Poverty Prevention Strategy As It Term Paper

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Organizations such as habitat for humanity have proven that home ownership is possible for the very poor. The prevention strategy will call for the implementation of a housing plan that is modeled after habitat for humanity.

In addition, the strategy will also address education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. As it relates to education teachers should have the proper credential and pay should be appropriate and consistent with experience. There should be a proper amount of textbooks. There should be no more than 20 students per teacher and computers and internet access should be available at all schools. Certain standards should be in place as it relates to the condition of school buildings and any building that does not meet these standards must be renovated to meet these standards. These standards would be inclusive of working fire alarms, secure entrances and exits, proper lighting, clean floors, clean and operational restrooms, no peeling paint, intact ceilings, properly working heating and air conditioning. It is extremely important that the school environment is conducive to learning and that students surroundings reflect a caring and nurturing environment.

The suggested solutions may be difficult to implement because they will cost money. However, if leadership is willing to make certain sacrifices the strategy could be implemented successfully.

Unfortunately the change will come slow or not at all if politicians and the community are not willing to take the necessary actions. As far as any obstacles that might arise during the implementation of such a strategy, the main obstacle would be to change the mentality of leaders. Leaders must be reminded that they have been placed in a position of authority so that they can assist their constituents and not to meet their own needs. In addition, the community must understand that when you assist the poor in terms of education, home ownership and just compensation -- you make the community safer and better for everyone not just the poor.

References

Green, R. And M. White. 1997. Measuring the Benefits of Homeowning: Effects on Children. Journal of Urban Economics 41: 441-461.

Haurin D.R. Haurin J., Parcel T.L. (2002) Does Homeownership Affect Child Outcomes?. Real Estate Economics. 30 (4): 635.

Rohe, W., G. McCarthy and S. Van Zandt. 2000. The Social Benefits and Costs of Homeownership: A Critical Assessment of the Research. Working paper…

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References

Green, R. And M. White. 1997. Measuring the Benefits of Homeowning: Effects on Children. Journal of Urban Economics 41: 441-461.

Haurin D.R. Haurin J., Parcel T.L. (2002) Does Homeownership Affect Child Outcomes?. Real Estate Economics. 30 (4): 635.

Rohe, W., G. McCarthy and S. Van Zandt. 2000. The Social Benefits and Costs of Homeownership: A Critical Assessment of the Research. Working paper No. 00-01. Research Institute for Housing America: Washington, DC.

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