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The Federal Government in a Segregated Society: Public Employment Exchanges and Housing Programmes

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King examines how interventions of the American federal government—namely, the United States Employment Service (USES), federal mortgage assistance, and public housing programmes—mirrored the ... More


Landlord-Tenant Relations

Ida Susser

in Norman Street: Poverty and Politics in an Urban Neighborhood, Updated Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367317
eISBN:
9780199951192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367317.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter identifies three types of landlords in Greenpoint–Williamsburg and relates each to different political and economic consequences for the neighborhood. Absentee landlords tend to be ... More


Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Land supply, property values, and housing provision are inextricably linked with the city’s economic growth and questions of economic ... More


Introduction

IAN LOVELAND

in Housing Homeless Persons: Administrative Law and the Administrative Process

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258766
eISBN:
9780191681868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258766.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present a ‘contextual’ study of the implementation of Britain's homelessness legislation, legislation which was initially ... More


Bronx Beginnings

ALLEN JONES and Mark Naison

in The Rat That Got Away: A Bronx Memoir

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231027
eISBN:
9780823240821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is Allen Jones's story, and it is also the story of thousands of young men and women who grew up in that particular time and place, many of whom were not lucky enough to be pulled away from ... More


Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an economic history of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC). The HOLC was government corporation created under the New Deal to refinance home mortgage loans in danger of foreclosure, ... More


Financial Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?

Michael Haliassos (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262018296
eISBN:
9780262305495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018296.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This collective volume is about financial innovation, its history, and its potential to cause or to prevent financial crises. In assigning blame for the recent economic crisis, many have pointed to ... More


Economic and Social Consequences of Public Housing Policies

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The most important issue in designing public housing policy is to have a functioning market that allows households to choose housing tenure, between tenancy and homeownership. This is especially ... More


Why Speculation Is Not a Bad Thing

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

There was no compelling reason to believe the market was failing or that government intervention to curb speculation was warranted. Speculative activities improve economic efficiency. A better ... More


Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: Land, People, and Growth

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Reforming public sector housing will go a long way towards reviving the natural ebb and flow of life of half the city’s population. It will make inhabitants freer and less frustrated, encourage ... More


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