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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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    Potential Inequality

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    regarded as key to overcoming some issues of housing affordability \cite{yates_rhetoric_2001}. Particular the spatial inequality highlighted by many. Kelly and Donegan \cite*{kelly_city_2015} for example, noted individual examples and by Watling and Taylor \cite*{taylor_long_2011} who emphasised the increasing outward movement of relatively affordable housing as gentrification occurs. Reynolds and Wulff \cite*{reynolds_suburban_2005} identified similar housing market and economic spatial…

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    influx of more affluent residents taking up spots in these refurbished neighborhoods, the longtime local tenants experience rent growth that outpaces how much they can possibly make within a year, eliminating the prospect of these people having affordable housing (“How Sky-High”). As a result of these increased hikes in rent for poorer residents, there is a clear correlation to the increasing amount of people being displaced from these gentrified areas and the decreasing amount of spaces that…

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    Real Estate Inequalities

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    class struggle concerning shelter and affordability. Since new buyers are only really able to purchase condos rather than houses (Montgomery, 2015), there could be a link to the lack of opportunities they have, versus individuals who already own housing. The difference in jobs could be severe, since people such as those in powerful and/or wealthy companies are more likely to buy houses rather than condos, unless they wish to purchase one after already maintaining a house. For instance, in…

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    Stallings Case Study

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    Stallings real estate market currently consists of less than 145 living units. Out of the units available on the market, 98% of the units are single family homes. Over the course of two years, homeowners in Stallings have seen their housing values appreciate as…

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    Groupthink Research Paper

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    Gentrification, Groupthink, and the Right to Housing Introduction What does the right to housing mean? Many perceive the right to housing as a right to refuge from the world, shelter from the elements, a place where a person wants to be, or a place worth fighting for. One can say that the right to housing means less to the majority of housed people, who take this right for granted, than those whose very existence may hinge on this right. The United Nations states that everyone shall have “a…

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    Chris Babin Susan Browning 2017SP Eng 114-31 5/11/17 Charlotte’s Housing Issues Charlotte North Carolina is a rapidly growing metropolis with some really big problems. One of the primary issues is that of affordable housing. While there seems to be a constant growth in the building of homes and apartments in the area, many of these are priced out of reach for the average person. The average market price for an apartment in the Charlotte region has increased by nearly 35 percent. And there does…

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    An important trend which can have a large and negative affect on the lives of homeless and low-income populations is that of housing. The GTA saw a 16.1% increase in the price of houses from 2016 to 2017. A popular area in Toronto - Richmond Hill ended the 2016 year with a 30% increase in home values. In fact, the average selling price for all home types hit a record high in April 2017 with an increase of 24.5% to $920,792. The cost of condominiums rose 4.3% from April 2017 to May 2017 to an…

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    Anticipated Policy Essay

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    population groups and the issue of housing affordability itself. Affordable housing and social housing is often geographically clustered in areas where there is land for development and/or in neighbourhoods with low socioeconomic status. (11, 23) Due to urbanisation and the increasing population in urban areas, urban housing has become unaffordable to many due to increased interests in the urban property market. Therefore, many households relocated to affordable areas, primarily neighbourhoods…

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    Lack of affordable and quality housing is an important contributing factor of health issues and a major public health concern. A study on housing and health has shown that poor housing conditions are associated with several health conditions such as asthma, lead poisoning, and mental health (Krieger & Higgins, 2002). In the United States, 2 million people visit the emergency room for asthma, 1 million children have lead levels high enough to affect their intelligence, and behavior.…

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