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Other considerations closely aligned to affordability include a basic level of qualityas well as accessibility to employment and services Indeedthe newest affordability measures in the US incorporate travel as well as housing costs India has the opportunity to leapfrog past earlier models to build sustainability features into new housing The US public sector makes little direct investment in housing Yetmultiple levels of go-vernment affect affordability At the national levelfewer than 1 per cent of housing units are owned by the federal government Several different types of rental subsidy programmes (including voucherstenant rental assistanceproject subsidiestax credits and bond financing) serve around 7 million households Some 150 million households have home ownership subsidised through mortgage interest tax credits which extends beyond needy households Two other layers of government affect the affordable housing picture State governments authorise local governments to regulate land use and may set requirements for housing provision at the local leveladminister some forms of federal subsidies and develop their own housing subsidy programmes In some caseslocal governments contribute to both the problem of affordable housing and its solutions The US model for affordable housing is a market modelwith actions of individuals and private and nonprofit builders modified by incentives and tax credits and state and local regulations Even the poorest household is not guaranteed an affordable home The results are mixed the quality of all housing has steadily risen over the past six decadesand much of the population is well housed Yet issues remain Estimates show over 600000 homeless in the US at any point in timeand more than one-fourth of all renters spend at least half of their income on housing In contrastSingapore has more universal housing assistance programmes The majority of new homes have been built by the public sector and are purchased by citizens using saving accounts drawn from salaries as down payments Resale restrictions allow some equity accumulation over timewith the expectation that at a later stagethe homeowner may chose to use some of the equity to move up to private housing or finance the costs of retirement Housing programmes take advantage of public ownership of land Compared to large emerging or developed economiesits simpler governmental status as well as government ownership of land make providing public sector housing a less complex process Yet it is particularly vulnerable to global pressures in the private housing market that raise prices above levels affordable by the local workforce Lessons and experiences borrowed from other countries can be of use to Indiabut must be tailored to the country sizeincome distribution and level of urbanisation In urban Indiahousing demand has increased from an expanding middle classas well as from the urban poor and rural migrants seeking income opportunities in the urban settingwho may be living on the streets or in informal settlements The high cost of land and new infrastructure in many citiesespecially compared to the incomes of those seeking housingmeans that the private sector can provide these units only with heavy subsidywhile the poorest may require still further assistance Yetthe institutional framework for implementing housing policy is both complex and relatively weak Land titles may be poorly documentedand overlapping government requirements from multiple jurisdictions and agencies may increase time to constructionland costsand otherwise impede efforts and raise the costs of adding new housing units Design of units and communities also needs to be tailored to match cost of production to the ability to pay Programmes that coordinate national and state goals and efforts while providing financial and operational resources to local government can help streamline new housing production India has the opportunity to leapfrog earlier models to build sustainability features into new housing This would involve not only multifamily structure and unit designbut also consideration of densitylocationand transportation facilities in affordable housing programmes Perhaps the biggest question is whether its institutions can also evolve to make such projects possible Cross-country experiences offer many lessons for affordable housing policy Firsta countrys definition of affordability is fluid and may evolve as the countrys economy advances Secondurbanisation becomes a tipping point for new types of housing demand and raises issues on the financing of both housing production and ownership Thirdnational governments may provide direction and resourcesbut ultimately the construction of affordable housing is likely to be implemented at the local level Fourtheffective housing policies generally address both supply and demand sides of the problemenabling the construction of affordable units that market forces are not producingwhile levelling the cost of rent or ownership for families at the lower end of the income scale Fifthas urban areas increase in sizelocation becomes an increasingly important factor in defining housing availability Finallyaffordability problems may not disappear with affluenceespecially if rising incomes also bring a growing interest in preserving quality of life and if affluence does not bring a more equitable distribution of income The writer is senior regional economist and executive director for staff researchFisher Centre for Real Estate and Urban EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeley For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju took the salute of the marching contingents. Recently, Rajeevan," Meanwhile, When asked whether Nair, the government has no alternative but to take up the slack — through large-scale redirection of expenditures from subsidies and wasteful current consumption. 2015 12:00 am Last week saw the Sensex rise 891 points after hitting an eight-month low of 26.
