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Housing Authority
A housing authority or ministry of housing is generally a governmental body that governs aspects of housing or (called in general "shelter" or "living spaces"), often providing low rent or free apartments to qualified residents. The existence of government agencies specifically concerned with ensuring that housing is available to people living in the country is a comparatively modern development, with the first such agencies being established in U.S. cities in the 1930s, the height of the Great Depression. Specific housing authorities * Hong Kong Housing Authority * Singapore Housing and Development Board * Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (UK, since 2006) * Ministry of Housing and Local Government (UK, historic) * United States Department of Housing and Urban Development * United States Housing Authority (United States, historic) ** Boston Housing Authority ** Chicago Housing Authority ** New York City Housing Authority ** Housing Authority of the City of Lo ...
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Government Agency
A government or state agency, sometimes an appointed commission, is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions, such as an administration. There is a notable variety of agency types. Although usage differs, a government agency is normally distinct both from a department or ministry, and other types of public body established by government. The functions of an agency are normally executive in character since different types of organizations (''such as commissions'') are most often constituted in an advisory role—this distinction is often blurred in practice however, it is not allowed. A government agency may be established by either a national government or a state government within a federal system. ''The term is not normally used for an organization created by the powers of a local government body''. Agencies can be established by legislation or by executive powers. The a ...
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Chicago Housing Authority
The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is a municipal corporation that oversees public housing within the city of Chicago. The agency's Board of Commissioners is appointed by the city's mayor, and has a budget independent from that of the city of Chicago. CHA is the largest rental landlord in Chicago, with more than 50,000 households. CHA owns over 21,000 apartments (9,200 units reserved for seniors and over 11,400 units in family and other housing types). It also oversees the administration of 37,000 Section 8 vouchers. The current acting CEO of the Chicago Housing Authority is Tracey Scott. History The CHA was created in 1937 to own and operate housing built by the federal government's Public Works Administration. In addition to providing affordable housing for low-income families and combating blight, it also provided housing for industry workers during World War II and returning veterans after the war. By 1960, it was the largest landlord in Chicago. In 1965, a group of residents ...
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Northern Ireland Housing Executive
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive is the public housing authority for Northern Ireland. It is Northern Ireland's largest social housing landlord, and the enforcing authority for those parts of housing orders that involve houses with multiple occupants, houses that are unfit, and housing conditions. Functions and responsibilities The Northern Ireland Housing Executive's website cites its main functions as being: *to regularly examine housing conditions and housing requirements; *to draw up wide ranging programmes to meet these needs; *to effect the closure, demolition and clearance of unfit houses; *to effect the improvement of the condition of the housing stock; *to encourage the provision of new houses; *to establish housing information and advisory services; *to consult with District Councils and the Northern Ireland Housing Council; *to manage its own housing stock in Northern Ireland The organisation is also the home energy conservation authority for Northern Ire ...
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Department Of Building And Housing (New Zealand)
The Department of Building and Housing (''Te Tari Kaupapa Whare'' in Māori) was a government agency within the New Zealand government. Established in 2004 out of the Ministry of Housing, it was disestablished in 2012 and its former functions are now incorporated within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. History In 2004, following its 2003 review of the housing sector, the Fifth Labour Government announced plans to reconfigure government services related to building and housing. The existing Ministry of Housing was disestablished and its functions transferred to the new Department of Building and Housing, along with other relevant functions from the Ministry of Economic Development, Department of Internal Affairs and Ministry of Social Development. The Building Industry Authority was also merged into this new department. The agency commenced operations in November 2004, following the passage of the Building Act 2004 that August. Its responsible ministers were the ...
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Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Toronto is the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. With a recorded population of 2,731,571 in 2016, it is the most populous city in Canada and the fourth most populous city in North America. The city is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration of 9,245,438 people (as of 2016) surrounding the western end of Lake Ontario, while the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) proper had a 2016 population of 6,417,516. Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. People have travelled through and inhabited the Toronto area, located on a broad sloping plateau interspersed with rivers, deep ravines, and urban forest, for more than 10,000 years. After the broadly disputed Toronto Purchase, when the Mississauga surrendered the area to the British Crown, the British established the town of York in 1793 and later designated it as the capital of Upper Can ...
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Housing And Property Development Authority
The Rivers State Housing and Property Development Authority (RSHPDA) is a government agency that has the task of preservation and delivery of affordable housing in Rivers State. It was established under the Housing and Property Development Authority Law No.14 of 1985. Its main goal is to reduce homelessness. It also manages all government-owned housing estates. As of December 2013, the agency's General Manager and Chief Executive Officer is Iyerefa Cookey-Gam. Organizational structure The RSHPDA is governed by a board of directors who are charged with policy, control and management of the Authority. This includes the General Manager, Secretary to the Authority and Internal Auditor. Departments and units There are five departments under the RSHPDA: *Administrative Department *Estate Department *Projects Department *Research & Planning *Accounts Department *Legal Unit *Audit Unit See also *List of government agencies of Rivers State References External links * {{DEFAULTSORT:Hou ...
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San Francisco Housing Authority
The San Francisco Housing Authority is a local public housing authority for the City and County of San Francisco that was established in 1938 after the Housing Act of 1937 was enacted by the U.S. Federal Government. The agency is responsible for the management of public housing and Section 8 vouchers for primarily low-income housing. While the agency is based in and has jurisdiction over San Francisco, it is operated independent of the city's government and is chartered by the state government of California. History The agency was established in 1938, a year after the federal Housing Act of 1937, in order to build and run public housing developments in San Francisco. Due to lobbying from local residents, the agency primarily built its public housing buildings in low-income neighborhoods. For example, proposed public housing in the city's Richmond District was protested, with residents claiming they wished to keep their neighborhood a "first-class residential district, rather than a ...
