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Introduction

Nancy H. Kwak

in A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226282350
eISBN:
9780226282497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains the nature of American interest in international housing conditions after World War II, as well as the mechanisms by which Americans funnelled aid abroad. American aid flowed ... More


Governing through Numbers: HUD and the Databasing of Homelessness

Craig Willse

in The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816693474
eISBN:
9781452952505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693474.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Chapter Four looks at database requirements for HUD-funded agencies. Despite concerns of “big brother” spying, the chapter argues that the new standardized measures of services and outcomes actually ... More


Linking Housing and School Integration to Growth Management

Myron Orfield

in Integrating Schools in a Changing Society: New Policies and Legal Options for a Multiracial Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835128
eISBN:
9781469602585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869208_frankenberg.22
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter reviews the history of cases supporting housing integration. These case include: (1) Shannon v. HUD (1970), a decision outlining the civil rights siting rules for federally subsidized ... More


Revitalization Strategies and Programs

Michael J. Rich and Robert P. Stoker

in Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization: Lessons from Empowerment Zones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452505
eISBN:
9780801470912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452505.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews the federal Empowerment Zones (EZ) application guide, which illustrates the strategic planning process of the EZ initiative. The guide noted that “[the initiative's] goal is to ... More


Atlanta’s Empowerment Zone

Michael J. Rich and Robert P. Stoker

in Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization: Lessons from Empowerment Zones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452505
eISBN:
9780801470912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452505.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes the advantages that Atlanta gained by competing for Empowerment Zones (EZ) designation. These included extensive experience with federal urban programs and a high profile ... More


The Community Reinvestment Act as a Catalyst for Integration and an Antidote to Concentrated Poverty

John Taylor and Josh Silver

in Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190862305
eISBN:
9780190862336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862305.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

Policymakers tend to focus on federal programs as remedies to poverty. While important, the largest of these programs do not combat poverty’s geographic aspects. The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) ... More


Homeowner’s Business

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

in Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653662
eISBN:
9781469653686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653662.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the late 1960’s it was common knowledge that the nation’s urban areas, mostly inhabited by African Americans, were plagued by poverty and unrest. The Lyndon B. Johnson administration felt the ... More


Let the Buyer Beware

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

in Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653662
eISBN:
9781469653686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653662.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

One major problem with the HUD’s response to the urban housing crisis was the quality of the homes made available to working class and poor African Americans. While affordable housing was a ... More


Unsophisticated Buyers

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

in Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653662
eISBN:
9781469653686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653662.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

As the HUD failed to provide adequate housing for African Americans, officials and media increasingly placed the blame on the African American homeowners. In many cases the focus was on African ... More


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