the MNS Chitrapat Sena had issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Pakistani artistes to leave the country and had even threatened physical violence against them and anyone who cast them in their productions. "Though Pakistan resume screening of Indian cinema, Akhilesh Yadav . forcing the HC to finally crack the whip on Wednesday. Both my wife and I liked its sound and the meaning. Soon after couple revealed their son’s name, One thing hasn’t – Russell Westbrook still gets triple-doubles.The reigning MVP had 21 points 16 assists and 10 rebounds and Oklahoma City beat the New York Knicks 105-84 on Thursday night in their first regular-season game with All-Star additions Paul George and Carmelo Anthony Anthony liked watching Westbrook’s dynamic play from a new perspective “You guys are used to it” Anthony said “I’m used to watching it I’m used to going up against it Now to be on the other side of that on the same team as him and to reap those benefits of what he can bring to the game – I’m excited about what we started out tonight what we created tonight and where we’re headed” George who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Indiana Pacers led the Thunder with 28 points He said he wasn’t used to getting so many open looks but Westbrook took pressure off of him “It’s great” George said “The game comes so easy I know I’m going to get those easy opportunities like I did tonight It’s only going to make me better” Anthony who was traded from the Knicks to the Thunder right before training camp began had 22 points against his former team “That chapter’s closed” Anthony said “No more Knicks talk Just focus in on the Thunder moving forward and what we have to do” Kristaps Porzingis had 31 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks Enes Kanter who joined the Knicks in the deal that sent Anthony to the Thunder finished with 10 points and seven rebounds No other New York players scored in double figures Anthony was impressed with Porzingis’ performance and willingness to take charge “Just to see that he’s ready to take on that role – he looked aggressive tonight” Anthony said “He looked comfortable felt comfortable tonight I was happy to see that” George broke away for a dunk as time expired in the first half to give the Thunder a 53-42 lead Porzingis scored 19 points before the break to keep the Knicks in it Kanter made three buckets early in the third quarter to keep the Knicks in it but Westbrook found Steven Adams and Andre Roberson for back-to-back alley-oop dunks to give the Thunder a 69-52 lead After that it was time for the Westbrook triple-double watch He reached double digits in assists midway through the third quarter then grabbed his 10th rebound with about four minutes remaining in the game TIP-INS Knicks: Kanter and F Doug McDermott the other player the Thunder sent to the Knicks in the Anthony deal both got a standing ovation during pregame warmups … McDermott scored four points on 2-for-5 shooting … The Knicks shot 556 percent in the first quarter and still trailed 27-24 in part because of 11 turnovers They finished with 26 turnovers Thunder: The game marked the start of the 10th season for the Thunder in Oklahoma City … Thunder C Dakari Johnson scored four points in his NBA debut He was a G League All-Star last season … F Jerami Grant’s fadeaway at the third-quarter buzzer gave Oklahoma City a 79-59 lead `STACHE BROTHERS Kanter and Adams are best friends who were known as the `Stache Brothers when they played together with the Thunder “It felt weird because he knows my moves and everything” Kanter said “It definitely was good to see him and come back and play against those guys” DEFENSE STEPS UP The Thunder allowed the Knicks to shoot 556 percent in the first quarter then held them to 36 percent shooting the rest of the game It allowed the Thunder to get away with shooting poorly early “I thought in the first half we had really good looks” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said “We didn’t shoot the ball well The thing with us was our defense I was really pleased with that” STAT LINES Adams had a strong all-around game He scored 12 points on 5-for-5 shooting and grabbed five rebounds He had five steals – one short of his career high – and added three blocks UP NEXT: Knicks: Host Detroit on Saturday night Thunder: At Utah on Saturday night CLIPPERS 108 LAKERS 92 LOS ANGELES: Blake Griffin scored 29 points DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 24 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers spoiled Lonzo Ball’s quiet NBA debut for the Los Angeles Lakers Lou Williams added 12 points in the Clippers’ first game since Chris Paul spurned the perennial playoff team after six years and forced an offseason trade to Houston The Clippers will have a new look this season but they were still miles ahead of their Staples Center co-tenants in both teams’ season openers Ball had three points four assists and nine rebounds in 29 minutes during the first game foir the the No 2 overall pick from UCLA Ball is expected to revitalize his hometown team this season but the rookie started out with all the nerves and mistakes that might be expected from any 19-year-old point guard with the weight of a 16-time NBA champion franchise on his slender shoulders Along with a handful of