1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Housing Policy and Planning

Edited By Katrin B. Anacker, Mai Thi Nguyen, David P. Varady Copyright 2020
    442 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    442 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Housing Policy and Planning provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary overview of contemporary trends in housing studies, housing policies, planning for housing, and housing innovations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Continental Europe. In 29 chapters, international scholars discuss aspects pertaining to the right to housing, inequality, homeownership, rental housing, social housing, senior housing, gentrification, cities and suburbs, and the future of housing policies.

    This book is essential reading for students, policy analysts, policymakers, practitioners, and activists, as well as others interested in housing policy and planning.

    Editors’ Introduction

    Katrin B. Anacker, Mai Thi Nguyen, and David P. Varady

    Section 1

    Right to Housing

    1. The Right to Housing: The Goal versus the Reality
    2. W. Dennis Keating

    3. A Home away from Home: Housing Refugees in the Netherlands during the European Refugee Crisis
    4. Alfons Fermin and Frank Wassenberg

      Section 2


    5. Homeownership and the Racial and Ethnic Wealth Gap in the United States
    6. Carolina K. Reid

    7. Non-Hispanic White vs. Black Parental Wealth and Wealth Transfers to Enable Home Ownership in Five Metropolitan Areas
    8. Erin Graves, Ana Patricia Muñoz, Darrick Hamilton, William A. Darity, and Yunju Nam

    9. Should Policy Seek to Interfere with Upward Mobility by Deconcentrating Poverty? Reasons for Concern
    10. Howard Husock

    11. The Affordable Housing Complex: Direct and Exclusionary Displacement in the Lacy and Logan Neighborhoods of Santa Ana, California
    12. J. Revel Sims and Carolina Sarmiento

    13. Neighborhood Centers
    14. Emily Talen

      Section 3


    15. Demographic, Economic, and Policy Contributors to Homeownership across OECD Countries
    16. Mark Calabria and Vanessa Brown Calder

    17. Declining Homeownership in Liberal, English Speaking Countries
    18. Richard Ronald and Christian Lennartz

      Section 4

      Rental Housing

    19. Subsidized Rental Housing Programs in the U.S.: A Case of Rising Expectations
    20. Kirk McClure

    21. Redefining Rental Housing Choice in the Housing Choice Voucher Program
    22. Andrew J. Greenlee

    23. Accommodating and Accumulating: How the Property Interests of Homeowners and Renters Impact Housing Satisfaction
    24. Allison Freeman and Kimberly Manturuk

      Section 5

      Social Housing

    25. The U.S. Approach to "Social Housing"
    26. Rachel G. Bratt

    27. The Privatization of American Public Housing: Leaving the Poorest of the Poor Behind
    28. Lawrence J. Vale and Yonah Freemark

    29. Public Housing Authorities as Social Enterprises?
    30. Rachel Garshick Kleit

    31. How the European Commission Affected Social Rental Housing in the Netherlands and Germany
    32. Marja G. Elsinga and Marietta E.A. Haffner

      Section 6

      Senior Housing

    33. Connectivity as an Indicator of Older People’s Housing Quality
    34. Stephen M. Golant

    35. Housing Models for Aging in Community
    36. Sherry Ahrentzen and Ruth L. Steiner

    37. Realizing Innovative Senior Housing Practices in the U.S.
    38. Deirdre Pfeiffer, Ashlee Tziganuk, Scott Cloutier, Julia Colbert, and Gracie Strasser

    39. Designed for All Ages: Multigenerational Housing as a Potential Housing Option in Flanders/Belgium
    40. Sebastiaan Gerards, Erik Nuyts, and Jan Vanrie

      Section 7


    41. A Moving Target: The Shifting Genealogy of Gentrification
    42. Dennis E. Gale

    43. Preventing Gentrification-Induced Displacement in the U.S.: A Review of the Literature and A Call for Evaluation Research
    44. Miriam Zuk

