Originally published in 1993, this book is a detailed comparative examination of the housing issue by housing experts, looking at the USA, UK, Germany, the Netherlands and France. The volume offers an excellent blend of critical analysis and practical policy recommendations, including a better targeting of tax concessions, a move back to social housing more diverse than in the past and measures for reducing homelessness. Perennial issues which remain as pertinent today as when the book was first published are also discussed: homelessness, housing affordability for people on low incomes, changes in housing markets.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: National Similarities and Differences Graham Hallett 2. The New Housing Shortage: The Problem of Affordability in the United States E. Jay Howenstine 3. Housing Tenure and Affordability: The British Disease Peter Malpass 4. Housing Affordability in the Federal Republic of Germany Rudi Ulbrich and Uwe Wullkopf 5. Housing Problems in the Former German Democratic Republic and the ‘New German States’ Otto Dienemann 6. Housing Affordability in France Jean-Pierre Schaefer 7. Low Income and Housing in the Dutch Welfare State Jan van Weesep and Ronald van Kempen 8. The New Housing Shortage: An International Review Graham Hallett