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  • Housing Discrimination

    Coalition(2016), housing discrimination affects people of all races, ethnicities, national origins and religions. Women, people with disabilities and families with children may also face barriers to their fair housing rights. For many families, discrimination in housing was brought to the forefront in the 1960s. In the United States before 1968, laws were not established to protect minorities from inequality and discrimination that occurred when attempting to purchase a house, or apartment. Thus, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, also referred to as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act, was created to combat the racial disparities when it came to renting, or purchasing…

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  • Affordable Housing Observation

    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…

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  • Chicago Housing Violence

    Initially, the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) built high rise public housing projects, such as the Cabrini-Green Homes and the Robert Taylor Homes, to accommodate large of immigrants and returning war veterans after World War II. Initially these were effective, state of the art housing complexes that provide cheap housing for people of a variety of socioeconomic classes, ranging from the poor to middle-class, working families. Over time, however, due in large part to a lack of funding and…

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  • Public Housing Failure

    Public Housing in the United States has by many been considered to be a major failure. It has generally failed to provide its residents with a safe environment to live, and outside of the buildings often plagued with violence, segregation, lack of upward mobility, the failure to maintain the buildings for its residents, and unemployment have led to failure in the public housing system. While changes are being made to improve public housing and root out problems such as racism, and corruption…

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  • Housing Proposal Essay

    subsidy and the market rate. Vouchers began as a market-friendly plan by Republicans to counter Democratic New Deal Public Housing programs. Republicans began proposing the vouchers in the late 1960s and by the 1990s the Democrats were fully embracing the proposal (Johnson 2016). When Chicago embarked on the Plan for Transformation they drastically reduced the number of traditional public housing units and doubled the amount of housing choice vouchers (to 38,000) (Popkin 2013, 2). The research,…

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  • National Housing Design Essay

    Changes in public housing designs In response and adaptation to the dynamic pace of physical and socio-economic development in the country, changes to housing design and density has been introduced and implemented over the years in the National Housing Program. These include changes from low to high density housing (4 units per acre to 12 units per acre) and introduction of semi-detached and terrace houses. Land allocated to eligible applicants has been reduced from two acres in the 1950’s to…

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  • Lack Of Habitable Housing And Health

    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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  • Right To Housing Research Paper

    Jordan Flaherty once said “Housing is a human right. There can be no fairness or justice in a society in which some live in homelessness, or in the shadow of that risk, while others cannot even imagine it.” It is because I agree with John Flaherty in the position regarding housing, that I feel compelled to affirm today’s resolution. Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing. For clarification of today’s round, I offer the following definitions: Word: Guarantee…

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  • P1ma Housing Case Study

    7.0 CHALLENGES The main challenges faced by PR1MA housing project are that, PR1MA has to ensure that the housing development project comes up with the right products that meet the demands of the users and also gets approvals from various authorities. For the first challenge faced by PR1MA which is to ensure that the housing development produced met the users’ criteria, PR1MA Corporation must ensuring that project meets the demands of the stakeholders. The citizens are hoping the government can…

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  • Housing Choice Voucher Case Study

    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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