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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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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 .
With new workers' housing units coming up at different places outside Doha, the need to improve public transport services in such areas has increased, it is found.
He said the follow up and Inspection on Workers' Housing Section of the PCLA is now inspecting worker accommodations using smart devices to reduce the number of violations being committed by employers.
Bin Surour said that the PCLA's Follow-up and Inspection on Workers' Housing Section had begun using smart devices while inspecting workers' accommodations, besides housing and labour facilities.
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 municipal committee on workers' housing decided that bachelors should be allowed to live far from the densely populated residential areas.
The enlarged property tells the story not only of the Colt home, but the broader story of the important industrial enterprise, which includes industrial buildings, an office building, workers' housing, a church and parish house, and Colt Park.
The Bush administration also made changes to the H-2A guest worker program so the government will not have to provide oversight of workers' housing and worksite conditions.

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