Affordable Housing and Urban Redevelopment in the United States: Learning from Failure and Success
William Van VlietISBN: 080397051X;
Bringing together the thoughts of leading academics and practitioners, Affordable Housing and Urban Redevelopment in the United States explores the lessons that can be drawn from the U.S. experience in providing affordable housing. This unique volume reviews recent developments in the United States regarding the provision of low-cost housing--in particular, the changing role of the federal government, greater responsibility of state and local government, increasing joint venture projects, innovative finance mechanisms, and the operation of the nonprofit sector. Contributors explore success stories and then identify common themes while highlighting salient questions. The volume's conclusion weaves together the strands developed in the individual case studies, examines criteria that define success, and considers opportunities for developing more effective policies and programs. Contributors follow a common format that makes this important volume easy to read and unique for practitioners...
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