Public Housing Essay

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  • The Importance Of Living In Public Housing

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    My field placement in the center of Gilpin Court which is one of the oldest housing developments in Richmond, Virginia. My primary concern as stated in my community assessment is the plight of impoverished children. But more specifically for children who live in public housing because they are apart of the low-income community. Growing up my father was the director of resident relations at the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles they had many programs for the children that unfortunately

  • Regeneration in Public Housing Essay

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    Australia's public housing is not adequately providing safe and secure housing for the disadvantaged and needy. This paper will demonstrate the issues that arise from the poorly planned public housing developments, particularly the issues concerning spatial concentration of commission homes in low socio-economic areas. Australian government agencies are currently exploring solutions to the problems caused by public housing estates, developed primarily following World War II to address the shortage

  • The Dubious Legacy of Public Housing

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    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

  • The Pros And Cons Of Public Housing

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    Public Housing, also known as subsidized housing or “te projects”, was created in the U.S. to sustain families that had lost their jobs during the Great Depression, the goals were stated in Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 (Schwartz). They were created to produce communities that had adequate living along with safe communities and proper education. In many cases public housing has served the low-income class well. Numerous families, disabled people, and elderly depend on government subsidized

  • The Public Housing Authority Of Singapore

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    HDB, the public housing authority of Singapore, was established in 1960. The authority had grown rapidly in size and responsibilities-from initially meeting the basic shelter needs of 6% of the population to, in 2007, providing quality homes for 81% of a 3.7 million population. Due to land scarcity, its high-rise, high density living provided an effective solution to meeting housing needs for Singapore. HDB had a comprehensive building program, under which 984,000 apartments had been completed as

  • Solving The Problem Of Disrepair Within Public Housing

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    Within years, multiple regulations, laws, plans, and initiatives were created in order to resolve the problem of disrepair in public housing. Next Generation Plan is the next big thing which is supposed to decrease the number of unresolved disrepair cases dramatically. There is also multiple regulations that were created to combat this issue: 1. Real-Time Dispatching & myNYCHA App 2. One Call 3. Real-Time Repairs 4. Optimal Property Management Operating Model (OPMOM) Real-Time Dispatching & myNYCHA

  • Public Housing Policy in Singapore

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    1 INTRODUCTION The Singapore public housing policy since its establishment has proved to provide shelter for the population and has contributed significantly to the economic, social and political development of Singapore. This policy has been the benchmark for the best public housing by other countries notably China and Hong Kong (Yang, 2010; Wong, 2011). The public housing policy implementation has been spearheaded by Housing and Development Board (HDB) to tackle post war economic problems such

  • Howard Husock 's ' Turning Food Deserts Into Oases ' Why New York 's Public Housing Should Encourage Commercial Essay

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    Husock’s report “Turning Food Deserts into Oases – Why New York’s Public Housing Should Encourage Commercial Development” was published by the Manhattan Institute and selected for this reaction paper. The report tells us about the incentives offered in New York City (NYC) to provide access to fresh food for an affordable price in low-income neighborhoods. Husock also discusses the shortage of supermarkets in NYC, New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA’s) historical anti-commercial bias, NYCHA’s food

  • Residential Distance To Public Housing Case Study

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    Residential Distance to Public Housing and its Differential Influence on Infant Mortality across Race The essential focus of this article was to address the infant death rate between African American and White European babies. The data assembled for this study was acquired over a ten year time span from January 1997 through December 2007 in the province of Richmond Virginia. There were a few factors that were considered when this investigation was led and included education, smoking while pregnant

  • Public Housing History

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    History of Public Housing including some advantages and disadvantages This paper is intended to give a concise overview of the history of public housing. Public housing is a program that was pioneered at the federal level in 1937 that helped to provide some level of public financing for discounted housing rate for families in publicly-managed and owned multi-family development programs. A number of municipalities, most remarkably in New York City, had begun to give publicly funded housing way before