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  • Introduction. Section 8 Housing Was The First Subsidized

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    Introduction Section 8 housing was the first subsidized tenant-based housing program in the U.S. The program was established under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. It differed from the known public housing program by allowing recipients to obtain housing from the private market as opposed to government owned housing. Later after merging two aspects of the section 8, certificates and vouchers, section 8 housing program became known as the Housing Choice Voucher program (HCV). Housing

  • Americ The Great Depression

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    struggling to maintain decent housing at an affordable rate. This dilemma prompted the federal government to seek new alternatives to help aid low-income families. “Federal support for housing since, skimpy as it is, has largely been in the form of “Section 8” vouchers and dispersed, low-density, mixed housing. The actual number of public housing units has shrunk in recent decades” (Massey & Kanaiaupuni, 1993). According to the article, “it was a response to the post-war housing shortage and too many

  • A Reflection On Policy Observation

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    situation such as this says otherwise. In addition, there has been a shift from Section 8 Housing here in Louisville, where poor people are provided assistance with public, government housing, to Mixed Income Housing that has increased homelessness because many of these people qualify for Section 8 Housing and do not have the financial status for Mixed Income Housing, yet there are less homes being provided for Section 8 Housing than there are Mixed Income Housing so it leaves a disproportionate amount

  • Lack Of Income Or Insufficient Education

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    of the community. PART II To go in more depth, there are multiple affordable housing programs available for low-income individuals and families. Some housing options are: Privately Owned Subsidized Housing, the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8), and Public Housing ( These options all have an application and qualification process. If approved, it may lower or cover monthly rental costs. Unfortunately, there are limits to these services and they may also long

  • Homelessness : The Social Problem Essay

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    Affordable Housing is the social problem and the social issue addressed by the social problem is homelessness. Homelessness is “an individual who lacks housing (without regard to whether the individual is a member of a family), including an individual whose primary residence during the night is a supervised public or private facility (e.g., shelters) that provides temporary living accommodations, and an individual who is a resident in transitional housing” (HHS, 2016). The history of homelessness

  • 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

  • Public Housing During The Nineteenth Century

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    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

  • The Community Action Partnership Of San Luis Obispo County

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    San Luis Obispo County spans over 3,616 square miles. Currently, in all of that area, there are only two active homeless shelters according to the San Luis Obispo Homeless Shelter Directory. The Maxine Lewis Memorial Homeless Shelter provides 50 beds year round, with anywhere between 25-35 additional overflow beds provided by one church every month. The Santa Maria Emergency Shelter Campus has 150 beds available for up to 90 days at a time. Our two homeless shelters can only house up to 235 occupants

  • Homelessness : The Logical Solution

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    Caio Maluly Roxana Juliá Economic Growth Homelessness: The Logical Solution Abstract: Homelessness is an issue, which plagues millions of Americans on a daily-basis. The current mainstream method of dealing with this issue has proven to be inefficient and extremely expensive, a burden which is passed onto society, despite the plethora of alternative methods which have a proven success rate and also have a much larger cost when compared to that associated with general homelessness in the country

  • Best Practice Research For New Projects

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    Best Practices Best practice research allows for new projects to be implemented with an understanding of what works, and what doesn’t. Often, this research can reveal a quicker path to successful program implementation and show how to use resources most efficiently. Thus, best practice research will help in the planning process of a permanent supportive housing community in Little Rock. The research has shown permanent supportive housing communities have been implemented throughout the United States