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Housing/Affordable Housing/Anything Housing

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After ten years in the planning field, I have come to realize that I have little more than a handshake acquaintance with housing policy--national, state, local, or otherwise.

What classic articles or books about housing are out there that you would recommend? I have some reading to do!

Thanks.
 

Cardinal

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A couple favorites from my collection include Density by Design
and Good Neighbors: Affordable Family Housing. The ULI guide to Residential Development is also helpful. I have found most federal and state housing programs to be little more than bureaucratic solutions to human warehousing. Anything innovative, promising, or successful has come from the local level.
 

Chet

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If you want to be bored to tears, the Federal Register is a good source of the "true policy grit".
 

Zoning Goddess

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Look in the real estate ads. How $750 month for a small apartment is "affordable" in a crummy little Florida town is beyond me. Policy - good. Reality - no.
 
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bturk said:
If you want to be bored to tears, the Federal Register is a good source of the "true policy grit".
I'm looking over the Register right now...everything getting blurry...fading to black...I smell bread....


:)
 
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