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Housing policy at a crossroad?: Re-examining the role of the Hong Kong government in the context of a volatile housing market

James Kin-ching Lee

in Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083497
eISBN:
9789882209107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Using comparisons with the experience in Singapore, this chapter reflects on the philosophical foundations of Hong Kong's land-supply and housing policies, arguing for a justification of government ... 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


How Can We Get Out of the Housing Quandary?

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks into why there is an enormous aspiration within the community for homeownership, and glances at the housing policies implemented by the government over the past few decades. It ... More


Neighbourhood which? The housing sector: owner-occupation and ethnic neighbourhoods

Sarah Hackett

in Foreigners, minorities and integration: The Muslim immigrant experience in Britain and Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083174
eISBN:
9781781706251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083174.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter seeks to go beyond the historically and historiographically insistent claims of ‘poor quality council housing’ and ‘ghettoisation’, and highlights the often neglected role that ... More


Repairing Mortgage and Housing Markets

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The HOLC provided significant relief to individual borrowers and lenders, and also pursued a more general public mission. HOLC officials were determined to stabilize mortgage and housing markets by ... More


The Illinois Park: Closer to Middle Class

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

in Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The Illinois trailer park has generous lots, amenities, and liberal pet rules. Choosing this trailer park over alternative local options highlights parental priorities for: affordable housing and ... More


Introduction

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter introduces the HOLC by exploring how it provided relief to one borrower, Joshua C. from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, who faced foreclosure in 1934 due to a lower market value for his house, ... More


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