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    Housing Affordability Problem in Downtown Cincinnati
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    Statistics: The number of  affordable housing units  being built  has  decreased  from  5 million to only 2.2 million  (Favro 2).      The Unites States population   has  increased  nearly  100,000,000 over a time  span of 30 years  starting in the 1970s  (Favro 2).  Nearly  95 million   Americans have a housing  affordability problem  (Favro 1). Housing  Problem Facts
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    More Statistics: According to the Affordable Housing Advocates of Cincinnati, families with an income less that $30,000 a year cannot afford a two bedroom apartment in Cincinnati. They also report that a minimum wage worker in Ohio, $7 per hour, would have to work 80 hours a week all 52 weeks of the year in order to make the payments for a typical 2 bedroom apartment. HUD has acknowledged that in no city in this country is the minimum wage a livable wage (White 2).
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    Something to think about… Over 50% of homeless people in Cincinnati work (White 2). However, these temp-labor jobs aren’t much help when the agencies that get these people those jobs charge for supplies and food making their paycheck less than even the hourly wage. The families who live in Over-The-Rhine (a poverty- stricken neighborhood) clearly cannot afford to fix up their homes or even pay their rent. Many landlords are notorious for neglecting the upkeep of their properties.
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    Introducing: Pat Clifford Representative of the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless He said, “The politicians believe if you get rid of the housing for the poor then they will move somewhere else and you won’t have to deal with the problem…They’re talking about moving the drop-in homeless shelter out of Over the Rhine. You can move poverty anywhere you want, but if you don’t
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course ENG 111 taught by Professor Patterson during the Fall '07 term at Miami University.

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English powerpoint - Housing Affordability Problem in Downtown Cincinnati Statistics Nearly95million (Favro1 Thenumberof beingbuilthas

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