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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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    The City of Bend has great need for successful affordable housings programs. According to the 2014 Annual Renters Survey, the city has a vacancy rate of .6 percent, compared to a national vacancy rate of 4.1 percent. Similarly, housing inventory, as defined by number of listings available divided by closed listings per month, only stands at 2 months for homes valued $250,000 of less. This significant demand coupled with constrained supply has led to median house prices of $321,500, or percent…

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    According to a study of homelessness in Toronto, racialized and immigrant families are over represented in inadequate housing with conditions of overcrowding and health concerns. They are also more likely to be evicted, as their income is not necessarily sufficient enough (Paradis, Logan, & Wilson, 2014, p. 5). There are certain groups in ethnic enclaves or neighbourhoods…

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    In the global city of Washington, DC, gentrification related to affordable housing and social/racial tensions is becoming more and more prevalent. This, in turn, is affecting the future of the community and having adverse implications for the city’s old and new inhabitants. Gentrification is the practice of revitalizing or reforming a community to appeal to higher-class tastes, most often the tastes of the white middle-class. While gentrification is sometimes associated with increases in…

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    Eviction At Home

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    “These people should just get a job, maybe then they will be able to afford housing.” In reality, that is not the case, the cost of living and the wages that families and individuals get paid are not in agreement and it is even more difficult when these families are being paid minimum wage. Rent is getting more expensive, which makes it more difficult for families and individuals to make ends meet. Not being able to pay housing is affecting many people everywhere from…

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    FUNDING NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC HOUSING: ANALYZING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE OPTIONS New York City Public Housing is the biggest public housing program in the whole of North America. This claim presupposes a huge budget for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the agency that administers the public housing program. It is imperative to get a fair background about NYCHA so that one can fully appreciate the scope of its budget. NYCHA was established in 1934 to provide housing to the City’s low…

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    afford to be there. As a result, the upper-class is what caused this dilemma in life for the working-class. However, leaving many people unaware of how the upper-class are financially deteriorating the working class by raising prices, leaving no affordable houses, and inadequate for opportunities. In particular, no college funds, typical family outing, or even small businesses. The upper-class tends to overcrowd cities, resort towns, and villages. Furthermore, within that time local businesses…

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    annually toward public housing assistance. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has created two main types of housing assistance: project-based, where the subsidy is attached to the dwelling unit, and tenant-based, where the subsidy is given directly to the assisted household (Olsen, 2016). Within the public housing category, there are two kinds of project-based assistance, both of which generally require building new housing projects. The first is public housing, which consists of…

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    the Great Australian Housing Dream or are there more sustainable options to support family wellbeing? This is important in Australia because of population growth, housing affordability and the impact of wellbeing on families. Research has shown that if we all want to keep living on quarter acreage blocks, there is not enough room for affordable housing and not having enough houses means that people and families can and will end up living on the streets. To make more housing, the government…

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    1520 Sedgwick Case Summary

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    The legal process of gentrification is potentially one of the more easily argued cases, especially in a country that prides itself on its free market. Using 1520 Sedgwick as an example as well I will compare how the ideals of a free market economy would effect it with the realities of the situation. First of all, if the US was a true free market economy 1520 Sedgwick would never have been enrolled in the Mitchell-Lama program because such a system wouldn’t exist unless the government owned the…

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