A Right to Housing: Foundation for a New Social Agenda / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592134328
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Why a right to housing is needed and makes sense 1
1 The economic environment of housing : income inequality and insecurity 20
2 Housing affordability : one-third of a nation shelter-poor 38
3 Segregation and discrimination in housing 61
4 Pernicious problems of housing finance 82
5 Federal housing subsidies : who benefits and why? 105
6 The permanent housing crisis : the failures of conservatism and the limitations of liberalism 139
7 Federally-assisted housing in conflict : privatization or preservation? 163
8 The case for a right to housing 177
9 The role of the courts and a right to housing 193
10 Housing organizing for the long haul : building on experience 213
11 Social ownership 240
12 Social financing 261
13 The elderly and a right to housing 279
14 Opening doors : what a right to housing means for women 296
15 Responses to homelessness : past policies, future directions, and a right to housing 316
16 Community development corporations : challenges in supporting a right to housing 340
17 Between devolution and the deep blue sea : what's a city or state to do? 364
18 Housing and economic security 399
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