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The Reference Shelf: Affordable Housing

Table of Contents


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