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Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, for a webinar on Christian nationalism hosted by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, also known as BJC, on Jan. 27. The webinar provided an overview of what Christian nationalism is, how it is showing up in America and how Christians can address it.The webinar was part of BJC’s Christians Against Christian Nationalism initiative, which started in 2019 with a statement signed by an ecumenical coalition of faith leaders, including Curry, rejecting Christian nationalism as a “persistent threat to both our religious communities and our democracy.”The topic of Christian nationalism has been widely discussed in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, during which right-wing rioters invoked Christian language and imagery.The webinar also featured Andrew Whitehead, associate professor of sociology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, who helped explain Christian nationalism as an ideology that “seeks to merge Christian and American identities, distorting both the Christian faith and America’s constitutional democracy.”The ideology manifests itself in various forms, such as a drive to privilege Christianity above other faiths, a belief that the U.S. is favored by God over other nations, and the false assertion that the founding fathers created the U.S. to be a Christian nation, Whitehead said. It is also correlated with white supremacy, he added, citing his own research, which indicates that white Americans who espouse Christian nationalist principles are far less likely – in contrast to those who don’t espouse them – to believe that African Americans face significant discrimination and police brutality.“[Christian nationalism] is absolutely a threat to a pluralistic, democratic society, and something that needs to be wrestled with in order to move forward and not repeat the events of Jan. 6,” he concluded.Curry said current iterations of Christian nationalism follow a pattern in which Jesus’ most crucial teachings – such as the Sermon on the Mount, the Golden Rule and the parable of the Good Samaritan – are “moved aside and suppressed for a broad, ambiguous Christ figure who can be adapted to any cultural context.” The same pattern was used in Christian justifications of slavery and apartheid, he said.“When that Jesus Christ is compromised, we’re going to find danger,” Curry warned.Curry noted that in the colonial era, the bishop of London told American churches that baptizing African slaves did not grant the slaves the freedom that white people were entitled to.“That was a moment when white supremacy coalesced with theology and clearly reinterpreted it for political and economic purposes,” Curry said. “Christianity was distorted to accommodate to the cultural desires. That’s perversion.”That perversion, he said, has infected American Christianity ever since.“I have always known – I’m 67 years old, been Black all those 67 years – and I have known since childhood that the Klan professed to be Christian,” Curry said. “We grew up knowing that, so we knew that there was an unholy conflation of Christianity and white supremacy, and it was often tinged with Americanism.”Curry, Eaton and Whitehead cautioned that Christian nationalism is not the same as civic religion, patriotism or the political work of Christian leaders like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.“We are not condemning being patriotic,” Eaton said. “That’s different. Christian nationalism conflates our allegiance and our understanding – even our relationship – with God with a particular secular state … so you cannot by that definition be a real American unless you’re a certain kind of Christian.”Civic religion is different in that it speaks of a “God that demands justice, humility and public service,” Whitehead said. “When we talk about civic religion, we’re talking about a civic republicanism that emphasizes strong civic virtue. … But Christian nationalism is something different.”Christian nationalism “demands a tribal loyalty,” Whitehead said, which includes “violently defending the group and the tribe against outside influences. It’s about subduing others. It’s about waging wars and, many times, cultural wars. It wants to define the ‘us’ against a ‘them.’”“The more virulent or dangerous kind [of Christian nationalism says], ‘We’re number one because we’re God’s favorites.’ And that borders on blasphemy, idolatry,” Curry said.On the other hand, he said, Christian leaders like King have a vital place in American society.“Dr. King articulated the ideals of an America where there is liberty and justice for all and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and the aspirations of the human soul,” Curry said. “That’s not Christian nationalism, that’s a kind of civic religion, if you will, that is legitimate. It lifts people up. It sets people free. And that is consistent with Christianity. The other is not.”Curry’s participation in the Christians Against Christian Nationalism initiative reflects The Episcopal Church’s commitment to “deradicalization,” which was expressed at the most recent meeting of the church’s Executive Council through a vote “to develop a plan for The Episcopal Church’s holistic response to Christian nationalism and violent white supremacy.”“This violent and exclusionary movement is on the rise in the United States, and those of us who believe that God is calling us toward a very different vision, toward the Beloved Community, we have a special responsibility to stand against it,” said the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, in her opening remarks to Executive Council. “If we will not tell the world that it is not Christianity, then who will?”Curry highlighted that point during the Christian nationalism webinar, calling on Christians to model lives of public faith that embody the compassion, dignity and harmony described by Jesus in the Gospels.