America's Trillion-dollar Housing Mistake: The Failure of American Housing Policy

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Ivan R. Dee, Jan 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 140 pages
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Low-income housing programs and lesser-known initiatives have harmed those they were meant to help while causing grave collateral damage, Mr. Husock argues. He emphasizes the deep but unappreciated importance to American society of economically diverse urban neighborhoods, and he demonstrates the historic and continuing importance of privately built "affordable" housing.

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Contents

Introduction
5
We Dont Need Subsidized Housing
13
How Public Housing Harms Cities
30
Copyright

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Howard Husock is director of public policy case studies at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a contributing editor of City Journal, the magazine of urban affairs published by the Manhattan Institute, from which the essays in this book are drawn. Mr. Husock lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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