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    In 1949, as low as six people were found sleeping in the streets of London, the rise of homelessness started to rise in the mid 60’s. As the three leading campaign groups Crisis, Shelter and Centre-point were formed in the 60’s and the ‘housing homeless people act’ came in 1977. By the 1980s and into the early 1990s, however, homelessness was again on the rise. As things such house-price inflation, rising unemployment, a more general increase in the number of people with drink, drug and mental…

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    construction of affordable housing through bond funds, tax credits, and other resources. California also requires that cities have developers of new housing projects set aside a certain percentage as affordable housing. The Los Angeles Time dated June 15, 2015 reports that “the California Supreme Court made it easier Monday for cities and counties to require developers to sell some housing at below market rates,” Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote “A scarcity of affordable housing have not…

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    Public Housing Law

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    administrator of New York City Housing Authority’s question regarding the New York Public Housing Law §37. Public housing disrepair and low maintenance is not a new issue to New Yorkers. Despite the government's effort to lower the percentage of public housing disrepair, a very small percentage was decreased. There are 520,103 residents in 378 housing projects, where more than 90% of those projects are in need of some kind of immediate repair. The new York’s Housing Authority Department proposed…

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    Richard Yates’ Revolutionary Road was first published in 1961. This cult classic centers around a couple, Frank and April Wheeler, who lives in a suburban area. These two characters believe they are better than those surrounding them who apply to the norms of suburbia such as conformity, unity, and exclusivity. In a society such as this one, finding and maintaining an original identity is deceiving. The novel begins with a theatrical letdown, and it appears that every event thereafter ends in…

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    Walks article on ‘Homelessness, housing Affordability, and the New Poverty’ suggest that there are several low- income families facing housing affordability stress. At a time where we’d think that the economy is holding and people should be generating enough income to put towards their housing, mortgage, utilities, and property taxes that is not the case. A Financial Post article from September of 2013, gives a glimpse of what Canadians are facing in terms of housing affordability problems and…

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    Many families face the challenges of public housing. Not only it is the struggle to get access to the public housing, but it is also very difficult to get out of public housing environment. The reasons that people find themselves in a situation when they need public housing are economic and social. Poverty is a complex prevalent social issue throughout the United States. Most citizens consider personal deficiencies to be the primary cause for poverty. Individualistic factors or structural…

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    Gentrification is seen by most of the public as the buying and renovating of houses, stores and buildings in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by wealthier individuals which increases property values and displaces low-income families. If we look at the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition we see it is defined as the process by which an urban area is rendered middle-class (“gentrifi’cation, n”). Gentrification is more than a renovation to an area or neighborhood, it is a controversial topic of…

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    Building Codes

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    area. Purchase an empty lot at a trailer park that doesn't have restrictions on the type of buildings they accept. Rural areas are often more open to alternative living situations because they want more people to move to the area. Migrant housing property is often an option here. You May Have Issues With Building…

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    accommodated by crowding of existing houses rather than new construction developments. Existing houses are often extended or divided illegally so that they can be rented to migrants and used by extended families (Genemo, 2012). Over the years, urban sprawl has directly contributed to the degradation and decline of natural environment resources. It also reduces farm land and productivity in city leading to social loss and open spaces (Haregewin, 2005). In addition, urban sprawl leads to regional…

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    The Fair Housing Act is an act creating seven basic guidelines that must be met in compliance with the access requirements of the Act. The guidelines require are that the buildings to be must have an accessible entrance on an accessible course, that the building must include reachable common and public use areas, as well as handy (informal) doors that are usable for a person in a wheelchair. The home must also have an accessible route in and out of the dwelling. Light switches, electrical…

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