Before 1960s, Black people were legally discriminated against and even today they are still treated unfairly. This piece is provided to contextualize a specific sector that Blacks are discriminated against historically, in person, and over the phone now. This piece is meant to spark a conversation for African Americans to think about other instances where they put on a “white voice” and to think about how in other ways they are discriminated against in that sector. It also allows white people, who are up for conversation, to realize the biases they are placing on people by not only how they look, but even how they sound over the phone. This piece isn’t meant to end housing discrimination, but to be a conversation starter for both parties on
The most successful, long term, low-income housing projects are those that use sustainable design and address the social, cultural, and economic needs of residents. Traditionally built low-income housing projects are associated with high crime rates and high mortality rates among the residents who live in them. They do not provide for the needs of residents, resulting in many of the problems these low-income housing projects face today. These problems range from endangerment of human life, psychological afflictions due to the high stresses that are endured by residents, disease epidemics caused by overcrowding and unsanitary living conditions (in combination with a substandard public
It is hard to ignore the fact that those who do not pay attention to recent events in history are doomed to repeat. We have been guilty of this in many situations, including housing issues. In the past, more and more immigrants began trailing into the United States as they sought better opportunities in life, but the issue resulted in too many people coming in. I am all for new people coming to the United States to receive the same opportunities natural born citizens were born with, but it is difficult when so many people enter that finding a proper home was close to impossible. Further back when having many different European nationalities entering the United States, they were forced to live in slums due to Americans perceiving them as “unwelcome guests”. In the past, racial tensions were much higher than they were now. Even those of Irish and Italian descent were placed into positions of helplessness as it was hard to find work and provide for their families because of where they come from. Small apartment buildings were overcrowded and some people remained homeless because finding a simple box
The Fair Housing Act of 1968, also known as Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; prohibits the selling, renting, and financing of properties based on race, color, sex, or nationality. In 1988, Congress passed the Fair Housing Amendments Act, which expanded the law to prohibit discrimination based on disabilities and family status. Since that act was established, what has the been the correlation between housing and poverty for African-Americans in Cleveland, Ohio?
A commonly problem faced by the government, business owners and homeowners alike is the homelessness of low-income families, disabled people and seniors that inhabit public housing. These housing projects provide affordable housing through federal funds. The people who instituted it visions and intensions have evolved.
In 1934, Congress created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to assist citizens with their housing needs. According to “Department of Housing and Urban Development” on Allgov.com, “In July 1947, the Housing and Home Finance Agency was established to help people buy homes following World War II. Two years later, the Housing Act of 1949 was enacted to help eradicate slums and promote redevelopment in urban areas.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development Act began with the Housing Act of 1949. According to The Department of Housing and Urban Development written by John B. Willmann, “The Act of 1949 added new prestige to the Housing and Home Finance Agency by authorizing broader public housing activity.” The Housing Act of 1949 also promoted urban redevelopment and research on housing and development problems.
I have to disagree with your statement that during the 1950s the demand for new housing during the 1950s had a greater impact on the economy created more of a multiplier effect than the changes made to the social security system. I believe that they were both equally impactful. According to the historical records kept by the Social Security Administration themselves, it was during the 1950s that "benefit amounts were increased substantially." This component of additional income is something that should not be overlooked since it acts like one of the "series of induced increases in consumption spending" since now there is more disposable income for those who could not work due to their disability. The Social Security Act of 1935 is the autonomous
If you serve in the military, you know that moving is a regular event that can be stressful. Relocating to a new area doesn’t have to be taxing for you and your family. Here are some helpful Ft. Bliss housing resources for military family families relocating to El Paso.
Throughout history we can see that housing has followed certain trends. These trends are most heavily influenced by the technology available to the public at that time. As can be seen throughout history, living conditions in general have improved, as there are more access to resources and building technologies. Although the world we live in has changed greatly, the basic type of shelter needed for everyday life and the resources needed to construct them has changed very little. This is why we can see a lot of parallels between the ways people live throughout history. However, the biggest change is in the way we construct buildings and especially housing. History has taught us that as time goes by, technology increases, making it easier for us to build structures. For example the Egyptians relied solely on Adobe (sun dried mud bricks) and slave labor for construction. Then came the development of hydraulic lime mortar, the Treadwell cranes (which is a wooden, human powered hoisting and lowering device) as well as the start of domes and arches, as structural components in architecture. Followed by the Middle Ages, which saw a huge emphasis on the construction of massive public buildings such as Cathedrals, Churches, Fortifications
The housing industry produces a public good. There is a line between a private and a public good that can often get blurred. Most homes are viewed as private goods because they are both excludable and rival, but the government can seize this “private good” and use it as they see fit (Homes may be taken, 2006). An example of this seizing of property is evident in every case across America where people’s homes have been seized in order to make room for expansion. If the government deems it necessary, then a home may be legally seized.
The large number of people moving into cities and the majority of the population living in poverty both urban and rural it is the price of the concrete block that creates Mexico’s vernacular housing. A build as you go, use what you have, and build only what you need attitude all combine to help create this endemic. However, looking across suburbs throughout Mexico, “what you need” can be misleading, many of the houses are only partially built and continually adding on. “SEEING CONCRETE BLOCKS AS VERNACULAER, REMOVES THE NOTION THAT THIS MATERIAL IS HOMGENIZING AND AHISTORICAL” – FRY 2008. Tepetzil concrete blocks are the most popular blocks, most are exposed, however wealthier families will add a coat of painting or plaster to the outer wall. Modern machinery has accelerated the production of blocks and are now formed at a very low cost. Both rural and city citizens recognize these to be very light weight, durable, able to with stand multiple weather conditions and most of all easy to build with; which help make the tepetzil block to be the most popular. Due to low wages and frequent unemployment, the overhead cost of purchasing and building with Tepetzil blocks outweigh the negatives. The deep history of architecture housing throughout Mexico is special, not only from the diverse structures within each city, but the world as
I was previously employed at a homeless shelter, where client and staff consisted of various cultural background. At my previous employment, I assisted my supervisor with the transitional housing program. The process for the transitional housing was clients that resided at the homeless shelter that followed the shelter’s policies, guidelines, obtained employment, and saved money were referred to our transitional housing program. The transitional housing program consisted of units in the community the agency rented. The agency paid the rent on the units and clients resided up to two years and/or clients were prepared to relocate to permanent housing. Due to the limited units the agencies rented, only a few clients were placed in transitional
Public housing has the dubious legacy of being one of the biggest, most enduring and farthest-reaching failures in the history of American public policy. High-rise public housing projects like the Robert Taylor Homes and Cabrini-Green have become synonymous with poverty, violence, out-of-wedlock childbirth, welfare dependency, and a myriad of other social ills in the minds of most Americans. Although most have now been demolished, these towering high-rises became looming monuments to this epic policy failure—gargantuan symbols of the demoralizing and debilitating conditions that were forced upon society’s poorest and most vulnerable members.