“We must counter these negative perversions of Christianity and of our humanity with an affirmative, positive way of being Christian. I do think Christianity must re-center itself on the teachings, the example and the spirit of Jesus of Nazareth.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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ArchDaily 2018 Save this picture!© João Guimarães – JG Photography+ 23Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs 3000 House / Rebelo Andrade Year: Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Portugal “COPY” Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade Area Area of this architecture project Area: 400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Portugal 3000 House / Rebelo AndradeSave this projectSave3000 House / Rebelo Andrade ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912156/3000-house-rebelo-andrade Clipboard Manufacturers: Exporlux, Valadares, Barmat, Ferreira Américo, KLH Architecture:Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Joana Varajão, Filipe FerreiraStructure Projects:TisemPassive House Project:Universidade de Aveiro – decivilPhotovoltaic Project:WayseWork Coordination:João Júlio LoureiroCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tiago Rebelo de AndradeRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. Herdade da Considerada is a tract of arid land with 500 hectares, about seven kilometers from Alcácer do Sal, dotted with cork oaks and umbrella pines. The resulting landscape is uniform in every direction and, as the architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade found on a preliminary visit, it is easier to lose your car at Herdade da Considerada than in a supermarket carpark.Save this picture!© João Guimarães – JG PhotographyThis experience led to a key idea that informed the entire project: in the absence of geodesic markers – which nature did not offer Herdade da Considerada – it is the architecture that takes the place of the reference points that from time immemorial has guided man, complementing the landscape with a building that is overwhelmingly visible. Save this picture!© João Guimarães – JG PhotographyThe house itself and the farm building were designed to minimize building times and costs and to privilege energy sustainability. The solar panels and thermal collectors produce more energy than the house consumes, for this house is averse to energy wastage.Save this picture!© Carlos CezanneSave this picture!Floor Plans and ElevationSave this picture!© João Guimarães – JG PhotographyWith its gable roof, doors and windows, the exterior design of the house seem as childlike as the drawings children produce even before primary school. This apparent simplicity is actually based on the collective and romantic imagery we all share: the house on the prairie, the life of the pioneers and settlers of the American Far West, so often depicted in westerns and which live on in our constitutive memory, in spite of the time and of the intentional awareness we might have about them.Save this picture!© Carlos CezanneProject gallerySee allShow lessRenzo Piano’s Academy Museum Nears Completion in Los AngelesArchitecture NewsErnst Busch University of Performing Arts / O&O BaukunstSelected Projects Share Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912156/3000-house-rebelo-andrade Clipboard Photographs: João Guimarães – JG Photography, Carlos Cezanne, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Luís Rebelo de Andrade Houses CopyAbout this officeLuís Rebelo de AndradeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitecturePortugalPublished on February 27, 2019Cite: “3000 House / Rebelo Andrade” [Casa 3000 / Luís Rebelo de Andrade] 27 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Nisa and its Making a Difference Locally charity have launched a new initiative to encourage and inspire staff to volunteer for a good cause in the local community.The ‘A Day to Make a Difference’ scheme will offer Nisa employees the opportunity to spend either a full or half day volunteering with a local good cause. This will help them to develop new skills and experience, whilst helping charities and other good causes in the area.This year, colleagues will have the opportunity to volunteer at one of three local causes:Scunthorpe General [email protected], a support group for adults with autism;The Forge Project, a local charity supporting homeless and vulnerable people.The initiative is being launched in a trail phase for several months with just 30 staff taking place. The offer proved popular and all places were taken up within a few days.Nisa’s registered charity, Making a Difference Locally, has been supporting good causes since 2008 and has donated over £8.7 million to more than 11,000 causes to date. 187 total views, 1 views today New Nisa initiative encourages colleagues to Make A Difference AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 188 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Howard Lake | 2 August 2019 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. “We know from our annual Charity Champion awards that many of the Nisa team already volunteer their time for good causes and that there was a real appetite from others to become more involved with such causes.“As part of our commitment to supporting local communities, as well as supporting colleagues in their own personal development, we are delighted to launch ‘A Day to Make a Difference’ as it will enable everybody to play a more active role in the local community whilst providing them with valuable volunteering experience.“We’re thrilled with the response from colleagues so far and hope the initiative will be of great benefit to all involved.” Advertisement Making a Difference Locally (MADL) raises funds in Nisa partner stores from sales of all Heritage own-label and Co-op own-brand products, a percentage of which goes into a virtual fund for retailers to donate. Stores are then able to donate money raised to a local charity or good cause of their choice within a 10-mile radius, ensuring the funds raised benefit their local community.Kate Carroll, Head of Charity at Nisa, said she was thrilled by the response from colleagues so far.She said: Tagged with: corporate fundraising Volunteering
