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Public housing is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. Social housing is an umbrella term referring to rental housing which may be owned and managed by the state, by non-profit organizations, or by a combination of the two, usually with the aim of providing affordable housing. Although the common goal of public housing is to provide affordable housing, the details, terminology, definitions of poverty and other criteria for allocation vary. In mainland China, the government provide public housing through various source as new housing, abandoned properties, old flats which are rented at a very low price and so called 'Lian Zu Fang' (literally means 'low-cost rest house', Chinese: 廉租房), and through providing free lands and related fees with project from estate developers and is for sold which is called 'Jing Ji Shi Yong Fang' (literally means 'Economic Fixed Housing', Chinese: 经济适用房). The low-cost rest house can...
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