1st Edition

Rural Housing and Economic Development

    282 Pages
    by Routledge

    282 Pages 68 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Housing is crucial to the quality of life and wellbeing for individuals and familes, but the availability of adequate or affordable housing also plays a vital role in community economic development. Rural areas face a substantial disadvantage compared to urban areas in regard to housing, and this book explores these issues.

    Rural Housing and Economic Development includes chapters from nationally known experts from throughout the U.S. to provide insight to help understand and address the difficult housing concerns within rural areas. The chapters cover a variety of issues including housing for rural minorities, the extent of and problems associated with mobile home dwelling, the extent to which affordable rental housing is available in rural areas, the rapidly growing elderly population, and the housing consequences of rapid population and economic growth associated with energy development. The authors not only describe various housing problems, but also suggest policy approaches to more effectively address them.

    This book will be a vital resource to policy makers at the local, state or national level as they grapple with difficult rural housing problems. Researchers and professionals dealing with housing issues will also benefit from the insights of these experts while the book will also be appropriate for upper level undergraduates or graduate students in courses on housing or economic development.

    1. Rural Housing and Economic Development, Don E. Albrecht, Scott Loveridge, Stephan Goetz, and Rachel Welborn,  2. The role of housing in rural behavioral health, Brandn Green,  3. Are Rural Areas Underserved by HUD’s Subsidy Programs?, Paul E. McNamara and Han Bum Lee,  4. What Drives Spatial Variation in Housing Cost-Burden among Rural Low- and Moderate-Income Renters?, John Cromartie and Peter Han,  5. Reinvesting in Rural America Through Affordable Mortgage Finance, Keith Wiley and Lance George,  6. National Rural Housing Policy and Programs: Opportunities and Challenges, Corianne Payton Scally with Surabhi Dabir and David Lipsetz,  7. Sustainable Housing Development: The Hopi Way, Carlos V. Licón,  8. Examining the Housing Dilemma in the Rural South’s Alabama Black Belt & Mississippi Delta Regions, Stephanie A. Pink-Harper,  9. The People Left Behind: A Look at Rural Housing Policy Implications at the Half-Century Mark, Leslie T. Grover, Tiffany W. Franklin and Eric Horent,  10. Manufactured Home Living across Rural America, William Dyar, Jungmin Lim and Mark Skidmore,  11. Housing Challenges and Policy Implications of Shale Oil Development in Rural Communities, Felix Fernando, Anne Junod, Jeffrey Jacquet, Robert Hearne, Lynette Flage,  12. Growth, Development, and Housing Stock Quality in the Administrative U.S. Appalachian Region, Russell Weaver,  13. Meeting rural housing needs through local community development, Kim Skobba, Ebunoluwa Odeyemi, and Karen Tinsley,  14. Home Improvement Investment in Rural America: Spatial Pattern and Determinants, Haoying Wang


    Don E. Albrecht is the Director of the Western Rural Development Center, Utah State University, USA.

    Scott Loveridge is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University, USA.

    Stephan Goetz is the Director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development and Professor of Agricultural and Regional Economics at The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

    Rachel Welborn is Program Manager at the Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State University, USA.