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The Reference Shelf: Affordable Housing

Table of Contents

Preface



1 The Housing Crisis



How Did We Get Here?



151 Years of America’s Housing History



A Brief Historical Overview of Affordable Rental Housing



The Causes and Costs of the Worst Crisis Since the Great Depression



The Forgotten History of the Financial Crisis



The Deep, Uniquely American Roots of Our Affordable-Housing Crisis



2 Affordable Housing Today



A Growing Housing Shortage



As Affordable Housing Crisis Grows, HUD Sits on the Sidelines



Closed Wait Lists and Long Waits Await Those Seeking Affordable Housing



U.S. Housing Market Continues Rebound, Despite Increased Inequality, Says Harvard Report



10 Years After Housing Crisis: A Realtor, A Renter, Starting Over, Staying Put



Will the Housing Bubble Cause Another Financial Crisis?



3 Exploring the Affordable Housing Debate



History of Policy Approaches



Housing in the US Is Too Expensive, Too Cheap, and Just Right: It Depends on Where you Live



We Don’t Need More Housing Projects



The Affordable Housing Crisis



Why Are We Relying on Tech Overlords Like Microsoft for Affordable Housing?



Everything You Wanted to Know about the Affordable Housing Debate



It Can Cost $750,000 to Build an Affordable Housing Unit in California: Here’s Why



President Trump Calls for Drastic Cuts to Affordable Housing



4 Housing and Welfare



Homelessness, Racial Disparity, and Long Commutes



The Homeless Crisis Is Getting Worse in America’s Richest Cities



Segregation’s Legacy



The One Area Where Racial Disparities in Housing Have Disappeared



High Housing Costs and Long Commutes Drive More Workers to Sleep in Cars



Her Six-Hour Commute Each Day Seems Crazy, but Her Affordable Rent Is Not



5 Possible Solutions



Solving the Problem



Private-Sector Solution to Affordable Housing Gets Off the Ground



Microsoft’s $500 Million Plan to Fix Seattle’s Housing Problem, Explained



Tiny Houses: Salvation for the Homeless or a Dead End?



Nine Rules for Better Housing Policy



Why Don’t Homeless People Just Get Jobs?



Elizabeth Warren’s New Housing Proposal Is Actually a Brilliant Plan to Close the Racial Wealth Gap



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