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    Developments in Housing Law and Reasonable Accommodations for New York City Residents with Disabilities

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    This Essay examines the New York Human Rights Law, which prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental of a housing accommodation and provides persons with disabilities the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations from their housing providers. The Essay concludes that the recent interpretation of this law by New York City Commission on Human Rights Law is a move toward protecting the rights of persons with disabilities and removing unnecessary discrimination from their lives

    Benefits (and Losses) from Rent Control in the Philippines: An Empirical Study of Metro Manila

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    This study examines benefits (and losses) from the rent control law in Metro Manila. The results show that net benefits from rent control are positive and targets mainly the poor families. However, benefits have negligible effects on income. They also tend to be eroded by the regressive effects of rent control on supply of rental housing, in particular, the strict eviction provisions of the law. Stiff competition for low-priced rental housing, low quality of housing for the poor, higher rents for the uncontrolled sector, and misallocation of resources are the possible effects of rent control on housing. It is recommended that government find other alternative schemes to the rent control law. Possible schemes include the provision of rental allowances to the poor; provision of low-cost financing to landlords, including those who are into self-help housing; and rent of government land on leasehold basis to developers interested to go into rental housing.rent control, rental housing market

    Is Housing a Human Right?

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    A CCH policy brief that examines whether housing should be understood as a human right and argues that the right to adequate housing is recognized as a basic and fundamental human right in many sources of international human rights law

    A College Student's Guide to Landlord/Tenant Relations in Alaska

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    This guide for Alaska students preparing to rent an apartment gives answers to essential questions about renting an apartment, tenant rights, and landlord/tenant law in Alaska. The guide, structured in a question and answer format, covers renting an apartment, leases and subleases, living in the apartment, problems with the apartment, landlord powers, evictions, moving out, and public housing. The guide expands upon the "Housing" chapter (https://www.alaskabar.org/servlet/content/entering_the_real_world.html#Housing) for the Alaska Bar Association web publication Alaska Youth Law Guilde: A Handbook for Teens and Young Adults (https://www.alaskabar.org/servlet/content/youth_law_guide.html).Renting an Apartment / Leases and Subleases / Living in the Apartment / Problems with the Apartment / Landlord Powers / Evictions / Moving Out / Public Housin

    The Lagos State Land Use Charge Law (2001) and Vision 20:2020 Housing Theme

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    Increasing demand for provision of urban and rural infrastructures with dwindling federal revenue allocations have influenced the Lagos State Government to promulgate Land Use Charge Law (2001) to increase internally-generated revenues through property tax. The Law provides the formula for assessing the Charge payable on properties in Lagos State, amongst other provisions. This paper reviewed the law and determines its short- and long- term effects on housing which is one of the thematic areas of Vision 2020. In attaining this, process of inferences was adopted to evaluate the law in addition to questionnaires administered on selected Estate Surveyors and Valuers practicing within Lagos metropolis. The paper found that the statutory formula to determine the amount of Charge payable is inappropriate and that high Charge and penalties may discourage investment in new housing and maintenance of existing stock. It therefore recommended its review to allow appropriate basis of fair and equitable tax to encourage the investors and owners such that the goal of Vision 20:2020 Housing Thematic Area becomes realizable

    Another Model of Low Income Housing Tax Credit Development: Building Housing and Building Capacity

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    This paper was first delivered at a conference on Affordable Housing and Pubic Private Partnerships at the University of Colorado Law School. It addresses the creation of community institutions able to acquire and wield power in the affordable housing realm. While this ability has generally been associat4ed with buildings purchased and operated by tenant groups, the paper suggests other affordable housing situations, particularly those developed under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, in which the accretion of power can occur. It proposes a model of tenant involvement in development and operation of affordable rental housing that can, in certain circumstances, create the type of durable institution normally associated with ownership

    The twenty-fifth anniversary of the Community Reinvestment Act: past accomplishments and future regulatory challenges

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    This paper was presented at the conference "Policies to Promote Affordable Housing," cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and New York University's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, February 7, 2002. It was part of Session 4: Housing Subsidies and Finance.Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 ; Credit ; Housing - Finance ; Mortgage loans - Law and legislation ; Housing subsidies

    The civil and family law needs of Indigenous people in Victoria

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    This report identifies the most pressing legal needs of Indigenous Victorians, which involve housing, discrimination and debt.The report presents key findings and recommendations of research conducted in 2012- 2013 by the Indigenous Legal Needs Project (ILNP) in Victoria. The ILNP is a national project. Its aims are to:identify and analyse the legal needs of Indigenous communities in non-criminal areas of law (including discrimination, housing and tenancy, child protection, employment, credit and debt, wills and estates, and consumer-related matters); and provide an understanding of how legal service delivery might work more effectively to address identified civil and family law needs of Indigenous communities. ILNP research is intended to benefit Indigenous people by improving access to civil and family law justice

    Town planning and public housing

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    During the last seven years, Spain has experience importans legislativies changes in land and housing materia. The land law of 1990, conceive the urbanistic proficience as colectivity result and the cession of part of this proficience to the land owner. This law changes the point of view about the land ownership. The use of this legislation with the objetive to maximice the colectivity utility to a minimun ejecutation cost and the transfer of the proficience from some town zones to others, building systems of distribution of charges and benefits. The city of Cadiz is a particular case where is used and checked. With the housing legislation has been posible the creation of public housing companies, perfect complement to the public intervencion in thats materials. A special case is the San Fernando public housing company (Cadiz) with the objetive of intervention in the low rent housing market without cost for the Local Administration. Keywords: Town Planning, Public Intervention, Housing.
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