“This lavishly illustrated book describes the development of 15 affordable housing projects, designed by some of the nation 's most gifted architects. It shows how affordable housing can be durable, environmentally sensitive, comfortable, attractive, and economical to maintain.” People read that book to relate how they’ve been there and how it was a journey for them, because coming from low income housing is very hard so they have to conform with everyone else. Also it makes the readers(Audience) know how its like or how its been. It’s very hard and complexive to fit in. It is very common for low income housing people to have some type of disease or illness because of the poverty they are living because they cant afford to go to the doctor and take care of themselves.
After undergoing through difficult times, owning an affordable house is something a person must be proud of (Havekamp 2015). Also, home ownership increases the amount of care people have upon the property owned (Gordon 2004). However, one disadvatantage that affordable housing poses is that more and more people are being priced out of home ownership (Shelter 2015). This means that the rent of house increases and more people are competing for every single
Many families face the challenges of public housing. Not only it is the struggle to get access to the public housing, but it is also very difficult to get out of public housing environment. The reasons that people find themselves in a situation when they need public housing are economic and social. Poverty is a complex prevalent social issue throughout the United States. Most citizens consider personal deficiencies to be the primary cause for poverty.
So I believe that by personal efforts we can enlighten people about this growing dilemma. What are the impacts of poverty? Many people living in poverty are unable to attend school, as their family cannot afford to pay the fees. Without the influence of education people spend their whole lives being illiterate. Low literacy rates can affect a country in many ways namely labor force and politics.
The author references earlier research studies, which reported that drug addiction disrupted family relationships. Parents who abuse drugs neglect their roles often, and they increase the likelihood of their children developing drug problems. The family dynamics in a family with a drug problem is unhealthy. The
The large number of immigrants is affecting the American citizens. Taxpayers are being forced to pay for the schooling, and welfare benefits for a lot of the immigrants. Several people like the idea of open borders within the United States. However, if the borders were to be opened, immigrants would take advantage of that. The population of immigrants would increase drastically.
It would be adjacent to Marion Barry’s creation of the DC youth program, which was created to keep the youth out of trouble and provide them with the funds to get what they need instead of having to steal to provide for themselves. These jobs will help keep the homeless people stable, especially for those homeless people who have had an opportunity to have rapid rehousing. “But experts are divided on whether “rapid rehousing” programs that provide short-term rental aid will keep individuals and families from becoming homeless again.” (Katel, Peter), because the most difficult part for homeless people is staying stable, rapid rehousing is not helpful alone because it is not permanent. These jobs will keep money flowing so that even after the rapid rehousing program is up for the people they’ll still afford keep a roof over their heads. It is impossible to stop all the factors that contributes to homelessness but it can be made more manageable.
Not only are people being pushed out of their neighbourhoods and homes by those willing to pay more, there is an apparent price hike for those who desire to stay in their homes. Non-integrated/non-gentrified communities start off with higher poverty rates while simultaneously having low homeownership. Then people with higher incomes move in causing a raise in the cost of living within the community. Despite this the working class pay and low income remain the same for the original residents who can no longer afford to live in what once was their home. The social cost of the actions are extremely high and cause just as many community issues as household familial issues.
Poor housing is mainly take up by a high number of African Americans, this is caused from low income which leads to poverty, shelters cannot be permanent and a number of poor houses, apartments do not meet some of the crucial needs for families. Unemployment and low wage jobs are home to a fraction of the African American population. Low income for medium to large families make it hard to maintain a suitable lifestyle, low household income will lead to poor housing and segregated education which includes low funding to meet educational requirements. Now after you have read this article you may ask yourself, well this explained it but what can we do about it? Well right now some simple and easy things you can do right from your chair could be donating to shelters like red cross and others, donating to schools that you know have low funding rates, if you live in a highly populated city you might see some people without a home and give twenty dollars or so to them to help them live.
According to Nor Rima and Davies (2009), Providing housing is the basic social responsibility of governments all over the world, especially for lower-income groups in urban areas and this poses a challenge. In addition to globalisation pressure, the internal economic situation, political and social systems, and stability will influence the capability of a country to supply affordable housing. If affordable housing is accorded low priority, there is the potential