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one or more buildings where people live.
congregate housing a living arrangement for healthy older adults in which residents live in their own apartments and may take their meals in a common dining room, with various opportunities for socialization with other residents. Housekeeping and maintenance services are provided, but health maintenance services are scheduled independently by the residents. Called also independent living facilities.


animal accommodation of all kinds including zoo cages, hen batteries, sow crates, loose housing for cows, dry cow corrals, calf hutches and the like. Animal welfare considerations have made great changes in what is permissible in animal housing and codes of conduct are now available in most countries which specify areas, volumes of space, type of construction, furniture and feeding and watering facilities. See also all-in-all-out housing, continual throughput housing.

free stall housing
a system used in larger dairies which consists of a pen, commonly accommodating 50 to 100 cows, with an exercise and dunging alley and a series of open access stalls for cows to lie in. A cow is free to come and go as opposed to being confined in stanchions. Stalls are bedded and in rows separated by metal pipes with a stall surface area commonly 46 inches wide and 66 inches long.
housing stress
stress imposed on naturally pastoral animals when they are housed; includes the risk factors of overcrowding, incorrect temperature, humidity, ventilation, noise, uncomfortable bedding, infrequent feeding, watering.

Patient discussion about housing

Q. How can I "allergy proof" the house? My nephew will be coming to stay with me for a couple of months and he is highly allergic. How can I allergy proof the house so he'll be protected?

A. Excellent tips :)
In the meantime everything is fine.

Q. How can i prevent my mother reducing the overweight? she is an 52 years of old. She is an house wife

A. Do you mean how to help her lose her overweight?
The best way is diet and exercise. In order for her not to feel like she is the only one on a diet, its best if all the family starts eating a healthy diet. This will help both her and all of you. She should also exercise. You can encourage her by taking walks with her around the neighborhood, or walking to the grocery store instead of driving there, taking the steps instead of an elevator and more.
Here is a website with a lot of information on how to eat healthy:

Q. How can i prevent my mother reducing the overweight? she is an 52 years of old. She is an house wife she had diabetic & BP

A. I think that the key to weight loss is not so much as dieting but taking control over what and how much you eat. I eat at least six times a day, thats four meals and two snacks. The protions that i eat however are not that big. I mostly just eat until I'm full or just satisfied. I really dont excercise either except for walking and I have lost 55 pounds over about a 3 or 4 month period. I LOVE food and the few diets that i did try didnt work, either because I was still hungry or I just didnt stick to them long enough to see results. I don't know if this works for everyone, but it worked for me. I think this worked because eating six meals a day kept my metabolism running almost constantly, so i ended up burning more calories than i took in. This may not take the weight off fast, but it can help you lose weight and keep it off. Hope this helps.

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Cost: $700-$1400 with housing; $350-$700 w/out housing.
The property was originally developed under New York City's 421(a) housing program, which gives tax abatements to new market-rate housing in Manhattan for the private construction and operation of affordable housing.
You cannot provide low-income housing without a subsidy.
New Zealand's currency will remain firm in the short term because the Reserve Bank is still raising interest rates in order to restrain inflation, but if the housing market finally crashes the currency will quickly follow.
The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association and the Co-operative Housing Federation, Ontario Region call on the federal and provincial governments to take a "balanced approach" to the creation of more affordable housing, including: permanently affordable non-profit and co-op housing, more private sector rental, renovation of existing social housing and rent supplements for low income and special housing needs household where vacant units are available.
Why not look at housing and health care as human rights inextricably bound to a Catholic appreciation of human dignity?
But the training network is promoting a "one-touch" system in which one visit from a health or housing worker may trigger efforts to address multiple problems.
Somanath worked as a surveyor, and then applied for a job at the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA), the agency responsible for public housing in the city.
persons evicted from federally assisted housing for drug-related criminal activity less than 3 years prior to applying for admission unless the tenant successfully completes a rehabilitation program approved by a PHA or the circumstances for the eviction no longer exist.
Meanwhile, housing in high job growth areas is beyond the reach of many working and low-income families, according to the Metropolitan Mayors' Caucus, a forum of nine suburban government councils and the City of Chicago that addresses issues affecting the six-county region.
As Wu Liangyong has shown (AR February 2000), lessons from traditional Chinese urban housing design can be derived to make low-rise developments which can compare to the high-rise ones in density, yet at the same time are infinitely richer in social and personal terms.
Some of the problem resulted from widespread abuses during the Reagan administration; other reasons include massive corruption in local housing agencies that contract with HUD, such as the troubled Puerto Rico Housing Authority.

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