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slum

A heavily populated urban area with widespread and massive deterioration of buildings and infrastructure, a lack of meaningful social or police services, and an exceptionally high degree of poverty,unemployment,and crime.

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They will accomplish this if what you consider "affordable housing" is also called sub-standard or simply slum housing.
One of the cities we're talking to in China is redeveloping 70 square kilometres of slum housing.
The argument hinges on an unrealized design Thomson prepared in 1868 for the Glasgow City Improvement Trust, an agency of the Town Council given the task of redeveloping a large area of slum housing centred on the medieval Old Town.
We were welcomed into people's homes wherever we went, and we learned all about an existence where there was no such thing as crime, or dole queues, or slum housing estates, and where people had a special quality of life.
Writes Burner: "Their tactics and concerns of necessity began to take on a black separatist cast: community organizing, improvement of neighborhood schools and of slum housing.
Second, doctors and hygienists emphasized the dangers of slum housing and, by extension, the unsanitary habits of the poor.
Subsidized housing doesn't have to be slum housing.
Lead poisoning is not limited to children living in slum housing, as is commonly assumed.
Negative Health Outcomes Resulting from Slum Housing Conditions Represent Substantial Public Health Hazard in Los Angeles
Under the new rules landlords who have previously flouted planning regulations or had a conviction for providing slum housing could be refused a licence.
A committee was formed by Gateshead Council to oversee the inspection, and demolition of its slum housing, much of which was situated to the west and east of the Swing Bridge on Gateshead Quayside.
The Act led to the clearance of more slum housing in Britain that at any time previously, and prompted the building of 700,000 new homes.