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affordable housing

Housing for people whose income is a certain percentage below the median income for an area, as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). National and local governments provide incentives and cash assistance to developers to build new affordable housing or rehabilitate older apartment buildings or other projects and offer housing at rates deemed affordable for the area.

Currently, HUD has three affordable housing programs.They are

1. HOME. Provides grants to state and local governments to fund their programs to meet the housing needs of low-income and very low income families.

2. SHOP. Provides funds to nonprofit organizations to acquire home sites and develop or improve the systems for delivery of sweat equity and volunteer-based homeownership programs for low-income families.

3. HOZ. Provides funds for communities to reclaim vacant and blighted areas and create home ownership zones of mixed income, pedestrian friendly neighborhoods.

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The media delegation also inspected the workers' housing complex where they witnessed the quality of life of the 5,000 workers.
SANA's reporter in Hama said that a number ofmortar shells landed in the hall of al-Zara power plant and the workers' housing which causedmaterial damage.
In addition, the municipality has provided Wi-Fi internet access in the workers' housing complex and has worked to ensure the success of the Iftar project throughout the holy month of Ramadan and also distributed many gifts to them throughout the year," he said.
The ministry follows up on the workers' housing via inspectional visits and takes legal action against violating facilities.
The ministry follows up on the workers' housing [through] inspectional visits and takes legal action against violating facilities.
TWO women suicide bombers killed 15 people, including themselves, in a north-east Nigerian mosque on a government workers' housing estate.
DAMATURU, Nigeria, Dhu-AlHijjah 23, 1436, October 07, 2015, SPA -- A witness says two women suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria killed themselves and at least 13 other people at a mosque in the compound of a government workers' housing estate and at another location there, AP reported .
In the artist's impression of how the Glass Works exterior will look (and this is supposed to present it in the best light) we see what looks like corrugated upper levels, reminiscent of Cold War Eastern Block workers' housing.
Pro-regime media reported live from Adra after the advance, which came two days after the army re-captured a sprawling, nearby workers' housing area, called Adra al-Ummaliya.
The raids were carried out in coordination with Mudhaibi police station personnel in the workers' housing area of the locality among other places.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Rocket shells fired by terrorists on Wednesday hit the Oil Refinery of Homs, the workers' housing compound and the General Establishment for Refining, injuring a number of workers.
The company has also agreed to raise workers' housing subsidy and will offer a travel allowance.

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