Public Housing During The Nineteenth Century

2428 Words Mar 12th, 2016 10 Pages
Have you been in a stage in your life that leaves not only you but your children as well on the street with nowhere to go? If you’re family is not making enough money and you need assistance from the government, Public Housing may be the thing you need. Public housing are homes that are owned by the government and in some cases by private landlords who give low income citizens a home. Public Housing was created in between the nineteenth and twentieth century in hopes to decrease poverty rates from inclining. The Industrial Revolution caused poverty that led to sickness and death to rise which convinced the government to create this subsidy. As in the old days, there is criteria you must meet to qualify for Public Housing. In order to qualify you must either be an elder who can no longer work, a person with disabilities, or a low income family who falls in the low income section in their state. As of 2015, Butte County low income for a family of four would be 46,000 according to the department of housing and community development (hcd.ca.gov). Since the city of Chico that I reside in only has a couple other cities, we only have one location that you can send your application for review. The Housing Authority of the County Butte covers 20 small cities such as Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Gridley, etc. This program has numerous of different homes throughout the County of Butte that is intended to help citizens who are either disabled, elderly, or have a family. Their mission…
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