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Welfare Reform on the Web (February 2010): Social housing - overseas

Affordable housing and public-private partnerships

N. Davidson and R. Malloy (editors)

Farnham: Ashgate, 2009

With distressing statistics about rising cost burdens, increasing foreclosure rates, rising unemployment, falling wages, and widespread homelessness, building affordable housing is one of the most pressing social policy problems in the USA. This book focuses attention on this critical need, as leading experts on affordable housing law and policy come together to address key issues of concern and to suggest appropriate responses for future action. Focusing in particular on how best to understand and implement the joint work of public and private actors in housing, this book considers the real estate aspects of affordable housing law and policy, access to housing, housing finance and affordability, land use, housing regulation and housing issues in a post-Katrina context.

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