•   
  •   
  •   

US Housing: the worst "energy strainers" banned from rental from 2023

04:50  14 january  2021
04:50  14 january  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

Real Estate. Rents for “thermal strainers” will no longer increase in 28 French cities

 Real Estate. Rents for “thermal strainers” will no longer increase in 28 French cities © DR The increase in rents for housing considered as thermal strainers is no longer possible in 28 French cities since January 1, 2021. L ' increase in rents for housing considered to be heat sieves is no longer possible in 28 French cities since January 1, 2021. The measure was taken by the government, which intends to completely ban the rental of houses and apartments that consume too much energy from here to 2028. thermal strainers should no longer be offered for hire by 2028.

  Logement: les pires © Provided by Le Point

L dwellings whose energy consumption exceeds 450 kWh per square meter and per year, ie those classified G, the worst category, do not can no longer be offered for rental from 2023, according to a decree published Wednesday in the Official Journal.

This text introduces the criterion of "energy performance in the definition of decent housing", and stipulates that to be rented, any housing must have "an energy consumption of less than 450 kilowatt-hours of final energy per square meter of living space and per year".

"We assume to start slowly with a fairly unconstraining threshold to tackle the worst thermal strainers as a priority and leave a little visibility to other owners. The goal is to gain momentum thereafter", explains the Minister Delegate for Housing Emmanuelle Wargon, in an interview Wednesday in the Figaro .

Treasury launches $25B coronavirus rental assistance program

  Treasury launches $25B coronavirus rental assistance program The Treasury Department has launched a $25 billion rental assistance program with funds from the $900 billion coronavirus relief package enacted last week, the department announced Thursday.State, territorial, tribal and local governments covering more than 200,000 people are now eligible to apply for aid allocated to help struggling Americans cover rent and prevent landlords from racking up debt on tenants.Eligible entities can apply for funding to cover up to 15 months of rental expenses for households, the Treasury Department said.

It indicates that controls will be carried out concerning "the advertisements of real estate agencies, which will not be able to propose the hiring of such thermal strainers".

Only 90,000 homes, or 4% of "thermal strainers", including 70,000 private homes, are affected by this deadline, while the bill resulting from the Citizen's Climate Convention provides for the end of the rental of 4.8 million of energy-consuming housing by 2028.

Subsequently, the thresholds that will apply to exclude excessively energy-consuming housing from the rental market "will be expressed based on the labels of the future Energy Performance Diagnostic (DPE), currently being redefined, "said a statement from the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

Amazon pledges $2 billion toward affordable housing in three hub cities

  Amazon pledges $2 billion toward affordable housing in three hub cities Amazon says it will provide over $2 billion to build and preserve 20,000 affordable homes in three of its key employment areas — the Seattle region, Nashville, Tennessee and Arlington, Virginia. The Housing Equity Fund will offer below-market capital in low-cost loans, lines of credit and grants to support families making between 30 and 80 percent of the median income in each area. The fund will also give $125 million in grants to public agencies and minority-led organizations to boost inclusive affordable housing solutions.Major tech companies can drive up the cost of living in areas surrounding their offices.

"Thus, on January 1, 2028, all energy strainers designated by labels F and G of the future DPE will be excluded from the rental market".

The CLER-Network for the energy transition denounced Wednesday "a vast masquerade". Because in fact, this threshold of 450 kWh defined in final energy amounts to authorizing very high electricity consumption.

"The government starts while applying the hand brake, and condemns households who struggle to pay their bills to suffer this situation for many more years", especially those who heat themselves with electricity and are today "often forced to go without heating, "underlines the director of CLER, Jean-Baptiste Lebrun.

With 18% of emissions in 2017 in France (28% by adding the production of heat and electricity), the building is one of the four major sectors emitting greenhouse gases, along with transport, agriculture and industry.

boc-kd-vac-cho / ak / LyS

01/13/2021 16:09:21 - Paris ( AFP ) - © 2021 AFP

Landlords should not have to work for free .
Eviction bans are not just economically impractical, they are unjust.One can see the superficial appeal of an eviction moratorium. It's hard to socially distance when you have nowhere to live. And with so many workers unemployed because of the pandemic, it is becoming harder for many people to make their rent payments. Tenants without jobs always seem more sympathetic than their landlords.

usr: 0
This is interesting!