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Common types of secondary dwelling units
Common types of secondary dwelling units

Housing, or more generally, living spaces, refers to the construction and assigned usage of houses or buildings individually or collectively, for the purpose of shelter. Housing ensures that members of society have a place to live, whether it is a home or some other kind of dwelling, lodging or shelter. Many governments have one or more housing authorities, sometimes also called a housing ministry or housing department.

Housing in many different areas consists of public, social and private housing. In the United States, it was not until the 19th and 20th century that there was a lot more government involvement in housing. It was mainly aimed at helping those who were poor in the community.[circular reference] Public housing provides help and assistance to those who are poor and mainly low-income earners. A study report shows that there are many individuals living in public housing. There are over 1.2 million families or households. These types of housing were built mainly to provide people, mainly those who are low-income and elderly, with safe, affordable, and good housing units. There are many people who are a part of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). When counting, there are over nine hundred thousand participants in this program. (Full article...)

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Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, the largest private house in the United Kingdom. Picture from  A Complete History of the County of York by Thomas Allen (1828–1830)
Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, the largest private house in the United Kingdom. Picture from A Complete History of the County of York by Thomas Allen (1828–1830)
A great house is a large house or mansion with luxurious appointments and great retinues of indoor and outdoor staff. The term is used mainly historically, especially of properties at the turn of the 20th century, i.e., the late Victorian or Edwardian era in the United Kingdom and the Gilded Age in the United States. (Full article...)
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... even though the Housing Act of 1949 called for building more housing, some projects saw more housing units destroyed than built?

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