U.S. fair and affordable housing policy has been constrained by neoliberal ideologies that emphasize market-based approaches to program implementation. Public policy aimed at ameliorating housing discrimination and expanding access to housing markets for minorities and the poor has remained underdeveloped, underfunded, and poorly implemented. This edited book adds to our understanding of the trends, outcomes and future directions of fair and affordable housing policy. It is divided into four parts, examining issues of interest to housing scholars and practitioners. Sections include discussions of: fair housing policy, affordable housing finance, equitable approaches to land use, rent vouchers, and homeownership policy. Contributors to the edited volume include experts from the fields of political science, public policy, urban planning, sociology, and social work.
Robert Mark Silverman, Ph.D. (1997) in Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, is an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. He is author of numerous articles on housing, public participation, nonprofits, and community development.
Kelly L. Patterson, Ph.D. (2002) in Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University at Buffalo. Her research focuses on rent vouchers, fair housing, discrimination, social policy, and the African American experience.
Fair and Affordable Housing in the US: Trends, Outcomes, Future Directions presents an interesting mix of chapters that are theoretical and reflective (10 out of 13) and empirical (three out of 13)." – Katrin B. Anacker, in:
International Journal of Housing Policy 12/4 (2012), pp. 506-509
Fair and Affordable Housing in the U.S. is very readable and insightful, making it an excellent choice for a housing policy class. The book is now out in paperback and I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in the background, challenges and current issues surrounding fair and affordable housing." – Deirdre Oakley, in:
Journal of Urban Affairs II 35/2 (2013), pp. 250-251
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Notes on Contributors
1. Making Housing Policy Fairer and More Affordable in the U.S.,
Robert Mark Silverman and Kelly L. Patterson
PART ONE: FAIR HOUSING, POLICY AND PERCEPTIONS
2. Intergovernmental Enforcement of the Fair Housing Act: The Fair Housing Assistance Program,
Eric M. Wilk, Charles M. Lamb and Nicholas R. Seabrook
3. The Federal Courts and Fair Housing Policy: A Principal-Agent Interpretation,
Nicholas R. Seabrook, Charles M. Lamb and Eric M. Wilk
4. Fair Housing in the US Real Estate Industry: Perceptions of Black Real Estate Professionals,
Robert Mark Silverman
PART TWO: AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FINANCE AND LAND USE ISSUES
5. Barriers to Affordable Housing Implementation: Finance, Regulation, and Public Opinion,
J. Rosie Tighe
6. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit,
7. Inclusionary Housing and Fair Housing,
PART THREE: RENT VOUCHERS, A TOOL TO DECONCETRATE POVERTY
8. What Should Housing Vouchers Accomplish,
9. Stuck in Buffalo, But Why?: Residential Spatial Patterns of Housing Choice Voucher Holders in a Rust Belt City,
Kelly L. Patterson
10. Should Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Housing Choice Vouchers Be Fungible?, Kirk McClure
PART FOUR: THE RISE AND STALL OF HOMEOWNERSHIP
11. The Historic Roots of the Crisis in Housing Affordability: The Case of Buffalo New York, 1920-1950,
Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.
12. Segregation as a Driver of Subprime Lending and the Ensuing Economic Fallout,
Gregory D. Squires
13. Be It Ever So Humble, There’s No Place Like Home: The Experiences of Low-Income Homebuyers,
Anna Maria Santiago, George C. Galster, Cristina M. Tucker, Ana H. Santiago-San Roman and Angela A. Kaiser
This edited book focuses on issues of interest to scholars, students, and practitioners concerned about fair and affordable housing, urban inequality, racial discrimination, social justice, and the rise of neoliberalism.