9781138233645-1138233641-Housing in America: An Introduction

Housing in America: An Introduction

ISBN-13: 9781138233645
ISBN-10: 1138233641
Edition: 1
Author: Bull, Marijoan, Gross, Alina
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 194 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781138233645
ISBN-10: 1138233641
Edition: 1
Author: Bull, Marijoan, Gross, Alina
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 194 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bull, Marijoan, Gross, Alina wrote Housing in America: An Introduction comprising 194 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1138233641 and 9781138233645. Since then Housing in America: An Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 7.01 or rent at the marketplace.

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Housing is a fundamental need and universal part of human living that shapes our lives in profound ways that go far beyond basic sheltering. Where we live can determine our self-image, social status, health and safety, quality of public services, access to jobs, and transportation options. But the reality for many in America is that housing choices are constrained: costs are unaffordable, discriminatory practices remain, and physical features do not align with needs. As a society, we recognize the significant role housing plays in our overall quality of life and the stability of our communities. We have made a national commitment to decent housing for all yet this promise remains unrealized.

Housing in America provides a broad overview of the field of housing, with the objective of fostering an informed and engaged citizenry. The evolution of housing norms and policy is explored in a historical context while underscoring the human and cultural dimensions of housing program choices. Specific topics covered include: why housing matters; housing and culture; housing frameworks and political ideologies; housing and opportunities; housing and the economy; housing discrimination; and housing affordability. Readers will gain an understanding of the basic debates within the field of housing, consider the motivations and performance of various interventions, and critically examine persistent patterns of racial and class inequality.

With an exploration of theoretical frameworks, short case studies, reflective exercises, and strong visuals, this introductory text explores improving housing choices in America.

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