A Right to Housing: Foundation for a New Social Agenda
Rachel G. Bratt, Michael E. Stone, Chester W. Hartman
Temple University Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 448 pages
In the 1949 Housing Act, Congress declared "a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family" to be our national housing goal. Today, little more than half a century later, upwards of 100 million people in the United States live in housing that is physically inadequate, unsafe, overcrowded, or unaffordable. The contributors to A Right to Housing consider the key issues related to America's housing crisis, including income inequality and insecurity, segregation and discrimination, the rights of the elderly, as well as legislative and judicial responses to homelessness. The book offers a detailed examination of how access to adequate housing is directly related to economic security. With essays by leading activists and scholars, this book presents a powerful and compelling analysis of the persistent inability of the U.S. to meet many of its citizens' housing needs and a comprehensive proposal for progressive change.
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This is why we need an economic bailout. Socialize housing, and look what happens. Idiots.
This book is an asinine attempt to rationalize the redistribution of wealth from the productive to the parasitic... Its rife with socialist crapola and short on reality... If the Congress in '49 really and truly wanted all American families to have affordable housing (what does that mean?) then why didn't they open up their own wallets and start buying their constituents houses?