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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


Homeownership as Investment

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/9780226282497.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In Latin America, US private interests played a large role in moving housing aid away from support for improved low-income housing, to an emphasis on low-cost housing from the 1960s to the 1990s. By ... More


Low-Income Housing in Crisis

Benjamin Holtzman

in The Long Crisis: New York City and the Path to Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190843700
eISBN:
9780190843731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843700.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the late 1960s and 1970s, extensive disinvestment and an eviscerated real estate market led landlords of low-income housing to walk away from their real estate holdings, leaving thousands of ... More


Quantitative Data Analysis in a Collaboration Research Project: Low-Income Home Repair in Philadelphia

Corey S. Shdaimah, Roland W. Stahl, and Sanford F. Schram

in Change Research: A Case Study on Collaborative Methods for Social Workers and Advocates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151795
eISBN:
9780231525367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151795.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses the results of collaborative research conducted by social workers as part of the Women's Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) regarding the state of low-income housing in ... More


Innovative Finance in Communities Across the United States

Georgia Levenson Keohane

in Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178020
eISBN:
9780231541664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178020.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

examine whether some of the place-based investment strategies, like the Community Reinvestment Act and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit—which have unlocked billions of dollars in private capital for ... More


Who Deserves Housing?: The Battle for East Thirteenth Street

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Two also opens with the first-person voices of squatters, this time not the founders but the later occupants of the six squatted buildings on East 13th Street. It is clear from their stories ... More


Enabling More Families with Housing Vouchers to Access Higher-Opportunity Neighborhoods

Barbara Sard

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/9780190862305.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, which helps more than two million low-income households—nearly half with minor children in the home—to pay for modestly priced, ... More


Making the Deal: Debating the Values of Housing

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Squatters’ legal and physical resistance to eviction on East 13th Street and elsewhere became a powerful bargaining chip. In Chapter Three the book transitions from a historical study of squatting to ... More


Introducing our Collaborative Research Case Study: Working with the Women’s Community Revitalization Project

Corey S. Shdaimah, Roland W. Stahl, and Sanford F. Schram

in Change Research: A Case Study on Collaborative Methods for Social Workers and Advocates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151795
eISBN:
9780231525367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151795.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter introduces the partners in the collaborative, community-based effort to research the state of low-income housing in Philadelphia: the Women's Community Revitalization Project (WCRP). It ... More


Introduction

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to argue that transformations are a valid activity in housing supply and should be supported as part of a country's housing ... More


The financial element: transformation as an investment

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the issue of income, since housing investment hinges on the financial resources of the households. It discusses whether transformers' households are low income; the income of ... More


Upgrading Squatter Settlements into City Neighborhoods: The Favela-Bairro Program in Rio de Janeiro

Cristiane Rose Duarte and Fernanda Magalhães

in Contemporary Urbanism Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032818
eISBN:
9780813039275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032818.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the Favela-Bairro Program, an urban intervention program launched in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1994 to upgrade squatter settlements into city neighborhoods. It evaluates the ... More


The Siting Dilemma: Race and the Location of Federal Housing Projects

Lance Freeman

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/9780190862305.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

From the Great Depression until the 1970s, project-based housing assistance, in the form of the Public Housing Program, was planned and developed in a way that reinforced existing patterns of ... More


More than just a dwelling

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

A house is more than just a dwelling. It is a source and reflection of identity and status, and may also be a location for the business that provides the basic necessities of life or for one which ... More


“Better Housing Makes Better Citizens”: Slum Clearance and Low-Cost Housing

Karen R. Miller

in Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.003.0008
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines debates about race, slum clearance, and low-income housing during the 1930s, wherein both white racial liberals and black residents were testing the federal promise that “better ... More


The case for transformations

in Extending Themselves: User Initiated Transformations of Government-built Housing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235040
eISBN:
9781846313097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235040.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Transformation is extremely popular among residents, so much so that it may be reasonable to ask whether transformation is a universal phenomenon wherever it is allowed either actively or passively. ... More


Energy Efficiency: From Buildings to Districts and Neighborhoods

Joan Fitzgerald

in Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190695514
eISBN:
9780190938345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695514.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents a continuum of building-level actions cities are taking in light of the political and economic constraints they face. It begins by explaining the continuum of ... 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


Poor

Caroline Field Levander and Matthew Pratt Guterl

in Hotel Life: The Story of a Place Where Anything Can Happen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621128
eISBN:
9781469623290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621128.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the plethora of hotels that have sprung up to accommodate the world’s poor and indigent create new ways to imagine the minimal amount of space that bodies can take up. In ... More


Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society

Molly W. Metzger and Henry S. Webber (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190862305
eISBN:
9780190862336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862305.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

Marking 50 years since the passage of the Fair Housing and Civil Rights Acts, this collection both builds on and departs from two generations of scholarship on urban development and inequality. The ... More


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