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Housing allowances in the advanced welfare states

Peter A. Kemp

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This final chapter draws upon the preceding chapters to reflect upon the role of housing allowances in the advanced welfare states. The first section describes the broad welfare regime and housing ... More


Low-Income Housing Policy

Robert Collinson, Ingrid Gould Ellen, and Jens Ludwig

in Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume II

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226392493
eISBN:
9780226392523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392523.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The United States government devotes about $40 billion each year to means-tested housing programs, plus another $6 billion or so in tax expenditures on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC). What ... More


Housing Benefit in Britain: a troubled history and uncertain future

Peter A. Kemp

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines income-related housing allowances in Great Britain, focusing on the largest of these, Housing Benefit. It briefly outlines the housing market and the social security policy ... More


Housing allowances and the restructuring of the Australian welfare state

Kath Hulse

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Housing allowances have become increasingly important in Australia since the early 1980s, both in terms of the number of households assisted and government expenditure. Two different types of housing ... More


Housing allowances American style: the Housing Choice Voucher programme

Sandra J. Newman

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In the US, housing allowances take the form of housing vouchers. Whereas housing allowances are typically unrestricted cash transfers earmarked for housing, housing vouchers are earmarked for ... More


At Home

Lee Anne Fennell

in Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650265
eISBN:
9780226650432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650432.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 9 turns to housing, where innovative new forms of slicing abound. For example, platforms like Airbnb allow people to rent out their excess capacity, while “incremental housing” designs offer ... More


Canadian housing allowances

Marion Steele

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The design of Canadian housing allowances is closely linked to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's 30% affordability standard, and to the actual rent paid by recipients. Yet the absence of ... More


The New Zealand experience of housing allowances

David C. Thorns

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the last 20 years of debate and change with respect to the role of housing allowances within New Zealand's housing policy. The country is still predominantly a home-owning ... More


Housing allowance systems in Sweden

Per Åhrén

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses the three different housing allowance systems in Sweden: one for households with children, one for young households and one for pensioners. The first section presents a short ... More


Housing allowances in the Czech Republic in comparative perspective

Martin Lux and Petr Sunega

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter describes the development and functioning of housing allowances in the Czech Republic. After a short introductory description of the Czech housing system and policy, an evaluation of the ... More


Recasting Housing Subsidies

Robert Cherry and Robert Lerman

in Moving Working Families Forward: Third Way Policies That Can Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717189
eISBN:
9780814769904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717189.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter demonstrates Third Way policies that rely on private markets to provide housing for the working poor. It suggests expanding government rent subsidies to more families by reducing maximum ... More


Housing allowances in Germany

Stefan Kofner

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Housing allowances (Wohngeld in German) come into play whenever income is insufficient to enable the household to obtain accommodation that meets a minimum housing standard. As a tied income ... More


Housing allowances in France

Madhu Satsangi

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

For most of the past 60 years, France has had two housing allowance regimes, one for market-priced housing and one linked to the country's intricate system of housing capital subsidies. Neither ... More


Housing allowances in the Netherlands: the struggle for budgetary controllability

Hugo Priemus and Marja Elsinga

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter addresses the following question: how does the housing allowance scheme operate in the Netherlands, balancing between the goals of affordability and housing quality and the need to ... More


The lost decade of social and affordable housing: austerity and marketisation

Rory Hearne

in Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447353898
eISBN:
9781447353911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353898.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter outlines the ‘lost decade’ of social housing provision in Ireland: the austerity and marketisation policies that resulted in the collapse of social housing building from 2009 to 2019. It ... More


Can Homelessness Be Prevented?

Carol L. M. Caton

in The Open Door: Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness in the Era of Community Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190463380
eISBN:
9780190463410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463380.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

The lack of prevention and early intervention services can result in a constant influx of newly homeless people with severe mental illness whose homelessness may eventually become long-term and ... More


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