The Smedley Butler Brigade of the Vets for Peace marched in solidarity with the Stonewall Warriors with their own banner demanding justice for Chelsea Manning. In March, the Vets led their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Peace Parade in Boston, after being banned, along with all LGBTQ groups, from the official parade. The peace parade united the Stonewall Warriors, the Boston Pride Committee, Pride at Work AFL/CIO, the National Lavender Caucus of the Service Employees union and many other groups.To sign the petition, go to ipetitions.com/petition/lgbtq-support-boston-school-bus-drivers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this By WW Buffalo Bureau and Gerry ScoppettuoloLGBTQ activists honor Boston school bus drivers union in Pride March.WW photo: Stevan KirschbaumBoston — The $15-and-a-union struggle sweeping the country rolled through the streets of Boston on Gay Pride, June 14, as several union contingents paraded by hundreds of thousands of onlookers with banners and placards supporting the low-wage workers struggle and the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, United Steelworkers Local 8751.The Stonewall Warriors float carried members of the embattled union and other rank and file from UNITE HERE Local 26 and Team Solidarity, with a banner paying tribute to the Bus Drivers Union: “Stonewall Warriors and the LGBTQ Community Support the Boston School Bus Drivers Union for 40 years of Support” and “$15 and a union!” For almost four decades the bus drivers’ union has secured many rights for their workers, years before these rights became law in Massachusetts. And Local 8751 has shown almost 40 years of support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.Placards demanded the rehiring of the fired union leaders, along with a call to Boston’s Mayor Martin Walsh to do right by the bus drivers and stop the city’s racist attacks on Boston schools.The crowds cheered as chants against poverty wages and union busting blared over the float’s sound system. Positive reception to the political messages sent by the contingent and its float showed support for raising the minimum wage, along with the right to organize a union. Hundreds signed petitions showing LGBTQ support for the bus drivers union and for rehiring the fired leaders. Signers of the petition addressed to Walsh expressed outrage at the city’s union-busting attempts. Flyers were passed out in mass for Solidarity Day III on June 30.
Thousands of people, including large contingents of striking Fight for $15 workers, took to the streets here against racism on April 14.Protesters stormed the $1,000-a-plate Republican fundraiser at the Grand Hyatt with disruptions, banner drops and marches throughout the Grand Central complex adjoining the posh hotel, while outside thousands protested the billionaire candidate’s bigoted message. It was Donald Trump’s only major New York campaign appearance so far in 2016.That morning, hundreds in Brooklyn demanded justice for Akai Gurley against the prosecution’s outrageous no-jail-time recommendation for former New York Police Department member Peter Liang, Gurley’s killer. Sentencing was postponed until April 19. Protests to demand that officer Liang and the NYPD be held accountable will continue on that date.The huge turnout and fighting street tactics made it clear that, even with the Democratic debate scheduled later that night in Brooklyn, people were not waiting for the presidential candidates to stop the systemic racism embodied by the Trump phenomenon and police killings.Instead, the rallying cry was “Shut it down!” The diversity of tactics, along with the unity of message, was organized by the Shut Down Trump NYC Coalition, initiated by the International Action Center. The coalition included the People’s Power Assembly; Shut It Down NYC; ICE-FREE NYC; Millions March; Pakistan-USA Freedom Forum; Queer Detainee Empowerment Project; Showing Up for Racial Justice; Workers World Party; South-Asian Fund for Education, Scholarship, & Training; Bangladesh American Community Council; May 1 Coalition; We Will Not Be Silent; ANSWER; Stay WoQ; Black & Pink NYC; Bend the Arc; Global Revolution Media; and Iraq Veterans Against the War.Famous 42nd Street was packed with anti-Trump demonstrators along a three-block stretch, from Madison Avenue to Lexington Avenue. The Grand Hyatt, where GOP donors were dining, and Grand Central Station resounded with chants against racism. The rally of thousands in front of the Hyatt included representatives from groups marching from Times Square and groups organizing direct actions. Solidarity with many forms of resistanceThe day was well organized into permitted Green zones and direct action Red zones. There was active solidarity against racist violence and vicious bigotry that has targeted Muslims, immigrants, women and LGBTQ people. There was powerful unity among the thousands of participants engaged in many forms