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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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Now, if the charactaristic features of the slum housing such as negative or stressed affordability, nil or negative land tenure and housing rights, poor supply of basic infrastructure and service provision, negative housing appropriateness from these two settlements can be ploted in a matrix (Table 7), it appears uncontestedly that the housing condition there directly leads towards social exclusion quite blatantly or vice versa.
Recognition of the cause coincided with the creation of the London County Council and its haphazard attempts to ameliorate the very worst examples of dockland overcrowding and slum housing.
LOS ANGELES -- Over three hundred community members, stakeholders, and public health workers joined Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas for a People's Hearing on Slum Housing and the unveiling of a position paper documenting the health crisis related to slum housing in Los Angeles.
But our 'free market' system is an ideological throwback to the liberal economics of Victorian England; a society of gross inequality, slum housing, bankruptcy and the workhouse for the unemployed, old, sick and infirm.
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.
While Belgian youngsters raised the issues of fuel poverty and the lack of privacy in slum housing.
WHILE our future enemies were plotting war, Liverpool's city planners were visiting their countries to glean ideas for homes that would replace cramped and disease-ridden slum housing.
SLUM housing in part of Glasgow is to be put under the spotlight by MSPs.
Belize's government alleged a pounds 5million donation intended for slum housing was diverted into the bank's accounts to settle the previous administration's debt.
City of God is a slum housing project where teenage gangsters and drug lords reign, guns are in every hand and life is exceedingly cheap.