Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rebuilding

Under construction




Do you have this in your world. You probably do, or maybe you have never heard of this idea.

See older posts below which explain what Social Housing is see older posts.








48 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great shot! I can easily see why everyone will be glad to see the work completed. At least you have gorgeous blue skies!

Have a grand week, Babooshka!

SandyCarlson said...

Ah, progress. If it would only get out of the way!

Erin said...

agreed regarding housing for others in this economic climate. we call it section 8 housing though it is a form of what you are describing though, the housing/apartments can be owned by others and stipends are given to individuals to offset the rent based on need.
construction projects are always messy...no doubt about it.
have a lovely tuesday.

Donnie said...

I think this is like the projects! Could be wrong. Good for low rental families. A bad rep in the states though I kinda guess a small town is cool no downtown.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: Neat that you would have the construction going in this downturn economy.

ewok1993 said...

The economy must have contributed immensely to the slow progress of the project.

Guy D said...

good to see contruction is moving along, nice pic.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

EcoRover said...

Love the idea of social housing. We Yanks need to take a lesson or two...

maryt/theteach said...

Babooshka, what you call "social housing" we call "public housing." Housing that is for lower-income people at reduced rents. It seems to me that it's a really good idea to demolish some of it if it has become run-down. But where do the people go to live while reconstruction goes on? Our public housing is usually built in large apartment complexes not individual houses or multi-dwelling houses. So there is rarely if ever a demolishing of the complexes even if they do get run down... Thanks for your interesting post! :)

Carver said...

This was interesting to me to see how this is handled different places. Where I live we used to have housing projects which sound similar to what you are describing. However, the older ones became worse in a lot of ways to slums that a landlord might rent. The trend has been away for the "projects" to having subsidized housing within neighborhoods where only a few houses are subsidized. None of it is really ideal and I find it interesting that where the "projects" used to be were torn down and condos put up that only well off professionals could afford. I know there aren't less people who can't afford housing but there seems to be fewer places for them here.

Babooshka said...

I think it's maybe different here. We are a small island so it's more manageable to relocate people While the new houses are are being built on separate allocated land. Again because we have smaller town communities not big cities so nothing becomes a slum and we have no real downtown bad areas. Just bringing things up to date more than anything but I do believe in this sort of housing. Private renting and first time mortgages are way above most peoples pockets on the island, espcailly the youngsters.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Each post on My World is so different....This is interesting to read about ...I am on a small island also...and it is similar here, at times we demolish and reconstruct low income housing but more is always needed.

Kim said...

I used to live on the Pondi. I left many years ago and have fond memories. Nice houses, nice neighbours. Time to modernize the older houses along with the rest of Ramsey.

Jacob said...

New construction, remodeling, renovation...it goes on all over the world all of the time...which is probably good, because otherwise the whole world would be tumbling down on our collective heads!

alicesg said...

Ah, I like new houses cause everything looked so new even the furniture. Over here majority of us own our home and most have houses/flats with many rooms but recently seems like there are some who downgrade due to the economic recession. People renting houses here are on the minority side but we sure see the numbers going up due to the recession.

Lily Hydrangea said...

this seems like a wonderful solution to help people. I'm wondering if this might be a good way to help small businesses too. Our town has many empty stores because the landlords repeatedly raise the rent.

chrome3d said...

Every place needs some construction all the time. Otherwise it´s not alive.

Lew said...

There is also public housing in our area that has been demolished. New buildings are under construction, but I do not know if the new buildings will all be low income housing.

Gaelyn said...

So why is this project taking so long? And where are the poor folk living in the mean time.?

Carolyn said...

Great post, here on the west coast of Canada (paradise to some) a home is out of the realm of possibility. With Vancouver hosting the Olympics in 8 months housing has gone nuts with slum lords kicking poor people out of run down places so they can rent them at excessive prices for a month with a little paint and spit.
Thanks for sharing and sorry for the rant.
Smiles

antigoni said...

I hope there is a plan of construction so the place don't lose its beauty. I can't wait to see the end of the project.

Arija said...

Babs, I loke your "patch of blue" with a tiny angel wing cloud. I hope it is an omen of blessing that the project speeds up a little.

