Housing Issues of the 1990s

Housing Issues of the 1990s : Conference : Papers

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The result of a conference organized to address problems raised by the housing crisis of the 1980s, this volume brings together academic and professional housing experts representing a variety of disciplines and political The essays evaluate the nation's housing stock and assess progress toward reaching national housing goals, address the issue of specialism and the problems of groups with special housing needs, and examine the range of policies aimed at meeting the housing needs of those for whom the market fails to offer acceptable options. The result of a conference organized to address problems raised by the housing crisis of the 1980s, this volume brings together academic and professional housing experts representing a variety of disciplines and political perspectives. Their papers fall into three major groups. Those in the first group are concerned with establishing criteria for evaluating the nation's housing stock and assessing progress toward reaching national housing goals. A second set addresses the issue of specialism and the problems of groups with special housing needs, while the final section examines the range of policies aimed at meeting the housing needs of those for whom the market fails to offer acceptable options. The result is a major contribution to the ongoing dialogue regarding the needs of those for whom adequate housing is not currently available.

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  • Hardback | 407 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 23mm | 752g
  • ABC-CLIO
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0275923622
  • 9780275923624

About Sara Rosenberry

SARA ROSENBERRY is Associate Professor and Assistant Program Head of Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she teaches courses on public policy, planning theory, and comparative social welfare. CHESTER HARTMAN is Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studes in Washington, DC and has taught at Harvard, Yale, Cornell, the University of Carlifornia at Berkeley, and the University of North Carolina.

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Table of contents

Housing Quality: Measurement and Progress Recent Trends in Housing Quality and Affordability: A Reassessment The Pitfalls of Specialism: Special Groups and the General Problem of Housing Women and Shelter: Needs and Issues Social Issues and the Future of Fair Housing Reassessing Shelter Assistance: The Interrelationship between Welfare and Housing Programs The Changing Structure of Housing Finance in the United States Rentals, Condos, and Co-ops: Which Gives More Bang for the Government Bucks Linkage: Tying Downtown Development to Community Housing Needs Subsidized Housing at Risk: The Social Costs of Private Ownership Community-Based Housing in Massachusetts: Lessons and Limits of the State's Support System A Progressive Housing Program for America Shelter Poverty in Boston: Problem and Program Bibliography Index

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