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1st Edition

A Decent Home
Planning, Building, and Preserving Affordable Housing

ISBN 9780367330057
Published September 5, 2019 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

What is a decent home? Does it simply provide shelter from the elements? Is it affordable enough that you can buy the other necessities of life? Does it connect you to a community with adequate social and economic resources? Noted housing expert Alan Mallach turns his decades of experience to these questions in "A Decent Home".


Table of Contents

1. The Case for Affordable Housing 2. Affordable Housing in the United States: A Short History 3. Designing Affordable Housing 4. Finding Sites and Gaining Approval for Affordable Housing 5. Making the Numbers Work: Financing Affordable Housing 6. Developing Affordable Housing, Step-by-Step 7. Concentration and Opportunity: Undoing the Exclusion of Affordable Housing 8. Affordable Housing, Community Development Corporations, and Neighborhood Revitalization 9. The Risks and Rewards of Affordable Home Ownership 10. Preserving Affordable Housing 11. Homelessness and Affordable Housing 12. Inclusionary Housing: Using the Market to Create Affordable Housing 13. Policies, Politics, and the Future of Affordable Housing in the United States

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Alan Mallach, FAICP, is a nonresident senior fellow of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and a visiting scholar of the Community Affairs Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.