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Housing, or more generally, living spaces, refers to the construction and assigned usage of houses or buildings individually or collectively, for the purpose of shelter. Housing is a basic human need, and it plays a critical role in shaping the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. (Full article...)

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A continuous buildup of toxic assets in the form of subprime mortgages purchased by Lehman Brothers ultimately led to the firm's bankruptcy in September 2008. The collapse of Lehman Brothers is often cited as both the culmination of the subprime mortgage crisis, and the catalyst for the Great Recession in the United States.

The American subprime mortgage crisis was a multinational financial crisis that occurred between 2007 and 2010 that contributed to the 2007–2008 global financial crisis. The crisis led to a severe economic recession, with millions of people losing their jobs and many businesses going bankrupt. The U.S. government intervened with a series of measures to stabilize the financial system, including the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

It was triggered by a large decline in US home prices after the collapse of a housing bubble, leading to mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures, and the devaluation of housing-related securities. Declines in residential investment preceded the Great Recession and were followed by reductions in household spending and then business investment. Spending reductions were more significant in areas with a combination of high household debt and larger housing price declines. (Full article...)
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  • ... that when UCLA was founded in 1919, the university's students provided numerous services, including athletics, housing, and parking?
  • ... that a 1905 steam-powered pump was assembled on-site in Virginia with its housing constructed around it?
  • ... that a former radio host got a free apartment in New York City's King Manor and lived there for more than three decades?
  • ... that the 32-story Bridge Apartments in New York City were built directly above a 12-lane freeway?
  • ... that entrepreneur Ian Schrager paid a record $9 million for two apartments at the Majestic in New York City, but he never lived there?
  • ... that Compaq placed the built-in trackball of the LTE Lite on its display housing?
  • ... that the apartments and hotel rooms at Time Warner Center did not have internet from Time Warner because it was too expensive?
  • ... that residents at Alterlaa, a housing complex in Vienna, have large concrete planters in which plants can be grown?

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... that construction of the Penn South housing cooperative in New York City was initially met with resistance because 7,500 residents would have been displaced?
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