Category Archives: Home rate

Increase in rate of Indigenous children outside the home in Vic

Indigenous children are 20 times more likely to be removed from their homes than other Victorian children, according to a new state government report. The 2020 Indigenous Affairs Report, tabled in Parliament on Thursday, highlights an alarming increase in the number of First Nations children in state care. In mid-2020, 2,450 Indigenous children in Victoria […]

State agrees to settle Pioneer Home tariff case

Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson. Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – A case that challenged the legality of massive rate hikes at Pioneer Homes in the state has been settled out of court, Attorney General Kevin Clarkson said. Many of the issues raised in the case were muted when the governor enacted House Bill 96 last week. […]

Alaska Senate Considering Bill To Reverse Pioneer Home Rate Hikes

The Sitka Pioneer Home was the first of its kind. Five others operate in Ketchikan, Juneau, Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks. (Photo by Emily Kwong / KCAW) Last September, residents of six Pioneer homes across Alaska saw their rates jump 40 to 140 percent. This has left some seniors in dire financial straits. Juneau resident Brad […]

Carl Sandburg Residential Rate Rise? Visit numbers?

Today’s bundle of burning questions, my smart answers, and the real deal: Question: In a recent Citizen Times, there was an article regarding the Carl Sandburg House in Flat Rock. The article was about the possible increase in rates for visiting the house and reducing the number of people on a given visit. I visit […]

Residential interest rate hikes “run out of steam” – AA | Latest news

Home insurance rates continued to rise in the third quarter of 2017, according to the latest figures from the AA British Insurance Premium Index. But the AA said domestic interest rate hikes “were running out of steam” as competition controlled increases. The average premium for combined buildings and home contents coverage – based on the […]

Vancouver Real Estate: Vacancy Rate Has Stable Since 2002, City Report Says

The percentage of vacant homes in Vancouver has remained stable over the past 14 years despite long-standing complaints that investors are buying homes and leaving them empty, according to a new report released this morning to city council. The report indicates that Vancouver’s vacancy rate was 4.9% in 2002, compared to 4.8% in 2014, which […]