4th Edition

Housing Policy in the United States

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ISBN 9780367563912
April 29, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
416 Pages 37 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The fourth edition of Housing Policy in the United States refreshes its classic, foundational coverage of the field with new data, analysis, and comparative focus.

This landmark volume offers a broad overview that synthesizes a wide range of material to highlight the significant problems, concepts, programs and debates in US housing policy. Expanded discussion in this edition centers on state and local activity to produce and preserve affordable housing, the impact of the tax law of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on tax incentives for homeownership, a comparison of US housing programs and policies with those of several other advanced western countries, and a review of the state of fair housing programs in the wake of the Trump Administration’s rollback of several key programs and policies.

Featuring the latest available data on housing patterns and conditions, this is an excellent companion for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in urban studies, urban planning, sociology, public policy, and housing policy. 

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Trends, Patterns, Problems  3. Housing Finance  4. Taxes and Housing  5. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit  6. Public Housing  7. Privately Owned Rental Housing Built with Federal Subsidy  8. Vouchers  9. State and Local Housing Policy and the Nonprofit Secto  10. Housing for People with Special Needs  11. Fair Housing and Community Reinvestment  12. Homeownership and Income Integration  13. An International Perspective on US Housing Policy: Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom  14. Conclusions  Index

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Alex F. Schwartz is Professor of Public and Urban Policy at the New School. He is co-author with Rachel Meltzer of Policy Analysis as Problem Solving: A Flexible and Evidence-Based Framework (Routledge 2018) and served for more than a decade as North American Editor for the international journal Housing Studies.