Decent Home The Design, Politics, and Financing of Affordable Homes

ISBN-10: 1932364587

ISBN-13: 9781932364583

Edition: 2009

Authors: Alan Mallach
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: American Planning Association
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

ALAN MALLACH is a pianist, composer, and independent scholar living in New Jersey. He is the author of Pietro Mascagni and His Operas (Northeastern, 2002).

Acknowledgments
Preface
The Case for Affordable Housing
The Need for Decent Housing
Affordable Housing Needs and the Private Market
Is Affordable Housing a Housing Problem or an Income Problem?
Conclusion
Affordable Housing in the United States: A Short History
Beginnings
The Rise and Fall of Public Housing
Federal Funding, Private Ownership
The Age of Devolution
Affordable Housing Policy Today
Designing Affordable Housing
Why Design Matters
Housing for Whom?
Housing That Works for People
Cars, People, and Open Space
Safe Spaces
Designing Housing That Fits In
Finding Sites and Gaining Approval for Affordable Housing
Criteria for Selecting Sites
Good Sites Are Hard to Find
Getting Projects Approved
Making the Numbers Work: Financing Affordable Housing
Defining Affordability
Filling the Gap
Capital Grants and Tax Credit Equity
Putting the Pieces Together: Subsidy Layering and the Development Pro Forma
Developing Affordable Housing, Step-by-Step
Thinking the Project Through
Forming the Development Team-Finding a Site
The Predevelopment Process
Construction, Marketing, and Rent-up
Concentration and Opportunity: Undoing the Exclusion of Affordable Housing
The Practice of Suburban Exclusion
Challenging Exclusion in the Courts
State Planning Laws and Affordable Housing Mandates
Conclusion
Affordable Housing, Community Development Corporations, and Neighborhood Revitalization
Affordable Housing and Poverty Concentration
The Role of Community Development Corporations
Toward Communities of Choice
Balancing Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization
The Risks and Rewards of Affordable Home Ownership
Home Ownership-The American Dream
The Costs and Benefits of Home Ownership
Public and Nonprofit Strategies to Foster Lower Income Home Ownership
Low-income Home Ownership and the Subprime Meltdown
Preserving Affordable Housing
Preservation: A Critical Issue
The Problem of Expiring Use Restrictions
Preserving Affordable Home Ownership
Preserving Affordability in the Private Market
Homelessness and Affordable Housing
Who Are the Homeless?
Why Are So Many People Homeless?
Changing Approaches to Housing the Homeless
Affordable Housing and Housing Fifst
Inclusionary Housing: Using the Market to Create Affordable Housing
What Is Inclusionary Housing?
The Legal Status of Inclusionary Housing
Economics of Inclusionary Housing
Making Inclusionary Housing Work
Policies, Politics, and the Future of Affordable Housing in the United States
Drivers of Housing Policy Change
Shaping Future Affordable Housing Policy
Appendix: Resources for Further Information
Index
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