Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

Photo courtesy of 401(K) 2012. Established in 1934 through the National Housing Act the FHA’s primary purpose is to ensure banks that mortgages made to private citizens will be paid in part should the loan be defaulted on. In theory the FHA was meant to expand the housing market by improving the bank’s confidence...

Blighted Lands

Photo courtesy of Samuel Kenyon. A blighted property is defined as being deemed unfit to live in by Housing Authorities. This may be because of vermin, lack of basic needs such as hot water, or a fire hazard situation. “Blighted Lands” in then is a group of contiguous such properties. These are often neighborhoods...

The Umbrella Movement

The main goal of the “Umbrella Movement” was to reinforce the political sovereignty of Hong Kong after China demanded electoral candidates be screened with them before running for Hong Kong elections. The primary participants of the protests were college students from Hong Kong. There was also support abroad with students in Macau, another country...

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