affordable housing

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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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Workers' housing unit, for example, must be properly ventilated and air-conditioned, and only up to 10 people should be staying in one bedroom.
According to a report by Construction Week 's sister title Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East , the KNPC committee's responsibilities include their conduction of periodic audits to know if contractors comply with the Kuwaiti labour law and follow their procedures, including workplaces and workers' housing.
Second Vice-Chairman of the Chamber Rashid bin Hamad al Athba said the chamber aims to discuss the status of workers' housing, decisions on moving them from sub-standard housing and how to carry it out in partnership between the public and private sectors.
While Infonavit will continue providing high-quality housing, its strategy will also be to look for higher yields for the workers' housing retirement savings.
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."
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 .
This refers to "Pledge to monitor workers' housing" (GDN, April 1).
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.

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