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    Disrespectful Residents Taking Over Affordable Housing There are great options available to lower income individuals and families for affordable housing. The options include public and section 8 housing through the city as well as affordable housing through private ownership. Residents have opportunities depending on income, size of family, and senior citizen status. The problem that arises frequently in these housing developments is a common theme of residents that have no respect for the property. This observation comes from a personal standpoint based on my own experience of living in affordable housing, family members residing in public housing, and a personal contact with a rental property owner that accepts section 8. The lack of respect…

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    Economic Context of California’s Affordable Housing Shortage As California’s population nearly doubled over the last three decades, the state’s ability to develop affordable public housing has not grown nearly as fast (Governer's Budget Summary 17-18, 2017). Approximately 1.7 million of very-low and low-income households are in the urgent need of subsidized housing because they spend more than one-third of their income on housing costs in the least expensive areas across the state (Mac, 2015).…

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    Affordable Housing History

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    safe and suitable housing has been problematic since the 1800s in the United States. The tenement reform was an early intervention by the local government before the federal government got involved in 1937. Congress passed the Wagner-steagall housing Act, which established the current federal housing program. For the past years, public housing authorities having been trying to attain the level of success mixed income housing authorities pursue today? The beginning of mixed income housing was the…

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    Affordable Housing Impact

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    The Booming Impacts of Housing Affordable housing is an important issue that not only affects the Boston area, but the United States as a whole. The New York Times published an article in November 2015 stating that based off a Siena College Poll, “half of New Yorkers say they are barely or not getting by.” However, affordable housing has many indirect impacts in society rather than just shelter. These impacts have an effect on mental and physical health, the environment, education, and the…

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    Affordable housing advocates in Philadelphia believes that the city needs a strategy to guarantee some amount of affordable housing in neighborhoods that are receiving large amounts of private investment. According the PEW Trust, Philadelphia already have a number of policies and programs in place that are relevant to the changes taking place in gentrified neighborhoods. There are numerous strategies and ideas on the table to address gentrification in Philadelphia. The three attainable goals to…

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    Affordable Housing Relief Program Affordable housing has been an issue for many people for a number of years. Today is no different. In a 2016 report issued by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, “In no state, metropolitan area, or county can a full-time worker earning the prevailing minimum wage afford a modest two bedroom apartment.” Obtaining housing can be difficult for the working class, but even more difficult for college students and people who are unemployed. Solving…

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    The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8, is influenced by multiple policy actors, various interest groups, and sub-committees. These actors provide the education, research, and support needed to keep the policy flourishing and to also to make sure it is running efficiently. The Section 8 program began in 1974 by the U.S. Government. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for funding this subsidy program yet there are many aspects that come…

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    Research Paper On Felons

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    Felons with a second chance Introduction According to Bloomington housing authority “If a felon has engaged in any violent criminal activity, or in any other criminal activity that would affect other tenants’ health, safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises will not be accepted for public housing or section 8. Therefore, some paroles that have serious drug felons are left having no governmental assisted housing. As a result, paroles are stuck in finding housing in the privatized…

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    northern Brooklyn while it operated from 1914 to 1982. The hospital served residents living in a community built around industry and considered a rawer area of the city. As the hospital aged, its facilities declined and the level of care which could be provided for patients degraded to the point that the hospital was closed as the Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center assumed and could better fulfill the responsibilities to the community. The opening of the new center incentivized the city…

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    Will the “Housing Denver” plan be a solution to affordable housing for the Metro area? After the Housing Market in Denver, Colorado declined back in 2012, the average house listing price has reached at $455,000 comparing back to 2012 when the average house listing was $207,000. This has become a major issue to new residents moving to the Denver area where the demand for a family home while the inventory is so low, which makes Denver one of the most unaffordable cities in the country. Rent on…

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