of resistance.The status of the GOP fundraiser as a private event gave it no protection from multiple disruptions. Before the event started, 10 protesters stormed the hotel mezzanine with a banner that read “NYC rejects the Party of Hate.”Another group of protesters orchestrated a successful banner drop from a tenth-floor window. Underneath, in Grand Central station, protesters with the People’s Power Assembly dropped a banner reading “Shut Down Fascism in NYC — Black Lives Matter.” They were whisked away by Apple Store security, part of the coordination among the NYPD, Secret Service and many local agencies.That banner led one of the biggest marches through the station — one of many that crisscrossed the cavernous Grand Central complex. There was also a constant presence at the station’s central clock by activists from We Will Not Be Silent, who held up signs that read “Racism Is Deadly,” “Shut it Down” and “Silence Is Not an Option.”Outside, the crowd more than doubled when Fight for $15 workers marched five blocks from their huge rally at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue. The New York rally was part of a nationwide strike by fast food workers in 300 cities.In addition to showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement by protesting for Akai Gurley that morning in Brooklyn, the fast food workers devoted their one-day national strike to Jeffrey Pendleton, a Burger King worker who died in police custody in New Hampshire after he couldn’t afford to put up $100 bail in March.Akai Gurley’s aunt, Hortencia Petersen, addressed Trump and the crowd outside the hotel, saying, “How are you going to make America great again? Is it by buildings? Is it by discriminating against women? White supremacy is not acceptable in New York City.”The fundraiser featured Trump as well as Republican candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich — all three well known for their anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-woman policies. The NYPD treated protesters of those policies as the criminals. At least 31 were arrested. A good number were brutalized by the police as well. Among them were Charina Nadura and Juan Carlos Dávila, journalists with the independent radio show Democracy Now! While filming the NYPD beating and arresting people attempting to enter the hotel, Nadura and Dávila were themselves attacked and arrested. They were released after five hours. Others were held until at least 2 p.m. the next day.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison January 22, 2021 Find out more February 2, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Egypt urged to free two other Al-Jazeera journalists RSF_en Organisation EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Egypt EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Greste had been held since December 2013. His family requested his deportation under a presidential decree issued last November that provides for the possibility of expelling foreigners who have been convicted or who are on trial.“We welcome Peter Greste’s release after more than a year in detention and call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately free the two other Al-Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who were arrested at the same time,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said.“They are not guilty of any of the charges brought against them and have been paying dearly for the regime’s crackdown on media with real or imagined links to the Muslim Brotherhood.” Greste, Fahmy and Mohamed were given sentences ranging from seven to ten years in prison last June on charges of disseminating false news and belonging to a “terrorist organization.” Greste has said he will do everything possible to obtain the release of his colleagues as soon as possible.Reporters Without Borders continues to call for the release of all the journalists detained in Egypt, the world’s fourth largest prison for media personnel after China, Eritrea and Iran. The number of journalists detained in Egypt now stands at 15. to go further Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that the Egyptian authorities yesterday freed Peter Greste, an Australian journalist working for Al-Jazeera, and urges them to release fellow Al-Jazeera employees Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed and all the other journalists they are holding. News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution February 6, 2021 Find out more News February 1, 2021 Find out more AFP PHOTO/HO/AL JAZEERA Help by sharing this information
The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Clinton’s Housing Initiative Includes ‘Fair Shot at Homeownership’ for Everyone The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago February 16, 2016 5,446 Views Tagged with: Hillary Clinton Homeownership Housing Reform Presidential Campaign Hillary ClintonAs the 2016 presidential election grows closer and candidates’ campaigns pick up speed, there is one topic that has been considered to be a taboo among those in the race to the White House.Housing policy has been a muted subject among all of the presidential candidates throughout their speeches, debates, and plans for the U.S., but one presidential hopeful has finally broke the silence.After months of hearing about Wall Street reforms, former Secretary of State and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton released her “Breaking Every Barrier Agenda,” which outlines intentions to revitalize the economy and includes a substantial housing investment.According to a factsheet on Clinton’s campaign site, the goal of the agenda is to revitalize the economy in communities that have been left out and left behind, provide