Preservation of Affordable Rental Housing

Author: Heather L. Schwartz
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833095013
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In 2000, the MacArthur Foundation began the Window of Opportunity, a 20-year, $187 million philanthropic initiative intended to help preserve privately owned affordable rental housing. The authors of this report assess whether the initiative achieved its goals and identify lessons learned about effective preservation practices, as well as about the implementation of large-scale philanthropic initiatives generally.

Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy

Author: Lee Anne Fennell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316738485
Format: PDF
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No area of law and policy is more central to our well-being than housing, yet research on the topic is too often produced in disciplinary or methodological silos that fail to connect to policy on the ground. This pathbreaking book, which features leading scholars from a range of academic fields, cuts across disciplines to forge new connections in the discourse. In accessible prose filled with cutting-edge ideas, these scholars address topics ranging from the recent financial crisis to discrimination and gentrification and show how housing law and policy impacts household wealth, financial markets, urban landscapes, and local communities. Together, they harness evidence and theory to capture the 'state of play' in housing, generating insights that will be relevant to academics and policymakers alike. This title is also available as Open Access.

The City CLT Partnership

Author: John Emmeus Davis
Publisher: Lincoln Inst of Land Policy
ISBN: 9781558441811
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While community land trusts (CLTs) have existed since the 1980s, their numbers started to increase rapidly over the last 10 years as local governments contributed their support. Among other accomplishments, these public-private partnerships have helped to expand the nation's stock of permanently affordable homeownership housing. This report is intended to provide guidance to local officials about the most effective ways to invest in CLT startups, projects, and operations to achieve this end.

Durable Inequality

Author: Charles Tilly
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520221703
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Annotation Provides a fresh look at the causes and effects of inequality, drawing attention to the place of unequal categories in exploitation.

Housing Policy in the United States

Author: Alex F. Schwartz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135045224
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The classic primer for its subject, Housing Policy in the United States, has been substantially revised in the wake of the 2007 near-collapse of the housing market and the nation’s recent signs of recovery. Like its previous editions, this standard volume offers a broad overview of the field, but expands to include new information on how the crisis has affected the nation’s housing challenges, and the extent to which the federal government has addressed them. Schwartz also includes the politics of austerity that has permeated almost all aspects of federal policymaking since the Congressional elections of 2010, new initiatives to rehabilitate public housing, and a new chapter on the foreclosure crisis. The latest available data on housing conditions, housing discrimination, housing finance, and programmatic expenditures is included, along with all new developments in federal housing policy. This book is the perfect foundational text for urban studies, urban planning, social policy, and housing policy courses.