Housing Policy in the United States is an essential guidebook to, and textbook for, housing policy, it is written for students, practitioners, government officials, real estate developers, and policy analysts. It discusses the most important issues in the field, introduces key concepts and institutions, and examines the most important programs. Written as an introductory text, it explains all concepts, trends, and programs without jargon, and includes empirical data concerning program evaluations, government documents, and studies carried out by the author and other scholars.
The first chapters present the context surrounding US housing policy, including basic trends and problems, the housing finance system, and the role of the federal tax system in subsidizing homeowner and rental housing. The middle chapters focus on individual subsidy programs. The closing chapters discuss issues and programs that do not necessarily involve subsidies, including homeownership, mixed-income housing, and governmental efforts to improve access to housing by reducing discriminatory barriers in the housing and mortgage markets. The concluding chapter also offers reflections on future directions of US. housing policy.
Table of Contents
List of figures -- List of tables -- List of boxes -- Preface -- List of abbreviations -- Chapter-1 Introduction -- Part I Supply of new and renovated housing -- Chapter-2 Housing investment -- Chapter-3 Housebuilding -- Chapter-4 Housing rehabilitation policy -- Part II Housing markets and housing tenure -- Chapter-5 Housing finance -- Chapter-6 Private rented housing -- Chapter-7 Local authority housing -- Chapter-8 Privatisation and stock transfer -- Chapter-9 Housing associations -- Chapter-10 Owner-occupation -- Part Ill Single issues in housing policy -- Chapter-11 Affordability -- Chapter-12 Regional disparities and problems -- Chapter-13 Urban regeneration -- Chapter-14 Social exclusion -- Chapter-15 Housing and community support -- Chapter-16 Housing and the elderly -- Chapter-17 Gender and housing -- Chapter-18 Black and Asian minorities and housing -- Chapter-19 Homelessness -- Chapter-20 Conclusions -- Postscript -- References -- Index.
Paul Balchin is Reader in Urban Economics and. Maureen Rhoden is Senior Lecturer in Housing Studies. Both are based at the University of Greenwich.