The idea that housing
and health are intertwined is not new.
So when a local philanthropist, Mary Tyler McClenahan, launched the Better Housing
Coalition to 'rebuild communities that have long been forgotten or ignored', Somanath was an obvious choice for Executive Director.
The Antidrug Abuse Act of 1988 authorized PHAs to terminate leases for illegal drug or criminal activities committed by public housing
And zoning requirements such as South Barrington's, and the hefty price tag attached to them--an average of $343,543 per lot since January 2001, according to Bill LaMack, president of ERA Country-wood Realty--have left no room for more affordable housing
Clearly, it is vital in rich countries particularly, that housing
density should be increased, or else suburbs will endlessly devour agricultural land and even the wilderness, with results for the planet that are becoming only too clear.
In the current fiscal year, $779 million is devoted to supportive housing
for the elderly, with $50 million of these funds for assisted living conversion grants and an additional $50 million for service coordinator grants.
In the face of this moral and social disaster facing our nation, we have before us an unprecedented opportunity to significantly address this housing
In the 1980s, rapid growth was driving up the cost of Vermont's housing
and displacing low-income tenants, while pressuring farmers into selling land and gobbling up the farms and woods that to most Vermonters were the very essence of their state.
We also know that housing
problems, across disability groups, are less closely related to a specific disability than they are to larger economic and social factors such as poverty, the decline in affordable housing
stock, and discrimination.
This upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Housing
, presents historical demand data (2001, 2006, 2011) and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by housing
type, world region and for 22 countries.
Cost: $700-$1400 with housing
; $350-$700 w/out housing
At times, people don't really remember there are security guards, food service workers, bank workers and a whole lot of people not served by our current housing