A Right to Housing: Foundation for a New Social Agenda

A Right to Housing: Foundation for a New Social Agenda

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by Rachel Bratt
     
 

An examination of America's housing crisis by the leading progressive housing activists in the country. See more details below

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An examination of America's housing crisis by the leading progressive housing activists in the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592134311
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Why a right to housing is needed and makes sense1
1The economic environment of housing : income inequality and insecurity20
2Housing affordability : one-third of a nation shelter-poor38
3Segregation and discrimination in housing61
4Pernicious problems of housing finance82
5Federal housing subsidies : who benefits and why?105
6The permanent housing crisis : the failures of conservatism and the limitations of liberalism139
7Federally-assisted housing in conflict : privatization or preservation?163
8The case for a right to housing177
9The role of the courts and a right to housing193
10Housing organizing for the long haul : building on experience213
11Social ownership240
12Social financing261
13The elderly and a right to housing279
14Opening doors : what a right to housing means for women296
15Responses to homelessness : past policies, future directions, and a right to housing316
16Community development corporations : challenges in supporting a right to housing340
17Between devolution and the deep blue sea : what's a city or state to do?364
18Housing and economic security399

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