A Look at Permanent Residence
Housing, also commonly referred to as housing, covers the arrangement and designated use of residential homes or buildings in association with the aim of sheltering human beings from the weather, natural or man-made disturbances, and economic scarcity. A residential building can consist of a single dwelling or multiple dwellings, buildings, townhouses, bungalows, villas, row houses, and so on. Housing tenure is determined according to the legal standing of the property itself, as well as according to place, size and design of the dwelling. The law usually presumes that the dwellings situated individually or privately are the only types of housing that may be established in a territory, while associations of individuals or groups, such as apartment buildings, are governed by certain regulations in connection with the occupancy of residential property. Besides these, there are certain other regulations, which are applicable to housing matters, such as those governing the sharing of common spaces and the establishment of residences.
Housing programs consist of governmental measures taken to provide housing facilities on the basis of need, in compliance with the right of the citizens to seek suitable housing. The most popular forms of housing programs are those designed to meet basic social welfare needs and to encourage responsible economic activity in the community, at the same time helping to ensure the quality and preservation of the housing stock. Housing programs offer housing assistance to families, the elderly, children, and persons disabled or aged who require long-term care.
For persons who are renting their homes, there are certain measures adopted by public housing authorities to help them avoid substandard conditions. Governmental regulation requires landlords to furnish the appropriate premises and facilities to their tenants, with the stipulation that no discrimination takes place on the basis of income, disability, race, religion, sex, or even the national origin. These regulations also state that no domestic tenant may be discriminated against in the rental or lease processes on account of disability, racial origin, age, sexual orientation, or any other similar criteria.