every child in America a world-class education, dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, tackle disparities in health and nutrition, and fight for environmental justice. In addition, the initiative will also create good-paying jobs, rebuild crumbling infrastructure, and connect housing to opportunity in communities that are being left out and left behind.Interestingly, the agenda, or the $125 billion Economic Revitalization Initiative, will be paid for by a tax on Wall Street, which Clinton’s campaign believes will ensure that the “major financial institutions that contributed to the Great Recession are doing their part in bringing back the communities it hurt the most.”A $25 billion portion of the initiative will be dedicated to “lifting more families into sustainable homeownership and connecting housing to opportunity,” the factsheet stated.”Homeownership is about more than just owning a home,” Clinton’s campaign explained. “It is about putting roots down in a community with better schools, safer streets and good jobs. And it is about building wealth, as homeowners build equity in their home one mortgage payment at a time. But this opportunity is increasingly out of reach for too many families, particularly families of color…We must make sure that everyone has a fair shot at homeownership.” The campaign noted that 42 percent of black households and 47 percent of Latino households own a home, white homeownership sits at 72 percent.Clinton’s campaign believes the best way to reverse this disproportionate trend is not to lower credit standards, but lift more families into homeownership by:Supporting families as they save for sustainable homeownership. Clinton will support initiatives to match up to $10,000 in savings for a down payment for those who earn less than area median income. She will also reduce barriers to lending in underserved communities, support housing counseling programs, and police abuse and discrimination in the mortgage market.Building more affordable rental housing near good jobs and good schools.Clinton will increase support for affordable rental housing in the areas that need it most and encourage communities to implement land use strategies that make it easier to build affordable rental housing near good jobs.Overcoming pockets of distress. Clinton will provide the resources necessary to overcome blight, giving communities a chance to rebuild and renew with new businesses, new homeowners, and new hope. And she will connect housing support in high-poverty neighborhoods to economic opportunity.Ed Brady, Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders and a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Illinois applauded Clinton for “recognizing the significant role that housing plays in our local communities and economy and being one of the first presidential candidates to present a housing and community development plan that will help boost homeownership, rental housing and employment opportunities for the American people.”“Proposals such as providing a match for down payment savings, emphasizing homeownership counseling and taking steps to improve credit availability for qualified borrowers are all needed steps to boost homeownership. Secretary Clinton also recognizes the acute need to bolster the supply of affordable rental housing by proposing to increase the supply of Low Income Housing Tax Credits and remove local barriers to producing such housing. She also highlighted the importance of job training and apprenticeships as a path to economic opportunity, which the housing sector has a tremendous capacity to provide.Click here to read Hillary Clinton’s complete agenda. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. 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Home » News » Housing Market » Fewer people are renting, reveals new research previous nextHousing MarketFewer people are renting, reveals new researchAnalysis of 90,000 lets last year across the UK by Hamptons International reveals several surprising trends.Nigel Lewis11th February 201901,569 Views A leading estate agency has published rental data that contradicts many of the key claims made about the private rental market by a well-known campaigning organisation.Generation Rent recently claimed that London’s 2.4 million private renters are facing an ‘affordability crisis’, but the latest rental index from Hamptons International reveals that the total amount of rent paid by the capital’s tenants dropped by £620 million last year.Although rents increased by 0.4% across the UK on average, rent rises have been weakening and fewer people are renting, the research shows.Hampton International’s Monthly Lettings Index also reveals that rent increases slowed in 11 out of 13 regions year-on-year. And in several key markets including the South East and South West, new-let rents dropped by half a percent.The total amount of rent paid by tenants in the UK during 2018 dropped for the first time in ten years, the survey has also revealed, and rents increased by just 0.6% during January compared to a 2.4% rise during January 2018.“Despite average rents rising 0.4% in 2018, fewer people renting homes meant the total rent bill [has shrunk] by £1.9 billion since 2017,” says Aneisha Beveridge, Head of Research at Hamptons International (left).The index also reveals the dominance of London; some £20 billion of the total £60 billion spent on rent nationally is paid by the capital’s tenants.Hampton International’s Monthly Lettings Index takes rental data from the wider Countrywide network of branches and is based on the 90,000 lets it completes every year.Hamptons International Aneisha Beveridge February 11, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021