    45. Urban Restructuring, Demolition, and Displacement in the Netherlands: Uncovering the Janus Head of Forced Residential Relocation
    46. Reinout Kleinhans

    47. State-Sponsored Gentrification or Social Regeneration? Symbolic Politics and Neighborhood Intervention in an Amsterdam Working Class Neighborhood
    48. Wouter van Gent, Willem Boterman, and Myrte Hoekstra

      Section 8


    49. Housing Policy and the Suburban Metropolis: A Focus on the United States and France
    50. Bernadette Hanlon and John Rennie Short

    51. A New Generation of "Single-Family" Homes: Multigenerational Homebuilding in the Suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona
    52. Willow S. Lung-Amam

      Section 9

      The Future of Housing

    53. Addressing Affordability Challenges: The Role and Scope of Local Housing Plans
    54. Ingrid Gould Ellen

    55. Affordable Housing: Program Financing and Policies in U.S. States
    56. Victoria Basolo

    57. Prediction is Difficult: The Future of Housing Policy and Housing Studies

    Alan Mallach


    Katrin B. Anacker is an Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She co-edited Introduction to Housing (2018) and edited The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race and the Economic Crisis (2015). Her work has appeared in Housing Policy Debate, the Journal of Urban Affairs, and Housing Studies. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

    Mai Thi Nguyen is an Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her scholarship has been motivated by a desire to understand how to create a more equitable social and spatial world. Her research focuses on housing policy, resilient communities, and socially vulnerable populations. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

    David P. Varady, a Professor at the University of Cincinnati, has authored six books, nine book chapters, 76 journal articles, and 89 book reviews on neighborhood development and housing. He has held Visiting Scholar positions at TU Delft in the Netherlands, the City of Helsinki, Rutgers University, University of Glasgow, the National Association of Realtors, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    "The Routledge Handbook of Housing Policy and Planning is much more than a handbook. It brings together insightful essays on numerous critical housing issues by many of the leading scholars in the field. The essays examine housing and its connections to broader societal issues from an international perspective that encompasses a wide range of ideological perspectives and methodological approaches." –Alex Schwartz, Professor of Public and Urban Policy, The New School, USA

    "A wonderful collection of essays that address a wide range of important issues on housing policy and planning, both in the U.S. and abroad. A must-read for housing scholars and practitioners." –Lan Deng, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan, USA

    "This thorough and meticulously edited volume is a game-changer for today’s housing policy-makers, researchers and practitioners. As editors Anacker, Nguyen and Varady clearly point out in their introduction, while access to quality housing has improved for many residents in the United States, housing cost burdens have increased as well, particularly for low- and middle-income households. This is largely due to federal housing policy transformations and speculative market forces." –Deirdre Oakley, Editor, City & Community; Professor of Sociology, Georgia State University, USA

    "Housing plays an outsized role in many challenges we have encountered this century including economic booms and busts, rising economic inequality, and the perils of climate change. Serious thinking is needed about our current housing system to meet these and other challenges on the horizon. Drawing on leading experts and case study examples from both sides of the Atlantic, The Routledge Handbook of Housing Policy and Planning, provides a timely and comprehensive take on many of these issues and more. The book is a must read for anyone with interests in housing policy and planning and the role of housing in our increasingly complex and uncertain world." –Lance Freeman, Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University, USA, Author of A Haven and a Hell: The Ghetto in Black America (Columbia University Press)

    "The rapid growth of global inequality compels a new assessment of housing issues and policies for the 21st century. This collection rises to the challenge. Building on a framing of housing as a human right amidst societal inequalities, subsequent chapters cover forms of tenure and growing concerns such as aging in place, gentrification, and suburbanization. The conclusion offers policy approaches from the local and state to federal level. Readers interested in housing theory and practice alike need look no further than this unique and comprehensive volume." –Karen Chapple, Professor of City & Regional Planning, Carmel P. Friesen Chair, University of California, Berkley, USA, Author of Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions (Routledge)