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  1. Affordable housing

    Affordable housing is housing deemed affordable to those with a median household income . as rated by country, province, region or municipality by a recognized Housing Affordability Index. In Australia, the National Affordable Housing Summit Group developed their definition of affordable housing as housing that is, "...reasonably adequate in standard and location for lower or middle income households and does not cost so much that a household is unlikely to be able to meet other basic needs on a sustainable basis." In the United Kingdom affordable housing includes "social rented and intermediate housing, provided to specified eligible households whose needs are not met by the market." Most of the literature on affordable housing refers to a number of forms that exist along a continuum - from emergency shelters, to transitional housing, to non-market rental, to formal and informal rental, indigenous housing and ending with affordable home ownership. The notion of housing affordability became widespread in the 1980s in Europe and North America. A growing body of literature found it problematic. Notably, the shift in UK housing policy away from housing need to the more market-oriented analyses of affordability was challenged by Whitehead. This article discusses the principles that lie behind the concepts of need and affordability and the ways they have been defined.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Affordable housing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Affordable housing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dana Salbak:

    The need for affordable housing will become more pronounced, employers will have to increase wages or housing allowances to attract and retain staff.

  2. Danya Keene:

    It’s great that these kids are benefiting from this high-quality affordable housing, the paper does support the idea that living conditions matter for health in significant ways.

  3. Danya Keene:

    Even though the conditions in many public housing developments are in dramatic need of improvement, we do know that public housing provides an important source of stable and affordable housing, particularly for the poorest of the poor.

  4. Peter Cachola Schmal:

    That means that prices in most cities are rising incredibly. The consequence will be a tremendous competition between refugees and all those looking for affordable housing, if nothing is done, the right wing will grow, and (public) opinion against refugees will grow. The first thing to do is build more affordable housing.

  5. Richard Davey:

    We believe the 2024 Games fit into the long-term planning goals of the city, and will create jobs, economic development and affordable housing, we also want to be clear that we are only in this if we have a majority of the people in Massachusetts behind us prior to submitting our final bid to the International Olympic Committee.

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