The Duck said...

I remember seeing some building work going on in Ramsey when I came to see you with mummy and daddy! Mind you, when I was on the bike daddy was a bit fast for me to take in much information! lol! I have used your photograph today, do check out my blog!

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magiceye said...

the whole world seems to be in a rebuilding mode!

Anonymous said...

No we have shanty towns. Not nice. These look like mansions.

laxeylass said...

I have friends living in Laxey Commissioners houses. In Bath, UK they are cheap, run down and horrible paces to live. Nothing like the island houses.

hip chick said...

What a great way to help the local economy. Especially if the workers are local also.

Wren said...

We call this public housing if it's owned by the local government and affordable housing if it's owned by private landlords. Frequently, as part of the approval process for new construction, the developer has to allocate a certain percentage to affordable residences.

I'm not sure if that makes the rest of it "unaffordable" but it all seems to get bought and occupied, at least until very recently.

And yes, I have to agree with commentators that noted that what's being built in Ramsey is far nicer than what we typically see.

Ruth said...

We do have a number of subsidized housing units in our region, but the waiting lists are long to get one, especially for units which are wheelchair accessible for the disabled. Many of them are Cooperatives, where the residents have contracts to do various jobs to keep the property maintained.

Babooshka said...

Think I will do more posts like this for my world. Really got you all talking. Hip chick yes they will be islanders so local yes. Laxeylass I can imagine what across is like in certain areas.Carolyn you rant away.

Hazel said...

I see many abandoned buildings in Bangkok and yet they keep on building new ones; round the outskirts poverty is visible. Progress and poverty seem to be competing in my part of the world.

Luiz Ramos said...

Social house is good!
Always your beautiful World.
Luiz Rammos

Small City Scenes said...

A good thing but still a messy thing. MB

Hilda said...

No, nothing like it here. But there are a lot of very low-cost housing available and government housing loans with very low rates payable in twenty years. The problem is, most of the low-cost housing is outside Metro Manila, which results in very high transportation expenses. Too high for minimum wage earners.

Ramsey Mom said...

Seems everyone has an opinion about our housing. Can't wait for them to finish so I can just hang my washing out.

Esther Garvi said...

Looking forward to seeing the end result!

mannanan said...

Great photos over the past few days Babooshka as is the norm. Like you I think there's a great need for housing of this type and I raise my hat, that's if I wore one, to Ramsey Town Commissioners for getting it spot on with this development on the Pondi. The new houses look fantastic and are a great improvement on what was there previously which had come to the end of their days.

nadia said...

Your sky is such a gorgeous shade of blue!

Hope the construction ends soon. Unfortunately, we don't have that housing system here in Dubai.

Snap said...

Interest post. The construction can be such a pain ... noise, dust, general mess. I'm sure you'll be glad when it is complete.

Jim K said...

I am having blogger issues also. I dont think it likes me, and just when I get a story written about me in the local newspaper. The progress looks slow, but at least its moving.

Ron said...

I'd like to see them when they are finished. Very blue sky.

Babooshka said...

Ron- I'd just like to see them finished.

Jim- The local paper. Tell me more.

Ramsey Mom- I know exactly what you mean about the clothes.

Louise said...

Very interesting. Our low-income housing is subsidized differently. Love that blue sky!

Karen said...

Are these going to be council houses or privately owned ?

That shot clearly shows why people will probably be throwing a party in celebration, once all the disruption is gone !! :-)

We have subsidised housing here in Reno.. I''ll have to get out and take some photos. I think they call it 'Section 8 housing.'

Back in New Zealand they have State Housing and Council Housing. With the State housing, you can be in a program where part of your rent goes into a savings scheme and can be used as a down deposit on a house later. It used to be that you could have the option of buying the state house that you were living in ...not sure if that is still the case..

Leanne said...

In Oz they are called Housing Trust. In most areas they are unkempt and run down and they were all build off the same plan so are easily recognised. A lot are being knocked down and the land sold, others that are in quite good condition can sometimes be bought by the occupier quite cheaply if they can afford it.

Glennis said...

Progress seems to come with a price, and sometimes its a lot of mess in the short time. In Time all will be just perfect.

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