Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Low-Income Housing: The Challenges It Faces

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Susie Tibbitts

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Funding for low-income housing is largely subsidized by tax incentives, such as, the low-income housing tax credit, other subsidized programs exist as well that help individuals in various situations. Rent for each individual or family is based off their income. Qualifications for low-income housing and how much residents pay each month can be found through H.U.D. (Housing and Urban Development) and Section 8. Section 8 is a voucher programs that is government funded and allocates funds to those in need. Residents are also screened before they are eligible to move in. Many low-income housing communities are on referral only. This is in place to help people that have shown they truly want help and that they will benefit from this type of community. Low-income communities like this often have programs in place to help with job assistance, language classes, and extra circular activities such as self-defense courses and dance classes. As part of my research I will develop plans for new buildings. One building will be part of an apartment complex and this will have one, two, three, and four-bedroom units. The other building will be a community center with spaces that will benefit each resident. Some of these spaces will be classrooms, a computer lab, a fitness center, and conference rooms. This paper will dive into each of these obstacles and how they are faced as well as proposed plans for the new apartments and community center.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 2:45 PM

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Apr 12th, 1:30 PM Apr 12th, 2:45 PM

Low-Income Housing: The Challenges It Faces

The South Atrium

Funding for low-income housing is largely subsidized by tax incentives, such as, the low-income housing tax credit, other subsidized programs exist as well that help individuals in various situations. Rent for each individual or family is based off their income. Qualifications for low-income housing and how much residents pay each month can be found through H.U.D. (Housing and Urban Development) and Section 8. Section 8 is a voucher programs that is government funded and allocates funds to those in need. Residents are also screened before they are eligible to move in. Many low-income housing communities are on referral only. This is in place to help people that have shown they truly want help and that they will benefit from this type of community. Low-income communities like this often have programs in place to help with job assistance, language classes, and extra circular activities such as self-defense courses and dance classes. As part of my research I will develop plans for new buildings. One building will be part of an apartment complex and this will have one, two, three, and four-bedroom units. The other building will be a community center with spaces that will benefit each resident. Some of these spaces will be classrooms, a computer lab, a fitness center, and conference rooms. This paper will dive into each of these obstacles and how they are faced as well as proposed plans for the new apartments and community center.