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Housing Authority Of The City Of Los Angeles
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is a state-chartered public agency. Established in 1938, HACLA provides the largest stock of affordable housing in the city Los Angeles, California and is one of the nation's oldest public housing authorities. Its funds come from five main sources: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual operating subsidy, HUD's annual Capital Fund, Section 8 administrative fees, rent from public housing residents, and other program and capital grants from various sources. History In July 1983, Mayor Tom Bradley disbanded the housing authority commission following allegations of mismanagement both by internal sources and by the ''Los Angeles Times''. The City Council took control. After months of dispute, including former commissioners rallying housing project residents to support them, the new commission took control the following January with reduced powers. Housing locations The larger location sites are: * A ...
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New York City Housing Authority
The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is a New York State public development corporation which provides public housing in New York City. It was the first agency in the United States to provide housing for low- and moderate-income residents throughout the five boroughs of New York City. NYCHA also administers a citywide Section 8 Leased Housing Program in rental apartments. These communities are often referred to in popular culture as "projects", or "developments". These include single and double family houses, apartment units, singular floors, and shared small building units. These facilities commonly have large income disparities with their respective surrounding neighborhood or community. The New York City Housing Authority's mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. More than 400,000 New Yorkers reside in NYCHA's 325 public housing developmen ...
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Boston Housing Authority
The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) is a public agency of the city of Boston, Massachusetts that provides subsidized public housing to low- and moderate-income families and individuals. In the federal government model of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), BHA is a public housing agency. As such, BHA administers federal government assistance programs and monies for locally subsidized housing. With 70 developments, and serving almost 26,000 people across over 12,600 public housing units, it is the largest public housing authority in New England. It also offers partial subsidies for private housing, assisting another 32,000 people, and administers federal Section 8 vouchers. The agency's performance is periodically reviewed by a nine-member council, the BHA Monitoring Committee, which reports to the mayor.
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Housing
Housing, or more generally living spaces, refers to the construction and assigned usage of houses or buildings collectively, for the purpose of sheltering people — the planning or provision delivered by an authority, with related meanings. Ensuring that members of society have a home in which to live, whether this is a house, or some other kind of dwelling, lodging, or shelter, is a social issue. Many governments have one or more housing authorities, sometimes also called a housing ministry, or housing department. Macroeconomy and housing price Previous research shows that housing price is affected by the macroeconomy. (2018)'s research showed that 1% increase in the Consumer Price Index leads to a $3,559,715 increase in housing prices and raises the property price per square feet by $119.3387. Money Supply (M2) has a positive relationship with housing prices. As M2 increased by one unit, housing prices rose by 0.0618 in a study conducted in Hong Kong. When there is a 1% increa ...
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United States Housing Authority
The United States Housing Authority, or USHA, was a federal agency created during 1937 within the United States Department of the Interior by the Housing Act of 1937 as part of the New Deal. It was designed to lend money to the states or communities for low-cost construction. History Units for about 650,000 low-income people, but mostly for the homeless, were started. Progressives early in the 20th century had argued that improving the physical environment of poorer citizens would improve their quality of life and chances for success (and cause better social behavior). As governor of New York, Al Smith began public housing programs for low income employed workers. New York Senator Robert F. Wagner carried those beliefs into the 1930s, when he was a power in the United States Congress. From 1933-37, the Public Works Administration (PWA) under Harold Ickes razed 10,000 slum units and built 22,000 new units, with the primary goal of providing construction jobs. Ickes was a strong f ...
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United States Department Of Housing And Urban Development
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a Cabinet department in the executive branch of the U.S. federal government. Although its beginnings were in the House and Home Financing Agency, it was founded as a Cabinet department in 1965, as part of the "Great Society" program of President Lyndon Johnson, to develop and execute policies on housing and metropolises. History The department was established on September 9, 1965, when Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act into law. It stipulated that the department was to be created no later than November 8, sixty days following the date of enactment. The actual implementation was postponed until January 14, 1966, following the completion of a special study group report on the federal role in solving urban problems. HUD is administered by the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Its headquarters is located in the Robert C. Weaver Federal Building. Some impor ...
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Ministry Of Housing And Local Government
The Ministry of Housing and Local Government was a United Kingdom government department formed after the Second World War, covering the areas of housing and local government. It was formed, as the Ministry of Local Government and Planning, in January 1951 when functions of the Ministry of Health, which had taken over the powers of the old Local Government Board, were merged with the Ministry of Town and Country Planning, which had been created in 1943. Its name was changed to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government by the Conservatives after the October 1951 general election. It was merged in 1970 with the Ministry of Transport to form the Department for the Environment. The ministry was headed by the Minister of Housing and Local Government. The name was partially (and arguably deliberately) revived by Theresa May on 9 January 2018, when the Department for Communities and Local Government was renamed as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, with a simil ...
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Ministry Of Housing, Communities And Local Government
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is the UK Government department for housing, communities and local government in England. It was established in May 2006 and is the successor to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, established in 2001. Its headquarters is located at 2 Marsham Street in London, occupation of which it shares with the Home Office, and expected from Summer 2021 some 500 member of staff and civil servants will start to relocate to Wolverhampton as the department prepares to be first UK government department to have a HQ based outside of London. It is hoped the move will be completed by 2025. It was renamed to add Housing to its title and changed to a ministry in January 2018. There are corresponding departments in the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive, responsible for communities and local government in their respective jurisdictions. Ministers The MHCLG's ministers are as follows: Th ...
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