Home Ownership - the positives and the negatives
Read - Home Not-So-Sweet Home, Krugman, Paul. New York Times. June 23, 2008.
As Program Moves Poor to Suburbs, Tensions Follow, Solomon Moore. New York Times. July 9, 2008.
This article raises a few of the issues regarding owning a home versus renting.
Examine this issue.
Make a table in a word processing document. Use it to compare and contrast different forms of housing.
Which form of housing is more flexible in hard times like a divorce or a job loss?
Which form of housing is better if there is a natural disaster like: flooding, a tornado or a hurricane?
What happens to home property values when a major employer in a town leaves or goes out of business?
Make a chart showing the percentage of owners and renters in your state.
Make a circle chart showing the percentages or owners and renters in your county or community.
Research the median or mean value of a home in your community.
What does it cost to rent a 2 bedroom apartment in your area?
Identify 10 jobs that are tied to the housing market.
American Murder Mystery - A criminologist and a housing expert, each engaged in separate, unrelated research, have discovered an overlap between the destruction of inner city housing projects and an increase in crime in historically quiet neighborhoods. CSPAN Washington Journal 6/26/2008 - Hanna Rosin discusses her article about the Memphis research and the impact the findings could have on the national effort to diffuse inner-city poverty. Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic, July/August 2008. Printable document of article | Consequences from the Redistribution of Urban Poverty During the 1990's, A Cautionary Tale
American Housing Survey 2005 - This book presents data on apartments; single-family homes; manufactured/mobile homes;
posted 6/2008, In the spirit of Thomas Paine - released to public domain by Cynthia J. O'Hora
Aligned with the following Pa Academic Standards - Reading, Writing Speaking, History, Civics and Government, Mathematics, Civics, Science and Technology, Career Education and Work. Aligned with the National Standards for Civics and Government
Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Format - Highlight the text. Edit .. Copy it. Paste it in a word processing document. Save the document in your folder. Answer on the wp document in an easily read, contrasting color or font. (Not yellow ) nor fancy fonts like Symbols, Techno, fancy fonts) Save frequently as you work. Enter your name and the date in a document header. Submit your work via an electronic drop box or email attachment. Make your own printer paper answer sheet