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A right to housing : foundation for a new social agenda

Author: Rachel G Bratt; Michael E Stone; Chester W Hartman
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, ©2006.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel G Bratt; Michael E Stone; Chester W Hartman
ISBN: 1592134319 9781592134311 1592134327 9781592134328
OCLC Number: 60796275
Description: vi, 440 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Why a right to housing is needed and makes sense: editors' introduction --
The economic environment of housing: income inequality and insecurity / Chris Tilly --
Housing affordability: one-third of a nation shelter-poor / Michael E. Stone --
Segregation and discrimination in housing / Nancy A. Denton --
Pernicious problems of housing finance / Michael E. Stone --
Federal housing subsidies: who benefits and why? / Peter Dreier --
The permanent housing crisis: the failures of conservatism and the limitations of liberalism / Peter Marcuse, W. Dennis Keating --
Federally-assisted housing in conflict: privatization or preservation? / Emily Paradise Achtenberg --
BOX: Privatizing rural rental housing / Robert Wiener --
The case for a right to housing / Chester Hartman --
The role of the courts and a right to housing / David B. Bryson --
Housing organizing for the long haul: building on experience / Larry Lamar Yates --
Social ownership / Michael E. Stone --
Social financing / Michael Swack --
The elderly and a right to housing / Jon Bynoos, Christy M. Nishita --
Opening doors: what a right to housing means for women / Susan Saegert, Heléne Clark --
Responses to homelessness: past policies, future directions, and a right to housing / Rob Rosenthal, Maria Foscarinis --
Community development corporations: challenges in supporting a right to housing / Rachel G. Bratt --
BOX: Old and new challenges facing rural housing nonprofits / Robert Wiener --
Between devolution and the deep blue sea: what's a city or state to do? / John Emmeus David --
Housing and economic security / Rachel G. Bratt.
Responsibility: edited by Rachel G. Bratt, Michael E. Stone, and Chester Hartman.
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Compelling analysis of the persistent inability of the United States to meet the housing needs of a large portion of its people.  Read more...

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