U.S. Housing Policy, Politics, and Economics: Bias and Outcomes

Lawrence A. Souza, Hannah Macsata, Dustin Hartuv, Joshua Martinez, Alicia Bilbrey-Becker

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The stirrings of reform or more of the same? U.S. Housing Policy, Politics, and Economics shares a stark and urgent message. With a new president in the White House and the economy emerging from its peak pandemic lows, the time is right for transformative federal housing legislation—but only if Congress can transcend partisan divides. Drawing on nearly a century of legislative and policy data, this briefing for scholars and professionals quantifies the effects of Democratic or Republican control of the executive and legislative branches on housing prices and policies nationwide. It exposes the lasting consequences of Congress’ more than a decade of failure to pass meaningful housing laws and makes clear just how narrow the current window for action is. Equal parts analysis and call to arms, U.S. Housing Policy, Politics, and Economics is essential reading for everyone who cares about affordable, accessible housing.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherRoutledge Focus
Number of pages100
ISBN (Print)9781032114835
StatePublished - 2022

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