Housing Policy In The United States

Author: Alex F. Schwartz
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415950317
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Housing Policy in the United States is an essential guidebook to, and textbook for, housing policy, it is written for students, practitioners, government officials, real estate developers, and policy analysts. It discusses the most important issues in the field, introduces key concepts and institutions, and examines the most important programs. Written as an introductory text, it explains all concepts, trends, and programs without jargon, and includes empirical data concerning program evaluations, government documents, and studies carried out by the author and other scholars. The first chapters present the context surrounding US housing policy, including basic trends and problems, the housing finance system, and the role of the federal tax system in subsidizing homeowner and rental housing. The middle chapters focus on individual subsidy programs. The closing chapters discuss issues and programs that do not necessarily involve subsidies, including homeownership, mixed-income housing, and governmental efforts to improve access to housing by reducing discriminatory barriers in the housing and mortgage markets. The concluding chapter also offers reflections on future directions of US. housing policy.

Housing Policy In The United States

Author: Jean Conway
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113452868X
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Housing Policy in the United States is an essential guidebook to, and textbook for, housing policy, it is written for students, practitioners, government officials, real estate developers, and policy analysts. It discusses the most important issues in the field, introduces key concepts and institutions, and examines the most important programs. Written as an introductory text, it explains all concepts, trends, and programs without jargon, and includes empirical data concerning program evaluations, government documents, and studies carried out by the author and other scholars. The first chapters present the context surrounding US housing policy, including basic trends and problems, the housing finance system, and the role of the federal tax system in subsidizing homeowner and rental housing. The middle chapters focus on individual subsidy programs. The closing chapters discuss issues and programs that do not necessarily involve subsidies, including homeownership, mixed-income housing, and governmental efforts to improve access to housing by reducing discriminatory barriers in the housing and mortgage markets. The concluding chapter also offers reflections on future directions of US. housing policy.

Housing Policy In The United States An Introduction

Author: CTI Reviews
Editor: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490269339
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Housing Policy in the United States, An Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Handbook Of Research On Urban Politics And Policy In The United States

Author: Ronald K. Vogel
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313291661
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A comprehensive reference work that summarizes major issues in urban politics and policy in the United States.

Housing Form And Public Policy In The United States

Author: Richard Plunz
Editor: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
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Housing Markets And Housing Institutions An International Comparison

Author: Björn Hårsman
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792390848
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It is difficult to make international comparisons of economic institutions and government policies due to regional characteristics of the local environment. This is particularly true in comparative analysis of housing and the operation of housing markets. This book overcomes such difficulties by focusing on single cities or metropolitan areas within national systems. The countries selected include Austria, Finland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S.; the metropolitan areas that form the base of the analyses include Vienna, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Budapest, Stockholm, Glasgow, and San Francisco. Each article, written by a group of economists and economic geographers based in a university in a particular city, presents a description and analysis of a national housing market and an analysis of the development of housing policy and outcomes in a particular metropolitan area. The articles also include a detailed review of the spatial development of the major city, the operation ofthe housing market and the pattern of housing occupancy, and the principal institutions that affect the production and distribution of housing.

Housing America

Author: Randall G. Holcombe
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351514997
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Housing policy not only aff ects all Americans' quality of life, but has a direct impact on their fi nancial well being. About 70 percent of American households own their own homes, and for most, their homes represent the majority of their net worth. Renters are aff ected by housing policy. Even the small minority of Americans who are homeless are aff ected by housing policies specifi cally targeted to low-income individuals.The government's increasing involvement in housing markets, fed by popular demand that government "do something" to address real problems of mortgage defaults and loans, provides good reason to take a new look at the public sector in housing markets. Crises in prime mortgage lending may lower the cost of housing, but the poor and homeless cannot benefi t because of increases in unemployment. Even the private market is heavily regulated. Government policies dictate whether people can build new housing on their land, what type of housing they can build, the terms allowed in rental contracts, and much more.This volume considers the eff ects of government housing policies and what can be done to make them work better. It shows that many problems are the result of government rules and regulations. Even in a time of foreclosures, the market can still do a crucial a job of allocating resources, just as it does in other markets. Consequently, the appropriate policy response may well be to signifi cantly reduce, not increase, government presence in housing markets. Housing America is a courageous and comprehensive eff ort to examine housing policies in the United States and to show how such policies aff ect the housing market.

Housing Policy At A Crossroads

Author: John C. Weicher
Editor: AEI Press
ISBN: 0844743372
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Since Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, American housing policy has focused on building homes for the poor. Housing Policy at a Crossroads provides a comprehensive survey of past low-income housing programs which acts not only as a history of housing policy, but as a guide to issues confronting policy makers and argues a case for vouchers as the cheapest, most effective solution. Weicher gives us a timely warning that reinventing failed building programs would be a very costly wrong turn for America.

Comparing Housing Systems

Author: Valerie Ann Karn
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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This book compares the quality of housing in Britain and the United States. Unlike other comparative studies, this work focuses on the performance of the housing systems, first describing the differences and then explaining them. The authors include an analysis of the "housing policy agendas" of each country.

A Right To Housing

Author: Rachel G. Bratt
Editor: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592134335
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In the 1949 Housing Act, Congress declared "a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family" our national housing goal. Today, little more than half a century later, upwards of 100 million people in the United States live in housing that is physically inadequate, unsafe, overcrowded, or unaffordable. The contributors to A Right to Housing consider the key issues related to America's housing crisis, including income inequality and insecurity, segregation and discrimination, the rights of the elderly, as well as legislative and judicial responses to homelessness. The book offers a detailed examination of how access to adequate housing is directly related to economic security. With essays by leading activists and scholars, this book presents a powerful and compelling analysis of the persistent inability of the U.S. to meet many of its citizens' housing needs, and a comprehensive proposal for progressive change.