Smarter Communities:How The CDC&SmartGrowth Policy Offer a Better Quality of Urban Life
Housing is a central component of any debate concerning the welfare of society. My exploration begins with the assumption that where you live is the largest factor to lifestyle and quality; housing determines how people live, how they may feel about themselves, their ability to provide for loved ones, and develop life and job skills for the most desirable existence possible. For the past thirty-two years, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with the assistance of the Federal Government, has made an attempt to enhance this experience for low-income individuals through tenant and project based section 8 programs. Today, it is highly debatable who and to what extent these programs and policies actually benefit.