Housing Policy in the United States
Routledge – 2015 – 368 pages
This book is about the policies and practices that make affordable housing available to all low-income groups in U.S. society, regardless of race or ethnicity, gender or class. It is also about policy making (at the societal as well as state and local levels). Understanding how best to achieve these goals in the current economic, social, and political climate of the U.S. is the focus of this book. Before the book was published, there was no "objective" and "synthesizing" text that brought the necessary myriad amount of disparate information on housing and housing policy together into a coherent, accessible whole.
1. Introduction 2. Trends, Patterns, Problems 3. Housing Finance 4. Taxes and Housing 5. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit 6. Public Housing 7. Privately Owned Rental Housing Built with Federal Subsidy 8. Vouchers 9. State and Local Housing Policy and the Non-Profit Sector 10. Housing for People with Special Needs 11. Fair Housing and Community Reinvestment 12. Home Ownership and Income Integration 13. Conclusions