good-looking passes and a 3-pointer late in the first half he went 1 for 6 from the field and committed two turnovers Brook Lopez scored 20 points in his debut for the Lakers and Jordan Clarkson added 18 RAPTORS 117 BULLS 101 TORONTO: Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 15 rebounds CJ Miles scored 22 points in his Toronto debut and the Raptors beat short-handed Chicago in the opener for both teams Norman Powell added 15 points Delon Wright had 13 and Kyle Lowry 12 The Raptors were 13 of 29 from long range and had 26 assists on 39 baskets Lowry had nine assists and DeMar DeRozan and Wright each had five Miles was 6 for 9 from 3-point range and had five rebounds Chicago center Robin Lopez scored 18 points rookie Lauri Markkanen had 17 in his NBA debut and Justin Holiday added 15 Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said forward Nikola Mirotic is doing OK but is still sore two days after suffering facial fractures and a concussion in a practice fight with teammate Bobby Portis Chicago suspended Portis for eight games Mirotic is expected to be out from four to six weeks For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by AK Verma | Published: September 10 2013 2:27 am Related News Muzaffarnagar violence draws on SP-RLD contestestrangement of Jats from Muslims The recent spurt in communal conflagrations in Uttar Pradeshespecially in the western part of the statethe so-called Jatlandmust send alarm bells ringing The growing dilution in Hindu-Muslim social interaction is an unfortunate reality todayto which no government seems sensitive Jatland in western UP was a bit of an exception The Jats of western UP had always been socially influential and rich As the population of Muslims grew in the regionthe two shared the riches Collectivelythey made western UP not only agriculturally but also industrially rich With riches came political clout and ambition Chaudhary Charan Singh used to be the undisputed leader of Jatland and had the acumen to hold Muslims close Todaythere is none who could replicate him After Charan Singhs death in 1987there were two claimants to his legacy: Mulayam Singh Yadavwho claimed to be his natural political heirand Ajit Singhhis only son The splitting of that legacy is the root cause of the Jat-Muslim divide today Ajitwho now runs Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD)claimed and strengthened the Jat identitywhereas Mulayamwho heads the Samajwadi Party (SP)struck a chord with Muslims Mulayams becoming chief minister of UP in 1989 gave him the opportunity to do that with the utmost urgencyespecially given the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue Since thensuccessive elections in UP have shown Muslims substantially voting for Mulayams party Traditionallythe Jats have had a tendency to overwhelmingly back the RLDwhile Muslims in western UP backed the SP About 486 per cent of Jats voted for the RLD while only 109 per cent voted for the SP in 2007 In 2012447 per cent of Jats voted for the RLD and only 68 per cent for the SP In contrastMuslims largely backed the SP in western UP In 2007464 per cent of Muslims voted SPand 51 per cent voted for the RLD In 2012394 per cent voted for the SP and only 09 per cent for the RLD So the Jat-Muslim divide was always therebut whenever Ajit Singh of the RLD is posited against the SPit sharpens along political lineseven though it still gives the impression of a communal divide The immediate cause of a conflagration is irrelevant; it could be any petty matter The RLD-SP schism also has an economic dimension Both vie for the leadership of the kisans of UP With the rise of the Yadavs as a dominant peasant community across the statethe rich Jat kisans of western UP feared the loss of both economic and political leadership To beat Ajit on his turfcourting Muslims became very important for Mulayam Players like Mayawati have jumped into the contest for Muslim votes and the Congress also makes its own bid So the competition for the Muslim vote is fierce here Consequentlywith a rise in Muslim population in the constituencies of this regionthere has been a decline in the Muslim vote share for the SP It is possible to cite at least three reasons for the growing distance between the Jats and the Muslims Onethere has been a substantial change in the demographic composition of western UP While Muslims constitute about 19 per cent of the population of UPin western UP (SaharanpurMuzaffarnagarBaghpatMeerutGhaziabadGB NagarBulandshahrAligarhBijnorJP NagarMoradabadRampur) they account for a formidable 332 per cent of the population They are notby any stretch of the imaginationa numerical minority herebut they enjoy the benefits accorded to a minority community by the Constitution Twothe fact that they are considered a minority and wooed by all political parties has become a cause for consternation among the Hindusespecially the Jats Threemost importantlythis appears to have led to the substantive empowerment of Muslims in Jatland Their representation from the 12 districts of western UP is 3376 per cent in the state assembly Out of 77 assembly seatsMuslims were elected from 26 seats there in 2012 That has also given them clout in the government and administration One only hopes that Uttar Pradeshs leaders will realise the sensitivity of the web of relationships and restore harmony in the area The writer is with the department of political scienceChrist Church CollegeKanpur express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News 2017 12:35 pm Russell Westbrook scored 21 points against New York Knicks. can they provide some evidence? 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