Right to Housing Foundation for a New Social Agenda

ISBN-10: 1592134327
ISBN-13: 9781592134328
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Presenting a powerful analysis of the persistent inability of the United States to meet the housing needs of its people, leading activists and thinkers examine the state of housing, the housed, and housing policy, and then provide a detailed programme for solving the problem.

Rachel G. Bratt is Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. She is the author of Rebuilding a Low-Income Housing Policy and a co-editor of Critical Perspectives on Housing, both published by Temple.

Michael Stone was for many years an investigative reporter forNew Yorkmagazine. He lives in New York City.

Acknowledgments
Why a Right to Housing Is Needed and Makes Sense: Editors' Introduction
The Economic Environment of Housing: Income Inequality and Insecurity
Housing Affordability: One-Third of a Nation Shelter-Poor
Segregation and Discrimination in Housing
Pernicious Problems of Housing Finance
Federal Housing Subsidies: Who Benefits and Why?
The Permanent Housing Crisis: The Failures of Conservatism and the Limitations of Liberalism
Federally-Assisted Housing in Conflict: Privatization or Preservation?
Box: Privatizing Rural Rental Housing
The Case for a Right to Housing
The Role of the Courts and a Right to Housing
Housing Organizing for the Long Haul: Building on Experience
Social Ownership
Social Financing
The Elderly and a Right to Housing
Opening Doors: What a Right to Housing Means for Women
Responses to Homelessness: Past Policies, Future Directions, and a Right to Housing
Community Development Corporations: Challenges in Supporting a Right to Housing
Box: Old and New Challenges Facing Rural Housing Nonprofits
Between Devolution and the Deep Blue Sea: What's a City or State to Do?
Housing and Economic Security
About the Contributors
Index

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