The Homeless in New York 2016 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Homeless in New York 2016 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Homeless in New York

Housing is a visible manifestation of status. As the population increases so will the demand for adequate housing. In recent years planners and policymakers have come to realize that housing is more than the construction of buildings. It is the hub from which people are able to function, to make alliances and networks, to thrive and to reach their potential. In the developing world low-income housing has carved its way into cities and the slums. But whether it is in the city center or the periphery such housing is a dimension of urban poverty.

In 2007 human history witnessed a unique event: the world’s urban and rural population were equaled. According to the United Nations ‘ one out of every two people is a city-zen.’ In many Third World countries the poor house themselves, far removed from conventional approaches.  

Modernization has obviously failed to reach them but this hardly traps the initiative of the poor. The megacities are not the only places in which housing and other amenities need to be addressed.

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  • needybad4u  On February 21, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Thanks, Dr. Dhanpaul N. for sharing this interesting article for our readers. I read the full post (pdf)z from The West Indian – Fe. 20,2016. p.28.
    I also shared a Homeless Hub artcle on FB on February 18, 2016 reflecting on Toronto – dealing with the explosive socio-economic conditions of Poverty, Food Insecurity and Housing Unaffordability in our cities. It is unimaginable what conditions may exist in countries like Guyana.
    ~Leonard Dabydeen

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